Doing It Yourself means you need to find time to
actually start the project... [More]
In an old house I once lived in, we ran a big 4-inch conduit between the house and detached garage. The idea was to allow various utilities to be run between the buildings, such as air hoses, phone lines, computer network wiring, etc. But much more can enter your house if that conduit is left uncapped... [More]
Guest editorial by Ron Simpson of Missoula Montana, about battling the annual spring thaw that perennially floods basements and wreaks havoc in the Wild West.... [More]
Some thoughts on ways to organize your garage, workshop, or storage rooms to maximize the amount of stuff you can hoard... [More]
Over the years I have seen many remodeling projects where the homeowner or contractor had removed the drywall, siding or flooring and passed up many good opportunities. Whenever a surface finish is removed there is almost always a chance to repair, upgrade, improve or enhance the things that lie beneath the surface... [More]
I wrote this many years ago to explain the "Skill Level" that I assign to most articles on HammerZone.com. Yet this also helps explain the progression of skills and types of DIY projects that many people undergo as the tackle more home improvement projects... [More]
My reply to a question about the merits of slab foundation compared to a crawl space foundation. I'm not the best person to ask... I'm biased against both types... [More]
My ramblings about the intimidation some people feel when using dangerous tools, and how they overcome their fears... [More]
Read one woman's reply to this rant.
Over the centuries mankind has made many improvements to the ways we deal with our waste. One company took the idea even further... [More]
Problems that can arise when water pipes are sealed up behind drywall... [More]
This simple deck project involved handrails and stairs.