A reader is looking to prevent soot from from escaping down the chimney and into the house. The fireplaces are decorative, so the reader is hoping there is a way to seal off the chimney and eliminate the mess. Please chime in with any advice. forumTopic id=”general-discussion:how-to-seal-the-chimney-to” Related Stories Get Advice on… Read More >The post From the Forum: What Is the Best Way to Seal Up a Chimney? appeared first on Brownstoner.
This year, the Brownstoner Forum posts that got the most looks from readers mostly involved home renovation. These included posts on lead paint, heating, fences and refurbishing a door. Other topics included landlord-tenant relations and Ikea returns. It’s worth noting that at least two of the top 10 posts are among… Read More >The post Lead Paint, Heating and Ikea: Top 10 Brownstoner Forum Posts of 2016 appeared first on Brownstoner.
A reader wants to remove to remove all drywall and plaster from the ceilings and walls of an apartment and is wondering if a permit is required. Removing all the surfaces would allow adding insulation. No structural changes will be made to the walls, so they are wondering if a… Read More >The post From the Forum: Is a Permit Required for Drywall and Plaster Removal? appeared first on Brownstoner.