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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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  • Smoky house

    by garyr
    I live in NW Washington. It rains a lot here, 69 inches so far this year, so my firewood never gets real dry. Consequently, it produces a lot of smoke. Compounding the problem is the length of the ... 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
  • UK Do-It-Yourself Forum

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  • Today's DIY cockup

    by Huge
    12V halogens do not last very long when connected to the mains. -- Today is Pungenday, the 6th day of The Aftermath in the YOLD 3180 I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trou... 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

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 le... 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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  • Apple varieties

    by Hypatia Nachshon
    If you have access to the NY Times, on-line or hard copy, you might enjoy article on the thousands of varieties of N.American apples ( NOT sold in supermarkets!) Title in Home & Garden Oct 22 An... 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