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    Show Notes: Wood Stain Buying Guide

    Wood Stain Buying Guide  When greener isn’t better Wood stains must meet environmental rules that lower volatile organic compounds. VOCs can cause acute symptoms such as headaches and dizziness, and some may be carcinogenic. But manufacturers admit...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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  • Toilet Replacement
    You Don’t Need to Strain When Replacing A Toilet

    Replacing a toilet may not be one of the most exciting ways to spend a Saturday, but then that’s the nice part about this particular project; you should be able to perform this little task and still...

    • Posted July 24, 2014
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  • The Grill Guy’s Finger Lickin’ BBQ Chicken

    Finger Lickin’ BBQ Chicken Prep 15 minutes ∙ Cook 45 Minutes ∙ Makes 4 to 6 Servings ∙ Difficulty Medium ∙ Source Saber Collection Ingredients 8-12 pieces of Cut-up, Skin on Chicken. Cleaned and Dry. Your favorite...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Show Notes: Flies, Mildew and More

    Flies, Mildew, Singing In The Shower, Finding A Contractor, Cooking Hardware and More Great Tips This Week At On The House   5 WAYS TO CONTROL FLYS  The best ways to combat flies is to go after...

    • Posted July 18, 2014
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  • Show Notes: Roof Vents, Tips for Hurricane Season

    Is It Time To Start Thinking About Venting Your Roof? If you have a heat and moisture build up in your attic,  it may be time to consider venting your roof. While the value of venting roofs is...

    • Posted July 12, 2014
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  • Stainless Steel Appliances
    A Stainless Steel Cleaner That Works

    This was not an easy task. Using each product and then watching it fail was disheartening. And it was expensive too. The cleaners averaged a cost of $30 or more for an average 16 ounce spray can....

    • Posted July 9, 2014
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  • mortar mix
    Repairing a Limestone Foundation

    Question I have an older home with a limestone foundation. The mortar between the stones has started to deteriorate. Can I use something to fill in the holes? Anne Answer First, using a screwdriver or chisel, remove...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • removing asbestos duck tape
    Repair Asbestos Taping with Duct Tape

    Question I have asbestos taping on the forced-air heater ducting and plenum in a 38-year-old house. This taping is on the outside of the ducts and plenum only, so I haven’t worried about it. But recently, while...

    • Posted May 22, 2014
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  • being your own contractor
    Being Your Own Contractor

    After job costs such as subcontractors, direct hire labor and materials, a remodeling contractor will earn somewhere between 33- and 45-percent of the project price. This amount is mostly used to pay overhead costs, with the left-over...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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