All posts by onthehouse

  • Soundproofing
    Soundproofing Made Simple

    Many years ago, we were hired to do a construction job for a couple of gentlemen who wanted their offices at the penthouse level of their seven-story commercial building. But, the space was immediately adjacent to a...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • Soundproofing a home
    Making Your Home Quieter

    Whether a bang here or a thump there, a crying baby, a couple arguing, a blaring television, a stereo or an intimate exchange, there are some things that are best left unshared. Sometimes the disturbing noises come...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • Acoustic Ceiling Tile
    Installing Acoustic Ceiling Tiles

    Acoustic ceiling tiles are a simple and inexpensive way to dress up virtually any room in the home. They come in assorted sizes and styles and can be installed in various ways. Although acoustic tiles can reduce...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • home insulation
    About Insulation

    The furnace is functioning, and yet you feel a chill down to your bones. There isn’t a window open in the house and the walls and ceilings are fully insulated. You can’t figure out where the cold...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • shook, shimmy, shake
    Shim-y, Shimmy Shake

    Famed choreographer, Busby Berkeley, was born on this day in 1895. On Broadway and in motion pictures his high-kicking chorus girls, doing the shimmy, shimmy, shake, made him famous worldwide. Today we’re discussing another kind of shim...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • hot iron to fix bubbling laminate
    Bubbles in your laminate counter

    “The Lawrence Welk Show” premiered in 1955, and for three decades bubbles were a good thing. But if you’ve got a bubble in a plastic laminate countertop, it’s far from good. This material is used on the...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • home value up with home improvements
    Deducting Interest on Home-Improvement Loans

    Since the tax reform act of 1986, one of the biggest deductions that a homeowner has is the interest on loans secured by his residence. A new kitchen, bath or added space will add comfort to a...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • the-hillbillies
    Buying Your Dream Home

    I think you’ll agree Jed Clampett and his family didn’t do a very good job of house hunting in Beverly Hills. Their home was too big and not their style. It didn’t suit their needs or any...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • bad review
    Stucco Problems

    I am concerned about a series of cracks in the stuccoed exterior surface on three sides of my newly built home. The vertical cracks run all the way around at an average of about two feet apart....

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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  • Acetone_formula
    Removing Adhesives

    How can we remove the Selfix type fixtures which are held to our mirror and to our drywall without ruining the mirror or the wall? LWD Solution We can’t guarantee that you will be able to save...

    • Posted January 24, 2014
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