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Looking for efficient flushing

We just purchased a small lake cabin and want to replace the old toilet with a new toilet to help save water. I have tried research, but frankly I’m confused. What suggestions do you have to assist us in finding a very efficient toilet?

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How much does a new roof cost?

Roof replacement carries a significant cost, and it can’t be put off once it becomes necessary. But the urgency of needing a new roof doesn’t mean you should blindly hire the first contractor you interview.

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How much does water heater installation cost?

The average lifespan of a traditional tank-style natural gas water heater or electric water heater is only eight to 12 years, which makes replacement one of the most common home improvement investments. Cost depends on the type of installation, which is unique to each project and depends on type of unit and bring installation up to code.

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When a new fence fails to impress

I recently had a new fence installed and am unhappy about it. The wood quality is terrible, as if they used seconds. The salesman said this is the way the fence should look. I have only paid half the total cost. Should I ask them to repair/replace anything before I pay the balance?

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Fixing moisture issues with the crawlspace

I have lived in a 75-year-old house for over 20 years. This year is the first time I have noticed condensation on the living room windows. This room has a crawl space while the rest of the house has an unfinished basement with heat and air to it. I am a retired lady and need a budget-friendly solution.

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What you can do at home to prevent cold and flu

In the midst of cold and flu season, you’re often greeted with sniffles and sneezes everywhere you go. Washing your hands and stocking up on orange juice are great starting points, but there’s more you can do at home to decrease your chances of falling ill; take these steps to keep yourself and your family in good health.

Videos

You've heard of cockatoos but what about cocka-tools?

Cockatoos can make simple tools out of a variety of materials, like bamboo and even cardboard.
New York Times
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You've heard of cockatoos but what about cocka-tools?

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She helped her paralyzed son get his MBA, and earned a surprise on graduation day

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Mike Moustakas through the years

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Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford with The Star's Terez Paylor