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Removing a Tile Floor Grout Bed in Your Home

Tom asks, “If I remove the grout bed under my tile floor, will I have a gap under the wall plates?”

Walls were usually framed before the grout bed was poured, so removal shouldn’t cause a problem supporting the walls. Read on to find out more.

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How to Deal with Asbestos Flooring in Your Home

Jackie asks, “I think my bathroom floor tile contains asbestos. Can I tile over it without causing a danger to my health?”

As long as you don’t disturb the existing asbestos tile, it’s safe to cover over it with another layer of flooring. Read on to find out more.

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How to Drill a Water Well Through Rock

Jeff asks, “While drilling a water well, my bit hit something solid and I can’t get past it. Any suggestions?”

You can drill a water well through rock, but it will slow the process way down. Read on to find out more.

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Problems with Drywall Nailhead Pops and Rust Stains on Walls and Ceilings

Linda asks, “What is causing nailhead marks and stains on the walls and ceiling joists of our home?”

It sounds like you have excessive humidity either in your home or inside the walls, crawlspace, or attic. Read on to find out more.

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How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of the Furnace in Your Home

Ruthie asks, “How can I be sure my older, recently serviced furnace is operating at peak efficiency?”

There are a number of steps you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your furnace and home. Read on to find out more.

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Adding New Hardware and Features to Existing Cabinets

Peggy asks, “Can I add features like pull-out drawers and a lazy susan to my existing older cabinets?”

While some hardware may need to be modified to fit existing cabinets, many can be installed off the shelf. Read on to find out more.

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How to Remove Iron and Rust from Drinking Water

Lorraine asks, “How do you remove rust from well water?”

Removing iron deposits from water usually requires the installation of a special water filtration or water softening system. Read on to find out more.

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Can a Tankless Hot Water Heater Be Installed in a Mobile Home?

Norman asks, “Can I put an on-demand gas water heater on a mobile home?”

As long as you have the proper hook-up, a tankless water heater can be installed on a trailer. Read on to find out more.

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