Spoiler : April Fools! Hi Folks! Are you baffled by the complexities of your toilet? Does the contractor you are hiring to re-do your kitchen sound like an alien? Ever wonder how electricity works, or what all those gadgets on your furnace are? Those of you who know me as a panelist on the Ask a Red thread might like to also know that I have as part of my 21 year organizing history, 18 years of work in the building trades. So, I am starting this thread for the purposes of answering questions about the following:* 1. Carpentry/ framing 2. Cabinet-making and installation 3. Woodworking and woodwork refinishing 4. Plumbing and electrical 5. Kitchen and bath renovations 6. Standard household repairs and maintenance 7. Appliance repair 8. Window and door installation 9. Stained and leaded glass repair and production 10. Boilers, furnaces and water heaters. Plus, ask a question in a category not specified above, and I will endeavour to answer it. I have been trained by professionals in all of the above fields,spent 9 years as a building superintenant, plus 9 years as a remodeling consultant -- voluntary, of course, as I work with all-volunteer organizations of low-paid workers. * DISCLAIMER: This thread is for advice and information only in assisting lurkers and posters with questions about construction and renovation. This is NOT a how-to thread. I am not responsible for injury to persons or damage to property as I own no control over what an individual does with the information. Laws and licensing and certification are different from country to country and from state to state. Obey all local, state and national laws and building codes. If you are not a qualified electrician, plumber or frame carpener, do not attempt electrical, plumbing or structural repairs on your own. Ask away.