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Q. We are trying to decide what to do about our boiler, which is ancient. Our plumber, whom we’ve used for years, says he won’t work with our steam system. more
Q. We just bought a house and want to add to it. We talked to our village inspector, and he said we have limitations because the house is in a flood area. more
Q. Our home seemed very normal when we first moved in, but little by little, things began to happen that we couldn’t explain. Doors would open and close . . . more
Q. I’m buying a sunroom for my breakfast room on the back of my split-level house, about 8 feet off the ground. I’m being told by the contractor that I need an architect and sealed plans. more
Q. We leased a store that used to be a personal trainer and are putting in a retail space to sell health supplements and goods. We were told that we need a permit when we called to ask the building department, but . . . more
Q. I hired a carpenter to rebuild my garage because it was rotted and leaning. The roof was OK, so we kept it, but all the walls were stripped away and replaced. In the middle of the job . . . more
Q. Our new home is pretty old, from 1920. We want to update it and have a lot of concerns, with taxes if we enlarge it, cost if we get rid of walls, widening our driveway to park more cars and . . . more
Q. We want to re-insulate our house before winter while we renovate, and aren’t sure about which type to use. The costs seem to be very different between fiberglass and foam. more
Q. Our central air conditioning unit sits next to the rear corner of our house, and even though it’s 25 feet from our patio, where we entertain, it still makes a lot of noise when it runs. more
Q. We noticed a chip in our porcelain bathtub, made by the tile guy when our bathroom was renovated about three months ago. The tile company sent someone to repair it . . . more
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