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Soft Water, Strong Odor

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May 01, 2005

        Q. I have a gas-fueled direct-vent hot water tank. It has been in service since September 2003. I have a water softener as well.We get our water from a ... [continue reading]

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Don't Be a Lipstick Flipper

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December 29, 2013

We hear in the news about all the foreclosed, abandoned, vacant, or otherwise lost homes. We hear about the army of house flippers and people buying and fixing these homes to make an income from ... [continue reading]

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Trailer Treasure—Affordable Housing, Green Living, Community, Income in an Unlikely Place

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February 29, 2016

The American dream of homeownership for all is not particularly healthy these days. Housing prices in some areas have already returned to pre-Great Recession (2006) levels. According to the Trulia real estate website, the median price ... [continue reading]

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Another Solar Myth Bites the Dust

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August 30, 2016

Way back in 1978, I installed my first solar water-heating system. I continued with solar thermal, installing new systems until tax credits expired in 1986, and I kept nearly all the local systems up and running for ... [continue reading]

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