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TSP - The Working Man's Cleaner

I can't say enough about TSP - trisodium phosphate. I use it for almost all cleaning jobs as it is the ultimate degreaser and, best of all, it is cheap and goes extremely far. In fact, 1/4 ...

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Wall Repairs for Painting

Painting the walls is the cheapest and quickest way to spruce up the look of your interior. There is nothing fresher-looking than a newly-painted wall. But not that many people prepare the walls before paint...

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Laminate Floor Repair

Laminate flooring is pretty tough and, for the most part, can take almost every type of wear and tear. There are are times, however, when a piece gets nicked in a corner or a heavy object is dro...

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Concrete Stairs Have Pulled From House

Hi, Our concrete stairs have pulled away from the house and I've looked at contractors who will inject a concrete mixture underneath to lift it back in place. Of the three companies that I have quot...

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Window Sash Replacement Kits

If you have an older home with great looking windows there is a great chance that those windows might be warped or have air leaks through a number of places. You might be putting up plastic on them thinking tha...

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D-I-Y Tub Refinishing

There is nothing that looks classier than an old clawfoot bathtub. The style smacks of life in a simpler time when a soak in the tub was a truly welcome experience. Old porcelain tubs lose their patina over ...

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Fixing Holes in Drywall

I've done this before: bringing a long board into the home, backing up too far and putting a hole in the wall. Don't cry. It's not that bad. 1) Clean the hole: Get all the loose d...

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Plug Up Your House

If your well-insulated house is cold and your fuel bill is literally going though your roof there’s a good possibility that you have leaks or cavities in the walls where the air is cooling down the walls or flo...

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Garage Storage Made Simple

Renovating your garage into something other than a dumping spot for your personal possessions makes sense for both the organization of the entire home and peace of mind. Many garages have space for two and even...

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Home Warranties

Does anyone here have a home warranty program they can recommend? ...

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My stove isn't working

Well, it works, but not that well. I can turn it on and it will either not get very hot, or get REALLY hot. Does anyone know what the problem might be, and how much it would cost to fix it&#...

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Heat distribution problems!

We are having problems properly distributing the heat throughout our home 4 story home. We use a digital thermostat and have it programmed to an average temperature of 74 Degrees Fahrenheit. The basement and bo...

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