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  • New program sets out to prove it pays to conserve

    New program sets out to prove it pays to conserve
    An EPA grant is giving homeowners who live in the Mapleton-Fall Creek and Mid North Neighborhoods an incentive to conserve water.
  • Nail guns make rough carpentry easier, but they need to be handled with care

    Nail guns make rough carpentry easier, but they need to be handled with care
    DEAR TIM: I've always wanted a powered nail gun to do rough carpentry. They're expensive, but I feel I'll get value out of it for all the projects I've got in my future. There are air and gas-powered tools available. It can be pretty confusing. What are...

    How to insulate your basement

    How to insulate your basement
    Q. I'm going to be remodeling my basement and want it to be toasty warm. How would you do insulation for a basement remodel like this? Would you use foam insulation or just the old standby fiberglass? What's the worst thing that can happen if you do the...

    Water: Your home's bete noire

    Water: Your home's bete noire
    Q. I was at a party this weekend and, of all the crazy things to talk about, a discussion started about what is the biggest danger to a house falling down. Wind, poor soil, bad foundation, poor construction, etc., were all debated heavily. I so wish you...

    Stopping air leaks in the home

    Stopping air leaks in the home
    DEAR TIM: Now that Old Man Winter is here, he's constantly reminding me on windy nights that I've got window air leaks as well as other drafts. Can some of these be remedied now in cold weather, or do I have to wait until spring? Where should I start to...