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How To Get the Best Contractor Roof Ventilation Fan DEAR TIM: I’ve got a two-year-old and eighteen months ago I moved into a gorgeous ranch home built in 1950. Money is tight and I don’t want to make mistakes. The house needs a new roof. I climbed into the attic and noticed foil-faced insulation is […]

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Crawl Space DIY Vapor Barrier TIPS Clear clutter and smooth dirt Fill holes in foundation to stop air and water WATCH vapor barrier video below Use cross-laminated vapor barrier material CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: The crawl space under my 1910 home is just exposed dirt and leftover building […]

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An attic fan can help lower excessive attic temperatures. Solar attic fans are available, but have limitations. Electric powered attic fans are available with thermostats to help conserve energy.  Wind-powered turbine vents are another option, but require Mother Nature to supply the power.

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Whole house fans and attic fans are often confused. Solar attic fans are a new group of products that use solar energy to move hot attic air. Attic exhaust fans remove hot air from attic spaces, while whole house fans remove hot air from both living spaces and the attic at the same time.

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The dimmer switch used to be a round knob that you rotated. Dimmer switches typically need no special wiring to install. The dimmer of today comes in an array of choices, so prepare to spend some store time deciding!

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How To Install Porch Light TIPS Type of wall construction determines difficulty - brick is hardest to do Location of porch light makes a difference - wall location easier Watch Light Switch Video below! Get FREE & FAST BIDS using links below CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Robert and Sharon need […]

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Wiring Recessed Lights TIPS National Electric Code changes every three years What is code compliant now may become a violation in the future Secure romex wiring to wood framing Get FREE Bids below from local electricians about code questions CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Bob lives in Saint Peters Missouri and […]

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Safe Light Bulb Wattage TIPS Traditional incandescent bulbs create heat when on More wattage means more heat Recessed lights trap heat Regular ceiling and wall-sconce fixtures can overheat too CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Gabriele, who lives in Crofton, Maryland, was worried about putting in the wrong bulb in a recessed […]

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Extension Cord Safety TIPS Match the cord size to the power required Watts are most common measurement of power used Look at label of tool, appliance, etc. for watts USE list below to match watts to wire gauge CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Select Right Size I get quite a few […]

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Smokey Film on Car Windows TIPS Film comes from plastic off-gassing Will come off with soap and water Streaks mean you did not clean it well Wash twice and rinse well - clean glass in shade not direct sun CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! Vicki Mead, who resides in Jonesboro, Arkansas, […]

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