Is it time to remove the chimney?

Chimneys are subject to exposure from the elements, and cannot last forever. Can you get by without yours? If your chimney is in the middle of the house, as opposed…

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Water softener basics

More than you need to know about water softeners and water conditioners. A typical water softener is actually pretty simple. water comes into the house through the water meter and…

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COVID-19 Vaccination!

As of this writing, 2.06 million people have died worldwide from COVID-19. We are living in the midst of the biggest health crisis this planet has seen. Every effort should…

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Gas Log Fireplace

Gas log fireplaces are also known as gas lighters. The lighter is a burner installed under the log holder in a regular, wood burning fireplace. The setup is pretty simple;…

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Orphaned Vent

Sometimes a furnace has been changed over to a high-efficiency unit that is vented independently. The flue gasses are so cool they can be vented out a sidewall through a…

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Controlling Indoor Moisture

The problems associated with air that is too dry are very few, especially compared to air that is too moist. There are more than 100,000 kinds of mold in the…

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Dishwasher High Loop

A quick peek under your kitchen sink and a 15-minute fix can help avoid costly repairs. At nearly every inspection, I find a problem relating to the dishwasher installation. Even…

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The toilet paper you use is important

https://www.familyhandyman.com/The folks at Handyman magazine actually spent time analyzing toilet paper to see which brands break down fastest in water. This is important because plugged toilets are important. You do,…

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Sump pump installation issues

Don't make it harder for your sump pump to do it's job The flexible tube laying on the ground is of particular concern, as it could easily fill with ice.…

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