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  • Why Does My Toilet Flush Slowly?

    Q. The toilets in my four-year-old house flush so slowly that sometimes only half of a lone piece of tissue makes it down the drain. Are my toilets bad or is it the pipes? A. No, your...

    • Posted August 28, 2015
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  • Citric Acid Product for Water Heater Annual Maintenance

    Q. About a year ago you told a lady how to do an annual maintenance on her hot water heater. You mentioned using a product that contained citric acid. I did not get the name of the...

    • Posted August 23, 2015
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    Painting Tools For Your Next Project

    Although it was more than 30 years ago, we can easily visualize our folks, Morris, Sr. and Alvera, perched on ladders meticulously painting the ceilings in the living room and dining room of the old family home...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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    Is Bigger Better, Or Just More Costly?

    All over the country subdivision lots are getting smaller and the houses that are built on them are getting bigger – much bigger. Where a subdivision home in the sixties topped out at about 1,400 square feet...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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  • 6 Nifty Gadgets

    As home improvement enthusiasts, we are constantly in search of tools, materials and nifty gadgets that can improve personal comfort and get a job done as quickly and easily as possible. Local home and garden shows, major...

    • Posted August 20, 2015
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    Glazing Techniques For Painting

    Aside from home improvement, travel is one of our favorite pastimes. We have both had the opportunity to visit many interesting and unusual places. Among the most memorable cities that we have visited is Rome, Italy. The...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • The Lowdown on Levels

    We learned years ago as young apprentice carpenters that a strong back, ambition and lots of energy were necessary ingredients to survive in this grueling trade and to go on to become general contractors. We also learned...

    • Posted August 17, 2015
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    Choosing The Perfect Ladder

    Back in the days of the Arc when we were full-time carpenters “getting high” meant climbing a ladder. What’s interesting about that is we’ve always been afraid of heights. So, you might imagine how important it was...

    • Posted August 13, 2015
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    9 Steps To Take When Renting Tools

    Sure as the swallows make their annual return to San Juan Capistrano, we, along with tens of thousands of “tool types” make our yearly trek to the National Hardware Show in Chicago to revel in latest and...

    • Posted August 13, 2015
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    Preparing For A Household Disaster

    One of us has a son, Chris, who is a Boy Scout. Their motto is “be prepared.” Although they probably were not thinking of the subject of this column when they conceived of this credo, it is...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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