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Ideas, tools to ease spring tasks

I barely had time to put away my snow shovel and winter tools when I found myself mowing the lawn and thinking about spring repairs. Doing the necessary maintenance now will give you time to enjoy the summer days ahead. To help with spring maintenance, I have selected established and dependable tools plus some newer ideas to help ease the duties of spring.

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What’s wrong with my garage door opener?

After leaving the house, I noticed the garage door did not close. I tried several times, but the door only moved slightly but would not close. I had to go into the garage and release the door opener and then lock the door. Do I need a new opener?

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Seeking advice about tempered windows

I am putting in a new custom shower with frameless tempered glass doors. From the shower door to the window is less than 60 inches on the other side of the toilet. Do you know if the window has to be tempered?

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How to insulate finished basement walls

Q: We have plans to finish our basement and have a few questions on the best way to proceed. The basement walls are poured concrete, as is the floor. Should I insulate the walls? Can the walls be covered with furring strips or should I use a two-by-four wall stud?

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Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Yordano Ventura's struggles

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Lorenzo Cain heating up as Royals beat Twins 7-4

Lorenzo Cain is batting .296 after a 4-for-5 game in a victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. The Star's Rustin Dodd recaps the performance.
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Lorenzo Cain heating up as Royals beat Twins 7-4

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