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Home Improvement

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  • Troubleshooting a 3-way switch is easy with a multimeter

    Troubleshooting a 3-way switch is easy with a multimeter
    DEAR TIM: Well, now I've done it. My newlywed wife has lost all confidence in my home improvement skills. She wanted me to install a dimmer switch in our dining room and now the chandelier only works half the time. There are two switches in the room...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 12/22/14

    Today's Birthday (12/22/14). Practical and industrious efforts win this year. Grow health, fitness and peace of mind with regular physical practice. Get the word out after 3/20, for a career boost after 4/4. Keep funding savings before 8/11, when your...
  • Two Broward cities offer homeowner loan programs

    Two Broward cities offer homeowner loan programs
    Two Broward County cities – Tamarac and Pompano Beach --now offer residents a chance to get a state-backed loan to improve the energy efficiency or hurricane resistence of their properties. The loans are easy to get for qualified homeowners up-to-...
  • Historic West End House Sells For Well Below List Price, Gets New Life As Home

    Historic West End House Sells For Well Below List Price, Gets New Life As Home
    HARTFORD — High hopes for renovations to the historic Elisha Wadsworth House have been matched by architecturally accurate work outside and what amounts to a brand new, upscale home inside. But the oldest house in the city's West End fell short in...
  • UMD renovation funds could be better spent on academics

    UMD renovation funds could be better spent on academics
    We feel nothing but pride for our alma mater, the University of Maryland. Terps have raised high the black and gold not just on the field, but in boardrooms, laboratories and in school, too. However, a recent proposal to spend $155 million of state,...
  • The unhandy man tackles the DIY store

    Sue can always find some silly excuse to go to the building supply store. Like: If we don't fix the leak in the roof, the living room ceiling will collapse. If we don't replace the three missing risers on the front porch steps, someone will trip, break a...
  • Tinley Park sees uptick in residential development

    Tinley Park sees uptick in residential development
    A small residential development proposed for south of downtown Tinley Park could be among approximately 20 home-building projects officially considered, approved or begun in 2014. Assistant Village Manager Mike Mertens acknowledges 20 is a far cry...
  • Irvine man sentenced for contractor fraud

    An Irvine man was sentenced to more than six months in jail after his appearance on the reality TV show "Catch a Contractor" led to his second conviction for soliciting home improvement work without a state license. Myron Elliott Barker, 66, pleaded...
  • Wethersfield Seeks Grant For Improvements To Solomon Welles House

    WETHERSFIELD -- The town will seek a $500,000 state grant to pave the parking lot of the municipally owned Solomon Welles House and make repairs and improvements to the historic home. "This is really a soup-to-nuts upgrade of the house," Town Manager...
  • Dryer vent clog could leave clothes wet

    Q: We moved into our home two years ago and brought our dryer from our previous home (which worked fine there). But I noticed my clothes were not getting dry at the new house and I had to restart it numerous times. They were eventually hot by the end of...
  • Home Depot profit rises despite data breach

    Home Depot's third-quarter profit rose 14% as sales climbed in the U.S., suggesting that a huge data breach announced two months ago has not shaken the faith of customers. The nation's biggest home improvement retailer stuck to its outlook for all of...