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    Sewage In Basement

    We just moved into a new home, and our basement has radiant heat in the floor. We’ve been having a bad sewage smell in the basement and I thought the heated floor might have melted the wax...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Perimeter Water

    We have just discovered water (moisture) underneath our new house and need your help and advice before our guarantee expires on September 1, 1990. I used a plant moisture meter instrument under the house as there was...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Energy Efficiency

    Recently a reader from Lodi asked how to choose the best new appliances when remodeling. You mentioned a number of factors, such as price and warranty, that should be considered when buying a new appliance. Another aspect...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • AlarmPad
    Do It Yourself Alarm Systems

    Is it practical for homeowners to install their home security system? I’ve been to this new security store and they seem to sell most of the security systems that I’ve had alarm salesmen show me. Obviously I...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Alarm Systems

    I am shopping for a burglar alarm system and am looking for a little insight. I would appreciate any help that you could offer. Nathan Solution Don’t be “alarmed”, but there is no such thing as an...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • Buying Concrete – 12 Tips to Determining Project Success

    Whether a project is small—like steps—or large like a patio, figuring how much concrete you need is calculated the same way. How the concrete makes its way to your home is another story. Although most projects are...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Asphalt Paving, Driveway Maintenance

    Asphalt is a black construction material – much like cement – that varies from solid to semisolid in consistency at room temperature. When heated to the temperature of boiling water, it can be poured. Asphalt is used...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • white vinegar cleaning tips
    10,000 Year Old Remedy – Vinegar

    Vinegar can be made by adding oxygen to wine. Or it can be made by adding oxygen to a distilled (and fermented) mixture of corn and sugar (corn liquor). Just about any consumable alcohol can be used...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Remodeling Done? Now Call Dust-Busters.

    Remodeling makes a mess. And when your contractor is done, your entire house will need a major cleaning. Dust will be everywhere. Carpets will be dirty. Walls will have smudgy handprints. And that’s in the rooms that...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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    Caulking A Shower Or Tub

    Fiberglass, tile, marble, granite and solid surface materials are among the most popular finishes for the walls that surround a tub or shower. Although taste and budget usually dictate the choice of material, any one of these...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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