A R T I C L E S
Tips on Dealing with Contractors
Chinese Drywall--Homeowner's Headaches and Homebuilder's Legal Problem
Have you found Asbestos in your House?
Adjustable Rate Mortgages
Spring Cleaning

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R E V I E W S
Tips on Dealing with Contractors 18 June 2011
Chinese Drywall--Homeowner's Headaches and Homebuilder's Legal Problem 1 January 2009
Understanding and Navigating Your Way Through the Foreclosures Process 1 January 2008
Are Old Homes Really Better 29 November 2007
Black & Decker Alligator Lopper 19 May 2006
Roomba - iRobot's Vacuum Cleaner 1 December 2003
Kuhn-Rikon Pressure Cooker 1 December 2000
Chantal Classic Tea Kettle 3 February 2000
Capresso's Classic Chrome Toaster 20 January 2000
Calphalon Pasta Party Set 6 January 2000
Kuhn-Rikon Deluxe Stainless Steel Safety Lid Lifter  6 December 1999

D I A R Y
Lights! Camera! Action 29 July 1999
We pass Inspection. Occupation Certificate Issued 28 July 1999
House Cleaning 27 July 1999

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THE KITCHEN ISSUE - December 1, 2003

Tips on Dealing with Contractors
via CheapDeep

There are two types of contractors, wholesale and retail. Retail show up in a shiny truck wearing starched shirts with a tape measure on their belt. Wholesale show up a day late because their car broke down and they borrow your tape measure. Retail gives you a pretty bid while wholesale writes on a napkin at best. Wholesale changes their phone number every month where as retail has a receptionist answer. Wholesale is about 1/3 the cost of retail and in the end, both will end up being a pain in the butt. So for the most part, you might as well save the money, especially on stuff like paint and sheetrock. Continued


Chinese Drywall--Homeowner's Headaches and Homebuilder's Legal Problem

via Real Estate Dispatch

Chinese Drywall, it smells bad, because it emits sulfurous gases carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide. These emissions, which have the odor of rotten eggs, worsen as temperature and humidity rise.  The problems have been attributed to the use of fly ash in the drywall, which degrades in the presence of heat and moisture; although United States' drywall uses fly ash as well, the process used creates a cleaner final product. Continued



A R T I C L E S
Tips on Dealing with Contractors
via CheapDeep

There are two types of contractors, wholesale and retail. Retail show up in a shiny truck wearing starched shirts with a tape measure on their belt. Wholesale show up a day late because their car broke down and they borrow your tape measure. Retail gives you a pretty bid while wholesale writes on a napkin at best. Wholesale changes their phone number every month where as retail has a receptionist answer. Wholesale is about 1/3 the cost of retail and in the end, both will end up being a pain in the butt. So for the most part, you might as well save the money, especially on stuff like paint and sheetrock. Continued


A R T I C L E S
Chinese Drywall--Homeowner's Headaches and Homebuilder's Legal Problem

via Real Estate Dispatch

Chinese Drywall, it smells bad, because it emits sulfurous gases carbon disulfide, carbonyl sulfide, and hydrogen sulfide. These emissions, which have the odor of rotten eggs, worsen as temperature and humidity rise.  The problems have been attributed to the use of fly ash in the drywall, which degrades in the presence of heat and moisture; although United States' drywall uses fly ash as well, the process used creates a cleaner final product. Continued




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