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Here's How: Repair and Eliminate Drywall Nail Pops

Dear James: My house is about 10 years old, and I plan to add another room. The walls (made with drywall) have a lot of nail pops. What should the builder do to avoid this on my new room addition? -- Sandy N.

Dear Sandy: Nail pops can certainly ...

Here's How: Replace Mildewed Caulk Around Bathtub

Dear James: I am a real stickler about keeping my bathroom clean, but the caulk around the bathtub and sink always has black mildew. Is there anything I can do to stop it, and how can I remove the old caulk? -- Kathy P.

Dear Kathy: Your second ...

Here's How: How to Ceramic Tile a Bathroom

Dear James: I want to add new ceramic tile in the bathroom, and I am going to try to do it myself. Please give me some ideas of where to start this job and the basic sequence of steps to accomplish it. -- Eileen W.

Dear Eileen: With a house full ...

Here's How: Install Attic Access Ladder/Stairway

Dear James: We have a large dry attic. I want to store my off-season clothes in plastic bags in the attic, but I do not feel safe climbing a stepladder. Can you tell me how to install a folding ladder? -- Michelle W.

Dear Michelle: Most builders ...