A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
For questions regarding the roof of a home or other structure in general, including roofing types, installation, maintenance and repair, upgrades, venting, and potential problems.
for plumbing-related drains such as under sinks, including when something is clogged it is helpful to include this so it is clear it is a drain clog.
For questions about ceiling fans -- i.e. fans that are mounted to a ceiling, visible within the room, and circulate air within that room. Vent/exhaust fans should use [exhaust-fan] and friends instea…
For questions generally relating to the structure and construction of floors in buildings, including designs, materials, support mechanisms, load-bearing calculations, etc. For questions specifically …
For questions specifically relating to plumbing fixtures that provide an endpoint for a home's water supply system. Topics include fixture design and specialization, installation, maintenance, repair …
For questions relating to compliance with laws and ordinances of federal, state/province and local jurisdictions. Questions should also be tagged with the specific area of construction involved.
For questions regarding the paint product itself, including selection and maintenance.
For questions generally relating to hollowed out materials used to convey a liquid, gas, or other fluid substance.
For questions regarding lighting that uses LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.
Grounding, also earthing, refers to the practice of providing a direct conductive path to the physical ground for an electric short to a chassis. Tag questions involving the installation or retrofitti…
For questions generally relating to outdoor, semi-elevated, non-enclosed structures such as decks, gazebos, pergolas, etc.
For questions generally relating to the area of the home in which cars and other motor vehicles are kept.
Tool (n) - 1. A mechanical device intended to make a task easier, 2. equipment used in a profession, e.g., tools of the trade, 3. Something to perform an operation; an instrument; a means
For questions generally relating to preventing or avoiding injury in the home or on the job site.
For questions relating to the removal of dirt, debris and other unwanted foreign material from various surfaces and porous materials, including methods, tools and supplies, and expected results.
The base on which a house or other structure is built or installed, connecting the structure and transferring its load to the ground. Questions using this tag should include additional tags to identif…
A tool used for creating holes in surfaces, such as for mounting objects on walls.
For questions relating to powered consumer products that perform some value-added task within a home, including but not limited to hot water heaters, stoves/ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc. For…
Questions about residential mechanical refrigerators, usually used for food storage. Built-in ice-makers and water-dispensers are on topic here, although [tag: ice-maker] should be used in conjunctio…
For questions generally relating to the supply and use of gaseous methane or propane fuels within or around a home.
For questions generally relating to exterior spaces of property, including yard maintenance, pest and weed control, exterior home maintenance, etc. Questions which deal mainly with gardening and aesth…
For questions generally relating to the exhaust ventilation of air from inside the home, and/or methods to promote proper airflow thorough various spaces in a structure.
For questions about clothes washing machines (also referred to as clothes washer or laundry machine).
For questions generally relating to devices or implements in which fuel is burned in a controlled manner for aesthetic reasons in addition to heat production.
when the topic is about controlling water runoff, particularly near structures but also in yards or elsewhere.
For questions generally relating to the proper insertion of a particular device or feature into a home, building or other structure. As this topic is very broad in general, when using this tag please …