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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!
  • Home Repair

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  • 18 v Lithium battery

    by Frank
    Are all 18 v Li batteries interchangeable with certain tool products? I hav e a Worx trimmer and edger that takes such a battery. I realize they eventu ally will lose their power or so I was told, ... read more
  • Plumbing Forum

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  • Bladder Tank Question

    by Rich
    My water pump for my well was cycling way to often, so I took off the cover where the pump and bladder tank is located and checked the air pressure on the bladder tank. It showed no air pressure, I ... 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.
  • Architecture and Design

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  • Mudhif House

    by Warm Worm
    http://pyramidbeach.com/2011/07/19/mudhif-houses/ Apparently, they are entirely built out of reeds and nothing else. No windows. There may be reed houses of different styles to be found elsewhere a... read more
  • Woodworking Forum

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  • RE: Ain't That The Truth

    by Lew Hodgett
    My son is in the middle of a full kitchen update. He could contract out the job but he enjoys the work and it is a diversion from his day job of a rocket scientist. Below is an excerpt of a recent... 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.

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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  • Re: Tip for cleaning bathtub

    by pet713
    water stains. Thanks so much! Your solution really worked for me, when I used it to get out a clothing dye stain in our fiber glass bathtub. I used the Cascade & some Oxi Clean powder and let it ... read more

Lawn and Garden

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

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  • Christmas cactus

    by zxcvbob
    I started a CC in December from a piece that fell off of my MIL's plant. It was growing nicely under fluorescent lights, and I repotted it about a month ago and moved it to my desk at work, rig... read more »
  • Backyard Gardeners

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  • Reel vs rotary

    by pintlar
    Most golf courses use Reel Mowers. Separate types for greens and another type for fairways. Usually multiple gangs with self contained power & cab, or tractor towed types. Another type for roug... read more »

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