Monday, August 29, 2011

Clog-Free Traps

Here's a nifty new item From PF Waterworks if you have problem drainage...

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Arc Fault Interrupters Circuit (AFCI) vs Ground Fault Interrupters (GFCI)

Don't feel bad about not understanding the difference between Arc Fault Interrupters Circuit (AFCI) and Ground Fault Interrupters (GFCI). I've asked a few electricians to explain the difference with lackluster results - at least not so the average home owner would understand. I hope the following quote from SCC Electrical is helpful:

AFCIs vs. GFCIsAFCIs serve their purpose and must not be confused with a ground fault circuit interrupter or GFCI. GFCI devices are designed to provide protection from electric shock. Both AFCIs and GFCIs are important safety devices but they have different functions. AFCIs are designed to identify fire hazards; GFCIs detect and prevent shock hazards. Combination devices housing AFCI and GFCI protection in one unit are expected to be commercially available in the near future.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Furnace Filters

What filter should you use?
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Thanks Micky and Maxine

How to Remove Wallpaper

Wallpaper removal is not on anyone's favorite DIY projects list, but at times, it must be done. The Family Handyman (November 2009) has an excellent article on how best to complete this task.

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Backdraft Damper

I've been asked many times about the cold air that comes from a roof vents/discharge caps. The solution is to install a "Backdraft Damper" as explained in the Family Handyman Magazine (July/August 2011 p. 21).

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Roof Step Flashing

The Family Handyman Magazine (September 2011 p.33), a must read publication for home owners, has a brief explanation and a nice diagram about "Step Flashing".

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