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How to Fix a Leaky Outdoor Faucet

A frost free leaky outdoor faucet, or spigot, is not just annoying; it can cost you a small fortune in water bills if left unchecked. In addition, a leaky outdoor faucet can also cause damage to your .
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Replacing Window Glass

Replacing window glass begins with safety glasses and a good pair of work gloves. Replacing window glass or a broken window associated with an older window is something a homeowner can do with a few .
(August 28, 2008)
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Simple Instructions on How to Remove Old Exterior Caulk

Exterior caulk is critical for preventing water damage to your home. It is used around doors and windows, between decks and exterior walls, around chimneys and many other places around the exterior ..
(July 13, 2008)
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Final Walk Through on a Newly Built Home

So you're within days of closing on your newly built home and you're already to move in. Before you close on your home, however, it is important that you first do a final walk through on the newly ..
(July 16, 2008)
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Control Garden Weeds With Landscape Fabric

Are you tired of weeding your garden on a weekly basis? Or if you are one of those who don't regularly weed your garden, are you disappointed with the look and production of your garden? Well if you ..
(July 17, 2008)
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How to Build a Simple Computer Desk

Back a few years ago I decided I needed to buy a computer desk. After looking around at a half dozen furniture stores and department stores, I came to the conclusion that there were only two types of .
(July 17, 2008)
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Improve Your Homes Curb Appeal

Whether or not you are planning to sell your home or just want to improve the overall look of it, investing in your home's curb appeal always makes great financial sense. If the front yard of your ..
(July 17, 2008)
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Unclogging a Showerhead

If your shower water pressure is not what it used to be it could be one of several problems, however it is most likely a clog in the showerhead itself. In the showerhead unit, there is a small ..
(July 17, 2008)
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Contemplating a Basement Ceiling Consider the Industrial Look

When it comes to basement ceilings, we normally think of two alternatives, drywall or dropped ceiling tiles. However there is another alternative. The industrial look is also an alternative for ..
(July 17, 2008)
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Choosing Between a Room Addition and a Second Floor Addition

When contemplating building a home addition onto a single story house, frequently the question comes up on what makes more financial and practical sense? Is it better to build out with a room ..
(July 17, 2008)
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Basement Remodeling

Basement Remodeling is a great way to increase the living area in your home. And unlike adding an addition onto your home, ground/site work and installing a new foundation are not required. ..
(July 19, 2008)
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Patio Door Selection

Patio doors typically provide the transition from a kitchen or family room area to an outdoor patio. Besides being a functional component of a room, patio doors can also become an elegant central ..
(July 21, 2008)
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The Risks of Building a Home Addition Without Pulling Permits ..

Regardless if you are an experienced do-it-yourselfer, the days of just picking up your hammer and starting a home addition or home remodeling project are long over. It is critical that you first ..
(July 22, 2008)
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Boxing in Lally Colulmns

When finishing a basement one of the issues that inevitably comes up is what to do with the lally columns that pepper the basement area. Boxing in a lally column is sometimes the only choice. Lally ..
(July 23, 2008)
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Quick Set Hot Mud and Drywall Repair

Quick set hot mud is a great alternative to standard joint compound, particularly if you are planning to make minor drywall repairs and want to complete the drywall repair quickly. Though the pros ..
(July 24, 2008)
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Building a Home Addition Versus Buying a Larger Home

Choosing to extend the size of your current home via building a home addition is frequently a better decision than selling your home and buying a larger one. In addition to making financial sense, in .
(July 25, 2008)
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Installing Beadboard Panels

Beadboard is great for heavily used areas in the home. Beadboard is ideal for walls in kitchens, bathrooms and hallways or anywhere where there is a high likelihood of the walls to be regularly ..
(July 26, 2008)
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The Benefits of Installing Gable Vents in Your Homes Attic

Gable vents are a great alternative, or an addition, to your home's ventilation system. They typically reside near the peak of your roof, on the gable ends of the house. Frequently they are used as ..
(July 27, 2008)
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Gas Leaf Blower Etiquette

If I was asked to put together a top 10 list of the worst inventions, a gas leaf blower would be near the top of my list. It is an extremely annoying and loud machine that provides little to no ..
(July 30, 2008)
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Frost Forming in Attic

This year when you go up into the attic to get the Christmas decorations take a look around the attic to see if there is any frost on the roof ceiling or rafters. If there is then you have a moisture .
(July 31, 2008)
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Save on Winter Home Heating Bills

With home heating energy costs continuing to rise, many homeowners are searching for ways to save on their oil and gas utility costs this winter. Listed below are a number of tips on how to save on ..
(July 29, 2008)
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Smart Homes and Radio Controlled Home Lighting

The march towards smarter homes continues. Radio controlled home lighting solutions are the latest technology trend in new home designs. Just like the integration of the cell phone into our ..
(April 19, 2007)
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A Garage Conversion Project Starts With A Garage Conversion ..

A Great way to add Living Space to Your Home A garage conversion project is a simple and great way to add 200 to 400 square feet of living space to your home. Frequently garages are converted into ..
(April 12, 2007)
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