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4 Heating Options For Tiny Homes -- And One Heating Option To Avoid

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Tiny homes, measuring just a fraction of the size of the standard family home, are all the rage as Americans seek simplicity, minimalism and affordable housing in tough economic times. Turning to a tiny house means sacrificing space, but also comes with some surprising benefits, such as heating bills as low as $10 a month in some regions. While tiny homes can provide all the normal comforts of a larger space – including heating, cooling and running water – these systems require a bit of extra planning to make sure they will work in your new dwelling.…

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Are Your Medications Harming Your Septic System And Your Groundwater?

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Can your medications be destroying your septic tank and even endangering other people? Maybe. Certain drugs can wreak havoc on a septic tank, even if used for a short period of time, and many can end up in the groundwater from which you and others use. Here’s what you should know. A perfectly operating septic system is a beautiful thing. When a septic tank is operating properly, waste water from the house enters the tank and the heavier solids sink and form a sludge.…

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How To Strip A Hardwood Floor

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The color and shine of hardwood floors can fade over time as the floor is worn down. However, unlike other types of flooring, hardwood flooring can be refinished, which is much less expensive than replacing the entire floor. However, before you can refinish a hardwood floor, you have to strip it first so that the new stain is evenly and properly applied to the floor. Thankfully, stripping a hardwood floor is a fairly simple process that won’t take too much time with the right knowledge and tools.…

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