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Crawlspace Encapsulation TIPS Lots of incorrect info out there Bare soil pumps up water constantly  Rectangle vents all but worthless Cover soil with special plastic CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: My head is spinning from all of the conflicting information I'm seeing online about crawl space encapsulation. Should it […]

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Venting your clothes dryer directly into the garage could be a building-code violation and a bad idea. Dryer vents exhaust a large amount of water vapor. Putting this condensation into your garage could create rust on unpainted surfaces, and worse, mold inside the walls and ceiling. Clothes-dryer venting should be to the outside.

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Bathroom exhaust fans can dump cold air into rooms if they are not installed correctly. There are several places the cold air enters the bathroom fan exhaust pipe and room. Inferior, low-quality fans are often the problem.

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Cold Air Bath Exhaust Fan TIPS Fan dampers designed to stop mice, not air Spray smooth metal exhaust pipe with magic foam Exhaust pipe should exit side wall of house Roof exhaust is good in no-snow areas CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter David Teal lives in Woodville, Ohio. He has a problem […]

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Mario Gonzalez is suffering from a hot mobile home in San Diego, CA. He's probably so hot he can't make the connection between his hot home and his car. Here's what he sent: "I've noticed that my mobile home gets hotter during summer than the outside temperature. I feel the hot air that builds up […]

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Jane Theobald has a roof leak around her pot or turtle vents. She needs to repair them before it rains again in Omaha, NE. She also has some professional advice for me. Here it is: "I have water leaking in from the peak of my roof. The turtle or pot vents are installed really weird and […]

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Mark has an ice buildup and ice leaking out of his soffit where his dryer vent exits his home. It's pretty severe. Here's his story: "I am getting icicles on the side of my house near the dryer vent. This happens in Nebraska sub-zero weather. This side of my house faces the northwest. I made sure […]

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