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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Remove and Replace Mildewed Bathroom Caulk Apr 19, 2018

Dear James: I try to keep the bathroom as clean as possible, but the caulk around the bathtub and shower stall is black. Can you tell me how to clean the caulk or how to replace it if that is necessary? — Dwayne R. Dear Dwayne: No matter how cl... Read More

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Use Roof Trusses Apr 12, 2018

Dear James: We are adding a master bedroom and family room "wing" to our house. It will have a standard pitched roof. Do you recommend having the roof stick built with lumber or using pre-made roof trusses? — Arn T. Dear Arn: For most homes, us... Read More

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Seal the Walls of a Brick House Apr 05, 2018

Dear James: I have a problem where some floors near the outside walls get damp when there is a heavy rain. The walls are brick over insulated stud walls. What, if anything, can I do to stop this problem? — Jennifer K. Dear Jennifer: The types o... Read More