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Chex Mix

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 29, 2013
Chex mix – 3 cups each, Corn, Wheat & Rice Chex. 2 cups each pretzels & peanuts. Melt 1 stick butter and mix in 3 tablespoons Worcestershire, 1 tsp. garlic powder & season salt and 1/2 tsp. onion powder. Toss all together and bake on 2 baking sheets @ 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 mins. […]
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Cracked Toilet Seat

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 28, 2013
If your toilet seat cracks you can do a fix-it project with some wood glue and a bar clamp. Remove the seat, spread the crack open and add a generous amount of glue to both sides, squeeze together with the bar clamp, wipe off excess glue and allow to dry over night. Then reinstall. If it cracks […]
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When Did We Discover Plumbing

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 25, 2013
Plumbing originated during ancient civilizations, such as Greek, Roman and Persian times. Improvement in plumbing systems proved to be a very slow process. Plumbing systems were extremely rare until the growth of modern densely-populated cities in the 1800’s. During this time period, public health authorities began pressing for better waste disposal systems to prevent disease epidemics. Back […]
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How Pipes Freeze

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 24, 2013
When water freezes it expands. That’s why a can of soda explodes when left in the freezer. When water freezes in your plumbing pipes, it expands the same way. If the frozen water expands enough it can cause the pipe to burst, causing serious damage. Pipes that are adequately protected along their entire length or are […]
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Hard Water and Hair Color

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 23, 2013
Hard water can be an annoyance if you have color treated hair. Hard water can not only make your hair feel less soft and difficult to manage but will also lead to discoloration and change the tone of your hair once it is colored.  There are a number of things you can do to keep your color […]
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Charcoal Filters for the Shower

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 22, 2013
Did you know your shower water can pass through a charcoal filter? Most people are aware that the quality of their drinking water can be improved by passing it through a filter. The same reasoning stands for filtering your shower water. In particular well water or municipal water supplies that have hard water. Your shower can […]
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Causes of a Leaky Faucet

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 16, 2013
That drip coming from a Leaky Faucet in your sink is more than just annoying, it is costing you money.  One small leaky faucet can waste up to 70 gallons of an average home’s daily water supply. The faucet has a small circular disc known as the O-ring. Once it has worn out, it will need to […]
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Toilet

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 15, 2013
Have you ever wondered how your toilet flush tank works? Beyond water coming and going through the tank to dispose of waste, there is actually a rather interesting system in operation. The main force used by most tanks is gravity. Once you press on the toilet handle, water that is in the tank begins to […]
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Water Softening

  • Posted by Lawrence De Hart
  • On October 14, 2013
Water softening is the removal of calcium, magnesium and certain other metals in hard water. Soft water is more compatible with soap ,shampoo and laundry detergents and allows you to use less amounts. Water softening also extends the lifetime of your plumbing. Conventional water-softening appliances intended for household use reduce the water hardness by replacing magnesium and calcium with […]
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