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A DIY Guide for Replacing a Toilet

Replacing a Toilet? There are many good reasons for replacing a toilet, including: Size – the toilet bowl may be too high, too low, too wide or narrow for comfort Appearance – you may be remodeling and updating with a new bathroom look Damage – replacing a toilet tank or bowl that’s cracked Age –… View Article

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16 Things that Should Never Go Down the Drain or Toilet

Before you put anything down the drain remember, it could end up in your drinking water. As we live increasingly busier lifestyles, looking for shortcuts along the way is natural. But sometimes those shortcuts don’t save us any time at all and ultimately end up costing us hundreds – or thousands – of dollars. That’s… View Article

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How to Choose a Central Air Conditioner for Your Home

Illustration: Trane matched split system of (1) air conditioner, (2) indoor coils, (3) thermostat, and (4) furnace. Knowing how to choose a central air conditioner can be the key to happiness. That’s certainly true in many parts of the country, where scorching summer heat makes air conditioning nearly as essential to survival as food and… View Article

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Five Common Home Gas Leaks You Should Know About

You may have a gas leak in your home or beneath your lawn and not be aware of it until it’s too late. Gas companies are aware of thousands of leaks that go unrepaired because they present no immediate problem. The non-threatening leaks are outdoors and away from buildings. Indoor gas leaks, no matter how… View Article

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How NOT to Choose a Plumber

How not to choose a plumber is as important as finding the one you want to hire. But a quick Google search for “how to” or “how not to” choose a plumber yields 30 million pages of nearly identical “how to choose” results. No one talks about the dangers of getting it wrong. This article… View Article

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The Three Cs of How to Choose a Plumber

As you consider how to choose a plumber, remember that when to choose is just as important (now, before you have a plumbing emergency). Use the Three Cs – Competence, Convenience, and Confidence – of how to choose a quality plumber so you will know who to summon for project work, routine maintenance and emergencies…. View Article

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How to Unclog a Drain – and Keep It Unclogged

When people ask us how to unclog drains, we tell them the easiest way is to avoid getting them stopped up in the first place. That’s the truth, but it doesn’t help much when you have water standing in your kitchen or bathroom sink.  So, let’s consider how to solve the immediate problem and then… View Article

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Is Tank or Tankless the Best Water Heater?

The way to determine the best water heater for your home is to ask yourself a few questions. Don’t assume that tank or tankless is the better choice for you based on what someone else may decide. Either type may be preferable, depending on the situation. Your decision should consider capacity, fuel availability, energy efficiency,… View Article

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