A Better Dryer Vent

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This was the year that that I wasn't going to wait until the cold of winter to find a better vent for my dryer. The west side of my house is very exposed to the bitter easterly winds that howl through the valley where I live. All of this wind seemed to concentrate itself into my dryer vend and infiltrate into my house. The inside of the dryer, and the clothes left in the dryer were always freezing cold. Until now!

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How do you clean gray marks from a porcelain sink?

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We have lived in our home for a couple of years and every time we look at our white Kohler porcelain sink, the one covered with gray scratches, we wonder to ourselves why we upgraded. At the time of choosing our sink the standard was stainless steel and although it wasn't our top choice at the time probably would look better than these gray scratches on the white porcelain sink that we upgraded to.

Cooktop CleanerCooktop CleanerWell, I have finally found the answer to make this sink look as good as new. The answer to cleaning gray marks from a porcelain sink is cook top cleaner. The cook top cleaner that I used was the sears brand because that is what I had in the house. I used a sponge with a pot subbing side and with a little elbow grease, the gray scratches on my porcelain sink were gone.

Installation of a stone paver sidewalk.

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About two years ago I thought that I was ready to go out and pay someone to put in my sidewalks for my home. The ground that was replaced from the home excavation had settled for about two years and now it was time.

So I found a couple of contractors and asked for some price estimates to see what it would cost. Well to my dismay, the cost was so high that I decided to tackle this project myself, and boy am I glad that I did. Believe it or not, I saved myself about five thousand dollars but it wasn't without a lot a back breaking, exhausting work. Also, I remember that the back sidewalks were installed during a period of time when a Pennsylvania heat wave hit some record 100°F+ temperatures. Boy, am I glad that is done!

How to Clean Paint Spilled on Carpet

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This weekends project consisted of painting our living room. Pretty typical, just adding a little color to change the look and clean up some rough spots. My wife had added one of those wallpaper borders and had to get a steam machine in order to remove. This created a little mess, and I had some wall spackling repair work to do. Everything else was pretty straight forward. We used a eggshell paint and taped everything off in order to help with the cut-in process. The real interesting part can while rolling in the walls.

Capturing the Sun's Rays

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For this story, I turn to you for advice. I am looking for those out there that have some type of sun capturing device that you put somewhere on your property and converts sunlight into energy. I have done some investigation on the solar shingles and maybe that is the way to go. Please post some comments for me an the readers of this site.

Why is there water and ice on my windows?

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I am getting a lot of questions about the amount of water, and sometimes ice, forming on the inside of windows. With the winter temperatures plummeting to the lowest of the season, this is going to happen and there is something you can do to help.

Normally, I am telling you to increase the humidity levels in your home, which have become low because of your winter heating. Well, at this time, it is important to reduce your humidity level in order to reduce the amount of condensation on your windows. This humidity level chart will help you to determine the best home humidity level.

Installing a garage door opener

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I was on my way home tonight, having one of my normal conversations with my brother about something in his new home. I enjoy these conversations because my design, construction and building background usually allows me to give him a bit of advice with some home project that he may involved with. Tonights discussion revolved around installing a garage door opener after a garage door opener selection has been made.

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