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How to Improve the Energy Efficiency of the Furnace in Your Home

Ruthie asks, “How can I be sure my older, recently serviced furnace is operating at peak efficiency?”

There are a number of steps you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your furnace and home. Read on to find out more.

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Adding New Hardware and Features to Existing Cabinets

Peggy asks, “Can I add features like pull-out drawers and a lazy susan to my existing older cabinets?”

While some hardware may need to be modified to fit existing cabinets, many can be installed off the shelf. Read on to find out more.

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How to Remove Iron and Rust from Drinking Water

Lorraine asks, “How do you remove rust from well water?”

Removing iron deposits from water usually requires the installation of a special water filtration or water softening system. Read on to find out more.

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Can a Tankless Hot Water Heater Be Installed in a Mobile Home?

Norman asks, “Can I put an on-demand gas water heater on a mobile home?”

As long as you have the proper hook-up, a tankless water heater can be installed on a trailer. Read on to find out more.

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Installing a Wind Turbine to Generate Electricity for Your Home

Andrea asks, “I’d like to get off the grid by installing wind power to produce electricity. Do you have any recommendations?”

If you live in an area with consistent wind, installing a wind turbine can be an option. Read on to find out more.

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How to Repair a Crack in a Concrete Slab Patio

Diana asks, “We just poured a new patio and right away have a crack! Can it be repaired?”

Cracks in concrete are often just cosmetic, but here are a few options on how to fix it. Read on to find out more.

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How to Repair a Leaking Cut-Off Valve

Dee asks, “The cut-off valve for my toilet started leaking after I used it. How can I fix it?”

The washer on a cut-off valve can become hard or dirty over time. Read on to find out how to replace it.

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How to Repair a Stuck Handle on a Toilet

Dee asks, “The handle on my toilet stays down and won’t come back up when flushed. How can I fix it?”

You’ll need to replace either the toilet handle or entire handle mechanism. Read on to find out how.

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