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Install a New Contemporary Stainless Steel Sink

Dear Pat: Our old enamel kitchen sink needs to be replaced. I am told that this is an easy do-it-yourself job. Is a stainless steel sink a good choice, and do you have any tips? -- Julia M.

Dear Julia: I have installed some kitchen sinks in two ...

Here's How: How to Install Plastic PEX Plumbing

Dear Pat: I am converting my old garage into a room for more living area. It has copper plumbing now. I need to add a wet bar and am thinking of using PEX. Is this a good idea, and how do I install it? -- Leslie A.

Dear Leslie: Making a garage ...

Here's How: Soundproof Your Existing or New Home

Dear Pat: We hear a lot of road noise in our house and noise from room to room from the kids. What can we do to make it more soundproof? When we build a new house soon, what soundproofing features should we include? -- Michelle A.

Dear Michelle: ...

Here's How: Strip Finish Safely From Old Woodwork

Dear Pat: I lived in a 100-year-old house for three years now, and I need to strip and refinish the interior woodwork. There are different types of wood. How can I strip the old finish without harming the wood? -- Gail J.

Dear Gail: Many of the ...