Category Archives: House Repairs

Install a Vent Flue for a 95% Efficient Condensing Gas Furnace – DIY

Disclaimer: If you’re considering doing this type of job yourself, you should be aware of the dangers involved. The job itself isn’t very complicated, but doing it incorrectly could lead to some serious problems for you, your home, and your … Continue reading

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Drainage Practice Run – Dry Fit Success

So this little monsoon just came through, soaking the already saturated earth and testing out my new drainage system, installed yesterday. I dug all the trenches, connected the pipes, and waited for a really crazy storm to test it out … Continue reading

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Removing Paint from Old Window Hardware – DIY

One of my least favorite things about owning an old house is the fact that, somewhere down the line, a lazy person painted over all of the hardware throughout the house. This includes doorknob escutcheons, window hardware, light switch plates, … Continue reading

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