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Hot Topics: Photo Stuck to Glass

Judicious use of water can be helpful.

Hot Topics: AC Requires Contactor Switch

The forum comes through with an inexpensive workaround.

Hot Topics: Powering a Shed with an RV Plug

The plug probably offers plenty of power.

Hot Topics: Removing and Replacing a Hearth

The forum lends a hand with a handsome fireplace upgrade.

Hot Topics: Congratulations! You Have a Generator

The forum helps explain best practices.

Hot Topics: Homemade Cogenerator Plant

They generate both energy and heat.

Hot Topics: Short Faucet Lines

The forum helps extend some sink plumbing.

Hot Topics: Deck Construction Advice

The forum helps a member with a detailed outdoor design.

Hot Topics: Fixing a Humidity Sensor

It might involve some soldering.

Hot Topics: Getting Rid of the Poison Ivy

You're gonna need an ocean of calamine lotion.

Hot Topics: A Bug in the System - Literally

This week, the Forum gets the AC working again.

Hot Topics: Digitizing Pictures

The forum helps get memories to the cloud.

Hot Topics: Sprucing Up Old Wood Siding

What should you do with your old wood siding?

Hot Topics: Adding Twin Breakers to a Subpanel

Some appliances require 240 volts.

Hot Topics: Outlet On, Lights Out

A case study in spot-checking wiring issues.

Hot Topics: Why Can I See Through This Paint?

Even in DIY, there's fine print.

Hot Topics: One Switch with Three Black Wires

The forum untangles some wires with unknown functions.

Hot Topics: Cedar Fence Posts

They're prized for durability and strength.

Hot Topics: Adjusting Old Radiators

The forum helps unstick an old heater.

Hot Topics: Mystery Wires

The forum untangles a small but juicy mystery.

Hot Topics: Homemade Bread

It's simpler than you think.

Hot Topics: Dryer Burning Smell

This might be nothing, or it could be dangerous.

Hot Topics: Burner Overheating

This can be dangerous if it's not addressed.

Hot Topics: Picking the Right Thermostat

The forum chats about some good options on the market.

Hot Topics: Roof Rafter Construction

The forum assists with an advanced wood rafter project.

Hot Topics: Exterior Wood Filler Recommendation

What's the best way to redo a bad caulk job?

Hot Topics: Drywall Around a Shower

The Forum helps a member tackle soft drywall in a bathroom.

Hot Topics: Duct Cleaning Scam

How dirty are they really?

Hot Topics: Winter Condo Humidity

The forum teases out a moisture issue.

Hot Topics: Furnace Switch Repair

The forum tackles a small fix for this big appliance.

Hot Topics: It's Finally Pool Season

It's about time to take a dip in the pool.

Hot Topics: Tools Needed to Install a Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floor installation requires tools.

Hot Topics: Boiler Issues

This problem boiled down to a malfunctioning cartridge.

Hot Topics: Door Finish Repair Turns Into Weatherstripping Project

Sometimes weatherstripping interrupts a finishing project.

Hot Topics: How to Close the Gap Between the Bathtub and the Wall

A bathtub installation involves more than meets the eye.

Hot Topics: Converting a Thermostat to Nest

A conversation about overhauling a thermostat system.

Hot Topics: Wiring New Light Switches

A forum chat about new light connections.

Hot Topics: Weatherproofing a Plywood Sign

It's ultimately pretty tricky if the sign lives outside.

Hot Topics: Smart Thermostat Compatability

The Forum helps think through a thermostat wiring project.

Hot Topics: Warm Fridge, Cold Freezer

Our Forum talks troubleshooting refrigeration malfunction.

Hot Topics: Planning Garage HVAC

A new forum member plans an HVAC system for their garage.

Hot Topics: Furnace Fuse Issues

Our Forum helps untangle a blown AC fuse.

Hot Topics: Nest Thermostat Troubleshooting

The Forum helps a new member integrate their new smart tech.

Hot Topics: Leaking Water Meter

For this repair, contact your water company.

Hot Topics: Frozen AC Unit

AC unit freezing over? Check out this DIY forum chat.

Hot Topics: Deck Bolts and Fascia

Planning a deck project? Check out this constructive chat.