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Home Improvement

The home improvement topics here range from tools and materials to codes and regulations and everything in between. Whether you are a novice or an experienced master, come join these discussions and you'll sure learn something new every time you come!
  • Plumbing Forum

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  • faulty lock shield valve ??

    by H.F
    Hello. Have a cold radiator . It has a lock shield & TRV . I closed both valves opened the bleed screw & opened the TRV and as you would expect water came out. Closed TRV & opened the ... read more

Home Building

Whether you are building a home or an addition to it, hiring help or doing it yourself, it is imperative to make all the right decisions at the right time. Use these forums as a source of valuable information and advice from the construction industry pros and homeowners alike.
  • Woodworking Forum

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  • your current drill press rpm

    by Electric Comet
    mine's variable but I don't vary it very much and right now I think it's set to ~2000 rpm What's yours set to? And do you vary it often? It's like the lathe and speed depends on the wood but so fa... read more

Home Climate

This category contains discussions about heating, ventilation and air conditioning trade, commonly referred to as HVAC. Although not as open for DIY homeowners as some other building trades, HVAC generates a considerable amount of topics about furnaces, A/C units, installation and maintenance of this equipment both by homeowners themselves and hired professional help.
  • HVAC Discussions

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  • Tempstar TX 5300 iced up

    by Shelly Mc2
    I am at my parents home in Ky- it was in the 40's today, and I noticed the outdoor unit is covered with snow and ice. My dad tells me it is an issue here- others have the problem as well. I noticed... read more

Other Home Topics

The number of topics related to home ownership is so great, ranging from construction and architecture to lawn care and house chores, that some of the forums simply could not fit into an existing category and so we have collected them here, in "Other Topics"
  • House Cleaning

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  • Rodent Poison Bars

    by AddieHamm
    Does anyone know the name of the rodent poison that looks like a granola bar with seeds and nuts in it? Not One Bite. That stuff seems to make them go crazy with pain and come into the middle of the ... read more

Lawn and Garden

Topics of great interest to homeowners who care for a garden or a lawn

Home Owner's Library

We have collected a number of books and documents about home construction, design as well as its upkeep and improvement. Our library grows continuously so please make sure to check back here often. We will be linking the new books and documents as soon as they are available in electronic format.
our latest books and documents:

A Treatise on Architecture and Building Construction Vol. III.

Common Sense Stair Building and Handrailing

Manual Training Course in Concrete