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Teresa Anderson

hsmeghan another great trick i learned to keep rodents out is to buy plain steel wool and put it around the holes that are cut for pipes under sinks, under the rings that hide the cut outs for the toilet water line, etc etc. They on’t chew through it. i helped my son do this in the first dump, i mean apt he rented in DC and while his neighbors constantly complained he never had an issue. Be sure to wear gloves to pull aprt the steel wool while working with it.

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spriggspup

Went out in the rain to examine the front and back facades of my new (to me) townhouse. Rain poured down both facades. Had the 6" gutters replaced - they'd been installed improperly (according to the company front man who came out and spotted the problems from the ground) and had the 4" downspouts replaced with 6 inchers - apparently the gutters were replacements but the downspouts weren't. Decided not to take a chance on a general contractor who may or may not understand the nuances of this work. Had it done by a franchise that does only gutter and downspout replacements. (They also beat the other quotes I got from GCs). Also had mesh gutter covers installed bc the neighbor's sycamore tree loves to shed its leaves on my roof. When I told the company rep that I didn't understand how those stainless steel gutter covers could function with so much coverage, he replied, "Let common sense prevail." He said his company recommended only the mesh screening (which coincidentally was the least expensive) bc they did the best job. No more problems.

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karenp2428

Order firewood? Lol! Enjoyed all the suggestions but we go and get our own… as for furnaces, just a reminder that only a journeyman plumber/gasfitter can actually service/clean your furnace. A furnace requires more than a “vacuum” and a licensed gasfitter can do the job of cleaning it properly!

   

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