Matt Grocoff
Green renovation expert for Old House Web

Old house, new energy: ditch your utility company.

by Matt Grocoff
Utility companies work on a centralized model, and for one hundred years have relied on legal monopolies to ensure that they make a profit. They build giant, central, and unhealthy power plants designed to.  More »
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Contributing editor for Old House Web

The little room upstairs

by William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Many homes from the late Victorian era have a small room upstairs. Find out the history behind these rooms.More »

There isn’t really much of an undercut plus the bedroom is carpeted which sort of blocks the undercut some anyways. Yes, the gravity vent transfers…
Is it possible for old linoleum to have asbestos? I hear all the time about old tile but never linoleum. If it's linoleum then it does not have any asbestos.…
I did the same thing. Just put down 6 mil poly and started flooring over that. No need for adhesives, etc. You really don't care what happens under the…