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Archive of posts published in the category: Preparedness
Jan
23

Winter Weather Household Preparedness Checklist – Heating Checklist

sleeping bags

– Turning on the stove for heat is not safe; have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out:   Extra blankets, sleeping bags, and warm winter coats Fireplace with plenty of dry firewood or a gas…

Nov
30

Install A Forced-Air Bypass Damper

In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey quiets a whistling heating duct. Steps: 1. Mark the location of a start collar on both the return- and supply-side duct. 2. Cut holes in each duct using a sheet metal…

Nov
4

What natural gas home appliances are available?

What natural gas home appliances are available?

Electricity may seem like the cheap, green way to go, but natural gas is also a popular choice for energizing many common indoor and outdoor appliances. And with good reason, too — this fossil fuel is efficient, reliable, economical and environmentally friendly. In…

Oct
30

How Apartment Leases Work

How Apartment Leases Work

Whether you’re moving into your own place for the first time, getting a place to stay in for college, or just making a change in your living situation, renting a new apartment is an exciting time. It’s also a potentially nerve-wracking challenge, when…

Sep
25

Easy to Install

Easy to Install

There are two different types of real wood floors – multi-layer and solid – and three main methods of installation: Floating installation Stick-down installation Nail or staple down The most popular methods are floating and stick-down installation. Floating Installation Floating floors are ideal…