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    Home Inspections: Inspecting For Safety

    It was Saturday morning. We were on the air. A caller wanted to know what the gizmo was that sat on the top of his water heater. He said a copper pipe went from the gizmo to...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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    Household: Home Inventory

    Our least favorite type of business in the world is the insurance company. The salesperson and the claims adjuster always seem like they work for two completely different organizations. The salesperson works for a company that is...

    • Posted June 30, 2015
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  • Home office
    7 Tips To Creating An Amazing Home Office

    We are often asked which home improvement projects are most popular and offer the best bang for one’s home improvement buck. Our poetic response for many years has been; “fireplaces are hot, swimming pools are not and...

    • Posted June 28, 2015
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    Measuring For Dummies

    Each of us has, at one time or another, needed to measure something. A waist, an inseam, a window, a door, the length of a crack or the thickness of a given material, to name a few....

    • Posted June 25, 2015
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  • kitchen
    Kitchen Remodeling 101

    The process of planning a kitchen is basically determined by how you intend to use your kitchen and what features you most want therein. For example: will the kitchen primarily be used for one cook or two?...

    • Posted June 24, 2015
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  • attic ventilation
    All About Attic Ventilation!

    Recently, we wrote about ice dams on roof overhangs, how they are created and how to prevent them. Our discussion on prevention – or at least reduction — included improving attic ventilation and adding ceiling insulation to...

    • Posted June 23, 2015
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  • Small room
    How To Make A Small Home Feel Big

    According to a recent health study, the average American is bigger (and heavier) than ever before. The same trend has been the case in recent years where the size of the average American home has grown too....

    • Posted June 21, 2015
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  • smoke detector
    Safety: Smoke Detectors

    Here are some statistics that may shock you. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), “U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,240,000 fires. These fires resulted in 3,240 civilian fire fatalities, 15,925 civilian fire injuries...

    • Posted June 20, 2015
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  • termites with wings
    Protecting Your Home from Termites

    For most Americans, our home is our single biggest investment. And with property values being what they are, it isn’t a bad one at that. There are only a few things that can come between you and...

    • Posted June 19, 2015
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  • A Simple Project: Replacing A Toilet

    Replacing a toilet may not be one of the most exciting ways to spend a Saturday, but then that’s the nice part about this particular project; you should be able to perform this little task and still...

    • Posted June 18, 2015
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