Home Improvement

Home improvement questions? Ask a handyman for answers

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Home Improvement Questions
We had a house fire that destroyed the interior. Just when I
We had a house fire that destroyed the interior. Just when I was ready to move back in a leak developed at the top of the fireplace and dripped down the wall. A roofer checked and said the fire brick … read more
RonaldF121
RonaldF121
Building Inspector
Construction Management Courses
5 satisfied customers
I had a question about our FIREPLACE. 3 years ago we had the
I had a question about our FIREPLACE. 3 years ago we had the roof replaced, then suddenly when I rains heavily, the fireplace drips. Droplets roll down the stones onto the hearth. Is this a roof issue… read more
urelectrician
urelectrician
Contractor
Diploma
7,199 satisfied customers
Our Enviro 4 gas fireplace is sooting up big time! The
Our Enviro 4 gas fireplace is sooting up big time! The bricks on the back are black and the glass is turning black and there are marks on the fornt o the bricks on one side. … read more
Jarrett Baker
Jarrett Baker
Building Analyst and Home Inspector
BPI license
81 satisfied customers
Our chimney flue does not open all the way, brick and stone,
lake home 20 years old. chimney cleaned 5 years ago… read more
Machinc
Machinc
Retired
1,187 satisfied customers
I have done some shingle repair around my chimney, as well
I have done some shingle repair around my chimney, as well as caulking, and cement roof around where the flashing and roof meet. I still have a small leak coming through the roof and trickling down th… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
33,320 satisfied customers
My Sure Heat FIREPLACE LOGS have soot on the logs after each
My Sure Heat FIREPLACE LOGS have soot on the logs after each use. If the charred particles get on our flooring, they are difficult to remove and even stain the carpeting. How do I stop my fireplace lo… read more
canuck the pro
canuck the pro
8,927 satisfied customers
my fireplace has an odor throughout the house whenever we use
my fireplace has an odor throughout the house whenever we use it. the fireplace has always smelled, makes my wife sick. fire place is approx. 6 years old. any thoughts?… read more
canuck the pro
canuck the pro
8,927 satisfied customers
We built a fire in our upstairs fireplace, as the kindling
We built a fire in our upstairs fireplace, as the kindling started burning we noticed the smoke was not completely going up the chimney (the upstairs flue was completely open, the downstairs flue clos… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
33,320 satisfied customers
My chimney has been leaking for years into the fireplace. I
My chimney has been leaking for years into the fireplace. I had a couple of different handymen out who made some type of alteration to the top of the chimney. It has gotten worse over the last couple … read more
Jerry
Jerry
Plumber
High School or GED
2,110 satisfied customers
We purchased an empire vented/vent-free burner and logset
We purchased an empire vented/vent-free burner and logset and had professionally installed last year in our existing fireplace. Our decision to go this route was due to wanting to keep the heat in and… read more
Jerry
Jerry
Plumber
High School or GED
2,110 satisfied customers
We had installed this summer a 5 stainless steel liner in a
We had installed this summer a 5"stainless steel liner in a masonary chimeny that dates to approximately 1860....Had a major built up in soot in our 40+ year old natural gas boiler. We had it cleaned … read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
33,320 satisfied customers
Hi - Im in the UK and Im using an Oil-fired stove - a Rayburn
Hi - I'm in the UK and I'm using an Oil-fired stove - a Rayburn Regent which is about 50 years old and was in the house when we moved in 20 years ago. I service the Rayburn stove myself twice a year -… read more
Rich
Rich
Home Improvement Enthusiast
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
674 satisfied customers
I purchased a 31 year old home and two days after I moved in
I purchased a 31 year old home and two days after I moved in we had water leaking through the drywall and into our family room. We have a wood burning fireplace and chimney that is at the base of the … read more
Charles
Charles
Owner
FCC Communication License
1,458 satisfied customers
After having the fireplace cleaned, we built a fire for the
After having the fireplace cleaned, we built a fire for the very first time on Christmas morning. Long after the fire burned out, the entire downstairs smelled like kreosoak (spelling wrong, I know). … read more
Dennis M. Smith
Dennis M. Smith
Retired
Bachelor Degree
1,293 satisfied customers
Fake gas fireplace logs turning black due to burning
The fake logs in my gas fireplace appear to have actually burned. There is heavy black residue on one of the logs in a couple of spots. It's so thick it has actually fallen off in chunks. Took some ou… read more
tinman
tinman
n/a
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
171 satisfied customers
Hello! I rent a house that was built in 1951 & has a fireplace.
Hello! I rent a house that was built in 1951 & has a fireplace. I've lived there a year & I asked my landlord if he'd pay half the cost of hiring someone to sweep the chimney. Two questions: 1) My lan… read more
Rick
Rick
Supervisor
33,320 satisfied customers
Why does the interior glass of my Fireplace Extraodinaire get
Why does the interior glass of my Fireplace Extraodinaire get "sooty"? the fireplace is 9 years old and has been used a moderate amount...for the last 6 months or so, the glass "soots up" every time w… read more
Ms Chase
Ms Chase
1,808 satisfied customers
I have a large woodburning brick fireplace with a glass ...
I have a large woodburning brick fireplace with a glass door into the living room and master bed room (two sided). I would like to run a propane line from a gas grill bottle to propane logs set into t… read more
The Home Smithy
The Home Smithy
Home Builder
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
2,084 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

You did one super job of explaining to me everything there is to know about this fridge. I'm looking forward to asking you questions in the future.

JimmyBagley, IA

Thank you for the expeditious answer. It's good to know you're out there and awake in the wee hours when I finally have time to ask questions about my Jenn Air.

JeanRiverhead, NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Brian

Brian

Architect

2,153 satisfied customers

Licensed Architect- 17 years, L.E.E.D. AP

The Home Smithy

The Home Smithy

Home Builder

2,084 satisfied customers

#1 Home Improvement Expert 30+ years experience

Martin

Martin

792 satisfied customers

dasdasd

Rich

Rich

Home Improvement Enthusiast

674 satisfied customers

Over 35 years construction and home maintenance experience

Dovetail Greene

Dovetail Greene

General Contractor

551 satisfied customers

Licensed Building Contractor & Certified Building Designer

urelectrician

urelectrician

Contractor

7,199 satisfied customers

Certified Construction Manager & Licensed Electrician

Dr. Fix-It

Dr. Fix-It

Handyman

370 satisfied customers

Work on all parts of home construction & maintenance

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x