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  • Bumper Sticker Removal

    TV’s “Meet The Press” began in 1947, and “Face the Nation” first aired in 1954. On both shows, then and now, candidates state their views and ask for your vote. On election day, some will be elected...

    • Posted November 5, 2016
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  • Safety Tips for Built-In Pool

    Question: We purchased a new home with a built-in pool. Do you have any safety tips? (George, Wenatchee WA) Answer: There are several things that can be done to ensure pool safety. First, get an ornamental iron...

    • Posted October 2, 2015
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  • Pavers Over Crushed Rocks, and Joints are Filled With Sand

    Q.I tore out and replaced the concrete on my patio and sidewalk with pavers over crushed rock. Joints are filled with sand. Should I use a sealer on this, and if so how often? (Bob, Los Altos...

    • Posted October 1, 2015
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  • Show Notes: Holiday Gifts, Lights and More

    It’s Under The On The House Christmas Tree time! James and Morris have gifts for our listeners and some special guests joining us that will help hang your holiday lights, organize your kitchen with storage tips and stone and tile...

    • Posted December 12, 2014
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  • Hand on Thermostat, Air conditioners
    Air conditioners Reality Check

    TV’s “The Facts of Life” premiered in 1979. It was a cool show about what to do and what not to do. There are facts of life about air conditioners, too. To cool or not to cool...

    • Posted August 5, 2014
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  • right nail for the job
    Allen screw stuck-quick fix

    Got a small recessed hexagonal screw that’s stuck … on a faucet, towel bar, robe hook or on a piece of machinery? If so, you’ll need an “Allen wrench”, and, if it’s stuck, use this helpful tip....

    • Posted August 4, 2014
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  • Plywood Edge Screw Fastening

    Good morning Mr. Do-it-Yourself! Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to devise a method of inserting a screw into the edge of plywood paneling that has strong holding power, without splitting the layers of...

    • Posted July 28, 2014
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  • Woman Hanging Picture, wall fasteners. holes
    Hanging pictures without holes

    You want to hang pictures or photos on your walls, but you don’t want to leave a bunch of holes. Before you hammer on a papered wall, cut a small “V” where you want your picture hook....

    • Posted July 28, 2014
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  • finger, saver, nail, hammer
    Finger-saver Nail Holders

    To hit the nail on the head every time, all you need is a homemade “finger-extender.” Use any type of tweezers, even improvised ones. You can use anything from bobby pins to a comb as makeshift “nail-holders.”...

    • Posted July 28, 2014
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  • house door swings open
    Doors I: Doors Stick? Here Are Quick Fixes

    Do you have a door that sticks? It won’t open or close easily? Want to remove and re-hang it? Repair or replace it? In part I of doors, we’ll deal with doors that stick with surefire quick...

    • Posted July 25, 2014
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