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Hot Topics - Roof Rafter Construction

The forum assists with an advanced wood rafter project.

Hot Topics: Winter Condo Humidity

The forum teases out a moisture issue.

Hot Topics: Furnace Switch Repair

The forum tackles a small fix for this big appliance.

Hot Topics: Boiler Issues

This problem boiled down to a malfunctioning cartridge.

Hot Topics: Shrinking Shed Door

The Forum tackles an increasingly drafty door.

Hot Topics: Nest Thermostat Troubleshooting

The Forum helps a new member integrate their new smart tech.

Hot Topics: Furnace Fuse Issues

Our Forum helps untangle a blown AC fuse.

Hot Topics: Planning Garage HVAC

A new forum member plans an HVAC system for their garage.

Hot Topics: Duct Cleaning Scam

How dirty are they really?

Hot Topics: It's Finally Pool Season

It's about time to take a dip in the pool.

Hot Topics: Tools Needed to Install a Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floor installation requires tools.

Hot Topics: Door Finish Repair Turns Into Weatherstripping Project

Sometimes weatherstripping interrupts a finishing project.

Hot Topics: How to Close the Gap Between the Bathtub and the Wall

A bathtub installation involves more than meets the eye.

Hot Topics: Converting a Thermostat to Nest

A conversation about overhauling a thermostat system.

Hot Topics: Wiring New Light Switches

A forum chat about new light connections.

Hot Topics: Weatherproofing a Plywood Sign

It's ultimately pretty tricky if the sign lives outside.

Hot Topics: Smart Thermostat Compatability

The Forum helps think through a thermostat wiring project.

Hot Topics: Warm Fridge, Cold Freezer

Our Forum talks troubleshooting refrigeration malfunction.

Hot Topics: Leaking Water Meter

For this repair, contact your water company.

Hot Topics: Frozen AC Unit

AC unit freezing over? Check out this DIY forum chat.

Hot Topics: Deck Bolts and Fascia

Planning a deck project? Check out this constructive chat.

Hot Topics: No Flooring Shortcuts

Peel and stick is not an option.

Hot Topics: Adhesive Foam Board Insulation

Make sure you get the right adhesive!

Hot Topics: Burned the Countertop - Now What?

You don't always have a trivet when you need one.

Hot Topics: Grow Grass on Muddy Soil

Saturated soil doesn't have to prevent a grassy backyard.

Hot Topics: Make a Door Stay Where You Want It

When you're a hammer, every problem is a hinge pin.

Hot Topics: Unstick This Broken Nut

This week, the Forum does the twist.

Hot Topics: What Kind of Switch Is This?

This week, the Forum turns us on to a new toggle.

Hot Topics: Fixing a Damaged Garage Floor

Our forum experts talk concrete floor repair.

Hot Topics: Architect vs. Structural Engineer - Which Do You Need?

Or you could hire them both and make them fight.

Hot Topics: Sister Floor Joist

What kind of wood makes good connecting joists?

Hot Topics: What to do in Winter with a Water Main Above the Garage?

If you're worried about bursting, think about your options.

Hot Topics: Wiring Sub Panel Questions

Check out this chat from our forum about wiring a breaker.

Hot Topics: Do I Need a Drill, a Driver or a Drill/Driver?

Getting you started with the drilling and the driving.

Hot Topics: Covering an AC Compressor

A chat about protecting your AC condenser outside.

Hot Topics: Can You Use a Garden Sprayer to Apply Concrete Sealant?

Ask your peers in the forum for advice on your DIY project.

Hot Topics: Using a Miter Saw At an Angle

Forum experts weigh in on a tricky tool maneuver.

Hot Topics: New Gutter Issues

Our experts discuss a questionable gutter installation.

Hot Topics: Sand or Pressure Wash Before Staining a Deck?

Does sanding or power washing yield the best results?

Hot Topics: Sanding a Tight Spot

Our experts weigh in on a tricky wood finishing project.

Hot Topics: Rotting Roof Board

Our experts discuss replacing a problematic piece of wood.

Hot Topics: AC Repair

Some things to try if AC is getting unreliable.

Hot Topics: Got a Drill Bit Stuck in Your Wall?

Perhaps you can't drill it and forget it.

Hot Topics: Old Wiring

Old wiring can sometimes be too far gone to save.

Hot Topics: Removing Razor Wire

This project requires specific safety precautions.

Hot Topics: Walkway Driveway Connection

This project didn't turn out exactly as planned.

Hot Topics: Updating a 1970s Kitchen on a Budget

What's the cheapest way to update a retro kitchen?