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1.20 How much should i charge to install wood flooring ?

Q. As a handyman, how much do i charge per sq.ft to install oak wood flooring? They all need to be glued and there will be alot of cuts because the wood needs to curve in an s shape. There is 1000 sq.ft. I installed 1600 sq.ft before but did not charge my father in law. Thanks for your help.

A. For glue down wood flooring, 4 dollars a s.f. is about what you should be charging.

1.20 Why is my dryer duct freezing and then melting on the inside?

Q. Our dryer duct is frozen on the inside of the house, about 4 or 6 inches in from the outside vent. We do live in the Canadian prairies where it has been reaching about -45 degrees, however this never happened before. We did not clean the duct or vent this year, but it isnt clogged. My husband is going to put a new one in tomorrow and insulate it, but I was wondering what would cause this to happen, as it never happened ever before this and nothing has changed. It is freezing, then melting inside, into the duct and all over the floor and dryer. Also, there is nothing wrong with our dryer, so please do not say to get a new dryer. Any ideas? I trust that he will fix it, he is a carpenter and a handyman. It's just that he wont fix it until tomorrow and I want to know if anyone has had this problem before. I am still drying clothes and just wanted to know if anyone was familiar with this. Also, it is not wet outside, it is -40 outside, so whatever was wet is super frozen now. It is however freezing on the inside too, but the further in the house it gets, it starts to de-thaw. We already have humidity problems, because we sealed all our air leaks and re insulated our attic, causing condensation in the our windows and stuff. I have not had this problem before, so I do not agree that it is normal for this weather. Thanks for the advice from the person who lives in Texas, I agree that might be it, but it is in our basement, so the vent has to go up. I HATE basements!

A. Somehow the wetness from outside is seeping back into the dryer vent. Perhaps check it is tight and cover it from elements with something. I once had a bird decide to make a nest in mine.

1.20 Whats the average service call cost for an appliance repair person?

Q. What do they usually charge you to come look at your refrigerator etc, i live in VA

A. Mlinda, you really are in need of a local appliance contractor who can give you the actual going local rate for this refrigerator repair project of yours, and, to your advantage, there are many local appliance contractors who are eager to give such estimates for free and with no obligation. Your using this is the consumer-smart approach to find an accurate answer to your question. Getting a local estimate is crucial, as a lot of variables really bear on the cost of such a project, including the following: The cost of material and labor greatly varies by location. Getting free estimates from local appliance contractors to actually determine what your repair project will cost you in your area is key to the success of your project. Here's a great link to a handyman site that offers free very resourceful information to assist you in determining the cost of your project, and, ultimately, selecting a local appliance contractor in an effort to get the best deal for you: http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_Free_Estimates_Appliances.htm I'm hopeful the above will provide you with the information that is necessary to make a wise consumer choice, including helpful guidance in obtaining free written estimates from the local contractors in your area so that you can make an informed decision about your project. (I'm thinking that the free estimates will include a projected service cost price that is far less than the cost of buying a new appliance, so getting free estimates would not hurt you, to say the least.) . Source(s): The Internet. Just whatever is available online and what I have on my mind, including the inclusion of relevant sites, like the one cited that came about from my efforts, which is intended to be useful. Helping people get the relevant info they want is great.

1.20 How much would a basement remodeling cost?

Q. The house was built in 1920; the walls are very damp and I'm sure there's mildew. I would really like to create a living space downstairs, and I was wondering how much it would cost to waterproof/refinish? Any ideas? Tips?

A. My tip/idea: You know, the easiest thing you can do is to call home remodelers in your area--or instead of calling, use the link below--and get Free estimates from them as to the cost involved in refinishing the basement. (Home remodelers usually do all trades in general related to your basement, etc.) This is the only true way of assessing the cost involved, as the cost of material and labor greatly varies by location; so what one person says on here does not get you any closer to understanding what costs are involved in this project without the use of local contractor estimates. Here is a handyman site I use often, which has a section devoted to home improvement articles, where you'll also find towards the far left bottom of the following home improvement page a bright, kind-of-orange home-guru Bob Villa-endorsed ad that offers up to four (4) Free estimates that can be given to you very fast from local remodeling contractors in your area (again, this free-estimate offer is towards the very left-bottom of the following linked page): http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_How_To_Pages_Home_Improvement_Zone.htm Like I said, get a hold of some local remodelers. In exchange for giving them work, you also might be able to get a good deal on the material from the remodeling contractor, since, usually, they have access to wholesale pricing on building material given the great amount of installations they do. That's the way to go. Good luck with your project!

1.20 Cost of moving laundry to garage and remodeling a bath room?

Q. My laundry is inside of a very old and poor bathroom. I plan to first move the laundry to garage and then have the bathroom remodeled with tub/shower separated, of cause wall/floor tiles. I’m not looking for luxury features just new/clean is enough. So how much will cost, like only more the laundry, and labor of the bathroom remodeling. I’m in San Francisco Bay area, but any other area should also provide the ideal I believe. Thanks, Chuck

A. Chuck, you need to consult remodeling contractors about remodeling the garage and old bathroom of the house to what you desire, since it usually requires a lot of trades (plumbing, electrical, interior drywalls, etc.), and a remodeling contractor usually handles all of such trades, making it--in theory--cheaper to pay one (remodeling) contractor as opposed to paying each specialized-trade contractor. There are plenty of local remodeling contractors seeking to give free estimates with no obligation, and taking advantage of this is the consumer-smart way to go about finding an accurate answer to your question. It's important that you get a local estimate and not rely on guesses found here on Yah, as a lot of factors really bear on the cost of such a project, including the following: The cost of material and labor greatly varies by location. A local remodeling contractor can easily assist you in this project of yours. If you negotiate well with the contractor and he buys the building materials for you, you may try to have him pass the discounted cost of the materials to you in exchange for giving him the job, as usually contractors get discounts (called "contractor's discounts" or "contractor's price") when buying from suppliers because of the many purchases they make as required by their jobs. As I said, free estimates from local remodeling contractors are the key to your success in this home improvement project of yours. Here's a great link to a handyman site that offers free very resourceful information to assist you in your project, and, ultimately, selecting a local remodeling contractor in an effort to get the best deal for you: REMODELING CONTRACTOR INFO: http://yourhandymanzone.com/Your_Handyman_Zone_Free_Estimates_Remodeling_In_Gen.htm I'm sure you'll find the information you need, specifically the tips, useful as it relates to being treated fairly by contractors and exploring the consumer-wise approach of getting free written estimates to find the best contractor in your area. . Source(s): The Internet. Just whatever is available online and what I have on my mind, including the inclusion of relevant sites, like the one cited that came about from my efforts, which is intended to be useful. Helping people get the relevant info they want is great.

1.20 Can a local handyman/contractor build a home from the ground up?

Q. There is a local contractor who says they do kitchens, baths, windows, room additions, family rooms, siding, renovations, and remodeling. They told me they could build a house from the ground up but Im wondering if I should trust them to do the job (they will be SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper than a big time builder) or does this seem like a bad idea?

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1.20 What are the requirements to getting a contractors license in Lousiana?

Q. A friend of mine wants to do it but knows nothing about construction and I don't know if her doing "Drafting" at the Votech will get her a contractors license. I don't think so but I'm not sure.

A. Anybody who is a handyman or carpenter or mason or roofer or any kind of manual laborer who may charge over 300 per day, needs a contractors license. Your friend's drafting home plans or remodeling projects doesn't qualify for that.

1.20 Who should I call to have my refrigerator moved from my kitchen to the garage?

Q. I rent, and my new kitchen only has about 3 ft. of counter space. I would like to move the fridge to the garage (just outside of the kitchen), so I can set a stock cabinet/countertop, or a small buffet or something, in the space. Who should I call (once I get approval from the L.L.) to do it safely? Would the landlord's "guy" do it? Call a moving company? a handyman? Also, there are 5 steps down to the garage.

A. Rent or borrow an appliance dolly and move it yourself.

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