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Heat Loss Calculator Tools - Easy to Use Heat loss calculator tools help you discover how fast heat seeps out of your home. You need a building heat loss calculator to properly size a furnace or boiler. How to Calculate Heat Loss There are lots of great free online tools that allow you to perform Read More »

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Install a New Concrete Foundation - Going Up! Recently my daughter purchased an old camp summer house on a lake. The house is about eighty years old and was built on crude cinder blocks that just rested on stony soil. Frost heave over the years has caused the doors and windows to not fit well. Read More »

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Frost in Closet - Simple Reasons - Easy to Stop You have frost in your closet, right? That's why you're here. It may be on the ceiling or most likely an exterior wall. Should you be worried? Maybe. What Causes the Frost in Closet? The frost is caused by water vapor that condenses on the Read More »

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It’s that time of year here in the USA where you might be starting an indoor fire to either stay warm or just produce some ambiance within your home. I happen to have two wood-burning fireplaces in my own home and both are see-through so four rooms in my house get the benefit of a Read More »

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Electrical Wiring Question A few days ago, Marcus asked me an electrical wiring question while I was doing one of my new live streaming video broadcasts. Live streaming video is so much fun because I get to interact with you in real-time just as if we were sitting at a table enjoying a lemonade or Read More »

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It's Easy & Fast to make a F250 Ride Smoother - Patio Stones! My Ford F-250 Super Duty 4x4 has a very stiff suspension. An F-250 is a 3/4-ton truck and everything about the chassis is bigger and tougher than its little brother the F-150. The robust front springs installed in 2009 as part of Read More »

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Home Inspectors Near Me - Structural and ASHI A few years back, I used to do a two-hour home improvement radio call-in show in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was loads of fun to be on the spot on live radio answering your questions. I miss those mornings, but now I do the same thing via an Read More »

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How to Prevent Brick Foundation Problems - Go to the BIA A few weeks ago, a visitor to my AsktheBuilder.com website wanted to know about brick foundations. Karen had this ambitious desire to build a small 900-square-foot house by herself. She was well aware of her physical limitations and asked me if it was possible Read More »

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Drain Flies How to Get Rid Of - Easy! My friend Jim from Cincinnati, texted me the other day: "How do I get rid of drain flies?" I replied, "Simple..." I then outlined the steps in the text message. Here they are for you. Step 1: Remove the drain cover and use a toilet brush, Read More »

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