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Spray Foam Insulation R-value

This article will cover spray foam insulation R-values and why you should, or most likely not use it. You might get some sticker shock if you price out spray foam insulation. It is expensive if done correctly by a professional contractor. So, you want to make sure it’s worth it. The way most insulation is … Read more

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Bubble Wrap Insulation ~ Does it Work?

Using bubble wrap insulation can work in some applications, such as adding insulation to old windows. But, it doesn’t make sense to use in a building assembly. Other options can work better and cost less. Read on to learn more. Jump to a Section Bubble Wrap Insulation R Value Bubble Wrap vs Foam Insulation Bubble … Read more

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Zojila Rohan Dish Drainer Rack ~ Review

If you’re looking for a high-end, 100% stainless steel dish rack- then the Rohan dish drainer is for you. Despite the Rohan dish rack being out of stock for quite some time, we were finally able to purchase one. At the time of this writing, and just about all consumer products… prices are rising! It … Read more

house with steam bent cedar shingles.

Steam Bent Cedar Shingles

Roofs are one of the most critical components in a home- and shingles play a large part.  Preferably, you want a durable natural material that will last a long time.  That is where steam bent cedar shingles come in. Steam bent shingles are unique and have a hand-crafted feel to them. They often feature curved … Read more

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Hot Water Heater Smells Like Sulfur

If you’ve recently replaced your water heater, and now your water smells like sulfur, this is the article for you. We replaced a gas hot water heater in 2019 with a Rheem electric hybrid heat pump water heater.  About a week after installation, there started to be a “rotten egg” smell.   The smell was … Read more

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All About Koi Fish Whiskers

This article will teach you about koi fish whiskers. Although, if we get technical their whiskers are actually called “maxillary barbels”. Most people think of catfish when they think of whiskers (PDF), but there are other fish species that have whiskers such as Sturgeon, Hagfish, Zebrafish, and more. You’ll be surprised to learn that like … Read more

20 amp, 125 volt orange electrical outlet

Orange Electrical Outlets

Before we get into how an orange power outlet works, let’s go over what they mean. The Meaning of Orange Orange outlets mean that the ground is isolated and not connected to the outlet’s yoke or mounting strap to provide “clean” power. Indicated by the small green triangle on the outside of the outlet. NOTE: … Read more

SuperAttic System Review ~ Dr. Energy Saver

The SuperAttic system is proprietary to Dr. Energy Saver (company website). They aim to add insulation to your rafters instead of the attic floor. Since most people install flooring for additional storage space in the attic, here is a video highlighting the system: Lets review some of what they state on the website. Combines Insulation, … Read more

clothes dryer venting done wrong

Can You Vent a Clothes Dryer Inside?

The exhaust from a traditional clothes dryer is full of moisture and lint. Clothes dryers should always be vented directly to the outside. Lint is one of the main issues. The problem with lint is that it is damp and sticks on everything, leading to gumming up anything it comes into contact with. Tiny particles of lint … Read more