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  • Installing Decorative Ceiling Medallions

    If you regularly read our column you will know that we are third generation contractors. You will also know that we grew up in a home that was built by our grandfather at the turn of the...

    • Posted August 11, 2016
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  • Wiring A Pole Light

    Back in the early 80’s we installed post lights along our driveway. We lived on a flag lot then and the driveway was about 200 feet long. The lights were spaced approximately 10 feet apart and buried...

    • Posted August 3, 2016
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    Swimming Pools: Short In Pool Light?

    Q. I apparently have a short in my under water pool light. The GFI circuit breaker keeps tripping when I try to turn the light on. The light itself appears okay. Any suggestions on trouble shooting it?...

    • Posted May 19, 2016
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  • Skylights: Tubular Skylight – Solatube

    Natural light, it’s essential for all living things. Unfortunately, since the beginning of time, dwellings have caused natural light to be limited. Whether it be a cave, a hut, a teepee, castle or simply a modern home,...

    • Posted May 6, 2016
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  • Cleaning Tips To Get You Through The Holidays

    With the holidays just around the corner, chances are good that you’ll be entertaining and/or having houseguests. In either case, you’ll want your home and its contents to look their best. To that end, we offer up...

    • Posted December 16, 2015
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  • Replace A Lamp Socket

    The do-it-yourself project we will discuss today is pretty easy to do and can actually make your home safer – a lot safer. We were once paid $55,000 to partially rebuild a fire-damaged condominium that had exploded...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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    Principles Of Lighting

    What you should know before investing in your lighting choices. Lighting plays a key role in interior design and is a major part of any electrical wiring project. Good lighting design has an elusive quality. When you...

    • Posted October 16, 2015
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  • Selecting The Right Window

    James recently expanded his home office. Talk about a quick, clean job. Wow! Any way, one of the biggest decisions he had to make was choosing the right windows for the job. The wall that was being...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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    Light Bulbs That Last The Longest

    Thomas Edison would marvel at the staggering impact his invention of the light bulb has had on modern society. From a simple reading lamp nestled next to a favorite easy chair to Paris – “the city of...

    • Posted August 6, 2015
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    7 Tips To Creating An Amazing Home Office

    We are often asked which home improvement projects are most popular and offer the best bang for one’s home improvement buck. Our poetic response for many years has been; “fireplaces are hot, swimming pools are not and...

    • Posted June 28, 2015
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