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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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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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Waterless Company comes to the Rescue- A Waterless Urinal that works and doesn’t cost a fortune

After my last post, which described my experiences with waterless urinals, the totally ridiculously priced replaceable cartridges and then with my rather atrocious interaction with Terry Janssen, the CEO of EcoTech, a company that manufactures a “SUPPOSEDLY” lifetime cartridge that … Continue reading

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