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  • Preparing for an Earthquake

    Say “earthquake” and people think “California.” But the first major earthquake in recorded U.S. history took 100 lives and was in Charleston, S.C., on this day in 1886. Earthquakes happen anywhere and at any time — without...

    • Posted March 11, 2014
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  • Area Rug Corners Under Control

    Got rug corners that won’t stay put’that curl, lift up, and don’t look so good? Today you’ll learn how to make them lay flat and to keep them down! From deep within the Carey Brothers vault of...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Beating Burglaries and Thinking Like Thieves

    TV’s “Police Story” premiered in 1952. It was based on police files and real-life crime, where burglaries rank No. 1. Even if you’ve taken steps to protect yourself — like locking doors and windows, installing security lights and...

    • Posted March 5, 2014
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  • Be a (Killer) Bee Survivor

    In summer we’re outdoors a lot — in the yard, on picnics, hiking and camping. Places where it’s easy to accidentally disturb a beehive.It can be serious when bees attack in numbers. And, a new, tougher bee...

    • Posted February 18, 2014
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  • A Case for Safety

    You’re a safety-minded handyman. But when it’s time to be handy, can you find your safety gear? Today, you’ll learn how to store it all in one place to save the time and effort that searching wastes....

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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  • Keeping Burglars at Bay

    Burglars are out there, and if you’re not careful, you might be inviting them in. There are three types of these thieves.  First is the amateur who specializes in crimes of opportunity — anything that catches their...

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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    Treat Auto Garage Door Transmitter Like a Key

    An automatic garage-door opener will enhance the comfort and safety of your home – especially on rainy nights. Contrary to legend, automatic openers can’t be activated by low-flying planes, microwave ovens or transistor radios. On the other...

    • Posted February 8, 2014
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    Home Inspections for Safety

    A few weeks after we instructed a caller on our radio show how to test the pressure-and-temperature relief valve on his water heater, we got an irate letter from a listener who had attempted the test we...

    • Posted January 26, 2014
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  • Self-cleaning Ovens

    Why you shouldn’t help when an oven’s designed to clean itself Part of the good life is having appliances that do the work for you – like self-cleaning ovens. But sometimes we’re inclined to give them a little...

    • Posted January 3, 2014
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  • Keeping Your Clothes Dryer Safe

    A dryer vent clogged with lint is one of the leading causes of residential fires The Mayflower arrived in 1620, and the Pilgrims set foot on Plymouth Rock. Unfortunately it was slippery and some fell in. That...

    • Posted January 3, 2014
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