Double Pane Windows That Fail

Do you know the difference between a single-pane and a double-pane window? You might come up with the answer quite easily, that the difference is that there are two panes in a double-pane window but only one in a single-pane window, and you would be correct. Do you...

There Is Something Growing Under The Carpet

It can happen very easily. You’re drinking a glass of water and someone knocks it over. All of a sudden you have a huge wet spot on your carpet. You might think that it isn’t a huge deal, since it is only water, but you should make an effort to dry it up as well as...

Getting Your Toilet Handle Replaced

How does the handle to your toilet look? Is it sagging a bit, not working as well as it used to? Maybe it is just old and looks dated, not fitting in with the decor of your bathroom? Well, there is good news for you! Replacing your toilet handle is not very...

Who Controls Your Thermostat?

Isn’t interesting how we have very different opinions on what is too cold or too warm. In some homes, this can lead to quite a few disagreements and arguments. The one thing to remember though, is that every degree counts. The calculations differ depending on where...

Going Down The Drain

Do you have any idea how much water your faucet will use if it is constantly dripping? It depends on the frequency it drips, of course, but a faucet that drips 10 times per minute, which isn’t really all that much, will waste 500 gallons of water in a year. If it...

Your Choice of Lumber

Have you ever heard the term "green lumber" used when it comes to building materials? Depending on the climate where you live, it might be commonly used in construction or not. Why is that? Because green lumber has some shortcomings that are worsened in an area where...

Clearing The Clutter Is Worth The Effort

Do you like to keep your home clean, neat and orderly? Not everyone does. If you are more of a messy person, you might reason that it’s your choice and that it doesn’t affect anyone else. While this might be true, it will affect you if you decide to sell your home....

When Woodpeckers Attack

Woodpeckers are intriguing birds. They are able to bang their head against a wooden object with the speed and force that would shatter bone and cause brain damage in a human. They have amazing hearing that enables them to hear bugs underneath the surface of wood from...

Using An Electric Grill

While the weather is cooling down outside, this doesn’t mean that you need to stop grilling your food. In fact, some of us continue grilling throughout the winter. However, if you prefer not getting cold while grilling, grilling inside is not usually an option, since...

A Beautiful And Safe Deck

Do you enjoy sitting outside on these beautiful fall days? Many do, and to make that more comfortable and convenient, they want to have a deck in the back of their home. Thousands of enthusiastic do-it-yourself homeowners set out to build a deck every year, but not...

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