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Hot Topics: Why Is There Goo Behind This Breaker?

Maybe don't touch it 'til you're sure.

Hot Topics: Uncovered Some Strange Old Framing. Fix it?

What was code 100 years ago? (Hint: there was no code.)

Hot Topics: Galvanized Nails Are for Outdoors, Unless...

Industry standards changed and you didn't get the memo.

Hot Topics: What If Your DIYer Has Good Intentions but No Talent?

This drywall "repair" is going off the rails. Time to put your foot down.

Hot Topics: Getting Caulk All Over the Place

Keep it where you want it, and out of your work, your hands, your clothes, your hair.

Hot Topics: Why Won't These Peel and Stick Tiles Work?

Answer: because they're peel and stick tiles.

Hot Topics: When is an Unsupported Beam a Good Thing?

You might think the answer is "Never," but it's actually, "When it's a clue to an otherwise invisible, unsafe renovation."

Hot Topics: This Bathroom's Peeling Paint Isn't a Moisture Problem

When multiple paintjobs fail, a self-described home improvement ignoramus knows enough to get answers from the Forum.

Hot Topics: Old Drywall Looks Pretty Bad

Leave it as-is for that haunted house look.

Hot Topics: New Plumbing Invention or Newbie Plumbing Disaster?

Hint: if it was groundbreaking, you might have already heard about it.

Hot Topics: Too Many Ladybugs

When ladybugs are bigger, more numerous and smellier that usual, what do you do?

Hot Topics: Getting the Most Speed From Your Speed Bag

It's all about keeping your eye on the bag, or your bag on the eye.

Hot Topics: Recirculator Pump Shouldn't Be On Fire

It's the water you want hot, not the pump

Hot Topics: Finally Putting the Snow Blower Up

Be nice to it and it could last a lifetime

Hot Topics: Furnace vs Smoke Detector

What about where you WANT a fire in your house?

Hot Topics: Tiling an Uneven Wall

The best shortcut for your prep is, don't take a shortcut.

Hot Topics: Did I Ruin This Finish?

Get those kids some goggles and gloves.

Hot Topics: What Makes a Good Solder Connection?

You know you did it right, but did you do it well enough?

Hot Topics: Cold Water Problem

There's cold water, and then there's cold water.

Hot Topics: Is This a Transformer?

Maybe I shouldn't touch it?

Hot Topics: Load Bearing Closet?

Sledgehammers are fun, but you have to be smart.

Hot Topics: I Think My Well Is Frozen

It's too cold to keep going out to the well house.

Hot Topics: Dry Time Accelerant is an Accelerant?

You're going to need a bucket of steam to put that out.

Hot Topics: Don't Tread on the Basement Stairs

Just because it''s steel doesn''t mean it''s safe.

Hot Topics: A GI DIY Deck Roof - In Afghanistan

Thank you for your service, Hamlet Dubois.