About James Dulley

James Dulley

James Dulley

Columnist James Dulley answers readers' questions about building, remodeling or home-maintenance problems that range from paving a driveway to painting over wallpaper. Each column is accompanied by the related "Home How-To" graphic.

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Repair Toilets Yourself to Save Water and Money Sep 12, 2019

Dear James: We have three toilets in our house, and each one seems to have a different problem. It costs a fortune to hire a plumber, so I want to try to fix them myself. What are the most common toilet problems? — Tracy L. Dear Tracy: Experien... Read More

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Install a Space-Saving Pocket Door Yourself Sep 05, 2019

Dear James: When I was in college, our old dorm had pocket doors to save space, but they were hard to open and close. I would like to install pocket doors in my current house. Are the new ones any better? — Melody D. Dear Melody: Pocket doors a... Read More

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Methods to Reduce Dust During a Home Project Aug 29, 2019

Dear James: I like to do home improvement projects around my house, but the dust and dirt gets everywhere. Also, my children are allergic to dust. What is the best method to control the dust? — Mike W. Dear Mike: Many home improvement projects ... Read More