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Can I Have Insulation Blown Into My Wall?

Can I Have Insulation Blown Into My Wall?

Foam insulation can be injected into walls to solve several problems.

April 16, 2014 6:40 am
Can Solar Panels Be Installed Over Vent Pipes on My Roof?

Can Solar Panels Be Installed Over Vent Pipes on My Roof?

Roof vents release plumbing gases outside your home.

March 16, 2014 12:47 pm
Can I Sell the Big Saguaro That I Have in My Yard?

Can I Sell the Big Saguaro That I Have in My Yard?

Saguaros are a protected native plant in Arizona.

March 03, 2014 11:14 pm
Desert Willow

Desert Willow

The desert willow’s leaves will turn brown and drop in the winter, so it’s a good time to trim it to the proper shape.

February 25, 2014 10:15 am
old angle stop

old angle stop

Old-style angle-stop valves are also known as multi-turn compression valves.

February 11, 2014 1:38 pm
new angle stop

new angle stop

This is a new-style ball-joint valve that is a lot safer to use on a water line because it’s not susceptible to freezing because of calcium build up.

February 11, 2014 1:36 pm
A rooftop AC system

A rooftop AC system

A rooftop installation of air conditioning equipment can save space and be less noisy than having the condenser standing just outside your house.

February 04, 2014 10:33 am
Flooded patio

Flooded patio

When a patio floods, try to reroute the path of the water with gutters and downspouts or a rock-lined trench drain.

October 21, 2013 11:58 am
Agave

Agave

This is the time of year when majestic agaves often fall prey to grubs that have eaten away the core of the plants

October 09, 2013 9:23 pm
I need advice on building planter boxes for vegetables

I need advice on building planter boxes for vegetables

Make your box small enough to work on without walking inside.

September 17, 2013 10:26 am
Rosie on the Roof

Rosie on the Roof

When a garage door won’t close or open completely, it’s often because of a problem with sensor lights on the door tracks. Check them for dust and dirt first, and if cleaning them doesn’t work, call a professional.

August 22, 2013 9:27 am
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18 rosie-p1

August 15, 2013 7:24 pm
Paper works best for air-conditioning filters

Paper works best for air-conditioning filters

One-inch pleated paper filters are the best to use with your air-conditioning intakes. Washable filters tend to restrict airflow.

August 11, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
How can I bring down my electric bills?

How can I bring down my electric bills?

Repairing or replacing air ducts can help bring down your energy bills. The age of the HVAC system might be a factor, as well.

August 04, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Hire electrician to find switch-outlet connections

Hire electrician to find switch-outlet connections

Holding your nose when you open the spigot? If your water smells like sulfur, it could be a problem with the water heater or with a well.

June 30, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Mourning doves are taking over the neighborhood

Mourning doves are taking over the neighborhood

Don't be surprised if mourning doves come calling. They are among the most abundant birds in Arizona.

June 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Sealer should not be used outdoors on slate; it will cause flaking

Sealer should not be used outdoors on slate; it will cause flaking

If you use slate outdoors, as on this backyard bench, don't seal the tiles, as the sealer will deteriorate in intense sunshine.

June 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Big bang in pipes is due to water pressure; fixing it is important

Big bang in pipes is due to water pressure; fixing it is important

The outdoor bib where you connect your garden hose is the place where you check your home's water pressure.

May 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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