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SAGE Security and Home Automation
What to know about the latest home automation and security systems
Need New Windows?
New windows in a home are always a welcome feature. You already know why you need them—that’s probably why this article caught your eye.
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WD-40 EZ-REACH™ Can Handle Any Job
I’ve used the original WD-40 product for decades as a multi-use lubricant around the house and garage.
Propane Delivers Warmth and Savings
Propane-powered appliances provide more warmth and faster hot-water recovery rates, and they pay back your investment in a shorter period of…
Installing the SAGE Security System
In the past few years, I’ve seen a proliferation of home automation and home security systems aimed at DIYers. I’ve installed several of these…
Preventive Pipe Maintenance Beats Clog-Busting
The first rule of homeownership is to do routine maintenance on a scheduled basis to prevent small problems from snowballing into costly and…
Hurricane season is here.
A Drier Basement with DRYLOK EXTREME
Before this spring, the last time I’d used a DRYLOK product was about five years ago, when I used the Masonry Waterproofer to coat the block…
Compressor Defender™ by Intermatic®
In 2015, lightning struck a tree in my daughter’s neighborhood. The surge damaged several electronic devices. The cost to replace the Internet…
New Spray Lubricant Straw Bends and Twists to Reach into Tight Places
Toward the end of winter, the doors on my minivan get harder and harder to open. In years past, I’ve had to spray the track rollers every spring…
Nifty Nimbus Self-Watering Pot
Who doesn’t love the idea of a self-watering plant pot? But if you’ve tried one and failed (with your poor plant succumbing to waterlogged…