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  • door closing
    Q&A: Doors, Bend A Hinge Pin To Hold Door Open

    Q. Wouldn’t it have been easier to advise your readers to remove the pins and wipe them off and clean out the hinge pin opening? Then if that didn’t work they could try your “pin bending” method....

    • Posted September 11, 2016
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  • Re-Aligning Your Door

    We have always been advocates of getting to the root of the problem rather than to what seems to be the most obvious reason for a given difficulty. For instance, with sticking doors, we have always been...

    • Posted August 14, 2016
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  • Show Notes: Fire and Your Garage

    Is your home safe from a garage fire? Do you have a fire door going from the house to the garage? Most home fires start in the garage and spread to the living areas of the home....

    • Posted April 17, 2016
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  • Projects: Installing A Pet Door

    Several years ago we made the mistake of purchasing and installing a pet door in our home without thoroughly studying the issue. What a fiasco that turned out to be. How about that? Us, the gurus of...

    • Posted March 10, 2016
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  • firewood - terms and where to stack, arbor day
    It’s About That Time of Year Again: Firewood

    Natural gas, electricity and oil are the most prevalent fuel sources for modern home heating systems. However, before these modern resources were available, the fireplace or wood stove was the sole source of heat in a home....

    • Posted November 30, 2015
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  • Reducing Noise

    Q. I live in a townhouse that has a wall that I share with my neighbor next door. Can I inject blown insulation into the wall space between our dwellings to reduce noise from one space to...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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  • Synthetic Wood Veneer

    Q. Is there a synthetic wood veneer that I could install over the top of my pressure-treated deck, or will I have to tear the deck out? The structure itself is still in good condition – I just...

    • Posted November 1, 2015
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  • Screen & Storm Doors

    Our grandfather built the home we grew up in at the turn of the century. In keeping with the style of construction for that era, the rooms were spacious with high ceilings, the doors were solid wood,...

    • Posted October 11, 2015
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  • choosing a garage door
    Everything About Purchasing A Garage Door

    For most of us our home is the single largest investment that we will ever make. When using the word “investment”, we not only refer to the economic aspect of home ownership, but the emotional investment as...

    • Posted September 19, 2015
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  • On Matching Keys

    Q. The lock on my front door needs changing. Rather than having yet another key on my chain, is there some way to alter the lock so the key I use for all my other door locks...

    • Posted August 31, 2015
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