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Here's How: Lead Paint Risk When Remodeling

Dear James: I live in a house that is about 30 years old. I have two daughters, and I want to remodel to create another bedroom. There is a lot of painted woodwork. Should I be concerned about lead poisoning? -- Cathy R.

Dear Cathy: In any house ...

Here's How: Build a House for Your Dog

Dear James: My dog loves to be outdoors and sometimes refuses to come indoors. The kids are always worried about him, and they want him to have some protection from the weather. Is it fairly easy to build a doghouse? Can you give me some advice? -...

Here's How: Install a Bathroom Pedestal Sink

Dear James: My budget is very limited, but now that I am divorced, I want to change the bathroom decor. I thought a pedestal sink might help. What do you think, and can you give me some installation tips? -- Holly W.

Dear Holly: Replacing your ...

Here's How: When to Repair or Replace Your Roof

Dear James: Over the past six months, I have noticed dark spots on my bedroom ceiling after it rains. I don't know if my roof needs to be repaired or replaced. How will I know when it's time for an entire reroofing job? -- Carol S.

Dear Carol: ...

Here's How: Lead Paint Risk When Remodeling

Dear James: I live in a house that is about 30 years old. I have two daughters, and I want to remodel to create another bedroom. There is a lot of painted woodwork. Should I be concerned about lead poisoning? -- Cathy R.

Dear Cathy: In any house ...

Here's How: Build a Storm-Resistant House

Dear James: My husband and I are planning to build a new house. With all of the recent tornadoes, hurricanes, etc., I want to be as safe as possible. Please give me some tips on building a safe house. -- Amanda F.

Dear Amanda: There are methods ...