DIY Questions

Faced or un-faced Insulation?

Today's DIY Question: John asks; Which type of insulation is used in walls? Faced or unfaced? DIY Answer Guy: Hi John, Un-faced insulation is usually used in interior walls for sound reduction, in floor joist over a crawl space, and in roof rafters in an attic....

How to fix a leaky washer hose

Today's DIY Question: Rosemary asks; I am new to connecting washing machines/hoses. I have managed to inset the washers into the ends of the hoses. I have connected the hoses to the washing machine and water valves. But the hot water hose is leaking on the water valve...

How to repair worn carpet

Today's DIY Question: Amanda asks; Hi DIY Answer Guy! My house is only a year old, but my carpet looks horrible! There are three spots where my carpet is worn down practically to the pad. I'd like to patch them. How would I do that? One is in the middle of the floor,...

How to reinforce drywall for towel bars

Today's DIY Question: Steven asks; This is a wobbly side of a bathroom towel rack. The left side hole was simply screwed into the dry wall, and the right side hole had one of those white screw-type wall anchors that I screwed out. I cannot simply replace with a larger...

How to remove or cover water stains on a fireplace

Today's DIY Question: Dawn asks; My fireplace has water stains where it once leaked. I sold the house and would like to try to remove the stains, or can I stain the fireplace to cover the water stains. The water stains have caulking streaks in it. I have tried soapy...

How to make a clothes mannequin stand

Today's DIY Question: Brittany asks; I found this old mannequin with legs and a head and, as an aspiring designer, I decided to recycle it. So I cut the head and legs off and got what you see in the picture. It's some kind of hard plastic, possibly fiber glass (can't...

Where can I find a list of basic tools and DIY guides

Today's DIY Question: DIY Guys and Gals asks; Where can we find a list of the most essential and useful DIY tools, and other DIY guides? DIY Answer Guy: Hi Everyone, DIY Essential Guides is a great great resource I put together for beginners and advanced DIY'ers. And...

How to remove and refinish a popcorn ceiling

Today's DIY Question: Clem asks; I recently moved into a small apartment in Manhattan. There is a popcorn ceiling. I noticed a small water stain. Upon closer inspection, the ceiling I discovered is dry. However, the ceiling crumbled in my hand. I checked another part...