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Home Improvement--General: Wainscoting vs. tile in bathroom, nearby gas station, pedestal sink
nearby gas station, pedestal sink, wainscot: Chris, You will end up with a much better looking wall if you skim coat all damaged portions prior to priming. Use an 8 mud knife with standard drywall joint compound and skim on a thin broad coat everywhere that the paint has lifted. Pull the mud tight,...

Home Improvement--General: Walkup basement and belco doors, proper excavation, local home builders
proper excavation, local home builders, drain tiles: Sandya, It is not difficult to add a Bilco door to an existing basement. Any legitimate excavator can do the proper excavation to prepare the area to accept the Bilco well. There is always a risk of damage when you dig around an existing foundation....

Home Improvement--General: Wall and ceiling cracks, professional drywall, ceiling cracks
professional drywall, ceiling cracks, sewer replacement: You would be surprised at the houses out there that have these little annoying cracks. Since your house was built in the 50 s we can t blame it on settling. Most houses settle completely after around 10 years. What your seeing is a crack that probably appears...

Home Improvement--General: Wall grout cracking, hairline cracks, wall tiles
hairline cracks, wall tiles, rotozip: Adam, There are probably some products that can be applied to fill the hairline cracks, but I would recommend replacement. The existence of cracks of any size says the substrate is moving or the grout is failing for any number of reasons. I would want...

Home Improvement--General: Wall Insulation, loose cellulose, weather factor
loose cellulose, weather factor, wall insulation: Hello Fred, I strongly recommend the move South. My former lead carpenter was from Pontiac, MI. Since you want it inserted into the wall cavities, foam is the best. It does not settle and cellulose does. I do hope you put loose cellulose in the attic....

Home Improvement--General: Wall removal, floor joists, laminated beam
floor joists, laminated beam, lumber yard: Hello Elizabeth, (Glad I discovered this sitting on about.coms server.) The studs nailed together as you discribe do indicate they are bearig studs for a beam or other above. Therefore; this is most likely a bearing wall too. Meaning, the single studding...

Home Improvement--General: Wall repair due to water, drywall tape, paint department
drywall tape, paint department, tape job: Irvia, 2 by 1 rectangle and a bubble? Interesting. I would call a plumber immediatly. No just kidding. Only call the plumber if you have seen water on the floor, heard water running without using any, or if your hand goes through that area of the wall...

Home Improvement--General: Wall Texturing, veneer plaster, drywall supply
veneer plaster, drywall supply, store person: Hi Eric, This may be a little beyond my ability to answer completely, but I ll do what I can. From your description, here s what I m thinking; a) since this is a public place, you probably don t want a surface that s too rough to the touch, but is hard...

Home Improvement--General: Wallboard problems, mud pan, thin coats
mud pan, thin coats, face paper: Hi Kaci, Sorry for the delay getting back to you. I ve tried to send this a few times over the past few days and AllExperts system has been having a problem accepting it and forwarding it to you. Anyway, sorry again that it s taken so long. I think it...

Home Improvement--General: Warm spot on floor, concrete slab, heater valve
concrete slab, heater valve, water line: You have a broken hot water line. Turn the water heater valve off for couple of hours, the floor will cool. Now you have to decide if you want all the demolition to find and fix the leak or the demolition to run the hot water line overhead and keep it accessible...

Home Improvement--General: Washer/Dryer Installation, allstate insurance companies, hook ups
allstate insurance companies, hook ups, laundry area: Hey Sherri, I am not sure if any message preceeded this one... From what I read, you are good too go on the basement laundry plan. I am not seeing a concern with your information provided. You should be able to have the bath and the laundry in the basement....

Home Improvement--General: Water in Basement, ft strip, rent a center
ft strip, rent a center, home depot: Hi Shane, How are you? Make sure you have actual carpet fans and go to Home Depot or a rent a center and get a commercial dehumidifier. Then take out the pad and throw it away. Buy new padding don t reuse the old one( to long explain) . Then re-install...

Home Improvement--General: Water in basement, vacuum pump, luck steve
vacuum pump, luck steve, wet dry vac: Ted, Use a wet-dry vac with a squeegee head in combination with a dehumidifier. The vac will get most of the water, the dehumidifier will take care of the rest. The rate of removal is based on the size of the vacuum, the roughness of the floor, and...

Home Improvement--General: Water in the basement, dry basements, lucky charms
dry basements, lucky charms, water in the basement: Hi Michele, Yes I have heard of this problem. In fact I have lived it. We had a very similar thing happen to us about 5 years ago. We decided on a French Drain. It works great!! We have not had any more water in our basement. After it rains really...

Home Improvement--General: Water in basement, cinder block walls, cement floors
cinder block walls, cement floors, pre fab home: I would still recommend the wall removal and start digging into the slab for the source of water. If this is ground water seeping up thru the crack you caused with the nail, you are in for hard times. If the water table is approaching the concrete...you...

Home Improvement--General: Water in my crawl space, french drains, septic tank
french drains, septic tank, crawl space: The easy way is not the best way. It may require a pipe and gravel treatment. Dig a trench at least half way down, put in a 4 perferated pipe in a bed a large gravel. Stay 2 away from your foundation to prevent that draw a water from seeking the wall...

Home Improvement--General: Water Damage to ceiling / floors, water stains, story condo
water stains, story condo, kroll: Dustin, It is likely that the drywall has been damaged. Mold is a distinct probability, particularly in a closed area that doesn t get ventilation. You didn t say if the floor was wood. If it is you may see some buckling at the edges and some lifting...

Home Improvement--General: Water damage to wood along foundation sill, sill pan, speck house
sill pan, speck house, amount of rainfall: Hi Jeff, See if you have sill pan flashing, and flashing over the door. If they only caulked, this is the reason for the leaks. (Note: my terminology may differ from that of Maine s common terms used.) If the flashings are improperly installed over the...

Home Improvement--General: Water damaged wall repair, cracked plaster, wet sponge
cracked plaster, wet sponge, putty knife: Hi Sandy, I m sorry it s taken me a while to respond. I should have put my status as on vacation for the past couple of days but I forgot to do so. Sorry again. You ll need just a few things to fix the water damage. A 5 or 6 putty knife, a piece of...

Home Improvement--General: Water dripping problem.., broken pipes, drain line
broken pipes, drain line, laundry room: Hello, Sounds like an air conditioner drain line issue to me. If the A/C unit is in the attic check it carefully, paying particular attention to the drain line and the drain pan if it has one. It may be overflowing. That s the only thing I can think of...

Home Improvement--General: Water on garage floor, window sealant, garage floor
window sealant, garage floor, detached garage: I hope this is an easy enough solution for you. Depending on the distance, a tube or two of PL window sealant caulk will seal the area completely water tight. It is not a painters caulk, it cannot be painted, it is effectively Rubber. It takes 6 or more...

Home Improvement--General: Water Infiltration thru windows, south louisiana area, water infiltration
south louisiana area, water infiltration, hurricane rita: I don t know of anyone down that way. Your local gas or electric supplier may be able to steer you towards someone. I ll do some research into finding someone down that way. Here s a couple things I need to try and evaluate your leaking. 1) A picture...

Home Improvement--General: Water leak under sliding doors-slab foundation, foundation drainage system, slab foundation
foundation drainage system, slab foundation, northern summit: I feel bad that your going through this. I can t believe they didn t install a drain tile & pump system to clear water. Usually the builders are required to install a drain tile foundation drainage system. This is almost as elementary as it gets in todays...

Home Improvement--General: Water leaking through the box window, aluminum siding, logical processes
aluminum siding, logical processes, horizontal tab: Kevin, The proper way to flash the finished roofing on the bay roof is: if the finished roofing is shingles: step flashing should be used which is bent with the same pitch as the roof. the horizontal tab of each step flashing should be laced between...

Home Improvement--General: Water leaks at top of basement windows, water leaks, 3 faces
water leaks, 3 faces, basement windows: Creating a weatherproof flashing joint against masonry can be challenging, but is essential to seal off areas around your windows. The sides of windows can be sealed with caulking, but you will need flashing across the top since this area is most exposed to...

Home Improvement--General: Water seepage, waterproofing basements, gutter downspouts
waterproofing basements, gutter downspouts, water seepage: My answer depends on the circumstances of timing and cost factors, use of the space and the type of seepage observed. If an existing house is showing occasional water seepage, I always recommend making a systematic attempt to adjust the drainage on the...

Home Improvement--General: Water seeping into my garage, gale force wind, collections system
gale force wind, collections system, vinyl strip: Hi Kim, Yes, the threshold rubber or vinyl strip would or could be helpful in elminating this problem. Predominantly, three different methods deal with these types of downhill driveways. One has a collections system build into a gutter with grate on top...

Home Improvement--General: Water softener/Resin, Still good?, water softener resin, resin bed
water softener resin, resin bed, iron rust: Hi Leo, This is a tough one to answer. Because I have no idea how old the resin is I can t really give you an answer. Running a softener on circulation is not a good idea for extended periods. It will overload the resin and make it more susceptible to...

Home Improvement--General: Water Treatment, ph acidity, sediment filter
ph acidity, sediment filter, homer ny: John, A pH (acidity) of 6.5 is not a real worry.It s only 0.5 less than 7 (neutral). However, since you have iron in the water your treatment contractor may recommend a different media in the softener/conditioner that works at this particular pH level....

Home Improvement--General: Water treatment, e coli bacteria, volatile organic compounds
e coli bacteria, volatile organic compounds, whole house water filter: Hello Gayle, First of all I would recommend that you have a complete water analysis performed on your water. Make sure the analysis includes the following: Total suspended solids, total dissolved solids, iron, total hardness. While your at it have the...

Home Improvement--General: Water in Window Wells, drain tile, pea gravel
drain tile, pea gravel, proper drainage: Dear Tim, Nice to hear from you. 1.) I don t agree with the contractor s suggestions. They are all valid, but I prefer more permanent solutions. 2.) I don t think it would be feasible to clear out the drain. 3.) If it was my house I wouldn t...

Home Improvement--General: Waterproof Basement, wet basement problem, concrete slab
wet basement problem, concrete slab, pvc pipe: It may not be the same apparatus, however, there is a plastic channel that is used to channel water in a concrete slab in and around pools. Home Depot carries it in the plumbing dept. (usually near the PVC pipe.) You may be able to modify this channel for...

Home Improvement--General: Waterproofing Shop Roof / Outdoor Floor, outdoor steps, outdoor deck
outdoor steps, outdoor deck, bottom floor: The best solution so far, is elastomeric paint It is not cheap and the coverage is about 150 sqft to the gallon. It is thick and easy to apply, it is paint, but it is also a rubbery type sealer. It will flow into cracks and seal them. It will take several...

Home Improvement--General: Waterproofing, drain tiles, frost wall
drain tiles, frost wall, insulation board: Robert, The vapor barrier by itself will eliminate a great deal of moisture laden vapors from entering the living space above. It is estimated that 40% or more of all moisture in a building comes from the ground in the crawl space. You should lap the...

Home Improvement--General: WELL Installation, well driller, retirement home
well driller, retirement home, availability report: This is a deep subject. ( just had to say that) I was, where you are. I bought an acre in the open raw desert. (las vegas) First step...had a well drilled. Several of my neighbors, hundreds of feet away, had their wells drilled. The well drillers know...

Home Improvement--General: WELL installation, value improvement, land improvement
value improvement, land improvement, finding water: LEN, In west TN, basically, pre drilling of wells on lots is the only way we were once allowed to sell lots in a subdivision. Yes, it works well. And finding water or having public water is a major issue. Yes, I understand the wage earning issue too....

Home Improvement--General: Weakend joists may need repair, radiant floor heating system, radiant floor heating
radiant floor heating system, radiant floor heating, radiant tubing: Mike, Always doubt the plumber when it comes to carpentry. Though from the picture he may be right. Try your local central library for a copy of the International Residential Building Code. It will tell you how deep the joist need to be for the span...

Home Improvement--General: Weatherstripping doors, weather strips, plastic stuff
weather strips, plastic stuff, cold environment: I think the best door weather stripping is the jamb up type. It installs with screws or nails on the inside of the jamb and you push it up tight to the door. If the threshold is shot....it can be replaced. A new door bottom is a good thing too. In areas...

Home Improvement--General: Weird Smell, vent fan, leaky pipe
vent fan, leaky pipe, meter check: Hello Marlene, If you are located west of the Mississippi River, it is more surely a leaky pipe that is causing your smell from deteriorating building products used to construct your home. If you run your bath vent fan as you should, then it is probably a...

Home Improvement--General: Well water pump won't shut off, south central michigan, broken pipes
south central michigan, broken pipes, water worker: TO TYLER RE: WELL PROBLEMS Tyler-- I d like to know you have a deep well or a regular shallow type...The deep ones are the most common up there in the Irish hills... So I m guessing that is what type it is... With most wells, when they don t...

Home Improvement--General: Well water, hot water heaters, water treatment companies
hot water heaters, water treatment companies, ions in water: Hi Gayle, The water hardness is pretty high and this can potentially cause you some problems. Water hardness is particularly damaging to hot water heaters and any other appliances that use heated water. It will also cause those white deposits on faucets...

Home Improvement--General: Wet Basement, waterproofing companies, pvc piping
waterproofing companies, pvc piping, waterproofing system: Hi Greg, When proper drainage on the exterior is installed, the system is called a French Drain. The name derives from a man named French in the NE USA. It consists of a gravel bed under a perferated pipe, (usually, 4 poly or PVC). Next, at least one foot...

Home Improvement--General: Wet Basement, washingtondc craigslist, triangular prism
washingtondc craigslist, triangular prism, craigslist org: Pat: The patch described does not sound familiar to me. It may be grout packed into the corner (?) I would guess it is still leaking because I have not heard of grout on the inside of a leak stopping water from entering. Grout (parging) on the outside...

Home Improvement--General: Wet Basement, stone applications, basement rooms
stone applications, basement rooms, wet basement: Another option, as I give this more thought, There are concrete epoxies for setting steel. If you are able to slightly grind the floor or scratch it somehow in the areaof the cracks, you could apply these epoxies into/onto the cracks. It will Definitely...

Home Improvement--General: Wet carpet, mold and mildew, wet carpet
mold and mildew, wet carpet, careful observation: I am not an expert on carpets but would be happy to share my own extensive experience with wet carpets. If a carpet in good condition is breifly flooded a single time, it will have a bad odor for about four days. Aften that, if it is completely dry, the vast...

Home Improvement--General: Wet Sheetrock, water damage restoration, tall chimney
water damage restoration, tall chimney, jeff cohn: Hey Vinnie, Great question. Here goes! First, you have to check to make sure that the leak has been stopped which you are doing. Second, if the drywall isn t sagging or has no permanent damage you need to dry the wall out. Problem for most folks...

Home Improvement--General: Wet and sticky drywall, hole in wall, temperture
hole in wall, temperture, problem thanks: you might need to cut a small hole in wall to check for insulation.some times they even used news paper years ago.some companyus will drill holes and blow insulation in the walls.to much change in temperture with lack of insulation will cause condensation,even...

Home Improvement--General: Wet Weather Spring, storm water runoff, wet weather spring
storm water runoff, wet weather spring, county authorities: Dear Lisa, Waterfront properties are very popular these days but I don t think that s what you had in mind when you bought the house. You said that drainage from your yard would completely cover the street. The street must have an incline sufficient to...

Home Improvement--General: Whole House Fan, whole house fan, distribution line
whole house fan, distribution line, cool air: Hi Bill, Usually upgrading prohibitive because of space between the walls in the hallway that the fan is installed. Going with two fans may be an answer. They may be side by side, or they may be area specific, pulling air through different zones in your home....

Home Improvement--General: WINDOW UPGRADE, interior storm windows, national register of historic homes
interior storm windows, national register of historic homes, unit apartment: Lew, On the surface this seems to be a purely altruistic decision, if you do not live in the apartment. Basically you are making an investment for the benefit of someone else. Unless, somehow this investment will result in higher occupancy rates or higher...

Home Improvement--General: WINDOWS, sash replacement, window sash
sash replacement, window sash, energy points: Hello Ken, Use sash replacement kits or pre made inserts for this purpose. If wood of vinyl, the inserts slips into the opening after the old sashes are removed. If metal, remove sashes, saw the bottom or a side frame into, and pry out one piece at a...

Home Improvement--General: Widen an old staircase, local contractor, mechanicals
local contractor, mechanicals, chicken dance: Sorry for the delay. I thought I answered this before I left town for my son s wedding but obviously didn t get it sent. This is one of those questions that s gonna take a visual inspection by someone qualified. Local contractor, building inspector, etc....

Home Improvement--General: Wind Damage, metal anchors, panneling
metal anchors, panneling, interesting science: NOthing loose or pliable will withstand that force. It takes severe metal anchors to hold a solid wall in place. A pliable surface would be gone in 2 minutes. You almost need a course in Wind Management to see what is happening and what can affect a change....

Home Improvement--General: Windo reduce soundows t, suran wrap, sound of cars
suran wrap, sound of cars, jcpenny: There are several options, depending on what is available to you and, to what degree you can build. A wood frame wrapped in suran wrap type plastic will deter considerable sound from the exterior, insulated drappery, Sears, JCPenny, Target and such have...

Home Improvement--General: Window, metal corner bead, plaster board
metal corner bead, plaster board, liquid nails: Randy, Yes. Ron Ok really if you have drywall or plaster board it is fairly simple and the same would also work with wood but it is a little more difficult. First what you have to do is remove the existing sill. This...

Home Improvement--General: Window, window sills, sheetrock
window sills, sheetrock, window sill: Most window sills are easy to replace. Ther is one exception to mention. An aluminum sill has been used in some areas that fastens under the sheetrock to the framing. Other wise the sills are a separate piece that is only under the trim that may exist or...

Home Improvement--General: Window, wall sheathing, free grants
wall sheathing, free grants, local contractor: Alex, Putting sheetrock over the hole could create some issues that would be harmful. If any moisture leaked through and formed any mold you d never know. It would be to late and someone or everyone could have respiratory problems. So this is definitely a...

Home Improvement--General: Window above tub/shower, moisture accumulation, thermal conductivity
moisture accumulation, thermal conductivity, shower curtain: Shane, We normally replace wood windows and wood window components with all-vinyl windows (typically spec d with obscure glass), using plastic (e.g. Corian) custom-made jambs and a sloping sill, all installed and silicone-caulked tightly to the surround...

Home Improvement--General: Window crack, window cracks, poor craftsmanship
window cracks, poor craftsmanship, thermal stress: Jana: From the information you provide anything I write is conjecture. Construction systems can be disquietingly dynamic. It sounds as if you are in a dispute where both parties are not willing to take responsibility for a failure. Neither party may...

Home Improvement--General: Window/Door/Deck Flashing, cedar lap siding, windy valley
cedar lap siding, windy valley, point fingers: If the contractor is reputable I would suggest meeting him half way in costs... alaska is damn tought to build around and I sure have installed my share of leaky skylights! I hope he the does the right thing and backs up his work. If not let me know...

Home Improvement--General: Window film, solar shading, mylar film
solar shading, mylar film, industrial glass: It takes a bit of creativity, but a wood frame could be made to support them. Home Depot sells some sizes, and it can be ordered to any size you need. You could use smaller sizes and put them in a frame to fit your openings. The mylar film is applied to...

Home Improvement--General: Window film application, remodelers association, homebuilders association
remodelers association, homebuilders association, obsolete glass: Hello Roger, Yes, the FLW design can be very nice and free living spaces. Though I have no idea what they are called there, we call some types of windows, Florida Windows. These are a multiple awning type window. If you have these, you are well advised...

Home Improvement--General: Window film, scotchtint, glass film
scotchtint, glass film, solar gain: Roger, The idea of a light reducing or reflecting film should help reduce the solar gain through the glass. I have no experience with it - only of the idea. I have no idea on costs or installers. As far as not getting ripped off, look at past work...

Home Improvement--General: Window flashing situation, construction integrity, framin
construction integrity, framin, sill plate: Glenn, I ll do my best to make this as understandable as I can. Sounds like you have a good start on most of it already. Window flashing is one of the most critical installations we deal with daily. If not done properly it can have a detrimental effect on...

Home Improvement--General: Window Glass, replacement glass, stampings
replacement glass, stampings, panes: Hello Walter, In between the two panes of glass are also aluminum divider strips. Usually on these strips will be stampings of numbers and letters. This code gives you the manufacture and the design of the glass when it was manufactured as well as what accessories...

Home Improvement--General: Window Glazing, oil based paint, daytime temperatures
oil based paint, daytime temperatures, reglaze: Bill, I would definately wait until spring to do the windows. There is this guy named Murphy that was not so wise. As soon as you start the reglaze it will get a lot colder and you will have half finished windows the rest of the winter. As for help...

Home Improvement--General: Window's glass condensed, molecular sieves, glass panes
molecular sieves, glass panes, window sash: Hi David, If the house is old the double glass that you refer to should be regular insulated units. They were mostly likely made up of two panes of glass and a spacer in between the panes that is aluminum. The spacers were usually grey in color. The...

Home Improvement--General: Window glass replacement problem, window glass replacement, window condensation
window glass replacement, window condensation, glass panes: John: I haven t seen such a thing either. As a wild guess maybe the vacuum in the replacement window is such that the panes are pulled closer together at the center and that is enough with temperature and humidify conditions to cause the fog in the center...

Home Improvement--General: Window glazing, dap caulking, ed beach
dap caulking, ed beach, pain in the butt: Hi Ed, That would work fine. I would use the DAP caulking that has silicone in it but is also paintable. That product will expand and contract with temperature changes. I agree with your comments about the glazing compound. That crap is a pain in the...

Home Improvement--General: Window inside shower stall, crank handle, tiled shower
crank handle, tiled shower, awning window: Beverly: Windows in showers are typically bad news. I can not suggest a window that would be good for that situation. If I absolutely had to I would look for a solid vinyl unit. As far as over or under awning units I do not see why you couldn t purchase...

Home Improvement--General: Window installation, vinyl replacement windows, window frame
vinyl replacement windows, window frame, cutouts: Oren You just install these like you are fitting them into the old window frame. Just make the cut out the size that fits the windows that you have. Attach them on the inside seal the outside and finish the inside of the window. They should work...

Home Improvement--General: Window installation, kolbe kolbe, larry bays
kolbe kolbe, larry bays, degree 7: Hello Larry, Bays and bows are not difficult to install when you have experience. They are much more complicated. Perhaps the biggest trick is always be sure to build your base support frame first. They will sag becoming out of square. Next, try to figure...

Home Improvement--General: Window insulation improvement, window insulation, surface scratches
window insulation, surface scratches, interior window: Dear Sid, I am not familiar with this brand, but any interior storm window, properly installed, will improve insulation and sound proofing significantly. The problem with acrylic is that it gets minute surface scratches when it is washed and these eventually...

Home Improvement--General: Window insulation, vinyl replacement windows, maximum insulation
vinyl replacement windows, maximum insulation, window insulation: Hello Damon, Air leaks could be a problem. When it is windy outside, try holding some smoking inscents up to the window. Slowly work your way all around the windows and the edges. If your forced air fan unit is not on at the time, you should see the smoke...

Home Improvement--General: Window Leak?, double hung windows, antares homes
double hung windows, antares homes, bathroom downstairs: Hi Nathan, Thanks for the pics.......now I see where the problems may be. How old is the home and where are you located exactly? Also, I would like to know if the contractor is known to be using low-e glazing in his windows. I see it it Antares Homes....

Home Improvement--General: Window leaking, professional renovator, transom window
professional renovator, transom window, window casing: Hello Mo, Thanks for the feedback on the cause of your plumbing problem. I will go out on a limb and guess that the window above or the flashing between the brick and vinyl siding is leaking because it probably has no sill pan flashing. The water is getting...

Home Improvement--General: Window Replacement, window sash, awning windows
window sash, awning windows, purchase windows: Hi Cynthia, The floor beneath the windows is cold because hot air rises, and cold air descends .......The window glass is cold thus the cold will go towards the floor. You will notice that this is why most homes with electric heating place the units...

Home Improvement--General: Window Replacment, lincoln windows, labor index
lincoln windows, labor index, double hungs: Hi Bill, Sorry for the delay, but I ve been doing some checking for you on windows. I m personally not familiar with Lincoln windows, but found out that they are a 50+ year old company with an excellect reputation that makes the same grade product as...

Home Improvement--General: Window repair, missing teeth, window edges
missing teeth, window edges, woodscrews: These are casement windows. Yes the parts are still available, but not easy to find. If you can find a manufacture name some where on the body or the window edges, it would help a store in locating it. Aside from that, there is always a hidden secret to...

Home Improvement--General: Window repairs, double hung window, glass shops
double hung window, glass shops, design manufacturer: There have been some improvements to single and double hung windows. Depending on age....the old ones use a rope and bar balance in the side jambs of the window. As they progressed they used a spring loaded trolley in that area. It improved again with a...

Home Improvement--General: Window sash stop (?) repair, window sash, forward photos
window sash, forward photos, ryan homes: Cyndi, If an integral part of the window unit is breaking, then repair may be difficult. I can t tell from your description what your exact problem is. If you could send along a few photos (close and far views), I could give more accurate advice. Please...

Home Improvement--General: Window screens to reduce heating inside of home., window screens, tint film
window screens, tint film, shelf product: Chip, How you deal with this problem depends on your budget and how much you are willing to change the look of the house. One very effective choice is exterior awnings that shade the window. There are available in fabric, metal, retractable, fixed,...

Home Improvement--General: Window in shower stall, double hung window, crank handle
double hung window, crank handle, awning window: Hello Beverly, So you are going to put this window in the shower anyway. Forward… Yes, interesting but the large majority of the public wants consistency. This means if you have a double hung window, they would expect to see double hung window there to when...

Home Improvement--General: Window/Wall insulation, wall insulation, recepticle
wall insulation, recepticle, facing windows: At 50 yrs old, your insulation may be totally inadequate, or missing. Rock wool was the insulation of choice, at that time, it is poor, but better than nothing. Keep in mind that stucco is a conductor of temperatures. It might pay you in time to take a...

Home Improvement--General: Window, vinyl replacement windows, laundry room
vinyl replacement windows, laundry room, local shop: John: Most window manufactures will make a window to the size you want. You will probably find the cost makes resizing the opening attractive. Most vinyl replacement windows are made to fit as a matter of doing business so they may be less expensive....

Home Improvement--General: Windows, construction windows, existing construction
construction windows, existing construction, quality window: I think you would have to use replacement windows as they are designed to be installed in existing construction. If the draft is coming in around the window frame you might be able to insulate it by applying insulation and trimming out the window. If the...

Home Improvement--General: Windows, air infiltration, minimum job
air infiltration, minimum job, glass area: Daniel: I have never specified replacement windows so my response is limited. 1) Review the window cross section details to evaluate potentials for water and air infiltration and conductive heat lose. Compare warranties. Look at full scale hard samples...

Home Improvement--General: Windows, sky lights, sky light
sky lights, sky light, anderson windows: Dear Debra, Your Humidifier control is set too high. You are only supposed to see substantial condensation like that right after taking a shower or some other steam occurrence. After that it needs to be able to dry out a little more. Turn down your humidifier....

Home Improvement--General: Windows, milgard, pella
milgard, pella, name brands: I generally do not like to recommend specific brands of things since so much has to do with individual preferences. Also, not all brands are available nationally. I would recommend that you decide what kind of features you really want and do a search. You...

Home Improvement--General: Windows, labor savers, solar industries
labor savers, solar industries, time savers: Unfortunately, I am not well versed on all the brands that are available, so I would not want to judge company by company. In so many cases, a bad company was bought by a good company and a different window emerges. I know Pease, Pella, Anderson, and Solar...

Home Improvement--General: Windows, insulation value, aluminum window
insulation value, aluminum window, seal failure: Hi Jennifer, Vancouver, eh? I hear that the prices for homes there are murder compared to here. Sliding windows, hmmmm...... We need to consider your location which has a sea climate, meaning not too hot in summer, not too cold in winter and a whole...

Home Improvement--General: Windows, recipe for yorkshire pudding, horizontal sliding windows
recipe for yorkshire pudding, horizontal sliding windows, metal screens: Hi Carl, There are a few options.......tempered glass is strong, but won t always stop a golf ball. It depends on what thickness you ll be using. The horizontal windows don t seem too seem large but sometimes they can only accept a certain thickness of...

Home Improvement--General: Windows in cold climates, cold climates, residential windows
cold climates, residential windows, window technology: Pull down insulated shades are the most efficient addition to a window I can think of, some even look like a quilted blanket. Of course a southern window can let in sunlight and warmth, so you should try to limit the northern windows as much as possible....

Home Improvement--General: Windows covered by drywall, mold problems, odd situation
mold problems, odd situation, three windows: TO ANDI RE: COVERED WINDOWS. Covering over a windows in a tub area is an old procedure...If it s done right it is usually better than leaving a window in the tub area.. Most of the old tubs didn t have a shower so the window wasn t a problem like...

Home Improvement--General: Windows: Double vs. Triple Pane, insulative value, closing doors
insulative value, closing doors, pane windows: not worth it at all. i live in canada and we don t even think of it here. the extra pane does increase the insulative value a fair bit but the number one cause of heat loss or a/c loss is do to air leakage. through cracks opening and closing doors,...

Home Improvement--General: Windows replacement, information doors, david flowers
information doors, david flowers, lifetime warranty: Hello Nicole, Initially, pay little attention to warranties. The ratings placed on windows are much more important than the warranties. These ratings separate out the better from the best windows. Here is an article with much more information than they will...

Home Improvement--General: Windows/Sinking Ground, dust storms in arizona, mechanical joints
dust storms in arizona, mechanical joints, window sills: Nancy: I do not have experience with dust storms in Arizona. I would say that dust is larger than air and that for dust to enter through the window the cracks must be too big, the windows are inexpensive and not tightly made, there was high wind or there...

Home Improvement--General: Windows and siding, tight fit, window frames
tight fit, window frames, mobil home: If you have ever seen mobil home construction, they side over the entire structure, then use a router with a special bit and cut out the open. It makes a tight fit. However, if you dont have that router and that attachment....nearly impossible to do it right...

Home Improvement--General: Windows: silvery streaks on sealed window units, vinyl frame, glass inserts
vinyl frame, glass inserts, checking references: I like your sense of humor. I would try the largest traditional glass company serving your area. In my area we have window companies that has been repairing windows for over 40 years. They aren t the cheapest, but they give me what I need. Most companies just...

Home Improvement--General: Windows sweating, chaulking, pensacola florida
chaulking, pensacola florida, window pane: I will try to explain your problem. You have two panes of glass that are separated by a metal bead. They are bonded by rubber or plastic into a unit. When the bonding gives way at some point....moisture is sucked in....thus the condesation or other properties...

Home Improvement--General: Windows and walls, aluminum window frames, michael bruns
aluminum window frames, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert: Hello The make an aluminum cleaner you can buy that along with some very fine steel wool should clean up the oxidation thats formed on them and make them look a little better. As far as nail holes, Im assuming they are on the interior walls? Youll want...

Home Improvement--General: Windows, pane glass, storm windows
pane glass, storm windows, typical problem: The ole triple track that I remember are just single pane glass. This will frost over...sweat, and whatever else is common to a single surface in extreme temps. The only fix....change the climate in the area provided...remove the moisture from the area the...

Home Improvement--General: Wine cellar interior finishing, climate control system, wine cellar
climate control system, wine cellar, concrete blocks: Hi Acky - thanks for contacting me. I guess before I can answer this question, I need to know where you are. What is your climate like. We use different methods depending on climate. Depending on how hot the summer is and how cold the winter is. Also,...

Home Improvement--General: Wiring Crawl Space, video game room, dirt floor
video game room, dirt floor, finished section: TO DOUG RE: Crawl space wiring. The wiring in a crawl space today can be done with out the usual basement code requirements ....No conduit, GFIs, metal boxes etc. You can use regular NM cables(plastic covered) all that is needed it staple neatly...

Home Improvement--General: Wiring Crawl Space, lighting circuit, finished section
lighting circuit, finished section, crawlspaces: Dear Doug, First I have to advise you that all wiring must be done by a properly trained electrician. I am sure you don t want a tragedy, and you question about half the lights not coming on gave me some pause. Crawlspaces can be much more hazardous electricallt...

Home Improvement--General: Wiring Problem, amp fuses, bottled propane
amp fuses, bottled propane, fuse size: Charyl, First I apologize for the unusually long delay in answering your question. I composed and sent an answer to this a few days ago, but it got lost between my computer and the internet, and I didn t realize you hadn t already received it until just...

Home Improvement--General: Wndow Frame Replacement, sawsall, metal blade
sawsall, metal blade, wonderbar: I would take a wonderbar and remove the interior and exterior trim and then run a sawsall with a long metal blade around the window between the window frame and the framing for the house. This should cut through all the nails and the window should be easy...

Home Improvement--General: WOOD FLOOR, step by step directions, oak flooring
step by step directions, oak flooring, continuous surface: Use a small drill bit to punch through the inside corners of the area that you wish to replace. 1/4 bit should suffice. Then use a jigsaw with a fence to cut ou from corner to corner. You can either rip a straightedge to set against the closest wall, and...

Home Improvement--General: Wobbly overhead fan, edge of the blade, fan blade
edge of the blade, fan blade, overhead fan: Jim, These fans can get out of balance, you should either have a kit with weights that came with the fan, or you can purchase this kit at most hardware stores, ask for ceiling fan balancing kit 1. take a ruler and hold the end of it against the ceiling....

Home Improvement--General: Wood basement vs. poured concrete, wisconsin dnr, pressure treated lumber
wisconsin dnr, pressure treated lumber, copper arsenate: Susan, This is tough! I have a history concerning arsenic, so you should know I am biased. This is my opinion, based on vast amounts of research done while I was involved in a legal dispute with the Wisconsin DNR. All of our paid for research assured...

Home Improvement--General: Wood damage, dowel pins, varibles
dowel pins, varibles, bad shape: Hello John, I am glad it worked out for you. We usually get floor refinished for about 1.2-1.50 per SF. I have not used the Floor Revive, but know it is supposed to be good. I have always found that the marketing of these types products are a little...

Home Improvement--General: Wood Floor Crowing, Buckling, etc., plumbing leaks, supply pipes
plumbing leaks, supply pipes, expansion joints: Hello George, At this point I would recommend that you hire a reputable home inspector to determine the exact cause of the problem. It sure sounds to me like it is the hardwood floor installation. However, it is very difficult to say without actually looking...

Home Improvement--General: Wood floors, seam seal, wood filler
seam seal, wood filler, wood vinyl: Don, Is your floor parquet, solid wood, vinyl, Laminated, or ? If it is solid wood, or some parquets, you can use prestained wood filler that matches. If laminated, replace the bad pieces. If vinyl, patch with matching piece, and seam seal it. Odus...

Home Improvement--General: Wood Interior ceiling, finishing nails, foam insulation
finishing nails, foam insulation, cathedral ceilings: Hello Jeremy, 1. Yes 2. No. Replace the insulation while you are at it with cellulose or Icynene foam, period. Your payback will pay for the new ceiling. No vapor barrier is necessary if the air movement and thermo conductivity is stopped. People ride in...

Home Improvement--General: Wood Putty on Pine, wood putty, nail holes
wood putty, nail holes, sanded wood: Hi Steve, I have found that it is impossible to predict how any fillers or putties will accept stain without some extensive experimentation. Minwax makes a colored putty. Home Depot and Lowes sell it in about a dozen or so colors. You can mix a dab or...

Home Improvement--General: Wood siding/ Beam sag, exterior wood siding, floor joists
exterior wood siding, floor joists, bottom of the floor: The bottom of wood siding should be; minimum 6 inches above grade a likely spot for rot and wood infestation especially if close to earth to check for beam sag I would use a mason s string line along the bottom edge of the beam. By the way the minimum...

Home Improvement--General: Wooden Fencing, fence pickets, wooden fencing
fence pickets, wooden fencing, batter board: AS you can imagine, fences are built in different ways. If your fence pickets will go from the ground up....they need protection such as pressure treated. If you plan on a batter board type, a 1x12 bottom and stack the pickets up from that, the batter...

Home Improvement--General: Wrong Sheetrock Used?, porcelain tile, cement board
porcelain tile, cement board, water proof: green drywall is moisture resistant not water proof,just one step better than regular drywall,top of line paint and edges caulked.if there was going to be tile used,i would use cement board in them areas,if tiling over drywall its taped and one coated,also...

Home Improvement--General: wall construction, bearing wall, sole plates
bearing wall, sole plates, sole plate: Hello Ron, The easiest way to attach wood to steel is with a powder actuated gun. It has a powder charge behind a nail. You can rent one from your tool rental store. They will also be able to sell you the charges and nails for the specific gun you are renting....

Home Improvement--General: wall insulation, blow in type., insulation company, blown insulation
insulation company, blown insulation, wall insulation: Hi Bob, Blown insulation is a good option, as you can do it without having to destroy the walls. Depending on the material used, some settling will occur. Anything you use will eventually have some settling if it is blown in. Up to 20% for cellulose....

Home Improvement--General: wall mounting off the stud, lath plaster, plastic anchors
lath plaster, plastic anchors, time bob: There are a couple of types of plastic anchors. If I can describe them correctly, it will be the best type for your installation. Drywall anchors are 1 1/2 long and bout 1/2 in diameter. This is the wrong anchor, but the one more hardware stores recommend....

Home Improvement--General: wall problem, hot water heater, wall cavity
hot water heater, wall cavity, plaster walls: i believe your going to have to cut a hole in the area and see were it is comming from. it takes moisture,to drive anything through the plaster.is it only when its cold???? by cutting a hole,it allows you to examine the inside of wall cavity,how old...

Home Improvement--General: wall surrounding the fireplace, artificial stone veneer, veneer sheets
artificial stone veneer, veneer sheets, wood planks: Hello Joanne, Yes, there are many ways to approach this in expensive. As with any project, using your own labor and raw materials locally available is the first method to make it as inexpensive as possible. Products available now includes Quick Brick ,...

Home Improvement--General: wall, maze nails, cal gun
maze nails, cal gun, concrete floor: Ron: From a breif look Maze is a manufacurer s name not a specific type of nail. A cut nail is made from plate as opposed to wire. That is the likely method for making masonry nails. They may come in different strength but you will probably be limited...

Home Improvement--General: wallpaper removed;damage to drywall, mud pan, razor knife
mud pan, razor knife, deep holes: need to cut off loose with razor knife,and i would use a bag mix drywall that will hold paper some when skimming. i would use a 6 or 8 good drywall knife with usg 90 or similar,you mix a small batch with water and skim tight the area s two times sanding each...

Home Improvement--General: walls, tiny air bubbles, pencil lead
tiny air bubbles, pencil lead, oil based paint: It sounds like the prep for the wallpaper was oil based paint. This will hinder anything from sticking to it. It may have needed sanding before the joint compound. Everything else you did was perfect. Grease/oil will cause anyother prep to blister.....sporaticly...

Home Improvement--General: walls, compound wall, waxy substance
compound wall, waxy substance, first thought: Sreedhar: Specifically - I do not now. You would necessarily need to have something that pulls away with the sticking material or that inhibits lamination. The first thought is oil but that would need regular applications and be very dirty as it...

Home Improvement--General: walls, gas fire place, bleach solution
gas fire place, bleach solution, vinegar and water: Hi Brenda, The gas fireplace should not cause this problem. If it does please have it checked out as you may have a problem that is causing Carbon Monoxide to leak into the home which is very serious and could cause death. If you smoke cigarettes...

Home Improvement--General: walls, wall material, electrical switch
wall material, electrical switch, face plate: Hi Laura, You may be able to tell if you remove an electrical switch or outlet face plate and see if you can see the edge of the wall material. Another way is to remove a piece of base molding and dig into the wall. Any hole you make can be easily patched...

Home Improvement--General: walls, skip trowel texture, textured wallpaper
skip trowel texture, textured wallpaper, kitchen walls: Hi Deena, If you really can t scrape or cut off the glue (and then repair the damage) I guess there are really only three options. Replace the drywall, or cover the existing with 1/4 drywall and refinish, apply a fairly thick hand texture over the existing...

Home Improvement--General: I want to construct a hard..., paver bricks, sand base
paver bricks, sand base, railroad ties: Tim, I m not sure I fully understand your question. You said there is currently a concrete driveway in place. If you are removing it and replacing it with paver bricks you need to dig out the old concrete, lay a sand base, then lay the pavers. You need...

Home Improvement--General: I want a shed, wafer board, hometown hardware
wafer board, hometown hardware, concrete slab: I will try to show the pros and cons. Concrete is, by bag mix over $150 per yard...= 75 sqft. A sheet of 3/4 plywood is $34. 3 sheets 92 sqft is $125. Concrete is alot of prep, forms, leveling, mixing..and wait 3 days before it is occupied. A wood floor,...

Home Improvement--General: how to warm a cold room, maximum insulation, open porch
maximum insulation, open porch, pile carpet: The 3 best ways to improve the radiators efficiency, install a horse hair type pad under a tight pile carpet, put on a storm window on the exterior of that window...and cut the bottom of the door off another inch to allow more air flow. If a ceiling fan is...

Home Improvement--General: warming lamp, exhaust fan, heat lamp
exhaust fan, heat lamp, energy cost: Usually a heat lamp/exhaust fan is larger than a typical exhaust fan. You will probably need to cut a larger hole. Most of the duo units also give the option for separate switching. It may need to be wired for 2 switches or have fan and light constant...

Home Improvement--General: can washer-dryers or AC be installed in an older unit?, home alterations, washer dryers
home alterations, washer dryers, central air conditioning: Susan, Central Air is a easy relatively cheap upgrade to a home. They can install the AC for as little as $3000 to $5000. Most of this is the equipment that you have to install to get the system to work. The will use the duct work from the heater but...

Home Improvement--General: can washer-dryers or AC be installed in an older unit?, home alterations, modern plumbing
home alterations, modern plumbing, condominium associations: These are good questions, Susan. You will have to check the requirements of the individual condominium associations which govern the condos you are proposing to purchase. All of these improvements have an impact on the common elements or common areas...

Home Improvement--General: No water from 1 out 3 outdoor faucets, gas water heater, outdoor faucets
gas water heater, outdoor faucets, finger holes: Hi Angela, This would have to be a wild shot in the dark, but look for an in-ground cutoff, it will have a green lid with two finger holes in the top. If it is like most others, it will have a white PVC plastic shutoff valve with a red finger turn. The...

Home Improvement--General: water accumulating on the patio, patio pavers, patio 13
patio pavers, patio 13, many roots: can you go to www.4shared.com and upload a drawing of the area. it s hard to follow the text images you ve made. I ve made one that is sort what i m imaging. i m don t quite know how much area you have to work with. logon email: cdv_2a@yahoo.ca...

Home Improvement--General: water in basement, roto router, what is a sump pump
roto router, what is a sump pump, brick mortar: Hello Linda, Over sixty years, the grade of the lawn has probably changed greatly as far as your basement is concerned. 1. Make sure all gutters are cleaned and maintained. 2. Make sure all downspouts drain to a minimum of 4 feet away from your home, but...

Home Improvement--General: water behind gutters, drip edge, last rain
drip edge, last rain, shingels: Jim, You have done an unusually good job or researching the problem. The shingles are supposed to overlap the drip edge about 3/4 of an inch. If there is no damage resulting from this, and the quantity of water is small, I would not change anything until...

Home Improvement--General: water in bottom os sliding windows, drain holes, heavy rain
drain holes, heavy rain, sliding windows: Joe, They are right you should drill the holes in the frame to drain the water. Standing water and water in the house is not good. But You are also right you need to protect the siding. Water getting in behind that siding would cause mold and rot....

Home Improvement--General: water on brick, michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert
michael bruns, genuine allexperts expert, drywall ceiling: Hello What is directly below the bathroom/shower area? I would think that if your shower is indeed leaking it would be damp below the shower, and if that is a finished drywall ceiling it would have surely taken that out if its wet enough to be seeping all...

Home Improvement--General: water on brick, plumbing faucets, masonry wall
plumbing faucets, masonry wall, plumbing problem: I hate to answer a question with a question but, is the plumbing (faucets or shower head) on the outside wall? The amount of water you seem to indicate would tell me that it is not from the drain, but from the water supply. If the walls are leaking around...

Home Improvement--General: water on brick, plumbing problem, definite answer
plumbing problem, definite answer, dampness: My gut feeling is moisture from the ground, but my gut has been wrong. *grin* Can you get to that area from inside the house? Is there a crawlspace? Could you dry the brick out - using a hair dryer or space heater or something - watch it carefully. Then...

Home Improvement--General: No water coming from 1 out of 3 outdoor faucets., gas water heater, michael bruns
gas water heater, michael bruns, outdoor faucets: Hello Well if you seen the faucet in use, then we know it has to be something simple. First thing that comes to mind is that there is a shutoff for the faucet in the basement somewhere. Easiest way to find it is to go into the basement and find where the...

Home Improvement--General: water coming in, low slope roofs, shingle roof
low slope roofs, shingle roof, window header: Sharon, There is not enough information to answer your question definitively. Here s my first guess. When heat escapes through the roof it melts the snow that is touching the roof. The water then flows down to the eave of the roof where the roof is...

Home Improvement--General: water in crawspace, moisture intrusion, floor beams
moisture intrusion, floor beams, french drains: Tony; This just has to be ventilation problems. Condensation tells the source for you in high humidity areas. Ventilation can cure it. BTW; ventilation has little to do with or nothing to do with numbers of vents. Ventilation is all about movement of air....

Home Improvement--General: water damage to drywall, drywall finisher, water damage
drywall finisher, water damage, chimney: need a little more information.how this is the mud that peeled of,and how big a area. if area gets wet latter then this will continue to happen.being im a 30 year,plaster drywall finisher i have different options for the repair,but you being a home owner,its...

Home Improvement--General: water dripping from ceiling, field stone fireplace, cellulose insulation
field stone fireplace, cellulose insulation, water condensation: Hello Linda, Not a problem too difficult to solve. Air inflitration is causing the water/condensation. Air is leaking out and/or in so fast that it is causing condensation. Bet you have the ever popular fiberglass insulation? Those companies are very well...

Home Improvement--General: water feature equipment, waterfall pump, small waterfall
waterfall pump, small waterfall, tony wolf: Hi Tony, Disregard my reference to a spray nozzle , I was only relating it to a known and specified requirement. Yours is not such a case. Regarding introducing water at the upper level. Imagine a pipe discharging enough water to cover a three foot wide...

Home Improvement--General: water fountain, solar powered pump, sound of water
solar powered pump, sound of water, walmart: Hi Sue I would suggest checking at a home center or garden center. Many have small water features that you basically fill with water and plug in. Sorry I don t know of any solar-powered, but truthfully I have never looked into solar-powered units. You might...

Home Improvement--General: water in garage, sand gravel, clay content
sand gravel, clay content, finished surface: The first part got lost. I can t find it either. The gist of my answer was that yes, you can add dirt, but it must be clean fill dirt with a high clay content, must contain little or no sand, gravel, mulch, or organic matter, it must be tightly compacted...

Home Improvement--General: water issues..., copper pipes, master electrician
copper pipes, master electrician, concrete basement: TO MIKE RE; BLUE-GREEN WATER.. Sorry about the delay,,I had this 80% answered and lost it Try again... The elec grounds check the clamps on the rods make sure there tight and to the proper neutral terminals.. Make sure that none of the...

Home Improvement--General: water leaking into garage, steel grating, steel grate
steel grating, steel grate, water leaks: Hello Cameron, Your next step is to use a catch basin to catch the water and drain it away from problem areas. Insert a steel grate over the top to allow you to drive your car across. Have the grate made in small enough pieces that you can lift them out...

Home Improvement--General: water line vibration, gas water heater, water supply line
gas water heater, water supply line, screw driver: hi Larry sounds like the flapper (check valve) or regulator could be faulty. try isolating all your appliances together this will leave all the pressure at the check valve / regulator. feel both sides of the pipe near the check valve regulator to see if...

Home Improvement--General: water problem, cindy cindy, brick foundation
cindy cindy, brick foundation, brick exterior: Cindy, I need more information to provide assistance. Does the house have a roof overhanging the walls? Is the house one story? What condition is the exterior paint on the brick? How long have you lived there? Do you know if there have been...

Home Improvement--General: water proofing our basement, drainage tile, drainage improvements
drainage tile, drainage improvements, plastic drainage: Dear Vince, This is a technique designed to prevent flooding of basements when the house is built on a spring or other moisture which cannot be controlled with exterior drainage improvements. If you have not undertaken systematic efforts to improve drainage...

Home Improvement--General: water proofing, waterproofing system, masonry wall
waterproofing system, masonry wall, thoroseal: Hello Vic, Their sales pitches sure to sound great. We have never found any that work more than temporarily. The outside of the masonry has to be patched, plugged or otherwise addressed. I assume those products surely do have a purpose. Dig up outside...

Home Improvement--General: water/puddles in the basement, water pockets, plastic piping
water pockets, plastic piping, evaporation rate: Yes, please send a picture and indicate your geographical location, and the year of construction. Based on what I think you are describing, though it sounds like a case of water spotting through the concrete slab. If you are seeing liquid water puddles...

Home Improvement--General: water seepage in the middle of the basement, water seepage, path of least resistance
water seepage, path of least resistance, roof gutters: Dear Dave, One of two things is happening; either you are observing ordinary water seepage or you are observing spotting . In the case of ordinary water seepage, water from rain lands on the ground and soaks into the ground. The roof gutters may be...

Home Improvement--General: water softener trouble, automatic water softener, manifold valve
automatic water softener, manifold valve, full stream: Hi Cathi, I can t find anything on this model. Since it s almost 30 years old that doesn t really surprise me. I think your best bet is to contact Sears directly. You may find it actually cheaper to purchase a new one. They have made tremendous improvements...

Home Improvement--General: water softener, slow drainage, heating element
slow drainage, heating element, drain hose: Hi Sam, I suspect the rust colored flecks you are seeing is actually some of the softener resin. The softener contains sodium zeolite resin which are actually very small beads. This is where the chemical reaction in the softener takes place, i.e. the calcium...

Home Improvement--General: water, elastomeric paint, water proof
elastomeric paint, water proof, basment: I will tell you the basic remedies and hope some of them are doable in your situation. Dig a trench in the area, about 6 deep and fill full of gravel and have it slope away or around the house. Dig out 6 of dirt near the foundation and pour concrete...

Home Improvement--General: waterproofing concrete, french drain system, waterproofing concrete
french drain system, waterproofing concrete, water runoff: Hi Milt, I think you are looking in the wrong direction. You should be looking for ways to waterproof your basement or diverting the water from your drive. As long as the water is flowing down the driveway, it needs no waterproofing. I would suggest...

Home Improvement--General: waterproofing exterior walls from the interior, electric insulation, polystyrene foam
electric insulation, polystyrene foam, tarboard: Michael, The short answer is no, there is nothing to waterproof sheathing boards with from the inside. I have not come across a reference to 1/4 tarboards before so do not know what material that is. You may mean an asphalt saturated fiber board or...

Home Improvement--General: waterproofing foundation wall, waterproofing system, waterproofing membrane
waterproofing system, waterproofing membrane, foundation waterproofing: Jan, First, the proper way to place a drain tile is to set it in a bed of gravel aside the footer, not on top of the footer. Then cover it with gravel and slope it 1 in 1 to daylight or a solid pipe drainage system that carries water to a storm sewer....

Home Improvement--General: waterproofing foundation wall & tinting cement patio, colored cement, wheel barrow
colored cement, wheel barrow, cement ratio: Ken, Your plan can work if you do every step very well. In other words, no skips in the tar, no tears in the plastic, etc. I would use foundation compound rather than roofing and I would use a much heavier plastic like 10 mil. When you backfill you can...

Home Improvement--General: waterproofing plaster, portland cement, shower areas
portland cement, shower areas, water proof: not sure what bullseye is .?? i would think you could paint it with drylok,other wise use a bonding agent first like link,and then paint with drylok.i always hate to see paint used in shower areas,long term will damage the walls,tile or fiber glass pannels...

Home Improvement--General: weather-worn deck, grade lumber, protective stain
grade lumber, protective stain, lumber yards: If the wood is the typical pressure treated as in a construction grade, it was used to prevent decay and infestations. It is not, however a good deck grade lumber. It is rough, usually the lumber yards will send out the worst of their stock to be treated....

Home Improvement--General: weatherproofing, metal foil tape, air leaks
metal foil tape, air leaks, heat vent: Dear Stacy, As a short term band-aid measure, turn the fan control on your thermostat from auto to on . This will circulate air around the entire house such that all the rooms will be closer to the same temperature. Step 2 would be to reduce air...

Home Improvement--General: weight of fish tanks, fish tanks, floor structure
fish tanks, floor structure, support beam: Kathy, I can not give structural advise without seeing the site. So what follows is all open to what the real condition is. IF the floor is designed for current codes of 40#/SF you would need to distribute the 1244# of water over 31 square feet. 112...

Home Improvement--General: wet basement, inch diameter holes, drain tile
inch diameter holes, drain tile, slab floor: Dear Heather, Thanks for your question. This is suspicious for a couple of reasons. One is that houses that old normally don t have drain tile, and secondly, drain tile never does anything by itself, it is only part of a system of many components, and...

Home Improvement--General: wet basement, elastomeric paints, epoxy paint
elastomeric paints, epoxy paint, leak proof: An epoxy paint or elastomeric paints do a good job in sealing the interior of the concrete. As long as water does not leach in, it will hold off considerable moisture. You have a really good plan...all of them will help in the long run. Good planning...

Home Improvement--General: wet basement wall, wet basement wall, water in the basement
wet basement wall, water in the basement, concreate: Alex, I m sure I can give you some assistance, but I need to understand more about the circumstances existing. Several questions might help. Where do you see the water, on the floor, on the walls, which walls, where on the walls? How much water are...

Home Improvement--General: wet basement, wet basement, heavy snow
wet basement, heavy snow, infiltration: Nothing will seal the concrete from the inside, that will prevent the seapage. Only recourse to effect the treatment is to coat the exterior of the wall. Lots of work....but that s what it takes. IF the wall was sealed during the construction...it could...

Home Improvement--General: wet carpet, replacing carpet, wet carpet
replacing carpet, wet carpet, musty smell: it should go away. the problem is mold. if it is a one time soaking, and dries some what quick it should be ok, i d pull the carpet up so the pad can dry out. if this is more recuring then mold will likely develop. once or twice would be fine....

Home Improvement--General: wet carpet, wet carpet, jeffrey cohn
wet carpet, jeffrey cohn, disenfectant: Hi David, Here s what I would do. First lift the carpet( becarefull and slow) and remove the pad. Get an air mover and dehumidifier( commercial) for carpet at either Lowe s or Home depot or your nearest rent center. Let it sit for three days and don...

Home Improvement--General: wet crawl space, rigid foam insulation, wet crawl space
rigid foam insulation, wet crawl space, dirt floor: Grace, Crawl spaces do well in some locations and climates, but not so well in others. Southern DE is very humid for a good part of the year. The condensation likely comes from two possible sources (or a combination of the two): (1) The air conditioned...

Home Improvement--General: wet window, coldest weather, relative humidity
coldest weather, relative humidity, storm window: Dear Karen, I apologize for the delay in responding...I was away from my desk for a couple of weeks and I forgot to notify the all-experts staff. The usual way to solve this problem is to install a relatively airtight storm window on the outside of the...

Home Improvement--General: wetness/condensation, air infiltration, proper weather
air infiltration, proper weather, humidity levels: Hi Fred, Did you have extra cooking going on in your home in the last 36 hours? Probably. Do you take showers lately? Probably. These increase your humidity levels greatly. Condensation occurs at the low points of air infiltration. The lowest R-values,...

Home Improvement--General: wetness by window wall, brick veneer, constant rain
brick veneer, constant rain, plumbing leak: Edith, Obviously, the source of the leak was not where the contractor caulked. I can t offer any solution because I have no details about the house, for example, I don t know if it is a brick veneer, vinyl sided, wood sided, aluminium sided, stucco, log,...

Home Improvement--General: widow condensation, dehumidifire, argon gas
dehumidifire, argon gas, weatherstrips: Hi Dan, I understand that the windows are pvc and have argon gas in the sealed units. Let s start by going over the window. A great window, whether PVC , Aluminum, Wood or Fiberglass and Hybrid....will have a minimum of triple weather stripping from...

Home Improvement--General: window, little space, backer
little space, backer, silicone: yes you can use silicone. If the gap is large you can buy backer bead which is a round foam that you can stuff into the crack to fill up the gaps and give the silicone something to adhere to. Here is a web link that describes this; http://www.onthehouse.com/tips/2001062...

Home Improvement--General: window, michael bruns, drywall compound
michael bruns, drywall compound, genuine allexperts expert: Hello Your best bet would be to fill this gap with drywall compound and then touch it up with the paint you used to paint the wall with. Im assuming this gap goes behind the trim they used to trim the window with, so you would have better luck if you popped...

Home Improvement--General: window, installation suggestions, basement window
installation suggestions, basement window, caulk: The rough opening is usually within 1/2 of the call size of the window but it depends on the make of window. Best to purchase the window then follow the specs. If you buy a window with nail flanges you ll be able to seal it easily with caulk at installation....

Home Improvement--General: window awnings, retractable awning, window awnings
retractable awning, window awnings, floor addition: I have not done of alot of that work, due to the expense. I have taken several down, for reasons of the homeowner, but It is very difficult to put up. The fully retractable are very heavy and require a super solid mount to hold it. The rolling retractable...

Home Improvement--General: window condensation, automatic humidifier, window condensation
automatic humidifier, window condensation, damp crawl space: Dear Lucy, Here are the likely causes. 1.) you are living in a cold climate but have single pane windows. If that is the case, get storm windows. 2.) you have a source of moisture in your home, such as a wet basement, a damp crawl space, a hidden...

Home Improvement--General: how to make a window frame, window sash, nail holes
window sash, nail holes, kitchen windows: Mary, I assume you are working on an all wood window. I believe you are referring to the window casing not the frame (?). The frame is the part that holds the operating or fixed section(s) of window (sash). The casing is typically nailed into the house...

Home Improvement--General: window frames, metal window frames, diy projects
metal window frames, diy projects, plastic coverings: Hi Michelle, Congrats on your first house and welcome to the world of maintaining it. From what you describe I would think that caulking the outside of the frames would mostly solve your problem. When you can afford it I would recommend new windows but...

Home Improvement--General: window framing, rough framing, window framing
rough framing, window framing, double windows: 1) 2 x 4 s are fine for a non weight bearing wall. For a weight bearing wall, if these are single windows, 2 x 4 s are sufficient. Double windows or larger need a bigger header. Yes the blocks above the opening are on the wall layout(16 or 24 centers). ...

Home Improvement--General: window glass replacement, double pane glass, window glass replacement
double pane glass, window glass replacement, vinyl window: can t likely do it. i ve never seen a vinyl window you can take glass out of. the vinyl which holds the glass is plastic welded and set for life. if you could cut vinyl and re-attach it, you could theratically replace the glass. the other thing...

Home Improvement--General: window glazing, latex paint, compatibility problem
latex paint, compatibility problem, grade oil: Follow up, I realized after answering this that I didn t address your actual question - what to do. If the paint is peeling you have two choices: carefully soften it with a heat gun and remove it (be careful not to overheat the glass), or if the glazing...

Home Improvement--General: window installation, rough framing, cross member
rough framing, cross member, crossmember: A little generic information may guide you. For the over head beam...rule is 1 thick to 1 foot length. A 3 wide opening would need a 4x4. A 4 wide opening will need 4x4 + a 2x4. 5 wide is 4x6 and so on. The sides need to be at least double 2x4s....

Home Improvement--General: window installation, construction performance, professional builders
construction performance, professional builders, performance guidelines: Hi Kelly, Does the trim cover the exposed voids left by the drywall? No, the drywall is simply a basic wall covering for a wall system. As such, it does not have to be fitted the same around an opening. Yes, it looks better if it is, but the trim covers...

Home Improvement--General: window leak, window leaks, carpet installers
window leaks, carpet installers, investigative tools: Don t worry about asking for free help, that s why we re here. I wish you would have started asking questions before you let that other person cut away your support beam. That header beam was there to prevent exactly what happened. Any time your not sure of...

Home Improvement--General: window leaks, window leaks, pella window
window leaks, pella window, home inspector: If the window is deemed NOT defective, it is the installation that IS. The builder is ultimately responsible. In either case the builder is responsible for your satisfaction. If Pella stands by their product, I think they do....the builder should have no...

Home Improvement--General: window opening, good luck good luck, foot span
good luck good luck, foot span, size steel: I m wondiring why you would want a window in your foundation, so I m going to assume that you have a basement, and you want to carry over for the ground floor. Depending on the number of floors above ground, you would want about 6 I-beam up to a four foot...

Home Improvement--General: window question, heat savings, lumber yard
heat savings, lumber yard, wall paint: TO CHUY RE :NEW WINDOW.. Chuy,, the easiest way is to use a standard replacement window..These windows can be ordered at a good lumber yard ...You can get them to within 1/8 in of any opening... replacement windows are mounted in the...

Home Improvement--General: window replacement, dual glass, aluminum frame
dual glass, aluminum frame, window configurations: Hi Taum, Without knowing the make and model of the window, no. There are many window configurations and styles, some by national companies and many are manufactured at the local level, each with it s own specialty installation. I am assuming that...

Home Improvement--General: window replacement, lincoln windows, uv ratings
lincoln windows, uv ratings, glass pane: Hello Joyce, Chicago, Brrrr! I am originally from further South at Mt Venon and Carbondale. It seem like all window manufactures have windows to suit most any market/price range. You can sort them out by learning from reading online at the manufactures...

Home Improvement--General: window replacement, replacement window sash, sash replacement
replacement window sash, sash replacement, correct measurement: Hi tj, Corner to corner tells you if it is in square. A small level across the bottom checks level. A parallel measurement every six inches from top to bottom (horizontal) tells is the window varies in width. Do similar as you move from left to right. Using...

Home Improvement--General: window replacement, personal preference, window manufacturer
personal preference, window manufacturer, vinyl window: The reeplacement windows should be rated for energy efficiency making it easy to compare - if you live by a Home Depot or a Lowes you can get a good education by comparing the ratings of the many brands of windows they carry. Wood or vinyl is personal preference....

Home Improvement--General: window replacement, freak thing, vacuum seal
freak thing, vacuum seal, vinyl aluminum: Hi Lori, Thank you kindly for the supplementary information. I have a much better idea now. I wold estimate that the upper portion of the window had to be removed to be able to repair the failed unit. This means that the unit was manipulated and was...

Home Improvement--General: window replacement, lap siding, steel framed windows
lap siding, steel framed windows, masonry walls: Hello Annie, Usually this works best from the inside of your home. Safely remove the sashes the best way you can. Cut the frame into somewhere about the middle of the sides, top and bottom. Yes, you must cut the nailing flange too. You may use a circle saw...

Home Improvement--General: window trim, vinyl color, anderson windows
vinyl color, anderson windows, greens: Karen, Sorry I do not have reference to a Anderson green vinyl match for any manufacturer. You are in a hard place of needing to go manufacture by manufacturer to find greens that are close and then get samples to confirm. After that there will be...

Home Improvement--General: window tube flash, window leaks, insulation batts
window leaks, insulation batts, foam insulation: Hi Anne, The fact that the house doesn t have any outside covering is important information when asking about leaky windows. The rain can come through the typar if is it ripped or torn. The typar isn t really made to be weathered for a prolonged length...

Home Improvement--General: window weather stripping, double pane windows, triple pane windows
double pane windows, triple pane windows, window sashes: Dear Matt, The usual weatherstrip for this type of window is a brush-like strip that is attached to the window sash where it slides against the track. If your windows do not have any, then sometimes you can find some sold separately and add it on, but that...

Home Improvement--General: window weather stripping, window sashes, windows and doors
window sashes, windows and doors, double hung windows: There is supposed to be a fuzzy strip in the tracks to reduce air travel. Windows and doors are not air tight. All houses need to breath. Are your sashes removable for cleaning. If so, that would expose the fuzzy strip for inspection and replacement. ...

Home Improvement--General: window, double hungs, double windows
double hungs, double windows, inner frame: There are companies that do just what you need. They build replacement windows to fit into an existing window frame. They have a fudge factor for irregularities but all you do is remove the glass. Even if that means breaking the glass, you can then install...

Home Improvement--General: Do you do windows?, lincoln windows, construction windows
lincoln windows, construction windows, glass pane: Hello Dean, Yes, we do windows, lots of windows. All windows have a ASME rating from the independent manufacture rating system. Energy Star rated anything is better, and at the top of the line. Windows with equal ASME ratings will have the same quality...

Home Improvement--General: windows, visual dimensions, glass area
visual dimensions, glass area, construction windows: Joe: Replacement windows usually fit over the existing window frame to avoid removing the trim , cutting out the nails, repairing the wall, insulating and painting and of course the cost of time and materials involved. It is the cheaper way to upgrade...

Home Improvement--General: windows, ugly window, construction windows
ugly window, construction windows, window frame: Joe, New construction windows go under the outer layer. They put the windows in and then put the stucco, siding on the house. Replacement windows are easy to mount and actually go inside the new construction windows and stay on the outside of the house....

Home Improvement--General: windows, double pane glass, gas argon
double pane glass, gas argon, glass breaks: Tatiana, The short answer is no. Double pane glass is specially manufactured to remove the air and moisture from between the panes and often fill it with another gas (argon). The process requires special equipment. Once the seal on double pane glass...

Home Improvement--General: windows, prestamped envelopes, basement crawlspace
prestamped envelopes, basement crawlspace, humidity level: The cold weather is upon us and Condensation questions are quickly on the rise. It s common to get some moisture on the glass in extreme freezing temperatures. So common that you can call most window and door manufacturers and at your request they have preprinted...

Home Improvement--General: windows, vinyl extrusions, consumers digest
vinyl extrusions, consumers digest, best buy: It will look a little out of place having just the window trim painted. Usually, what I find, is that after I replace people s windows, they are inclined to (Depending on the pocketbook) paint the rest of the interior trim, replace furniture, carpeting, etc.....

Home Improvement--General: windows, safety goggles, heat ducts
safety goggles, heat ducts, french doors: John, You can turn up the heat. If you have a humidifier you can reduce the humidity. You can put a small fan to blow on the bottom of the door to evaporate the moisture that collects or try turning the house fan on manual to circulate air continuously...

Home Improvement--General: windows, wgow, existing materials
wgow, existing materials, wood deterioration: Hey Lauren, Yes, flashing and wrapping a home that has brick could be done, but I doubt most of us will ever do it becaause it involves removing the brick and then installing the new choice for siding. On the openings not protected by the eaves, it would...

Home Improvement--General: windows, maggie maggie, double hung windows
maggie maggie, double hung windows, drip edge: Maggie: Windows are not supposed to leak when it rains so you can assume that something is not correct and needs to be fixed. I can not tell from the information provided what the leak is due to. Windows are water protected by several means. 1)...

Home Improvement--General: windows, cold snap, pressure differences
cold snap, pressure differences, pieces of glass: As a general rule...if the product is made correctly...it will stand the test of time. If an object were to hit it....icle....it could crack. Faulty manufacturing will result quite often, in a cracking window. People arnt purfect. It has been said that...

Home Improvement--General: windows, thermal shock, dead birds
thermal shock, dead birds, insulated glass: Jan: Thermal shock is when a very cold material is heated too rapidly for expansion stress to spread evenly. The resulting stress in the material will fracture, break, shatter it. Thermal shock isn t something that putty will solve as the stress is in...

Home Improvement--General: windows, wood framing, brick house
wood framing, brick house, break the glass: Normally there is a plastic or rubber bead that you can pull out and then the glass has a way to come out. It will probably be glued in with silicone. On the other hand, they sometimes build the frame ON the glass, meaning that it is captive to the frame....

Home Improvement--General: windows, thermal windows, window manufacturer
thermal windows, window manufacturer, millwork: Dino, If moisture has entered the space between the glass the seal has been broken. The glass needs to be replaced. Depending on the type of window it is usually cheaper to replace the whole sash. In some cases that is the only option. You will need...

Home Improvement--General: windows, temperature swing, cold snap
temperature swing, cold snap, thermal shock: Jan: I have had this question before on a picture window but coming from a different angle. The bottom line is I don t know if temperature change alone would cause a window to crack. A sudden change from cold to hot or visa versa will shatter it by...

Home Improvement--General: windows, vinyl replacement windows, floor furnaces
vinyl replacement windows, floor furnaces, humidity problem: Some heating systems actually create moisture in the house. As you know, at 20 degrees and less the moisture is minimalized...or frozen. Your water is in the house and/or being created inside. You need more air movement within the house. Moving air will...

Home Improvement--General: windows won't close tightly, anderson windows, good answer
anderson windows, good answer, crank: Hello Janice, Those that we have disassembled in the past were composed of two meshing gears. A tooth on one was bent, and that is probably your problem too. When we attempted to realign the tooth, it broke. Since, we have simply purchased the window lock...

Home Improvement--General: windows, randy anderson, pease
randy anderson, pease, lockheed: Anderson is hard to beat....except for the price. If PEASE is still in your area (used to be NY or chicago) they make a comperable assembly with a slightly lower price. These are the ones I am familiar with, so cant pass judgement on the options you give...

Home Improvement--General: wiring, double rocker, voltage detector
double rocker, voltage detector, pen style: Bill, First I have to say that due to the risk (of fire or electrocution), all wiring should be done by a properly trained electrician. Although you might be able to judge your ability to do this safely, there are other readers of these messages who cannot...

Home Improvement--General: wiring in a basement, chicago loft, masonry drill bit
chicago loft, masonry drill bit, brick exterior: Hmmm. The first question I d ask is if you are against the look of exposed conduit. Here in Chicago, loft spaces are plentiful and exposed conduit over brick walls is the norm. On the other hand, if you do not like the look of conduit, you could use a surface...

Home Improvement--General: wiring ceiling fan, replacing a ceiling fan, white strip
replacing a ceiling fan, white strip, fan motor: Let me back you up for a moment. You have a black, white and black/white strip wires on the fan. You have 4 wires in the ceiling...one should be black for the fan motor, one should be white for the white of the fan, one may be black or red or whatever from...

Home Improvement--General: wiring, electrical experts, double rocker
electrical experts, double rocker, rocker switch: Bill, I m not and electrcian so you might get better information by asking one of the electrical experts. Here is something to start with. From your description you have a three wire cable coming into the switch box. The red cable is for a second power...

Home Improvement--General: wood beam (header) on brick wall after demolition, roof span, brick wall
roof span, brick wall, point loads: Roger, I can t answer your question without more information. I need to know what is the wall in question holding up; a roof or a roof and a second floor. If only a roof, how far does the roof span before it is supported on the other side. If a second...

Home Improvement--General: wood beam in the back of house, insect infestation, brick patio
insect infestation, brick patio, wood beam: Hi Rosie, The easiest test to check if it is a wood beam or not is to use a jack knife and dig into the beam. The first thing you should do is treat the exposed beam as soon as possible. It should be treated for rot and insect infestation. I would then...

Home Improvement--General: wood composites, wood composites, composite decks
wood composites, composite decks, wood decks: Hi Harrison, I should point out that I have not personally installed any of the composite decks. I remain old fashioned and prefer the wood decks for various reasons. However, I have several friends in the business and the product that they overwhelmingly...

Home Improvement--General: wood into concrete, concrete screws, wood putty
concrete screws, wood putty, floot: George, Get a small slat(thin piece of wood) to go underneath the trim piece. Screw this in with a couple of concrete screws. Then take your top trim piece and use some finish nails or brad nails to atttach this in place. Then cover the nails with some...

Home Improvement--General: wood into concrete, concrete screws, wood putty
concrete screws, wood putty, liquid nails: Hello George, Countersinking the screws will allow you to fill with pre stained wood putty from your painting supplier. They also can custom mix the putty in some pro paint suppliers stores. Another option is to purchase a new piece of wood if she likes...

Home Improvement--General: wood deck material, pressure treated lumber, cedar posts
pressure treated lumber, cedar posts, cedar decking: Keith, At a minimum you should use pressure-treated (PT) for any material that will be in contact with the ground. I have done many decks using PT lumber for the structure, and cedar/redwood/Trex, etc. for the decking, for several reasons: (1) It is...

Home Improvement--General: wood flooring on stairs, engineered wood floors, installing engineered wood floors
engineered wood floors, installing engineered wood floors, hardwood flooring: Hi Ron, Normally the decision is based on the floor joists. You run the boards perpendicular to the floor joists. However, since you are laying on cement it is a matter of taste and which looks best to you. I don t think there is a right way or a wrong...

Home Improvement--General: wood flooring, glue dries, wood flooring
glue dries, wood flooring, hardwood flooring: Hi Jack I assume you are using a nailer to put the hardwood flooring down. You will probably have to rip the final piece on a table saw in order for it to fit. To get it down you can face nail it with a nail gun or you can glue it down. You can make wooden...

Home Improvement--General: wood foundations, wood foundations, jack posts
wood foundations, jack posts, complexities: Yes, you change the foundation. its a fair bit of work. the just of the process is to get beams and jack posts, support the whole house then raise it slightly. take out the old and put in the new. its a simple concept but has many complexities:...

Home Improvement--General: wood framing along concrete wall..., styrofoam insulation panels, pressure treated lumber
styrofoam insulation panels, pressure treated lumber, rigid insulation: Joe: I am not getting a clear idea of your intentions. From what I think I understand, you are going to fur out the garage walls. So you have some additional depth for electrical boxes AND rigid insulation without cutting the insulation. First: the...

Home Improvement--General: wood paneling, relative humidty, crackling sound
relative humidty, crackling sound, wood paneling: Dear Jeanne, hat s a hard one to answer from an email description, but I ll give it a try. There are a number of things that cause creaking in a house, but the main causes are weather related. Wind routinely causes a creaking or crackling sound when...

Home Improvement--General: wood protecting, marine spar varnish, side deck
marine spar varnish, side deck, piece of furniture: Hi Gabe, The short answer is no. I certainly wouldn t put a piece of furniture that I valued outside - especially in the Arizona sun! There are compounds that will help a little but nothing will prevent damage from extended doses of water and sunlight. ...

Home Improvement--General: wood stove and safe installation, metal drywall, dear annie
metal drywall, dear annie, literature package: Dear Annie, Like you, I am concerned. The proper thing to do right now is to check the manufacturer s specifications. For some models they are printed on the nameplate attached directly to the unit. For all of them, the literature package which must accompany...

Home Improvement--General: front wooden door, wood glue, putty knife
wood glue, putty knife, rough areas: Hi Don, It depends on if the cracks are in a structural part of the door (i.e. stile or panel joint) or if the wood itself has cracked. If it is in a structural part you will need to use some wood glue and clamps to repair it. If the crack is in the wood...

Home Improvement--General: putting a wooden suround around a fireplace, fire risk, suround
fire risk, suround, peice: Hi Maureen-Rose, I really can t answer this question without actually seeing the chimney. I would hate to give you some information that wasn t accurate and it cause a fire. I would suggest that you consult a contractor who can actually come to your home...

Home Improvement--General: wooden window frame rotting, wood putty, coat of paint
wood putty, coat of paint, wood stain: I take it from your answer that there is exposed wood on the exterior trim of the window bay. This is unusual in that nearly all woods require a coat of paint or they will decay within a few years. If the wood is cedar or another species that can withstand...

Home Improvement--General: how to work with backer board?, backer board, roofing nails
backer board, roofing nails, water proof: It will cut with a typical circular saw...very much dust. It will screw on to studs. Roofing nails are another good approach. The best reason for backer board...water proof. Green board which is normaly recommended for showers, deteriorates when it gets...

Home Improvement--General: working with asbestos siding, asbestos tiles, jeff pierson
asbestos tiles, jeff pierson, siding shingles: Environmental inspectors are not an issue in my area so what kind of hassle to expect I m not sure. There are replacement shingles available to replace your broken ones and they are made of some other composite material. Ask your local building materials provider...

Home Improvement--General: working with asbestos tile siding, asbestos tiles, jeff pierson
asbestos tiles, jeff pierson, rehab job: Jeff: Hazardous materials are out of the scope of anything I can help you with in this forum. Doing anything that creates dust (drilling, sanding, scrapping, pounding the heck out of) from an asbestos product is forbidden. Releasing the asbestos in particle...

Home Improvement--General: workshop floor, pole barn, woodshop
pole barn, woodshop, concrete floor: Hello Don I m assuming the concrete is somewhat level. I d likely use Dricore subfloor tiles. www.dricore.com and paint with protectant paint. i think they cost $1.50 a sq ft, come in 2 x2 pieces. easy to install, can be replaced, or taken...

Home Improvement--General: Is it worth it to rent a drywall sander, drywall sander, fog spray
drywall sander, fog spray, pole sand: tape off walls,use hot water in garden sprayer,and fog spray it.use wide drywall knife to scrape it off,if its to hard ,fog again,trying not to gouge ,or remove tape. we have special orbital sanders ,and vacuums,but are used very little,we pole sand most.also...

Home Improvement--General: Back yard patio remodel, hhome depot, concrete facade
hhome depot, concrete facade, kitchens baths: Joette, Home improvement shows. Those are my favorite places to go to look for new ideas. They are also great places to go for contractors that specialize in kitchens, baths and patios. I would check out the local paper and see if one is coming to your...

Home Improvement--General: Z Brick, plaster walls, heavy hammer
plaster walls, heavy hammer, adhesive residue: Dear Donna, Normally this type of finish would be removed with a relatively broad, say, two or three inch wide steel chisel and a heavy hammer. The chisel should be beveled, that is straight on one side of the blade and angled on the other. You will have...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Home Improvement TV show, home improvement tv show, trivia section
home improvement tv show, trivia section, gadda da vida: Hi, Ann, I m so sorry about the delay in answering! Hopefully the fact that I have an answer for you will make up for it! I present to you the Wikipedia link to the song you ve been searching for: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida You...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Tool Time Set prop, japanese pachinko, pachinko machine
japanese pachinko, pachinko machine, punches and dies: I believe the prop you re referring to is a salesman s screw display containing punches and dies in addition to screws, all arranged in an artistic pattern. This would fit in with Tim having been a salesman for Binford before he got the job hosting Tool Time...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Rooster Pitcher used on Home Improvement Show, prop store, family breakfast
prop store, family breakfast, ebay: The pitcher was a prop that was found in the prop store and so is likely to be pretty old - even more than the 18 years since the show started. It is therefore pretty unlikely that it is still being made. eBay is likely to be your only option. Sorry. ...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Randy Taylor on Home Improvement, jonathan taylor thomas, randy taylor
jonathan taylor thomas, randy taylor, costa rico: Hi, Rachel, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, who plated Randy, told Tim Allen he wanted the time off to focus on school to get ready for college. He ended up, however, using the time to make the movie Home for the Holidays . He may have focused on school after...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Car I want, shelby cobra replica, 427 shelby cobra
shelby cobra replica, 427 shelby cobra, conley precision engines: The episode is At Sea , which was the first episode of season six. The company which makes the miniature cars and engines is Conley Precision Engines, who have a website at http://www.conleyprecision.com/ You should be able to get all the details...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Episodes, personal collections, time elizabeth
personal collections, time elizabeth, personal copies: Hi, Paul, No, I don t believe the episodes are available for purchase anywhere. The best way to find them is to ask around the net for other fans who may be willing to make you copies of their personal collections. You might want to try a search on EBay...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Family Roles, intercom system, family roles
intercom system, family roles, group data: IMHO, I don t believe that ratio is correct. From all the episodes I ve ever seen, just about all of them, I ve noticed both Tim and Jill collaborate on the same disciplinary action rather than Tim yelling and then Jill yelling at a different time. There...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Final episode song, kenny rogers, best bet
kenny rogers, best bet, rare promo: Hi Emily, We ve Got It All was written by Kenny Rogers specifically for the finale of Home Improvement . Therefore, the song is only available on a rare promo CD single for the show. This is auctioned off from time to time at eBay (www.ebay.com) but...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Jonathan Taylor Thomas/Randy Taylor, mild hypothyroidism, hypothyroidism
Home Improvement (the TV Show): Jonathan Taylor Thomas/Randy Taylor, mild hypothyroidism, hypothyroidism, medical establishment

Home Improvement (the TV Show): 'jill taylor', high quality photos, quality publicity
Home Improvement (the TV Show): 'jill taylor', high quality photos, quality publicity, mgm records

Home Improvement (the TV Show): relationship, authoritative parenting, authoritarian parents
Home Improvement (the TV Show): relationship, authoritative parenting, authoritarian parents, punishment system

Home Improvement (the TV Show): TOOL TIME SET, two shots, bodybuilder
Home Improvement (the TV Show): TOOL TIME SET, two shots, bodybuilder, fcc

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Wilson, bows, fence
Home Improvement (the TV Show): Wilson, bows, fence, earl hindman

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Zach is married?, zachery ty bryan, matros
Home Improvement (the TV Show): Zach is married?, zachery ty bryan, matros, wedding

Home Improvement (the TV Show): ford c-cab truck, ford c, tool time
ford c, tool time, janie: Hi, Janie, Wow, I ve never been asked something so specific! And sadly, I don t have an answer to that. As you can imagine, there were A LOT of cars and trucks on Home Improvement over the years and I don t have a clear memory for many of them. (Especially...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Home Improvement, austin healy, jill taylor
austin healy, jill taylor, station wagon: Hi, Dan, Hmmmm... I m afraid I don t know *all* of them. The only two I can distinctly remember being mentioned as Jill s are the Nomad and the Austin Healy. Jill drove a station wagon at some point early on as well, but I don t think she was ever really...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Home Improvements, home improvements, job interview
home improvements, job interview, dishwasher: Hi, Andy, The first episode of Home Improvement was titled Pilot. In it, Jill goes on a job interview (doesn t get it) and Tim rewires the dishwasher, causing it to explode. Hope that helps! Elizabeth http://www.geocities.com/ekrolik2...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): home improvement, zachery ty bryan, laura diebel
zachery ty bryan, laura diebel, zachary ty bryan: Zachery Ty Bryan was born on October 9, 1981, which makes him 22 years old. Yes, he did play Brad. Tim Allen s ex-wife is Laura Diebel. They were married for 20 years before she filed for divorce in 1999. As for my favorite episode, it s very hard...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Jonathan Taylor Thomas/Randy Taylor, jonathan taylor thomas, cambridge massachussetts
jonathan taylor thomas, cambridge massachussetts, randy taylor: Danielle, 1) Jonathan is currently attending Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachussetts. I know because I have talked with someone who lives in the same dorm as him. Jonathan also signed a deal with FOX to star in a show, but terms have not been...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): 'jill taylor', lifetime cable network, law order special victims unit
lifetime cable network, law order special victims unit, special victims unit: Patricia Richardson currently stars in the medical drama Strong Medicine , which airs on the Lifetime cable network Sunday nights at 9 PM Eastern. Reruns play 5:00 PM Eastern Monday through Thursdays. In addition, Patricia starred in the 2001 miniseries...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): kenny rodgers song, series finale, kenny rodgers
series finale, kenny rodgers, kenny rogers: Hi Matt, Unfortunately, the Kenny Rogers song has only been released on a promotional, not-in-stores Series Finale CD handed out to the cast and crew of Home Improvement on its conclusion. You can try to track one of these down on the Internet, but...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): kenny rodgers song, home improvement archive, ebay
home improvement archive, ebay, kenny rodgers: You can download an MP3 of the song here at the Home Improvement Archive: http://www.hiarchive.co.uk/music/wevegotitall.mp3 The song has only been released on a promotional CD for the show s finale that was distributed to cast and crew members. They re...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): pictures on the net of..., taran noah smith, jonathan taylor thomas
taran noah smith, jonathan taylor thomas, zachary ty bryan: There are some captures from the first season on my site, together with a gallery - the address is http://www.hiarchive.co.uk/ and the captures are under the Episode Archive section. They may also be other sites with pictures under the Links section. You can...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): rare single, mail, uk music
mail, uk music, nara: Hi Nara, I apologize for the very late response. For some reason, mail is showing up with the right date but taking an unusually long time to actually get to me. Anyway, if you haven t already found the MP3, you can download it here: http://www.hiarchive.co.uk/music/wevegotitall.mp3...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): relationship, authoritarian style, freedoms
authoritarian style, freedoms, marriage: Hi, Fran, I m not exactly sure what you mean. I guess I d say that Tim and Jill have a very healthy marriage (they fight, but are clearly in love and always make-up) and they parent with an authoritarian style (they re the bosses, but the kids have some...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): song from last episode, long and winding road, ebay
long and winding road, ebay, kenny rogers: Yes, Kenny Rogers sang the song. As far as I am aware, it has never been released commerically. Promotional CDs have occasionally been for sale on eBay. There is an mp3 of the song on my website (http://www.hiarchive.co.uk/) under Reference and then ...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Three questions, jonathan taylor thomas, plot descriptions
jonathan taylor thomas, plot descriptions, lawn mower: Hi, Jennifer, I m so sorry it took me so long to answer! Let s see... 1) Did I say that a friend of mine met him? Hm, I don t remember that, but I heard that he s really nice. :) 2) The second episode of HI was called Mow Better Blues in which Mark...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): TOOL TIME SET, tool time, black and white photo
tool time, black and white photo, geronimo: Hi W.L. Thanks for the question. Unfortunately, I don t know the answer. I vaguely recall the photo you re referring to backstage on Tool Time, but I do not know of any significance it has. I m sorry I can t be of more help. I do know quite a bit about...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Wilson, earl hindman, character trait
earl hindman, character trait, camerawork: Bruce- The ONLY time that I have ever seen or heard of Wilson showing his face is in the very last episode during bows. Other than that, it s always been a character trait and a decision from Earl Hindman. I haven t seen any DVDs out or I would buy...

Home Improvement (the TV Show): Zach is married?, zachary ty bryan, cori carter
zachary ty bryan, cori carter, film actress: Hi, Unfortunately, I can t provide you with a definitive answer. Like you, I ve found some sources which state he was married in 2002 to Cori Carter and others which merely say he is engaged to Carly Matros, a longtime friend, to wed this summer after...

Home Inspection: Furnace needs replacing after purchase, carbon monoxide detectors, scary subjects
carbon monoxide detectors, scary subjects, flame pattern: Hello Barb, This is a legal question and should be asked to a lawyer. I ll add a few thoughts from my perspective. You may want to check on these so you have all the information available before getting your legal advice. Was it verified that the...

Home Inspection: Overall Home and Septic Inspection, bacon grease, downstairs toilet
bacon grease, downstairs toilet, mr mckenna: It is a tough call to say if the inspector was to blame on this one. If you agreed to have the inspector do only a visual inspection of the septic system and it was working on the day of the inspection, then he did his job. The faulty drain line showed...

Home Inspection: block older home, heating furnaces, john mckenna
heating furnaces, john mckenna, parquet floors: The energy efficiency of your central AC system will have a lot to do with the cost of running those units. A block house will hold the cool temperatures from the night before and cause the house to seem cooler for longer periods after the sun comes up during...

Home Inspection: Home Inspection - flooding problems, drainage issues, intense lightning
drainage issues, intense lightning, front porch: Poor drainage is a common problem and the damage it can cause is very serious. Moisture is conducive to mold, decay and wood destroying insects. Everyone involved in this transaction is suspect. I recommend that you seek legal advise from a qualified...

Home Inspection: home inspection problem, john mckenna, counter tops
john mckenna, counter tops, exterior walls: If the windows are old and made of wood, then the changing of humidity may cause some of the problem with the locking. If the windows are old and made of metal, but poorly crafted and installed, then they can sometimes develop this problem with age as well....

Home Inspection: Inspection Issues - Flooding, intense thunderstorm, front porch
intense thunderstorm, front porch, ponding: Poor drainage is a common problem and the damage it can cause is very serious. Moisture is conducive to mold, decay and wood destroying insects. Everyone involved in this transaction is suspect. I recommend that you seek legal advise from a qualified...

Home Inspection: Inspectior missed foundation problem, horizontal cracks, john mckenna
horizontal cracks, john mckenna, structural engineer: At this point, you need to verify if indeed it is an item in need of repair. Then you can decide what steps to take next with the inspector. It would seem that the inspector should have noted the cracks in their report, at the very least. If he did not,...

Home Inspection: possible negligence, mr mckenna, light switches
mr mckenna, light switches, sliding door: It sounds like you have some legitimate complaints. I would recommend that you contact your inspector and real estate agent with your issues. It is better to act sooner than later. If any repairs are done, they should be done by qualified Professionals...

Home Inspection: Condo Inspection, ac unit, home inspector
ac unit, home inspector, lifespan: Hi Jade, It sounds like a normal limitation concerning a home inspection. Further evaluation could have been obtained or recommended on any un-inspected item in the report. Inspectors are not required to take covers off HVAC equipment. If the unit...

Home Inspection: Unfair Billing of Home Inspection, john mckenna, home inspection company
john mckenna, home inspection company, problem thanks: You said you wanted a home inspection and you gave the agent permission to set it up. You received the report and signed off that you had received what YOU ORDERED. Pay your bill Sir. The home inspector should not be punished because he did his job. ...

Home Inspection: window well sump pump, john mckenna, safety precaution
john mckenna, safety precaution, water intrusion: Your asking me to give my opinion about something that I cannot see. Electrical analysis involves more than just the couple consideration you have referred to. I recommend you have a qualified electrician look at your items. Why not do it right and remove...

Home Inspection: negligent inspection?, false sense of security, recepticles
false sense of security, recepticles, repair job: I agree with you that the inspector should have at least tested a sample of plug outlets and reported the lack of proper grounding. This is a common deception by those who upgrade electrical system. They will add 3 prong plugs, but the old non-grounded...

Home Inspection: Plumbing, dirts, drain system
dirts, drain system, second floors: It sounds like the inspector pointed out the need to clean out the drain at the time of the inspection. Inspectors are only responsible for what is visible and cannot report on defects underground. I hope he told you very clearly that the garage could flood...

Home Inspection: 1923 home, aluminum siding, laundry area
aluminum siding, laundry area, knob and tube: Glad to be able to help you out, I know that home buying is a high risk adventure. Lopsided homes can indicate major work needed or actually some work may have already been done. Its not easy or recommended to try and jack up an old home, it moved into that...

Home Inspection: buying a 1923 home, walls siding, attic ventilation
walls siding, attic ventilation, lead paint: Good question! There is typically no way to be absolutely certain. Ask how long they have been a full time inspector and learn about their business. Do they have years of experience and do they work in an area with a lot of older homes? What requirements...

Home Inspection: country home, john mckenna, septic tanks
john mckenna, septic tanks, luck john: You need to have your septic system inspected before you buy the house, especially considering the age. There numerous issues that can go wrong with a septic system and other factors that must be looked at when inspecting these systems. If you gamble,...

Home Inspection: home inspection on a 1975 home, u s home, patio roof
u s home, patio roof, something fishy: You need to hire a home inspector to tell you what things need repair in this house. Here are some tips to hire a home inspector. 1- Ask if they have references from the local realtors and if the realtors are willing to give them a good recommendation....

Home Inspection: 1943 home, Remodeling, adding a second story
Remodeling, adding a second story: Sorry for the late answer! I did not get the first e-mail so the system sent another. I obviously have not seen the home and I do not know where it is, but I ll tell you what I would do based on a couple of assumptions. 1. You plan to expand into the...

Home Inspection: buying a 1948 home, bellingham wa home inspector, whatcom county home inspection
bellingham wa home inspector, whatcom county home inspection, king of the house: Esther, I do not know that I can, legally, answer that question. That is a question of law. There is a law against practicing law without a license. However, I do know that, generally in contract law, realizing that I am a non-attorney, a contract is...

Home Inspection: buying an older home, john mckenna, car carport
john mckenna, car carport, back porch: Always get a home inspection. There are hundreds of possible defects that could be hidden from your eyes.... electrical safety issues, hidden moisture that can cause mold (need an infrared camera and moisture meter), defective Heat-AC, Unseen structural issues...

Home Inspection: Home Inspection on Foreclosed home, FHA, Hud
FHA, Hud, Bellingham wa home inspector: Jackie, The problem you ask about is common. Banks have homes they need to sell, yet they do not want to be cooperative as far as helping potential buyers actually buy the distressed homes. Merely from the standpoint of knowing what you are buying,...

Home Inspection: real estate laws, carbon monoxide detector, carbon monoxide detectors
carbon monoxide detector, carbon monoxide detectors, buying a new furnace: Its generally considered legal to sell anything in any condition but any known problems with a house should be disclosed to the buyer. The problem is in proving the exact point in time that the carbon monoxide leak started and did the seller really know...

Home Inspection: water damage, water stains, home inspection
water stains, home inspection: I am always concerned when I see water stains. I would want to know the cause of each stain and the condition of the walls or ceilings in these areas. The other side of the ceiling may can be seen from the attic. Any wall areas that experienced enough water...

Home Inspection: Bad stem wall between units, path of least resistance, chimney cap
path of least resistance, chimney cap, new cabinets: Jennifer, Sorry to hear about all of the problems with your townhome. Issues such as these are best answered by a real estate attorney in your local area. You may also need to have an independent contractor or engineer present during the work to ensure...

Home Inspection: Home Inspection, first time home buyer, inspection report ratings
first time home buyer, inspection report ratings: Hello Jessica, First some general information about inspection reports. There is no national standard for report format or ratings and in many cases no state standards. Many reports do have a section at the beginning of the report that explains what each...

Home Inspection: 1949 home, bellingham home inspector, whatcom county home inspector
bellingham home inspector, whatcom county home inspector, anacortes home inspector: Esther, Chances are no inspector can tell you what is under the siding, unless there is a piece missing, a knot hole in it or if it is vinyl, sometimes, one can see beneath it. I do not see where an infrared inspector could do much more for you. Such a...

Home Inspection: 1959 home, bellingham wa home inspector, whatcom county home inspector
bellingham wa home inspector, whatcom county home inspector: It is probable that a popcorn textured ceiling put in before the mid 1980s would have asbestos fibers in it. Generally, we just suggest that you keep it well-painted to contain the material. For a reasonable cost, a few samples could be taken and sent to...

Home Inspection: Gustavo, home inspection franchise, franchise companies
home inspection franchise, franchise companies, direction home: Sorry I don t speak Spanish very well and write it worse. The only thing that comes to mind is for you to contact some of the inspector organizations like InterNACHI, ASHI, NAHI, etc. Perhaps they could point you in the right direction. Home inspection franchise...

Home Inspection: 1930 home, aluminum siding, humidity in the home
aluminum siding, humidity in the home, plumbing repairs: Sounds like you need an inspection. If a ceiling is wet, unless a plumbing fixture is above -- or unless there is high humidity in the home -- then it is likely to be a roof leak. Plumbing repairs, cost, depends on how much of the system requires repair. If...

Home Inspection: Building inspector missed the potential for damp., government inspection, building inspector
government inspection, building inspector, seal of approval: Sorry to hear about this issue. The laws there are probably different from here and you really need to consult an attorney or solicitor as they are called there. I will give the following information just as that and do not guarantee the accuracy of it as...

Home Inspection: Home inspector didn't spot the potential for damp., john mckenna, building inspector
john mckenna, building inspector, seal of approval: It sounds like you need to take the contractor and the inspector to court. Go get a good lawyer now.! Hope this helps, John McKenna, CMI Certified Master Inspector American Home Inspection http://texas-inspection.com Infrared Certified Training...

Home Inspection: mold, reply asap, mold inspectors
reply asap, mold inspectors, septic tank: Not all home inspectors are a qualified (and licensed if needed) mold inspector and even some mold inspectors are not very good. Some molds are not easily detected by a casual inspection. Most inspectors will not search for a septic system below ground....

Home Inspection: North Carolina, termite colonies, wall studs
termite colonies, wall studs, infrared cameras: Richard, I have not seen any published numbers on this. The difference between termite activity and termite infestation can make a major difference in the numbers also. You can figure about one to four termite colonies per acre in this area. ...

Home Inspection: septic system, septic tank installations, environmental health dept
septic tank installations, environmental health dept, local health department: Hello Esther, Call your local health department or county building inspector to find out what agency in your area inspects septic tank installations. Given the address, they should be able to give you some details on the septic system and let you know what...

Home Inspection: FHA inspection, wall receptacles, fha loan
wall receptacles, fha loan, gfci outlet: Hi Carol, It seems FHA only cares about things that they actually know about and it sounds like they may be reading the inspection report. The only correct way to use 3-prong outlets on 2-wire circuits is to install GFCI protection on the circuits AND...

Home Inspection: FHA Inspection, fha, independent inspector
fha, independent inspector, fha inspector: I can give you most of the information but as with anything that involves the govt. there could be suprises. Some FHA loans will require an fha inspector. These are typically 10 minute walk through type inspections. You should not rely on that at all to...

Home Inspection: getting a good home inspector, errors and omission insurance, plumbing leaks
errors and omission insurance, plumbing leaks, john mckenna: There are several factors to consider when choosing a qualified home inspectors. Your on the right track when you are concerned about picking the right one, instead of depending on someone else to do it for you (especially if they are making a commission...

Home Inspection: termite problem, mold mildew, signs of termites
mold mildew, signs of termites, mold problem: Hi Esther If the termites are visible then they should be able to exterminated completely! I would have a licensed, reputable, local pest control company do a full review of the property for possible hidden infestations and or damage. I do not know who...

Home Inspection: termite problem, bellingham home inspector, termites
bellingham home inspector, termites, king of the house: Esther, Who needs to do the inspection depends on your state. In Washington, where I live, a home inspector may do the inspection if he or she is a licensed structural pest inspector. I do not know in Texas, but I see that there are licensed termite inspectors,...

Home Inspection: treatment of termites, termite problems, termite problem
termite problems, termite problem, termite inspector: The severity of termite problems depends on how long they have been present, the damage they have done and the species. The subterranean species can be very destructive, especially the Formosan but it is only present in some coastal states. If damage is extensive...

Home Inspection: buying a 1940s home, aluminum siding, wood shingles
aluminum siding, wood shingles, pier and beam: Hello Ester, In general terms you are correct that it is less expensive to rewire or replumb a small home compared to a larger home because there are less time and materials. If the home is single story and on a crawlspace, it can be replumbed and rewired...

Home Inspection: foundation crack 1920's home, home inspector, inspection
home inspector, inspection, foundation crack: Most inspectors just recommend an engineer for foundation cracking issues. Close examination of the crack by an experienced inspector or engineer can yield clues as to the cause and whether or not repairs are needed. At the minimum you should have them sealed...

Home Inspection: mold issue not disclosed during inspection, roof joists, john mckenna
roof joists, john mckenna, black mold: The first thing you need to do is contact the inspector and see what his response is. Then if you are not happy, contact the proper professionals to inspect and document your defects. The sooner the better. You can use this proof and documentation to...

Home Inspection: air duct cleaning
Some do and some don t. Cleaning ducts can be very complicated and will often do more harm than good. Find one that removes all registers and uses hepa filters. Some experts feel that some amount of dust in the dust actually assists in filtering the air...

Home Inspection: issues missed in home inspection, furnace inspection
furnace inspection: This is always a difficult question to answer as every home inspector has different inspection protocols and different State and association SOP s. Regarding the furnace it is hard to imagine how any inspector could say the furnace was OK without having...

Home Inspection: changing outlets from 2 prong to 3 prong FHA approval, fha requirements, speedy reply
fha requirements, speedy reply, fha loan: I am not familiar with all the rules appraisers work under or FHA requirements as they change often. Depending on what they require and the local code interpretations it may be possible to install 3-prong outlets that have GFCI protection and a label on each...

Home Inspection: GFCI plugs in kitchen, fha appraiser, moving target
fha appraiser, moving target, fha loan: Hello Catherine, I have seen more situations like this than I can count over the last couple of years. I do not have enough details here to understand who said what but I typically see is that a home inspection will be accepted by the buyers and sellers...

Home Inspection: Water damage repair and an up coming home inspection, disclosing home repairs
disclosing home repairs: I get similar questions from a lot of home owners. The problem is that the answer would need to be in the opinion of your future inspector and your future home buyer. With that said, here is the way I look at it. I actually prefer to see where there has...

Home Inspection: Home inspections, independent inspector, lead paint
independent inspector, lead paint, environmental department: Andres, You will need the complete details on these items before you can place a dollar amount on them. Also what may seem costly to me may be reasonable to you. I recommend an inspection to determine the overall condition of the home. In this case that...

Home Inspection: home inspection??, termite pest control, exspense
termite pest control, exspense, legitimate concern: Hi Bev, floorbatting isnt good underneath a house and attracts moisture so they also want it pulled out for this reason. If that is the real concern(for them or anyone else) then it will typically be a relatively minimal expense for anyone to remove...

Home Inspection: water damage?, home inspector, bellingham
home inspector, bellingham, ferndale: Lilia, You are covering lots of ground there. I cannot give you a specific answer. Is there an overhang over the door? Is there a part of the roof that is over the door. When snow and ice cause a leak, but rain does not, it can be what is called an ice...

Home Inspection: fire rated doors, fire rated doors, fire separation
fire rated doors, fire separation, heat sensor: Hello Richard, First my apologies for the delayed reply. My email has been down for a few days and sporadic before that. I hope that is now corrected. Your question is not clear to me so I ll try to shed some light on the door issue. I assume this...

Home Inspection: point of sale inspection, initial paragraph, plumbing fixtures
initial paragraph, plumbing fixtures, inspection experience: Hi Melissa, Thank you for your question! There is a lot involved in getting a physical inspection; too much too list here. Take some time to interview some local inspectors. You should be looking for an inspector with lots of education and experience with...

Home Inspection: termites, pest control board, structural pest control
Home Inspection: termites, pest control board, structural pest control, structural pest control board

Home Inspection: termites, termite inspection, king of the house home inspection
termite inspection, king of the house home inspection, bellingham home inspection: Barbara, I am not in California but I would doubt it. That is the advantage of having the inspection done prior to closing. Had you had such an inspection, and the inspector missed them, then you could call the inspector. As it is, unless you can prove...

Home Inspection: Home inspection, john mckenna, electrical testers
john mckenna, electrical testers, home hope: It depends what you want. Not all home inspectors do the same job with equal quality. Some use advance tools such as moisture meters, thermal imaging and electrical testers...etc. You get what you pay for. The cost may vary from $300 to $500 for an average...

Home Inspection: Home inspection, narrative format, finished report
narrative format, finished report, home inspection: Hi Henry, I m not sure what you mean by your third try ; would you care to elaborate? The question stands: How do I pass a home inspection? The answer is: There is no pass/fail. Please forgive me if what follows is more basic than your current level...

Home Inspection: Home inspection, home inspections, writeup
home inspections, writeup, home inspection: I would need more information. Are you the seller/owner of a house that was inspected by a buyers inspector? Did you hire licensed contractors to make the repairs? What is the writeup(s) that keeps occurring? Generally home inspections are not pass/fail...

Home Inspection: Home inspection
I guess I would need more information as to what you mean by pass inspection. Is this with the same buyer---different buyers---jurisdictional inspection? Home inspections involved with real estate sales aren t typically considered designed to pass or fail...

Home Inspection: Purchasing a Home to Renovate, john mckenna, couple areas
john mckenna, couple areas, rowhouse: Having a building inspected before you make your final deal is ALWAYS better. Why not? The more you know now, then the better you can make an informed decision. Hope this helps. John McKenna, CMI Certified Master Inspector http://texas-inspection.com...

Home Inspection: Home Inspection Cost, independent attitude, local realtors
independent attitude, local realtors, remember 90: I recommend that you look for a home inspector who has met the qualifications to become a certified master inspector. See this website for a list of inspectors in your state. http://www.certifiedmasterinspector.org/ * completing 1,000 fee-paid inspections...

Home Inspection: electrical outlets in Kitchen and bathrooms for FHA loan, fha loan, gfci outlets
fha loan, gfci outlets, gfci outlet: Lucy, It is not clear from your comment where your GFCI protected outlets are located. GFCI outlets are designed to protect against electrocution when a person causes a ground fault. Water is not the only concern so over the years GFCI has also been required...

Home Inspection: Can I sell my home with plumbing improvements?, bellingham home inspector, ferndale home inspection
bellingham home inspector, ferndale home inspection, king of the house: Ian, Regardless of the circumstances, this sure does not sound like what they call a deal killer at a 100 year old home. As to your first question. If your friend is a real plumber, licensed, I would simply state that most of the plumbing was replaced...

Home Inspection: Wood rotting window not in inspection report
Hi Lauren, As you can imagine this is a difficult question. I guess I would recommend having another home inspector look at it and see if it can be determined if this is something that any home inspector should have caught. Not being there, I don t know...

Home Inspection: subdivision and inspections., home inspection, bellingham home inspector
home inspection, bellingham home inspector, whatcom county home inspection: Joyce, I can answer some of your questions, not everything. I do not know about subdivision fees in Florida. I suggest that you call the subdivision, they must have an acting manager and then ask that person. As to your inspection questions, the following...

Home Inspection: paying for repairs, landlord tenant law, ash management
landlord tenant law, ash management, paul ash: Sorry to hear about that. This is not a home inspection related question. A local real estate attorney would be the resource for information about landlord-tenant law. Loose tiles are a safety hazard and water can cause mold so you do have a valid complaint....

Home Inspection: Selling an inspection, Sell Home Inspection
Sell Home Inspection: Hi JoAnne, A property/home inspection is typically considered a legal document. It does belong to you,however, you may have signed a contract with the inspector(sometimes called and inspection agreement)that prevents the transference of the report/findings....

Home Inspection: Buyer wants seller to pay for septic, laundry machine, septic inspection
laundry machine, septic inspection, laundry room: It sounds like the washer is draining outside which is not allowed in many areas. Instead of another septic system you could look into a waste ejector pump that pumps the washer waste up and into the main house drain. Is there another laundry room in the...

Home Inspection: home inspection, plumbing leaks, property management company
plumbing leaks, property management company, termite inspection: The inspection is not complete until access is made to that crawlspace. If it is too low to the ground to access after an opening is made, that is not good either. You should check to see when the addition was built and if it had a permit. If the crawlspace...

Home Inspection: Cabinets under warranty with builder, bellingham home inspector, bellingham real estate inspector
bellingham home inspector, bellingham real estate inspector, kind of the house: You would want any business lawyer but, honestly, you are right that it is not a case any lawyer would be eager to take on. In the terms of lawyer s cases, it is small potatoes so you would, basically, have to pay for an hour or so of the lawyers time and...

Home Inspection: Advice about home inspection and furnace, carbon monoxide leakage, knob and tube wiring
carbon monoxide leakage, knob and tube wiring, fuse panel: I can t offer real estate advice but can offer some general advice on how to deal with inspection reports. Your report probably says to have an HVAC technician evaluate the furnace. You should ask for his recommendation in writing and use that for your negotiation...

Home Inspection: Home Inspection Question, john mckenna, slab foundation
john mckenna, slab foundation, home warranty: Absolutely, have a home inspection done. There are hundreds of items that need inspected. Many a brand new home that we have inspected turned out have major defects. You just never know. It is the best money you will ever spend. John McKenna, CMI Certified...

Home Inspection: Questionable legitimacy of a home inspection, italian floor tile, breach of contract
italian floor tile, breach of contract, invasive methods: The home inspector is limited to non-invasive methods of inspecting conditions that they observe. Listening to the sound of tiles, along with whatever else he found, sounds reasonable to me. The price of repairs was probably established by another contractor...

Home Inspection: Home inspection report, water supply piping, copper piping
water supply piping, copper piping, plumbing specialist: For each item, you should bring in a qualified Professional to evaluate and give you a cost for the repairs of the listed items (and surprises that they uncover)... before you buy the property. What other logical choice is there? John McKenna, CMI Certified...

Home Inspection: Electrical inspection falsified, electrical inspection, bellingham home inspector
electrical inspection, bellingham home inspector, licensed home inspection washington state: Hi, You have a can of worms there and there is no correct or simple answer. I do not know if you hired a real inspector or a buddy of the seller. If the inspector had a license, if your state has licensing for inspectors, then he had certain standards of...

Home Inspection: public or private, septic company, utility water
septic company, utility water, private system: You can call the city utility/water department and ask them if that address is connected to city sewer. If it is a private system you should call a septic company to pump it out and observe the condition with it open. Then you can proceed with your regular...

Home Inspection: roof leak
Heon, I think your question, as to your possible recourse, needs to be asked of an attorney in your state. That sort of thing varies from state to state as to what a seller might be concealing and responsible for. If you cannot prove the seller knew there...

Home Inspection: Give Home inspection report to seller?, purchase agreement, exact answer
purchase agreement, exact answer, home inspector: You will need a real estate attorney to give you the exact answer on this. Your report may also be considered the property of the inspector who probably had you sign an agreement that had something in it about sending the report to others. My guess is that...

Home Inspection: inspections, real estate contract, furniture rugs
real estate contract, furniture rugs, fish tank: That would depend on the real estate contract. There are lots of differences in the way things are done in each state. Please contact a local attorney to see what is going on exactly. Some questions he will have for you would include these, did you get a...

Home Inspection: Structural Issues
Hi Krish, Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. I was out of town for a while. I am not sure how much help I am going to be, but I will give it a shot. #1 Hairline cracks in a 60 s house are certainly normal and sometimes even seasonal (get...

Home Inspection: Structural and Termite inspection
I would wait on what the structural engineer says and be available to either allow them to open things up or to be there to open things up for them. Having a bug guy there at the same time would be a huge plus as well. The two together should be able to...

Home Organization: Home Organization, paint color, livable space
paint color, livable space, neutral color: Liz~ First off, don t panic! You said it yourself, you have too much stuff. Don t worry, that is the case with almost everyone I know. I would take a deep breath and attack this situation one step at a time. - Pick the room you wish to re-do. ...

Home Organization: Hello, decorative accent, book shelves
decorative accent, book shelves, accent pieces: Dear Vasilis, ακούσατε or Hello! My father was born in Saloniki. I don t know much Greek but, I did want to say a few words. Okay, when it comes to organizing your room, start by sorting your things out....

Home Organization: How to get started?, professional organizers, professional movers
professional organizers, professional movers, organization experts: Lisa, It can be overwhelming when you sit there and take it all in. Take a deep breath and look at the house by room. Do all the rooms need help? If so, that is okay too. Take it one room at a time. To answer your question, there are some services...

Home Organization: washcloths, tile man, towel racks
tile man, towel racks, towel rack: That is a bit of a pain. But rest assure, there are all kinds products out there. There are even suction cup towel racks for the shower or just about anywhere else you can think of. Perhaps you can install one in the shower or even use one on the outside....

Home Organization: wet washcloths, washcloths, washcloth
washcloths, washcloth, hamper: Amy~ Wet washcloths can collect bacteria even in just a few hours. Rather than throwing the wet washcloths into the hamper thus making everything in the hamper smell horrible, let them air dry first. If you use a new washcloth every time you shower...

Home Organization: papers everywhere, plastic storage containers, step at a time
Home Organization: papers everywhere, plastic storage containers, step at a time, boxes

Home Organization: papers everywhere, sister and brother, kids rooms
sister and brother, kids rooms, baby stuff: Dear Elsa, Okay take a deep breath. Take on one task at a time and you will soon find that you have accomplished your goal of organization. First things first, the storage for the closets. Of course use the top shelf and put some stuff there. Second,...

Home Organization: organization, search jewelry, jewelry stax
search jewelry, jewelry stax, amazon: Gail~ You have just described may possible things but, I will give it a try. I m thinking a jewelry organizer would work best. They are inexpensive for the most part and will hold everything you mentioned and then some. Perhaps these links will help...

Home Recording: How 2 start a home cheap recording studio with a pc., usb audio interface, mackie mixers
usb audio interface, mackie mixers, sony acid: The best mixer for your $ are Mackie mixers. There are small affordable mixers that cost as little as $199 such as the DFX6. But if you want to get started right away w/o a mixer a usb audio interface can plug right into your speakers an act as a subsitute...

Home Recording: Audio Setup, cheap bookshelves, rca rcd147
cheap bookshelves, rca rcd147, inch woofer: Hello,Mike,...What I Did,and,use,are Mordaunt-Short s(circa 1989),W/8 inch woofer,(they are British upper level Bookshelve s large,for an average listener s Aural Take ); Mirage M-260 s.(circa 1985),W/6.5 inch Woofer,(they are Canadien High End Audio Bookshelves,(slightly...

Home Recording: Audiophile 2496, audiophile 2496, tube mic
audiophile 2496, tube mic, rack space: Hello,Alex,...TheXenyx Series mixers come with a 2 channel USB interface,so you can use that to get into your computer,but for Condensers,you might want,say,Behringers T1953,Ultragain Tube Mic preamp,$149.00,or their,Mic200 Tube ultragain,$49.00,1953 is 2...

Home Recording: Basic Set Up!!, yamaha psr 350, delta 1010lt
yamaha psr 350, delta 1010lt, music vocals: Hello Vidi,...Lexicon s Omega,or,their Alpha,will do what you want,and,comes with Cubase software too.They are USB interfaces.Or you can go with a M-Audio Delta 1010Lt,...$199.(a PCI card)You will need a microphone,and,cable,Behringer,or,MXL,make good inexpensive...

Home Recording: bass, recording on computer, bridge pickup
recording on computer, bridge pickup, demo product: Hey Jimmie, the main rule in recording is: shit in, shit out. (Pardon the expression!) lol In any case, it basically means that if you didn t capture the sound you were looking for off the floor, do it again. If you start accepting sounds that are of poor...

Home Recording: Converting my Tascam 464 tape into Digital?, analogue to digital converters, track tape recorder
analogue to digital converters, track tape recorder, hardware recommendations: in short, ou need software that is capable of recording 4 tracks, and 4 tracks simultaneously. AND you need Analogue-to-Digital converters..4 channels of them. specific hardware recommendations are outside of my ability to recommend for this. I might...

Home Recording: Converting tape to digital, cassette tape player, soundblaster card
cassette tape player, soundblaster card, stereo mixer: Hello,Steve,...Right click the speaker icon on your taskbar,click on options-properties,select the record button for your soundcards mixer,click ok;the mixer should pop up,make sure you have the line in,or stereo mixer box checked.You should be good to go.Let...

Home Recording: cpu usage, cubase sx 2, asio drivers
cubase sx 2, asio drivers, athlon 2600: Hello,again,Jose,...Go into control panel/system /properties/performance options/advanced,..processor scheduling;click on adjust performance of; Background Services,click ok.This is to for ASIO drivers.If you are not using them,install,and,use them.They are...

Home Recording: Digital download, rca digital voice recorder, digital voice recorder
rca digital voice recorder, digital voice recorder, left hand corner: Hello,Victor,.. go to.www partnersinrhyme.com/pc/pcConv...,at the bottom of the page should be a Voc2Wav converter,(you will have to download it)At the bottom of the page,right click Twave21,and,click,open.If given the option,click,Run,not save.Files should...

Home Recording: Digitally Recording Multiple Voices ina Roundtable Discussion, types of microphones, gear recommendations
types of microphones, gear recommendations, preamps: Okay. 11-14 people are a LOT to mic individually, and I suspect that unless your environment is EXTREMELY live , or reverberant, you won t need to. I would suggest 1 mic for every two or three people, placed on small desk stands. You can always suggest...

Home Recording: e-mailing tracks, powered mixer, decent program
powered mixer, decent program, host interfaces: Hello again Tony,...Most DAWs support Host interfaces,made by whomever,...Protools,...not so much...You dont need a Powered mixer,a good line level mixer will do fine.youll want something that can handle a bunch of low impedence mics,(Behringer),Maybe a firewire...

Home Recording: Digital download, voice manager, digital voice
Home Recording: Digital download, voice manager, digital voice

Home Recording: Peavey MD II-B 16x2 mixer, condenser mics, tiny button
Home Recording: Peavey MD II-B 16x2 mixer, condenser mics, tiny button, exact model

Home Recording: Home Recording Mics, condenser mic, pre amp
condenser mic, pre amp, focusrite: Hello,Jared,...I don t think it s the Mic,if you have to scream;if there is a lot of background noise,you are not getting a good preamp signal from the mic.you should be able to get a great signal from a condenser,(with a decent preamp,which the focusrite...

Home Recording: Home recording solo jazz guitar, m audio delta 1010, solo jazz guitar
m audio delta 1010, solo jazz guitar, light bridge: Hello again,Jack,...I am going to a firewire interface,Profire light bridge by,M-Audio,so I can t tell you Not to use them.I think maybe they are faster than USB,but I Don t USE that format,so,I m biased.Digidesign s Firewire410 $299 ;Presonus s Firebox,(comes...

Home Recording: home music room, weight concrete, concrete blocks
weight concrete, concrete blocks, electric guitars: Hi Frances - For the building it self, soundproofing requires lots of weight... concrete blocks, cement, sand on the floor. This will result in less thud leaking throughout the neighborhood. Drums, electric guitars, etc. contain decibels. If eventual studio...

Home Recording: home recording equipment, digital audio sequencer, home recording studio
digital audio sequencer, home recording studio, home recording equipment: Hello,Rich,...Aren t we all,(on a budget),I would direct you to Electronic Musician,search Desktop studio on any budget,July,2005,and you will see that they call a low priced windows based studio,in the $5000.00 range,ummm.However,in their Higher Priced w/b...

Home Recording: home recording set up, hp media center, midi capability
hp media center, midi capability, 2gb ram: Hello,again,Lee,....Send me another message,and,make it private.I will be better able to Talk to you rather than type to you,I ll get you my email,and,we ll take it from there,but, Frankly, A 16 bit device, limits you to,well,16 bits,at 44.1/48Khz,and,while...

Home Recording: home studio setup, mixer interface, tascam 2488mkii
mixer interface, tascam 2488mkii, yamaha aw2400: Hell Ray,...I don t use All in one Recorders,and,if you were going to use a computer,why complicate matters,using both ? A good mixer;Interface;Daw;CD burner,coupled with a Fast computer;lots of Ram;a separate hard drive for Audio files,and,you have a better...

Home Recording: Lifeless Vocal!, renaissance compressor, tonal variations
renaissance compressor, tonal variations, la2a: Hey Franklyn, I do hear what you re talking about, but I think it s pretty easy to fix using a good compressor. Try using Waves Renaissance compressor, or if you have the cash, get yourself a UAD-1 card & get an La2A or an 1176 LN on that track & it will...

Home Recording: MIDI/Alesis SR-16, alesis sr, midi track
alesis sr, midi track, midi recording: Hey Tim, you can actually do both. If you just want the drum machine to play back what you program onto tracks in PT, then just plug it into the line ins & you re done. But, you can also have the drum machine slaved to PT, in which case it you could record...

Home Recording: noises in background, producers edition, adapter cables
producers edition, adapter cables, radio shack: Hi Jimmie - Although this is beyond my area of expertise (as I m an analogue guy), you need to take a stereo out from your mixer. From there go into the stereo line/aux in to the sound card. You can purchase adapter cables (sound card consists of 1/8 stereo...

Home Recording: Peavey MD II-B 16x2 mixer, condenser mics, peavey website
condenser mics, peavey website, powered mixer: Hi Brian - I m not familiar with this board but...Just a brief explanation about phantom power : There are so many phantom power supplies out there today, which I can t keep up with today.  However a true phantom power supply functions from 0 Volts -...

Home Recording: Pioneer RT-909 4-Track, pioneer rt, r2r
pioneer rt, r2r, google: Hello,Eric,...Nope,..,You Can record 4 tracks,But only 2 in each direction,(I m not sure if it will Record in both directions,but when you fill up one side,just switch reels,and start recording on the other side.It will play in Both directions.You can cram...

Home Recording: Pro Tools vs Other, pro tools software, samplitude studio
pro tools software, samplitude studio, delta 1010: Hello,Patrick,...Ummm,that Protools,....won t work without m-audio,or digidesign hardware.Yeah,bugs me too,so I don t use it.(I have it,but my Delta 1010 died).You might try going to software4free.org/homerecording ,and download Audacity.I don t know if...

Home Recording: pci vs usb/firewire, yamaha keyboard, virtual midi
yamaha keyboard, virtual midi, presonus firestudio: Hello,Ron,...Yes.PCI card operates off the motherboard s card Buss.USB/Firewire operate off separate BUss s fed by,...wire.Fast/but,I use PCI.That is my Preference,Yes,you can use them on different computers,(all three types)PCI will not go in a laptop.I have...

Home Recording: pro tools le, signal problem, desk top
signal problem, desk top, hardware setup: Hey Albert, open Pro Tools, go to the window menu & choose workspace. When that window opens, you ll see your disks on the left & 2 columns on the top of the window that that have an A & a V in them. Make sure that there is an R in both columns in the...

Home Recording: pro tools m compatibility, audio interface, pro tools
audio interface, pro tools, alpa: Hello,Kent,...No,and,yes.M-powered will not even open unless it senses a digidesign,or,m-audio interface.The Alpha is a good unit though,and,will work with almost any other DAW.You can get a inexpensive M-Audio interface for the protools.Hope this helps,...Mace.....

Home Recording: Recording, behringer mixer, powered speakers
behringer mixer, powered speakers, control rm: Hello,again Michael,...You Don t have direct outs,so,...the Behringer manual gives you several options,hook the card up to your main outputs to sound card inputs L/R,hook your soundcard L/R to your CD/Tape inL/R on the mixer,Turn your levels Down!!! hook your...

Home Recording: Recording drums at home, home studio 9, miking drums
home studio 9, miking drums, sympathetic vibrations: Hi Tony - I have my own Cakewalk program (Home Studio 9), that I no longer use. I used it for horn overdubs to existing tracks. Your idea of drum tracking sounds nightmare-ish, especially with Cakewalk. My philosophy of drum miking differs in many ways,...

Home Recording: Recording Vocals, tonal variations, main vocal
tonal variations, main vocal, recording vocals: Hi Franklyn - I m a newbie when it comes to rap, but as an engineer I m open. I didn t find the other vocal to be offensive in any way... It s merely a background vocal so I thought. Your main vocal I believe, is a little too wordy and perhaps needs to be...

Home Recording: Removing viola from classical piano duet, college auditions, talented pianist
college auditions, talented pianist, piano duet: Hello,Rich,...Congratulations!,....But I dont think you will be able to remove the Viola.Another option would be to find the piece done with Only the Pianist playing.A third option would be to hire a Talented Pianist,and,record him,(with permission of course).Try...

Home Recording: How to record?, delta 1010, cubasis
delta 1010, cubasis, there some sort: Hello,Joe,...A decent audio soundcard/interface,(E-MU;Lexicon;Digidesign;It depends on what you want to spend,butthose are three good companies.A good Recording program,(I use Samplitude Pro.V.9.),and some cubase,I have Protools,but my Delta 1010 Died,so,....,Did...

Home Recording: how to record with my Boss GT6, boss gt 6, dell inspiron laptop
boss gt 6, dell inspiron laptop, boss gt6: Hello,Juan,...If you are Trying to plug a coaxial(rca)digital output,(SPDIF) into an analog mic.input on your Laptop,...STOP!You will need an interface with SPDIF I/Os,Like,..E-MUs 0404 USB 2.0,$199.;Lexicons Omega,USB,$199.,Echos Audiofire 2,(firewire),$199.;M-Audios...

Home Recording: HOW TO record a demo?, music instructors, demo cd
music instructors, demo cd, backing track: Hey Lizzie - Location may be the answer... do you live near some large town? Perhaps otherwise your music instructors may be of help to you. You might select your favorite THREE songs (not to overwhelm the listener). Eventually when asked in the future...

Home Recording: recording a live piano trio, acoustical instruments, karaoke machine
acoustical instruments, karaoke machine, audio technica: Hi Linda - Anyone who has a 5 8 Steinway in their home should not record on a karaoke machine. I ve done some research on EBAY, and found some affordable items. For example, a Korg D-8 eight track digital recorder is more than you ll ever need, rather than...

Home Recording: recording noises, ambient noise level, producers edition
ambient noise level, producers edition, signal to noise ratio: Hello,Jimmie,...I d try using the tape outs,(use a rca L/R,to 1/8th inch stereo jack cable).get it at a Radio Shack.The noise you are hearing May be the noise Floor ,try raising your mic/guitar/etc. signal levels at the pre-amp,so that the vocals are much...

Home Recording: Set up, rme fireface 800, mic preamp
rme fireface 800, mic preamp, quality microphone: ProTools, which is what you are currently using, requires a Digidesign interface, like your MBox my suggestion would be that the most LIKELY places you could improve your signal chain are with a better quality MICROPHONE , or mic preamp or both. A-D...

Home Recording: Starting computer based recording set-up, diaphragm condenser, shure sm57
diaphragm condenser, shure sm57, logic studio: Hello,John,...Cant speak to the Mac issues,at all,as I use P.C.s,but unless you want to keep selling interfaces as you upgrade,I d get something that can handle at least,4 microphones,(or line inputs).Something likeM-Audios NRV10 24/96 Firewire mixer,(six...

Home Recording: Studio setup, condenser microphone, digidesign mbox
condenser microphone, digidesign mbox, level choices: thsoe are all decent entry level choices. I MIGHT suggest that if you have a decent computer you might consider a Digidesign MBox instead of the Boss unit. but that s also a matter of preference. computer based systems are in some ways ultimately more...

Home Recording: shopping for recording software, learning curve, computer class
learning curve, computer class, pro tools: Hello,Shea,...I use Samplitude Proffesional,and,that is the best program I have Ever used,I also have Protools,Cubase,Cubasis,Logic,and,Guitar tracks,(cakewalk).Samplitude makes a Home version,runs about,$495. .It s a Good DAW.Your interface can be from...

Home Recording: Tascam 2488 to Imac..., rca pin, radio shack
rca pin, radio shack, mini plug: Hi Craig - I m not familiar with IMac, but do have a portastudio. I had to purchase adapter cords/cables from RCA pin to stereo 1/8 mini plug from Radio Shack or the like, to supply audio to the sound card... aux/line in NOT mic in (as it s mono). Good luck...

Home Recording: Tascam 464 Playback Problem, tascam 464, tascam portastudio
tascam 464, tascam portastudio, tape transport: Hi Mike - You re not going to like this but... I own a model 464 as well. It did the same thing and I had to try and fool with it. I messed with the pause button, F.F., Rew. etc. I think by changing tapes I guess that did it (this was over a year ago)....

Home Recording: USB mic recording, playback device, arrow icon
playback device, arrow icon, software issue: Hello again Dave,...For now,I m going to tell you to use the time shift tool,(arrow icon pointing left,and,right),to drag one track so it lines up with the other(s).I m dealing with a Major Flood in My Studio,so I Must be brief,..Let me know,...Mace.....

Home Recording: drums, digi002, mbox 2
digi002, mbox 2, channel 6: It kind of depends on what you re trying to accomplish. You certainly can connect the line outs from your mixer into the mbox, but if you re trying to get individual drums on individual tracks, you may be out of luck due to the number of inputs on the mbox....

Home Recording: effects, dynamic mic, sax player
dynamic mic, sax player, bad monkey: Hi Alec - without me being there in person, this appears to be a nightmare. It is an obvious mismatch. The impedances are either hi (1/4 ) or low (3 prong XLR). That s it. Digitech has a tech support service page online. They should be helpful with your...

Home Recording: Mix 'translation', house speakers, headphones
Home Recording: Mix 'translation', house speakers, headphones, eq

Home Recording: Garage Band Recording continued, m audio 410, logic studio
m audio 410, logic studio, quality interface: Hi Tara, the MBox is a good quality unit & you should be able to get very good results with it & Garageband. That being said, there is better out there, & Logic Studio can t be beat. I just bought it for our studio & I can tell you honestly that I won t be...

Home Recording: Guitar to Midi Controller, midi interface, midi output
midi interface, midi output, midi port: I could go into a long and boring answer as to the makeup of the 13 pin GK / hexaphonic pickup system - but I won t. Short Answer: You ll need some sort of interface. The 13 pin connector does not send midi data - it sends voltage info that is converted...

Home Recording: Home recording - starting at the beginning, sony vaio laptop, celeron m processor
sony vaio laptop, celeron m processor, midi keyboard: I d start you out with a program called Audacity. It s a free download (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/), and it s pretty easy to use. This program can use your internal mic input on your laptop. If you are looking for a hardware/software combo, M-Audio...

Home Recording: Mix 'translation', diaphragm condenser, behringer mixer
diaphragm condenser, behringer mixer, beyerdynamic dt770: Hi Franklyn - This equipment is beyond me in the sense that it did not exist at the time of my employ. I looked up the Behringer C-1 microphone however, and it appeared to be a decent one... a (1 gold sputtered capsule) large diaphragm condenser studio...

Home Recording: moving tracks to match phase, tom sheffield, glyn johns
tom sheffield, glyn johns, sheffield uk: Hi - My opinion on this sort of thing is If it sounds good, do it . I ve had to do similar things to improve an instrument s sound. You do whatever you have to do to get the sound you want coming through the speakers, that s an engineer s job. I like...

Home Recording: How to set my Mic in Protools 7.3 M Powered, learning curve, phantom power
learning curve, phantom power, condenser: Hey Damien, just plug it into input 1 or 2, turn on the phantom power for the mic (48V), set up a track in PT that s assigned to the input your mic is plugged into & away you go! If you re completely new to PT & recording, I strongly suggest that you read...

Home Recording: I want to record from my turntables & mixer to pc, audacity, usb firewire
audacity, usb firewire, sound card: There are a lot of free programs available on the web that are great for basic multitrack recording. One of the better ones is Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) I m curious about the mixer you have. Will you be patching into your sound card from...

Home Recording: did i waste money?, glyn johns, digi 002
glyn johns, digi 002, drum miking: Hey Chris, I wouldn t recommend pairing the two together at all. The 002 is light years ahead in quality from Behringer & you ll end up losing a significant amount of sonic quality if you run them together. If I m not mistaken, the 002 has 4 mic pre s, 4 line...

Home Recording: Background Noise, free noise, vinyl to cd
free noise, vinyl to cd, time michael: Hi Michael, This can be tricky at times. What audio program are you using? Many have some sort of basic noise reduction included. What a lot of these do is they build a filter using a sample of the noise and phase reversing it. These tend to work rather...

Home Recording: Cassette recording, sony cassette recorder, sony recorder
sony cassette recorder, sony recorder, cassette copies: Hi Jan - A couple of questions: WHY would you record over pre-recorded tapes? That is not something I d do, as degradation may occur... but that s your thing I guess. This type ll noise reduction, whether type l or type ll shouldn t matter. There is NO...

Home Recording: cassettes, cassette tapes, c90
cassette tapes, c90, excellent service: Hi again, Lila - For example, cassette tapes that exceed 60 minutes are at risk. 120 min. is the max that I ve heard of... twice that (1/2 the mil) of 60 min. tapes. They often get eaten inside of the deck. This makes sense. I never exceeded 90 min. tapes,...

Home Recording: condencer mic problem, playback hardware, usb sound card
playback hardware, usb sound card, system apps: Hello Abel, There is a check list that you can go through to discover what might be causing the delays: 1. CPU. 2. RAM. 3. HDD. 4. OS. 5. Apps. 6. Drivers. 7. Audio Hardware (internal). 8. Audio Hardware (external). More details on those, of...

Home Recording: connectin mic with mbox, mic channel, gain software
mic channel, gain software, proper input: If you are using the original MBox, here s the steps - (assume the mic is in INPUT 1 w/ phantom ON) On the MBox: Input selector - mic Channel 1 gain control @ 50% - adjust later for proper input gain. Software: Open new track set track input to INPUT...

Home Recording: cubase, noise reduction plugin, signal to noise ratio
noise reduction plugin, signal to noise ratio, music signal: Hi Jimmie, This is not very easy to fix after recording. These kinds of things should actually be fixed before the recording. Ways to do this are buying a cleaner preamp or a microphone with a better signal to noise ratio. Of course there are many...

Home Recording: Follow up question:- Loose volume knobs on my epiphone guitar., merry christmas and a happy new year, acoustic electric guitar
merry christmas and a happy new year, acoustic electric guitar, epiphone guitar: Hey Xan, thanks for the kind words man! I m glad you got it all figured out. Fooling around with our treasured instruments can sometimes be quite daunting, but I can guarantee you that no one will look after your instrument quite the way you do, nor will they...

Home Recording: Cassette recording, cassette shell, notches
Home Recording: Cassette recording, cassette shell, notches, bias

Home Recording: connectin mic with mbox
Home Recording: connectin mic with mbox

Home Recording: cubase, gate settings, noise gate
Home Recording: cubase, gate settings, noise gate, exact problem

Home Recording: head and rubber cleaning, methyl hydrate, thinning paint
Home Recording: head and rubber cleaning, methyl hydrate, thinning paint, rubber rollers

Home Recording: Hz Vs ips, playback levels, sampling frequency
playback levels, sampling frequency, sinusoid: Hi Javier - In analog recording, a repro alignment tape is used. At 15 IPS, a series of frequencies is used to align playback levels. (also used is an alignment tape for 7 1/2 and 30 IPS). The first frequency is 1Khz set @ 0vu. The following frequencies...

Home Recording: head and rubber cleaning, tape transports, tascam 688
tape transports, tascam 688, denatured alcohol: Hi Lila - In the studio, we used denatured alcohol. You may use isopropol alcohol if necessary. You many obtain rubber cleaner for tape transports at Radio Shack or the like. I never heard of lighter fluid for cleaning rubber. Be careful however, so as...

Home Recording: making real sound!!!, virtual studio technology, gp3 music
virtual studio technology, gp3 music, general midi: Hi Mr Pezhman, The thing with midi is that it only playes the sounds that are programmed in your soundcard. There are several ways to get better sounds. One of them is downloading and installing SoundFonts. I haven´t really used SoundFonts, so I can´t...

Home Recording: movie music recording, concise answers, google
concise answers, google, professional life: The answers you were looking for can be very lengthy and involved. If you re going to trash me for giving you short, concise answers and giving you the link to a resource I use in my professional life almost daily, then maybe you should stop coming to this...

Home Recording: multitrack to US 122 to iMac G4, good luck man, akai digital
good luck man, akai digital, logic studio: Hi Steve, sorry man, but I ve never used the Akai & don t really know its layout so I m probably not the best guy for this job. I can tell you that there are a few possible ways you can get the job done though; One way is to hook the main outs of the Akai...

Home Recording: Pro Tools le 7, tonal control, vocal tone
tonal control, vocal tone, vocal track: Hi Kameron, For a TRUE stereo track, you need 2 microphones recording at the same time. With only 1 input at a time, you can just double the vocal performance (overdubbing). This can be a bit tedious to do, but you can get pretty impressive results. ...

Home Recording: recorder and or microphone for MacBookPRO, roland edirol, record interviews
roland edirol, record interviews, wave mp3: Hi Roger, You may want to take a look at Edirol s portable reorders. Which are designed for recording in the field. I found this recorder on the Roland Edirol website: http://www.edirol.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=332&Itemid=390...

Home Recording: voice recording to a cd, mini voice recorders, compact flash card
mini voice recorders, compact flash card, handheld recorder: Recording directly to a CD can be an expensive thing to do. Most units I found doing a quick search are over $700. I did find this on clearance, so availability is sketchy: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=203320482&listingid=34586968&dcaid=17902...

Home Recording: 78 rpm remastering technology, 78 rpm records, snap crackle and pop
78 rpm records, snap crackle and pop, dak industries: Hi Mark - I found the site of R.T. Davies and the decerealiser. I ve heard of the snap crackle and pop elsewhere. Try DAK Industries... GoldWaave (online) too. There are other sites also with tthe pop filters... but none are free that I know of. Good...

Home Recording: Best Microphones for the Job!, condenser microphones, educator discount
condenser microphones, educator discount, audio engineer: Yes, that can be a problem - but any mic will have issues like that. One thing that helpd me was to use some 1/2 foam rubber under the mic to help shield it from the vibrations of dancing feet. Another hint (although it may not work for you logistically)...

Home Recording: What are the copyright laws for recording old LPs?, old vinyl records, united states patent and trademark office
old vinyl records, united states patent and trademark office, patent and trademark office: Hi Bernie - I certainly wouldn t worry about it unless you plan to sell those CDs for profit. Record companies have gone under, but the publishing rights have been bought out by other companies. Many are public domain now, but not all of them. If interested...

Home Recording: cubase, roland xp 80, roland sounds
roland xp 80, roland sounds, midi track: Hi Jamal, If you want your xp80 to make the sounds you re playing in cubase you should assign the output of the midi track you want to hear to your Roland. You won t hear it in Cubase though, the sound should come out of the amps connected to your Roland....

Home Recording: Mixing tips and tricks, van rensburg, frequency spectrum
Home Recording: Mixing tips and tricks, van rensburg, frequency spectrum, charel

Home Recording: Home recording, sony cd recorder, interface logic
sony cd recorder, interface logic, mackie mixer: Hi Tom, just get yourself a 2nd hand Mac, an 8 channel interface & Logic Studio & you ll get all the quality sound you need, along with all & any tools you may need to get the job done. Those little multitrack jobs are always cheap sounding & just can t compete...

Home Recording: Home recording/ Echo related issue, karaoke player, delay effect
karaoke player, delay effect, free vst: Hi Zubair, you will need to use a program that can use realtime plugins such as VST plugins. Audacity might be able to do it, but I m not sure. Just download some free VST plugins & see if they will load in real time in Audacity. If not, you ll have to get...

Home Recording: Latency, souncard, return signal
souncard, return signal, sx3: I m not sure what you mean by what latency you should use... Latency is a delay of the return signal in monitoring, it s not really something you use. Depending on your processing speed, this value can vary greatly. Can you be more specific about what...

Home Recording: Mixer and Cubase, behringer mixer, sound interface
behringer mixer, sound interface, tape outputs: Hi Joshu, Don t worry, if I didn t want any questions I wouldn t have signed up to AllExperts in the first place :) I m afraid I don t know exactly what it is you want to achieve. Do you want to record just one track into cubase? And if so, is this...

Home Recording: Mixing tips and tricks, drum mix, stylis
drum mix, stylis, bass drum: Hi Conor - try this: Start with the bass, combining with the bass drum. Mix in the drum kit, trying the other instruments in perspective... panning a left/right image. Bass drum, elec. bass and lead vocal usually in the center. Rock vocals with little reverb....

Home Recording: microphone, tascam 688, vintage microphones
tascam 688, vintage microphones, female drummer: Hi Lila, you can order Cascade microphones directly from their website using Paypal. I ve never used EV mics, so I can t really offer you an opinion there, but a Shure SM or Beta 58 are also decent candidates, although they won t compare to the Cascades. I...

Home Recording: multitrack software, garage band for pc, midi interface
garage band for pc, midi interface, guitar midi: Hey John, Maybe you ll find this reply not helpful at all but you should ask yourself a question first: If you don t have the desire to mix, why should you try it in the first place? Sure, you may cut some costs in the recording of your band, but maybe...

Home Recording: music recording on Mac computers., custom cables, page peace
custom cables, page peace, usb cables: Hi Ken, I m sure you can get longer cables for both your machines. A while back I was looking to do the same & found a place that made custom lengths of all different styles of cables, but it was a while ago & I forget the name of the company. I m sure if...

Home Recording: New Mac, logic studio, imac 2
logic studio, imac 2, external hard drive: Hey Jared, you should probably go for a G5 desktop. Laptops don t have the same kind of horsepower that desktops do. And I d also suggest you to check out Logic Studio. You can use it with your pro tools interface, & may very well not ever want to use anything...

Home Recording: PC microphone recommendation?, finale software, barbershop chorus
finale software, barbershop chorus, pc microphone: As far as USB mic go - Blue Microhones has one called the Snowball . It s one of the better USB mics I ve heard, and Blue makes great mics, so I d suggest this one. Another route would be to get a Podcasting setup. This may cost a bit more, but would include...

Home Recording: Recording drums in my home studio, digidesign mbox 2, superstition by stevie wonder
digidesign mbox 2, superstition by stevie wonder, crash queen: 1 - Taking the head off isn t a bad idea. It s probably what I d do. 2 - I d say the only real rule that I stick to is never go for the hard left or right unless it s being used an effect . My typical starting position is vox & bass center, Guitars...

Home Recording: Right Channel mono record problem, focusrite saffire, cubase sx
focusrite saffire, cubase sx, right speaker: Hi Matt, To be honest I have no clue what the problem could be. But lets take a look at it. - Do you only have this problem in Cubase? Or also when you re listening to music outside of your recording environment? (For example in Winamp) If so,...

Home Recording: recording on analog equipment, condenser mics, analog equipment
condenser mics, analog equipment, power surges: Hi Lila - It s best to turn off the tape recorders with a power switch, although it may not matter. A tape recorder may have a built-in circuit in the power switch rather than nplugging the deck... A pop may occur otherwise, pegging your VU meters or other...

Home Recording: Setting up my external HD for use with pro tools, internal hd, external hd
internal hd, external hd, mac powerbook: Unless you re having error messages popping up when you are recording to the external drive - everything should be fine. Normally, the defaults are a good thing to stick with. Just be sure to open those new sessions on the external. If you are getting errors,...

Home Recording: Tips and tricks for mixing, drums percussion, guide vocals
drums percussion, guide vocals, pop production: Hi Conor, Of course there are many ways to approach a mix, but the one I always find succesful is pretty straightforward. I ll try to explain in steps how I do it. - First, clean up your project. This seems stupid but it s better to work in a clean...

Home Recording: using a mixer, speaker level, output jacks
speaker level, output jacks, instrument cable: It all depends on the type of mixer you have. If you haven t purchased a mixer yet, I would highly recommend getting a mixer that has USB or Firewire out. These will typically come with a recording software package that integrates seamlessly with the mixer....

Home Recording: Yamaha MG16/4 Mixer, pc soundcard, yamaha mixer
pc soundcard, yamaha mixer, rca cables: Hi Matt, This U-Control has only 2 inputs (L + R) and 2 outputs (L+R) This way you still have the problem that you re unable to record more than 2 things at the same time. You might want to take a look at USB or Firewire interfaces, which CAN record...

Home Recording: 7 year old video has no image, 8mm tapes, camera shop
8mm tapes, camera shop, shari: Hi Shari - This is not my area of expertise but... The camcorder might be in need of cleaning. Try installing the tape into a similar camcorder... in fact, go to a camera shop that sells cameras of the same type. Try out a few and find out the same results....

Home Recording: Alesis SR 16 Mbox 2 Midi, virtual drum machine, alesis sr
virtual drum machine, alesis sr, midi track: Hey Dan, hook the SR16 s midi up to midi in & out on the MBox, & then hook the audio outputs up to the MBox s inputs. Set a midi track up in PT & program your drum machine, or use the pads & record midi in real time in PT, then quantize the midi track in PT...

Home Recording: ahhhhhhhhhhh, cubase sx, cat stephens
cubase sx, cat stephens, switch is down: Hey Graham, I haven t ever used the NT-2A before & I don t use cubase, but I think I can help out somewhat anyhow (I hope anyways) It sounds to me like you re having either one or a combinations of 2 problems: 1. Make sure that the top switch on the NT-2...

Home Recording: begginer on my own, studio musicians, raps
studio musicians, raps, percentage points: Hey Antoine - You could team up with an already established recording studio and hire some studio musicians on a spec (speculation) deal for percentage points... or otherwise a piece of the cut. This practice occurs in big cities. Consider this as an inexpensive...

Home Recording: behringer vx2496 voice processor, analogue input, sony acid
analogue input, sony acid, voice processor: the Behringer has a DIGITAL AES output... that means your computer needs a digital INPUT to connect to. how are you plugging the Behringer into the computer? What sort of soundcard or other input does Acid expect to see? I wonder if you are trying to...

Home Recording: Connecting a mixing desk, cubase steinberg, cubase sx
cubase steinberg, cubase sx, cubase le: I d say you need to go to the Cubase/Steinberg troubleshooting pages at http://www.steinberg.net Whenever I used any interface with Cubase, they worked without issues so my troubleshooting skills aren t great for this program. If you re using a PC,...

Home Recording: Cubase software, digital audio workstation, mac os x
digital audio workstation, mac os x, home recordings: Hello, Yes. In most cases. Be sure to read the legal fine print . At present, it is physically (and readily) possible to install that application on multiple computers. More programs are starting to add restrictions that associate the specific application...

Home Recording: copying cd, applying tabs or tracks, copying cd, guitar tabs
copying cd, guitar tabs, wave editor: Hey Ryan, I m not sure I understand your question, but you can use any wave editor to break the one long track up into separate songs. As for tabs, if you mean guitar tabs, then no, you have to either tab it out yourself & find it online. Hope that helps,...

Home Recording: Fostex mr8 II, fostex mr8, pv8
fostex mr8, pv8, stereo mix: Hi Bill, why do you want to add the mixer? You don t necessarily need to add one unless you want to record mix-downs of multitrack drum recordings. Even then, you ll only be able to record a stereo mix into the MR8. If you do want to hook the mixer up, you...

Home Recording: Home Recording, analog mixers, midi keyboard
analog mixers, midi keyboard, digital mixers: Hey Gabriel - Sorry if I dissed you the other day. Here s something from Wikipedia you might enjoy. More later, Lar Main differences An analog recording is one where the original sound signal is modulated onto another physical medium or substrate...

Home Recording: Home Recording, sam ash music, music stors
sam ash music, music stors, alesis multimix: I ll answer your questions in order. Software/hardware? - The Alesis Multimix USB or Firewire packages seem pretty reasonable. The come bundled with Cubase, which isn t a bad recording application. The least expensive start around $250 I believe. Vocal...

Home Recording: lexicon omega + adobe audition 3, lexicon omega, pc lexicon
lexicon omega, pc lexicon, adobe audition: I know that Cubase or Nuendo integrates pretty seamlessly. In fact, I think the Omega is bundle with Cubase now when you buy a new one. PC s are notorious for these types of problem. 9/10 times it s a driver or corrupted registry entry issue. My only suggestion...

Home Recording: Minidisk for vocal recording, basic mixers, musicians friend
basic mixers, musicians friend, sam ash: Hey Tony, I d say you answered your own question! A small mixer would be a huge help. You can find decent deals for basic mixers online through Sam ash, music123, or musicians friend and the like. Another option could be one of the 4-track recorders...

Home Recording: novice recording, home guitar, guitar players
home guitar, guitar players, guitar player: Hi Carmen - Roemersoftware.com has a freebie that will take you step-by-step through it. I hope this works for you. BTW, this is an excellent approach for guitar players, especially for those who can maintain their tempo and not to rush/drag. Good luck!...

Home Recording: ProTools, magazine artists, janice
magazine artists, janice, protools: Hi Janice - I know nothing about ProTools, as it s after my time (20+ years). BUT I ve heard great things of ProTools in the Mix Magazine. Artists like Steeely Dan use ProTools. They have a high regard for them. It makes me feel like I really missed out...

Home Recording: Having problem with home-recording, recording and mixing vocals, good starting point
recording and mixing vocals, good starting point, acapellas: there s really not a lot I could tell you in this context Vocal sound has to do with several things microphone mic preamp compression, if used level recorded It certainly is possible that the mic you use might sound great on your friend s voice but...

Home Recording: Recording at Home, analog mixers, midi keyboard
analog mixers, midi keyboard, digital mixers: I ll answer these as best I can in order... 1) The analog mixer keeps the audio as an analog waveform. A digital mixer will have a A/D converter (analog to digital), and from there process the audio in the digital realm. The quality of these converters...

Home Recording: recording gtting music out there, open mic nights, school dances
open mic nights, school dances, coffee houses: I would suggest you carry on recording his great music and performances in the best manner you can, and not worry so much about recorded quality. I might also suggest that if you and he believe that the songs and he, as an artiste, are REALLY ready to be...

Home Recording: recording kareoke, kareoke machine, floor models
kareoke machine, floor models, floor model: Floor models usually get pretty battered. I d try a new one with a new cassette. I m not too familiar with these machines, but I m sure that the tape deck isn t the highest quality (typical of the ones I ve seen). Also - in the future, try not to type with...

Home Recording: recording live drums in ableton live, live drum kit, kick snare
live drum kit, kick snare, uad 1: Hey Gerard, for general advice, I would say use as little EQ, compression & effects as possible, don t pan too hard, say maybe 3 & 9 o clock, & if you re going to Master it yourself, don t try to achieve commercial volume levels, as you ll likely end up with...

Home Recording: recording spoken word, charactures, extra track
charactures, extra track, toyshop: Hi Alan - You could add some effects such as reverb... especially a person who sounds far away in a tunnel etc., but not to overdo it. Be careful that it isn t overdone, as it could cheapen the project. Maybe if you had a separate track that you could increase/decrease...

Home Recording: Setting up home studio, firewire model, mbox2
firewire model, mbox2, cubase le: Being steeped in Pro Tools for the last few years, I have a slight bias toward the program. However, you can spend about the same amount of $$ and pick up the Alesis FireWire Multimix (NOT the USB model). They come bundled with Cubase LE and offer more inputs...

Home Recording: The Simplest Way To Record Analog Piano, hp media center, hp media center pc
hp media center, hp media center pc, adapter cables: Hi Larry - Crown came out with the first PZM (Pressure Zone Microphones), then sold them to Radio Shack. The Crowns had 3 prong XLR plugs. The RS had 1/4 phone plugs... both were low impedance, as they were a type of condenser mic. Adapter cables are...

Home Recording: Tascam us 144 interface installation problem, computer sound card, software compatibility
computer sound card, software compatibility, proper drivers: Hello, I ll include two responses, short and lengthy. The short answer: You might need to change the sound settings on your operating system (in WinXP, within the control panel) after you have installed all of the necessary drivers and applications....

Home Recording: Acoustic/Vocal Recording, condenser mic, 12th fret
condenser mic, 12th fret, optimal settings: Hi Pierce, I d actually suggest that you do your tracks in 2 passes. First lay down the acoustic guitar using the ST55 pointed at the spot between the 12th fret & the body of the guitar. Then record your vocals using the same mic & add compression & reverb...

Home Recording: analog to digital conversion, analog to digital conversion, analog to digital
analog to digital conversion, analog to digital, aiff files: Hey Dayne, just export them to iTunes as usual, & then once they re in iTunes, right-click on the song you want to send & choose convert to MP3. (You may have to adjust settings in iTunes preferences in the advanced tab under the importing sub menu) Hope that...

Home Recording: band equipment help, fender squier bullet, outdoor gigs
fender squier bullet, outdoor gigs, drum mics: Hi Norman - So the venues provide their own mics (5 or 6)? How convenient. Normally 1 mic per guitar is used, unless his axe is stereo. But if your PA system is not stereo, then 2 mics would still be unnecessary. A direct box would be a signal source to...

Home Recording: burning CD's, computer operating system, windows xp home edition
computer operating system, windows xp home edition, burning cd: Hi Nikita, the easiest way to burn your CD s is to download iTunes from Apple, then drag all the songs you want to a new playlist & just choose burn CD from the task-bar. Here s a link to iTunes: http://www.apple.com/itunes/ Hope that helps, if you have...

Home Recording: Certified Audio Engineer, audio engineer, community colleges
audio engineer, community colleges, digidesign: You d need to take a certified course. I was schooled at ARTI in Orlando. As far as classes you ve already taken, I m not sure what can be done. What is your degree for? If you have a B.Sc, a audio certification would seem superfluous. If you go to the...

Home Recording: cubasisvst4 overdubbing only?, multi track recording software, cubasis vst 4
multi track recording software, cubasis vst 4, record button: Hey Gill, sorry but I ve never used that app before, although I know you should be able to overdub a new track without picking up the other tracks that you ve recorded. I would suggest that you try Audacity to rule out whether or not it s the application that...

Home Recording: Over-dubbing vocals with laptop setup, diaphragm condenser, condenser microphone
diaphragm condenser, condenser microphone, rca outputs: You ll need an audio interface of some sort to get your vocals into the computer (in addition to the mic). M-audio makes some nice basic interfaces, and usually come with some sort of recording software. Go to music123.com or musiciansfriend.com and you...

Home Recording: Waves L1 Good Enough, quality recordings, stereo mix
quality recordings, stereo mix, commercial quality: I d say the L1 is a great plug-in. Just because it s yesterday s tech doesn t mean it can t do the job. Waves plugins have been great for me... I actually use the L1 quite a bit in my post production work. It s pretty easy to figure out how to use as...