Here's How

Here's How

Here's How

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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How a Fire Stop Functions in a Wall Feb 21, 2019

Dear James: I live in an 75-year-old two-story house. When some walls were opened for repairs, the p... Read More

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When to Repair or Replace Your Roof Feb 14, 2019

Dear James: Over the past six months, I have noticed dark spots on my bedroom ceiling after it rains... Read More

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Paint Interior Walls With Old-Fashioned Glazes Feb 07, 2019

Dear James: I am remodeling my living room, and I thought about using glazing instead of flat paint ... Read More

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Install a New Shower Stall With a Tile Floor Jan 31, 2019

Dear James: My children are getting older, and we need another shower. There's space in the utility ... Read More