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Range Tip Guard

Stove/Range Tip Guard is a simple and inexpensive device that attaches behind your range and may save a life. It is a small bracket which allows the legs, or some other part of the range as designed, to slide into a groove in the bracket. Once proper...
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Furnaces

Furnaces – there are so many ways to heat a home, and even within the specific category of gas fired central forced air furnace, there are several types. I won’t be discussing those types here. Instead, I want to convey how simple they ar...
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Baseboard Heaters Below Windows

Why are Electric Baseboard Heaters below windows? – it never made sense to me that baseboard heaters are located below windows. Windows are typically far less resistant to heat loss than the rest of the exterior wall – whether it is insul...
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Countertops

Countertops are so common that we overlook them. You might even say, we take them for "granite"! Granite, soapstone, and marble all come in many varieties, are durable, and heat-resistant for most residential needs. These options are exp...
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HEPA filters

HEPA stands for high efficiency particulate air (filter). You may have read about MERV air filter ratings which range from MERV 1 to MERV 20 and simply categorize what particles are caught. If you think, as I did years ago, that these are two redunda...
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Wire Types Part 1

There are many wire types, today we will explore a few of the common branch wire styles found in residential homes. All electrical wires work to accomplish a singular goal: bring power safely to the outlets as designed. Depending on the application,...
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Wire Types Part 2

There are many wire types, today we will explore a few of the common branch wire styles found in residential homes. All electrical wires work to accomplish a singular goal: bring power safely to the outlets as designed. Depending on the application,...
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Soft Close Cabinets

Soft close cabinet doors and drawers are a far too often overlooked and underappreciated upgrade to homes. These little, inexpensive improvements can subtly make your kitchen feel more luxurious without leaving a trace of their existence. Traditio...
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