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How to figure out if you need a water conditioner and then what type?

Hard water is a pain in the bum.  We spent years chipping white “glass” fragments our of our very poorly performing dishwasher before i finally read up on it to figure out that the problem was super hard water.  About … Continue reading

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Want to see our projects and what we are doing at them? Follow our jobsite blogs!

After my first and really revolutionary (for me) meeting at Remodelers Advantage (www.remodelersadvantage.com) last year in Charleston, South Carolina(great town), we decided to make a bunch of changes to our company and to our educational outreach, which is really,  the … Continue reading

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The squeeky wheel gets the oil, or in this case the really loud, mad guy gets the water departments attention

I downloaded an application (app) from the Santa Clara Valley Water District(SCVWD) that allows the user to report water abusers, typically landscaping waste like watering in the middle of the day and/or watering the sidewalk, curb, the neighbors cat and … Continue reading

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Two New Job Site Blogs for Earth Bound Homes

In an effort to share our experiences with the other builders and homeowners of the world, we have started to produce blogs with our really interesting projects.  These projects are going to be either new homes, or full gut remodels … Continue reading

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Our builder suggested pressure treated wood, Trex, or a Brazilian hardwood for a new screened in porch. Which is best?

Your question regarding decking material is a common one and the choices that you have been given are indeed the 3 intelligent options. As is the case with most building materials each of these choices has its upside and downside, … Continue reading

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What type of washing machine saves the most water?

This is a great question, one that more people should ask about their appliances. While the Energy Star label used to be the standard for energy efficiency, it has unfortunately not kept up with technology as far as their standards … Continue reading

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What is the next generation of solar panels coming up in the near future and will the cost be dropping with that next gen? I’ve heard about 3d panels that collect more light.

Perhaps the biggest development in solar panel technology for residential applications in recent years is the seemingly steady decline in price. According to a study conducted last year by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, from 2009 to 2010 the price of … Continue reading

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