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Hot Topics: Sounds Like Water Running

The forum suggests some steps find the source.

Hot Topics: Amber/Orange GFCI Light

It can depend on the brand, but it at least indicates power.

Hot Topics: Running a 20 Amp Circuit with 12/2 Wire

The farther you go, the more the voltage will drop.

Hot Topics: Dimensions for Sliding Closet Doors

Leave room for them to overlap in the center.

Hot Topics: Low Gas Fireplace Flame

The forum helps heat things up.

Hot Topics: Peeling White Cabinets

A forum member gives his kitchen a clean new look.

Hot Topics: Finding Doorbell Breakers

Use a careful process of elimination.

Hot Topics: Proper Water Pressure for Pressure Reducing Valve

What's a good psi for a standard home?

Hot Topics: How to Trim a Large Lilac Bush

Trim your plant to preserve its future blooms.

Hot Topics: Toilet Model and Brand Recommendations

This DIYer is looking for a toilet with the right price.

Hot Topics: One Switch with Three Black Wires

The forum untangles some wires with unknown functions.

Hot Topics: Short Faucet Lines

The forum helps extend some sink plumbing.

Hot Topics: Hot/Ground Reverse

This intimidating sensor reading has a simple explanation.

Hot Topics: Washing Machine Drum Dropped

You might need to replace the suspension rods.

Hot Topics: Override Gas Stovetop Locks During Power Outages

If your system relies on electricity, you need a workaround.

Hot Topics: Shower Won't Turn On - Frozen Pipes?

The forum helps get a member back into a flow state.

Hot Topics: Can You Thin Gorilla Glue?

The forum handles a sticky issue.

Hot Topics: Removing Printed Ink from PVC

The forum recommends a range of solutions.

Hot Topics: Fog Between Camera Lenses

The forum recommends some tricks for getting a clear view.

Hot Topics: Boiler Making Gurgling Noises

The forum goes deep on a persistent funny sound.

Hot Topics: Oil Burner Won't Restart

The forum recommends checking your filter.

Hot Topics: Baseboard Heater Covers

The forum weighs in on changing them yourself.

Hot Topics: Fireplace Framing

Warming up to a new home heating feature?

Hot Topics: Oil Spill Damaged My Wood Table

Did you know oil can eat away your wood finish?

Hot Topics: Keeping Mold and Mildew Away From Your Home's Exterior

Bacteria and fungus can be unsightly and unhealthy.

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

When paintjobs fail, a DIYer gets answers from the Forum.

Hot Topics: Steam Heat Banging Noise

This classic issue could have several causes.

Hot Topics: Fixing a Hydronic Heating System

The forum helps a member get a unique system back in gear.

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

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

Hot Topics: Sunrooms

The forum helps let the light in with some pricing advice.

Hot Topics: Dim LED Christmas Lights

What should you do when they're not broken but not bright?

Hot Topics: King Arthur Grandfather Clock

They're a beautiful subset of these elegant antiques.

Hot Topics: R22 Gauge Readings

They can measure refrigerant in cooling systems.

Hot Topics: How to Drill Shells

Part of the key is applying as little pressure as possible.

Hot Topics: Nails vs. Screws for New Decking

A new DIYer wants to know: nails vs screws and nail gun vs collated screw gun?

Hot Topics: Painting Kitchen Cabinets White

How much prep is really necessary before painting kitchen cabinets?

Hot Topics: Is Installing a Garage Door a Dangerous DIY?

Is installing a garage door a sure way to lose a finger or two?

Hot Topics: Dishwasher Recommendations

Do all dishwashers clean the same?

Hot Topics: Can You Paint a House if Rain Is in the Forecast?

If paint is dry to the touch, will moisture affect its final appearance?

Hot Topics: Best Way to Finish a Ramp

If you're building a ramp, whether for an outdoor shed or handicapped access point, you need to make sure it can withstand traction. Hopefully, it will look good too.

Hot Topics: Painting Vinyl Siding a Darker Color

Did you buy a house that just didn't have an attractively colored vinyl exterior? Can you paint? Are there limits?

Hot Topics: Is There an Easy Way to Remove Wall Tile?

Is it possible to remove tile pieces without breaking them? See what these DIY forum posters have to say...

Hot Topics: Cleaning Black Stove Tops

Your black appliances may look sleek, but they also hold onto grime! We can help get it clean without breaking your back or the bank.

Hot Topics: Don't Let an Infested Christmas Tree Bug You Out!

Don't settle for a bug-infested Christmas tree this season or any other! Your holiday shouldn't be infiltrated by creepy, crawling critters.

Hot Topics: Stuck on What Paint to Use for Your Stucco?

Veteran DIYers share experiences so that you can choose the best paint for your stucco and apply the best prep work tactics for a superior finish.

Hot Topics: Dealing With an Unlevel Table Top

The only thing worse than a wobbly table is an unlevel tabletop! Turn to our forum for the fix.

Hot Topics: Help! My Basement is Only Half Finished

What's the best way to finish your basement floors to prevent mold growth in the soil?