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Laminate Floor Over Concrete TIPS Just Below                 Laminate Floor Over Concrete TIPS: Laminate floors must be on solid and smooth floors WATCH my Laminate Floor Video Series BELOW! Concrete is a solid base and excellent Use self-leveling compounds to make concrete smooth and level CLICK HERE to […]

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You can see in the above video how the twins decided to climb up on the dresser to have some fun. The issue is that it could have ended badly with the one twin being suffocated or dying from a crushed skull. Children do die from these accidents, just read about it online from trusted […]

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Brown Stains on Side of House TIPS Below                 Brown Stains on House TIPS: Cedar has natural preservative chemicals that dissolve in water Stains originate just above metal z-flashing Weather conditions before stain appeared are critical Carpenters installed z-flashing wrong Cedar was not painted on back and edges […]

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Davey lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Yesterday he wrote me the following: "I have a small townhouse with a corner fireplace (zero clearance) in the basement that was built 33 years ago. The seven years we've lived here we've always known there's cold air coming in from behind the fireplace.  Finally, I cut open the drywall and […]

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Quick Summary: Compare slab to crawl space wood floor cost Pros and Cons of slab Pros and Cons of crawl space wood floor Karen lives in Saint Cloud, Florida. She emailed me the following: "I would like to build a home that is about 600 sq ft with 1000 sq ft roof to cover the front […]

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CLICK HERE to get FREE BIDS from electricians in your city or town. I get quite a few questions each week about what size extension cord to use. You may be one that's very worried about safety and electrical fires when using extension cords. Talk with any seasoned firefighter and they'll tell you that extension […]

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Dimmer Switch SAFETY TIPS Just Below                 Dimmer Switch SAFETY TIPS: Most dimmer switches can only handle 600 watts Dimmer switches convert unused electricity to HEAT inside the dimmer switch Electric heaters usually are rated at 1200 watts, or more! TEST wall switches to see if they operate […]

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Gabriele, who lives in Crofton, Maryland, was worried about putting in the wrong bulb in a recessed light fixture. She wanted to make sure the bulb wattage was safe. Here's what she asked: "My recessed light housing reads 60-watt bulb maximum.  The GE bulb I have says the 75w "uses only 53w." Since I just […]

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Bob lives in Saint Peters Missouri and asked a not-so-easy question about wiring recessed lights. Here's what he sent to me: "I'm installing seven recessed lights in my living room and they're IC rated. My attic is full of blown in insulation. Do I have to go up in the attic to secure the wiring to […]

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Sheryl lives in Charlotte, NC. She's got a unique issue with her heating system. Let her tell you all about it. "I have a very old generator which is not matched with the heat pump that was installed in my two-story town home in 2008. All works well with cooling and heating, but upstairs gets […]

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