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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.

Handyman

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?

Handyman

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.

Handyman

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.

Handyman

Kitchen and bar faucets aren’t interchangeable

We are in the process of a major kitchen remodel that will include an island with a bar sink. I want the kitchen sink faucet to perfectly match the bar sink faucet. Can I just buy two of the same kitchen sink faucets and install one on the kitchen sink and one on the bar sink?

Handyman

Possible causes for humps in the floor

We recently noticed a hump in a floor between the kitchen and the living room. The home has a basement where we can see the floors, and I cannot see anything like a hump. We never noticed this until the carpet was removed and a new wood floor installed. Do you think this was always there and unnoticed?

House & Home

Handyman: Help with a washer drain

My washing machine is located in the basement in a room directly beneath the kitchen. When water drains from the washer, it’s going into a hole in the basement floor. The sump pump kicks on, but the water comes back up into the kitchen sink. Why does it do that?

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Woman's KC house is nearly stolen with a piece of paper

Deborah Maxwell almost lost a rental property she owns in Kansas City when a fraudulent quit-claim deed was filed at the county courthouse. She had to go to court to get her house back.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
Woman's KC house is nearly stolen with a piece of paper 1:58

Woman's KC house is nearly stolen with a piece of paper

Michael Porter Jr.: Hopes to return thrill to Mizzou Arena 4:06

Michael Porter Jr.: Hopes to return thrill to Mizzou Arena

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Billy Preston: Kansas will be fine next season

Ned Yost on deciding between Christian Colon, Whit Merrifield for last roster spot 1:16

Ned Yost on deciding between Christian Colon, Whit Merrifield for last roster spot