Floor slants 4′ due to failed supporting beam

Q: I’m trying to sell the 107 year old house of a family member. It has a failed supporting beam over dirt (no basement). The living room floor slants 4′, which has turned multiple buyers off. I’m afraid to have the house jacked up due to age and potential resulting problems. Is there any way I could have a new floor put in on a shim system to level it? Continue reading Floor slants 4′ due to failed supporting beam

White oak cabinets cannot be stained a really dark brown color?

Q: I am building a house and my painter says that my white oak cabinets cannot be stained a really dark brown color. I am not wanting any red, just maybe an espresso type color. He says the ONLY way to get them close to the color that I am wanting is to use a new alcohol stain. Is this true? Continue reading White oak cabinets cannot be stained a really dark brown color?

How to Clean Your A/C / Air Conditioner Condenser Unit – A clean air conditioner saves $!

I saw a pin floating around Pinterest with this commentary (edited for clarity) “‘My husband owned his own A/C business for a very long time… he said the instructions (at the following link) show the proper way to clean your unit, to do it yourself. Cleaning your A/C will make certain the unit is not working harder than it needs to be working, and you will save a lot of money by not paying the A/C company to rescue your unit, and by lowering your energy bills since your air conditioner won’t be chugging along so hard!’ (And added on by another Pinner…) Our electric bill rose to $430 two years ago and a simple A/C cleaning lowered it to $150. A clean air conditioner will save you money!” Continue reading How to Clean Your A/C / Air Conditioner Condenser Unit – A clean air conditioner saves $!