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    • Install a Whole-House Water Filter

      Construction How-To, Plumbing - Directory, Projects December 20, 2016 Sonia

                    By Merle Henkenius If your home’s drinking water has an unpleasant taste or is occasionally cloudy, an inline water filter is often an easy and inexpensive fix. Private water wells can deliver off-tasting water and waterborne sediment. Accumulating sediment can short-out electric water heaters and reduce the efficiency of gas water heaters. Although […]

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    • Tips for Selecting a Garage Door

      Garages, Outdoor Living, Projects October 4, 2016 Sonia

                    Timeless woodgrain carriage house styles. Colorful attention-grabbing contemporary accents. Statement-making designs with eye-catching appeal. Experts at Haas Door recommend that homeowners open themselves—and their garage doors—up to the potential for endless possibilities of enhancing the curb appeal of their homes. “The garage door is a focal point of many home exteriors so it’s […]

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    • Installing New Brake Rotors and Pads

      Automotive, Automotive, automotive September 21, 2016 Sonia

                      By Larry Walton Brakes: Few would dispute their importance on any vehicle, but the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT shown in this article can really give a braking system a workout. The Grand Cherokee has the capability to do some serious off-roading, which requires solid, precise braking. But more often these machines are […]

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    • Upgrade your Deck

      Construction How-To, Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living, Projects August 3, 2016 Sonia

                    Quality treated wood and a hidden-fastener system give an old deck a facelift. When it came time to replace some rotted deck boards on a recent project, we chose to use high-quality, Above-Ground treated lumber and a hidden-fastener system to achieve a smooth nail-free surface that’s rot-resistant and friendly to bare feet. Here’s […]

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    • Big Job for a Little Wagon

      Landscaping, Outdoor Living, Projects February 16, 2016 Sonia

      By Walt Steele Wilda Watson can tell you exactly how many Pine Hall Brick Company standard clay pavers it takes to fill a 1990s-vintage Little Tikes toy wagon. Eighteen. In October, Wilda hauled her last load of 18 pavers in that wagon, taking them from the spot where they were delivered and pulling them close to where her husband, Matthew […]

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    • Reconstructing a Roof

      Construction How-To, Projects, Repairs, Roofing February 9, 2016 Sonia

                    A Project for the Pros By Matt Weber Our mission at Extreme How-To is to cover professional-grade home improvement projects for the do-it-yourselfer—but we have our exceptions. Roof construction, for example, is definitely a job for a professional, and it takes a professional many years of experience on the job to become a […]

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