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Basement Moisture and Repointing

Most of our home improvement work over the past couple of months has been cosmetic stuff – getting the nursery ready and so forth.  But now it’s time to get back to work on some more structural issues.   For … Continue reading

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Hot Water Temperature Mystery

Over the past week, we’ve been noticing that the hot water coming out of our faucets is MUCH hotter than usual.  When we first moved in, we turned down the temperature of our new hot water heater from the factory … Continue reading

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Plumbing Disaster

It’s pretty amazing how a home maintenance issue can go from zero to crisis in no time at all.  Everybody tells you about this when you’re preparing to buy a house, but it’s difficult to fully appreciate until you have … Continue reading

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Pegboard

Along with home renovation comes an accumulation of tools and building materials.  Until recently, we’d been keeping all of these things crammed in an overcrowded toolbox on the floor of our pantry and piled into a basement shelving unit we … Continue reading

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Sealing up the Basement

I posted a little over a week ago about the fuel efficiency gains we’ve seen after air sealing the basement, but never quite got around to writing about what we actually did down there.  The scope of work was worked … Continue reading

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100-Year-Old Basement

So far our basement has taken way more investment than our actual living space.  The HVAC system is mostly down there and is by far the most expensive thing we’ve done.  Now, the first big step in air sealing is … Continue reading

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