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Breakers & Fuses

Breakers and Fuses are overcurrent protection devices for electrical circuits in your home, office, or warehouse, even in cars, electronics and more. Breakers tend to be the modern solution to protect buildings and permanent installations of power, w...
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Rain Barrels

Rain Barrels – rain barrels are a simple way to capture extra water for gardening and jump into home sustainability. First and foremost, you will need to check local codes as rain barrels are not permitted in many areas, or have limitations on...
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Window R Values

R Value (windows) – a classic, single pane window offers little barrier to protect from heat transference. While it prevents air movement, glass is not a great insulator and therefore conducts heat from side to side fairly easily. Of course, si...
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Gas Shut Off Valve

The main Natural Gas Shut Off Valve is a part of the pipes that bring natural gas into our homes, measure the gas usage, and regulate pressure. Not every home has natural gas, but if yours does – it is important to know how to shut off the gas...
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Compressors

Compressors (for HVAC, fridges, etc. – and not the kind for use with pneumatic tools) – are surprisingly simple feats of engineering which make modern life more comfortable. My experience with compressors is limited to observation and sim...
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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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Tub Diverters

A Tub Diverter is what we often think of when we picture a bathtub faucet. It is the most visible portion of plumbing where water exits the pipes and enters the bathtub. I would call it a “secondary” control, coming into play after the fa...
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Air Admittance Valves

Air Admittance Valves (often shortened to AAV or called Cheater Vents) are compact plumbing components which are designed to allow air into a drain/waste/vent pipe. Your home’s plumbing drainage system requires open airflow to function properly...
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Outside Freezer Won't Freeze

Fridge/Freezer Outside or in a garage doesn’t work well in winter? If you are like me, you have a fridge/freezer combo in your garage. Garages that are not heated in the winter may lead to a freezer not completely freezing food. This is because...
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GFCI

Ground Fault Circuit Interruption or a GFCI is a protection device for electrical circuits. Most often observed in wet or damp locations such as a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or outside. Their usage has grown in recent years. The most common...
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