September 1, 1997
For caulking around bathroom and kitchen fixtures, nothing lasts longer or keeps out moisture better than silicone.
July 1, 1997
A compound house is joined by a bridge that threads between old fir trees.
November 1, 1996
Modern fixtures and sleek tile meet rustic duckboards in a bath with a walkout shower.
May 1, 1996
As a remodeling carpenter, I find that during a bathroom installation, some of the last items to be set are the towel bar and tissue holders. Usually, setting these items…
November 1, 1995
Take the time to get your tiles tight and flat, and your shower will look as if it had been carved out of solid marble.
July 1, 1995
When building a sink base or vanity cabinet, I always slope the floor of the cabinet to the front. The rule is 1/4 in. of slope per ft. of cabinet…
April 1, 1994
Q: The bathroom plumbing in my son’s 62-year-old house has sprung a leak. The water appears to be coming from the drain pipe when the toilet is flushed. Anthony Ignasher, Mooresville,…
March 1, 1993
Q: I’m getting ready to build a spa room like the one featured in the article “Adding a Craftsman Spa Room” (FHB #58, pp. 58-61). My biggest concern is moisture control.…
January 1, 1993
Q: We need to install a water closet in a basement, but without gravity flow the fixture will have to pump sewage 8 ft. to 10 ft. up to a trap.…
July 1, 1991
Every so often I have to install a vanity top between two out-of-square walls. If the opening is wider in front, it's not a problem because I can slide the…
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