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We interrupt this mostly lack of updates for a brief appeal. Over the summer, a severe wind-and-hail storm damaged the roof of my house. I didn’t know it was storm damage; I just knew there was a leak. I had

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In Hot Water, Part 2

At the beginning of Part 1, I said I’d noticed two things about my furnace at the end of the last heating season. At the end of Part 1 I said the pump would not spin. I was not surprised.

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In Hot Water, Part 1

At the end of last heating season, I noticed two things about my furnace. The first thing was that the pressure relief valve was seeping. That’s not good. But it’s not bad bad, either. These things have a spring in

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Trust the manufacturer…except don’t always.

My fridge is practically new: November of 2012 The freezer is a drawer on the bottom of the fridge. So there’s this plastic tray/shelf thing below the drawer; the bottom of the cavity in which it sits. About a year

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Kitchen drain clog madness!

My kitchen drain is…complex. The drain pipe comes out of the wall barely lower than the bottom of the sink, and at a weird angle. From there there is a piece of flexible drain that corrects the weird angle (since

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Attacking the root of the problem.

About a month ago, there was a clog in the bathroom drains (not the toilet, but everything else: tub, sink, and the sink in my bedroom which is on the same drain line). It took some effort to get it

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Sounds good!

As I said, There are speakers built into the walls of my bedroom, office, and bathroom. I’ve been contemplating what to do about them for quite a while. My first plan was to install┬áthese in each room. They’re very impressive:

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