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How do you get your bathtub clean?

Posted 12-09-2009 at 04:50 AM by faucetman886

From time to time I run across discussion forum threads where folks share their opinions and ideas for how to accomplish household chores more efficiently. This week I ran across one on the I-Village Garden Web series asking the questionÖ.Anyone have a secret to getting their bathtub really clean? My bathtub never seems really clean and white - any secrets?
The following are some of the interesting ideas as well as some warnings about what to use and not use on your bathtub:

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To Repair or Replace?

Posted 12-07-2009 at 04:26 AM by faucetman886

With the economic downturn, our inclination is to make-do with what we have--including repairing (versus replacing) appliances and other household items. We've consulted appliance experts for advice about when to cut your losses and buy new, and when to invest in what you already have. Generally my rule of thumb has been to buy the best item that I could at the time and hope for the longest useful life but in general never spend more to repair something that it would take to replace it with one...
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When to do-it-yourself or to call a Pro

Posted 11-23-2009 at 05:44 AM by faucetman886

I am, by nature a DIY guy. Thatís what I blog about, generally, yet many times I am more likely to recommend that you call a professional to fix some of the household problems that come up. I basically started out adult life with the philosophy that I wasnĎt gonna wash dishes, cut grass and/or change no babies. Needless to say that marriage and my now ex-wifeís opinion changed my mind. I had grown up in the traditional family of the 50ís (thatís the 1950ís) where the children were expected to help...
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10 Things to do to Winterize your House

Posted 11-16-2009 at 03:08 AM by faucetman886

In Fridayís blog (11/13) I started talking about winterizing your home by inspecting and cleaning your hot water tanks. In researching other things that should be done I ran across a great article by Christopher Solomon of MSN Real Estate and have abridged some of his great ideas below and added some of my own.
To read the entire article along with some great links to other resources go to: http://realestate.msn.com/article.as...entid=13107899

Some of Mr. Solomonís suggestions...
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Getting ready for winter: Lesson 1 the hot water heater

Posted 11-12-2009 at 07:17 PM by faucetman886

Well I donít know where you are reading this but Iím at my home in Vero Beach, Fl where the only way you can know that its winter is that neighbors you havenít seen all summer all of a sudden show back up and the neighborhood and streets are full of cars with strange license plates from far away and foreign places like Rhode Island, Connecticut , and Canada. There are so many Canadians down here that they have their own banks. I donít know what the banks do during the summer I guess they just sit...
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