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    Phantom Power

      Summer is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, you’ are going to look for every possible way to save money on your energy bill because you want to pump the A/C 24/7/ 365....

    • Posted April 7, 2018
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  • A Holiday Safety Reminder From Us To You!

    Here are a few tidbits of holiday savvy that we hope will save you loads of heartache as you shop for this year’s freshly cut tree. Keep in mind that we like freshly cut trees, but we...

    • Posted December 12, 2016
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  • Safety Around Gas & Electric

    Each year countless accidents take place within the home. These range from minor cuts and bruises to death. The sad fact is that many of these unfortunate incidents could likely have been prevented by paying close attention...

    • Posted August 9, 2016
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  • Types of Receptacles

    What do a cool home, a chilled beverage, your favorite television show and clean clothing have in common? They are all made possible by some form of energy. For most Americans this source of energy is electricity....

    • Posted August 9, 2016
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  • On Screwdrivers

    We frequently discuss the valuable contribution that a good tool can make in performing a task. A good tool, hand or power, can make a job infinitely easier and result in a finer finished product. It often...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Warm Floors 101

    You decided to install a ceramic tile floor in your bathroom, but you live in a part of the world where it gets incredibly cold during the winter. Now, when you walk across that floor, your toes...

    • Posted March 6, 2016
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  • Tools: Heavy Duty Help For Everyone

    We were tooling down the freeway recently when just ahead of us we spotted a regular, old fashioned, three-quarter ton, long bed pickup with a steel insert in the bed. Now, that really wasn’t so amazing until...

    • Posted October 13, 2015
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  • Stapler: Holding Things Together

    When we begin think about a project the first thing that comes to mind is what will be used to hold everything together – nails, screws or nuts and bolts, a hammer, a screwdriver and maybe even...

    • Posted October 12, 2015
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    Electricity 101: Introduction To Electricity In Your Home

    Recently one of our daughters, Jamie, was in a state of panic when, with a head of wet hair, her electric blow dryer suddenly stopped working. With blow dryer in one hand, a damp towel in the...

    • Posted July 11, 2015
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    11 Ways to Creating A Backyard Fantasy

    The backyard is a favorite spot for spring and summer entertaining for American families. When we were kids, our backyard consisted of an old rusty grill, a patio table and a few chairs. No matter that it...

    • Posted June 13, 2015
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