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Skylight Melting Siding Can and Does Happen It's possible for a skylight melting siding story to be in your local paper or here online. I know it's possible because I've felt the searing heat on my own face from sunlight that's concentrated and reflected by the slightly concave glass on my own skylight. I was […]

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"An electric baseboard heater works just like a toaster but without the danger of a fire." Basement Heating Options Checklist Electric heating is probably your best bet Do the math before making an expensive selection Insulate walls with closed-cell foam Portable heaters work well What Basement Heating Options Are Affordable? You might be surprised to […]

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Stop Brick Leaks Question #1: Help me, Tim! When a blowing rain lashes my brick-veneer home, water streams down over the inside of my foundation in the basement. I thought brick was waterproof. What’s happening and is there a way to minimize, or eliminate, the water from entering my home? What could have been done […]

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Turn Off Natural Gas - It's Very Easy If you smell natural gas at your home, do the following things: GET OUT of the house immediately Turn off natural gas to house if the meter is outside Call 911 Get at least 200 feet away from the house Turn Off Natural Gas to House - […]

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"Flash floods are the most common hazards for building lots. These floods affect land that may seem safe." Building Lots For Sale - Not All Are Great The building lots for sale you're looking at may seem to be fine, but there could be many hazards that could affect the lot. Here are the most […]

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What To Do If Gas Leak Video Do you know what to do if there's a gas leak? Watch this video and save your life and that of loved ones: If you have natural gas, you'll need a wrench to turn off the gas at the gas meter. You should keep an inexpensive pipe wrench […]

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Concrete in a Bag Question #1: Hello Tim. This summer I’ve got a few outdoor projects that involve pouring small amounts of concrete. I looked into having a ready-mix truck do it, but the cost is so expensive. I’ve seen the bags of concrete in stores. Is it any good? Have you used it? Can […]

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Kitchen Exhaust Question #1: Tim, I’m very excited about an upcoming kitchen remodel at my home. I need your advice about my kitchen exhaust fan. I’m getting conflicting information from contractors, the kitchen designer, and my husband. You’re my lifeline. Can you address the best practices for kitchen exhaust fans and any other aspects to […]

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High efficiency furnaces can save money and they help conserve our natural resources. Before you think about junking your good furnace, keep in mind that the high efficiency furnace can cost up to $1,000.00 more than a standard one. Be sure you can reap enough savings to make it worthwhile.

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