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  • Replacing A Light Fixture

    Our favorite part of construction is electrical work. What we discovered is that electrical wiring in a home is like having a bunch of extension cords and drop lights built into the walls. But, no matter how...

    • Posted August 9, 2016
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  • Concrete 101 (Part Two)

    It can be a patio, a house-walk, a porch, a retaining wall or even a set of steps. Regardless of the project, when it comes to pouring concrete there are a couple of simple and basic rules...

    • Posted March 27, 2016
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  • You Need A Basic Set of Hand Tools

    As a first time home buyer there is an additional cost of ownership that you should definitely consider. The purchase price of a basic set of hand tools. A set of medium quality tools will cost about...

    • Posted March 17, 2016
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  • Concrete 101 (Part One)

    It can be a patio, a house-walk, a porch, a retaining wall or even a set of steps. Regardless of the project, when it comes to pouring concrete there are a couple of simple and basic rules...

    • Posted March 13, 2016
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  • Projects: Make A Low Cost Cornice Box

    Light and airy is our favorite way to decorate because it adds size to a small room, and anyway, a brighter room is generally a happier one. Having said that, we also agree that variety is the...

    • Posted March 11, 2016
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    Caulking Can be a “Mini” Project

    Spring is home improvement time. Generally speaking, this falls into major categories such as: Spring Cleaning, Lawn and Garden Work, Maintenance and Repairs, Upgrades and the “Honey-do List” of accumulated small things. Deciding what to do (and...

    • Posted March 4, 2016
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  • Blowing Your Dryer’s Nose

    We recently purchased a brand new electric clothes dryer. So when it stopped drying properly after less than a year we were a little more than surprised. The first thing we checked was the 220-volt power outlet....

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • Tips On Building A Fence

    As we travel the country we are surprised to discover that fences are not popular nation wide. We find them to be somewhat more prevalent in the west. Since they are used to establish boundaries and create...

    • Posted August 5, 2015
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    Installing A Basketball Hoop

    Between us we have eight children and eight grandchildren. Including our wives, that’s enough for four basketball teams – or one basketball team and an enormous cheering section. Young or old, boys or girls, basketball is an...

    • Posted August 3, 2015
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    All About Moving

    You may have heard the adage, “Don’t move – improve!” A more complete version of the saying might read, “If you have a choice — don’t move – improve instead. Both moving and improving are stressful, but...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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