Deck Guardrail Inspections

-  If they feel weak, I recommend having them reinforced or rebuilt.  Once a guardrail moves an inch or two without much pressure, I stop pushing; I don’t want to be the one to break it. . My standard method for testing guardrails has always been to just push on them a little.  Home inspections are supposed to be visual, I know, I know… but I like to touch stuff ..More

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Rubber Washing Machine Hoses

-  On a project difficulty scale of one to five, replacing your washing machine hoses falls somewhere between zero and one.  If you can connect a garden hose to a faucet, you can replace your washing machine hoses. . In the meantime, do yourself a favor and pick up some new washing machine supply hoses.  Just use a wrench to loosen the old hoses, and give the new hoses an extra 1/4 turn with a wrench after you have them hand-tightened ..More

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There’s No Perfect Temperature For Your Water Heater

- . It seems as though the solution to help prevent accidental scalding would be to turn down the temperature at the water heater to say, 115 degrees, but lower temperatures actually create other problems ..More

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Short Nails in Shingles

-  The photo below shows proper 1-1/4″ nails sticking through the roof sheathing on the attic side. . The other way to determine if the proper nails were used is to look in the attic; if the roof has 1/2″ sheathing, you should be able to see the nails sticking through in to the attic ..More

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Kitchen Remodeling: Do It Right The First Time

-  As in ‘killed by electricity’.  Perhaps the most important safety upgrade for kitchens is to add GFCI protection for all of the countertop outlets. . Add GFCI protection.  The purpose of a GFCI outlet is to keep you from getting electrocuted; not shocked, but electrocuted ..More

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