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  • Sump Pump Annual Maintenance

    When it rains it pours. And when it pours you can count on leaks, seeps and maybe even some flooding. After that you can figure on a bit of mildew, possibly some rot and a distinct aroma...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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  • Metal Ceilings Make A Comeback

    We live, work and play, in the town where we were born and raised – Pittsburg, California. Urban renewal hit our downtown in the early ‘70’s. Dozens of turn-of-the century buildings were leveled to make room for...

    • Posted October 27, 2015
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    9 Great Tips for Maintaining Your Portable Generator

    Tip 1: Don’t get burned by wattage ratings Watts are not all equal Ignore the higher rating and select a generator based on its “rated,” “running” or “continuous” watts. Tip 2: Stock up on oil and filters...

    • Posted October 18, 2015
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  • On Screws!

    Over the years we have seen some pretty unique and unusual inventions. Too many to count – a portable, folding power-saw-table for cutting full sheets of plywood, a giant adjustable tri-square for cutting angles in wallboard, a...

    • Posted October 12, 2015
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  • Show Notes: RemodelingShow/Deck Expo

    Live from Chicago, the 2015 Remodeling Show/Deck Expo and JLC Live Residential Construction Show, “Peer to Peer”. This is the leading national trade event for the remodeling, deck-building and residential construction industries. This year’s event brought together...

    • Posted October 4, 2015
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  • Painting: House Painting Basics

    Mom and dad had decided to paint the upstairs bathroom. Mom, a fair woman, always made sure that the work was equally divided between her and our father. Mom was the artist of the family so she...

    • Posted August 30, 2015
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  • How Long Will Your Applicances Last?

    Regardless of how perfect your home was when you purchased it, sooner or later everything will need replacing. Assuming the job was done right the first time and routine maintenance is performed, the home is bound to...

    • Posted August 26, 2015
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  • Citric Acid Product for Water Heater Annual Maintenance

    Q. About a year ago you told a lady how to do an annual maintenance on her hot water heater. You mentioned using a product that contained citric acid. I did not get the name of the...

    • Posted August 23, 2015
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  • Say Goodbye to Roaches!

    In this hour, the Carey Brothers tell us how to get rid of roaches. In addition, they discuss concrete patio maintenance.

    • Posted August 22, 2015
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  • Septic Tank Maintenance

    If you either live in a rural area or have vacation property situated out in the middle of nowhere, you are no doubt familiar with the form and function of a septic system. On the other hand,...

    • Posted August 21, 2015
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