<![CDATA[Handyman News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/ en-us Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:43:47 CDT Handyman 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Sinks made from composite materials http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article126729954.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:00:00 CST

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Do smart plumbing fixtures work during power outages? http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article125504459.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:00:00 CST

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Your house has mice. Here’s how to spot them and get rid of them http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article124271339.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 07 Jan 2017 08:00:00 CST

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Fixing moisture issues with the crawlspace http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article121651737.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:00:00 CST

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Pilot light won’t light on gas log fireplace http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article117628168.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:55:00 CST

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What you can do at home to prevent cold and flu http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article117388978.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:34:00 CST

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Home has too few electric outlets; can more be added? http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article114755963.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 20 Nov 2016 06:00:00 CST

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Kitchen and bar faucets aren’t interchangeable http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article110377192.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Preparing your home for fall and winter weather http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article108835812.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Properly vented roof attic space helps save energy costs http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article107186922.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Possible causes for humps in the floor http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article107023822.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 08 Oct 2016 19:22:02 CDT

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Tempered glass is required for safety http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article104158591.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Vessel sinks are very versatile http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article102945722.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Handyman: Help with a washer drain http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article101369292.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:00:00 CDT

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No thanks to no tanks, frustrated reader says http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article100053042.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 06:00:00 CDT

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How important are yearly termite inspections? http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article98850782.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 09:00:00 CDT

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End-of-summer guide to clean rugs http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article97328142.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:56:00 CDT

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Vacationing? Tips for keeping the house safe while you’re gone http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article94573917.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:13:00 CDT

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Solving the mystery of the leaking bathroom ceiling http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article93526092.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 06 Aug 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Deck care is easy if done regularly http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article91902017.html#storylink=rss Regular washing, sanding and staining of decks can keep them safe and clean

Be sure to check the deck manufacturer’s cleaning and care guide for product-specific tips and guidance

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Kitchen faucets have two-in-one options http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article91492162.html#storylink=rss You don’t need two faucets in your sink to enjoy filtered water

Two-in-one single-faucet work for those with limited space

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Real-life experiences with tankless water heaters http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article89083277.html#storylink=rss “We went tankless in our house a few years ago … I think we would do it again”

“It is great not waiting for the water to heat up and having hot water no matter how many people shower or how long”

“When I try to take a cooler shower, the hot shuts off completely, and I am left with cold water”

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How to clean an acrylic bathtub correctly http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article87688432.html#storylink=rss Manufacturers and refinishing companies list which cleaning products are safe online and in the tubs’ instructions

Never use cleaning products in aerosol cans or solvents, including acetone

Abrasive scrubbing pads and wire brushes are out of the question, as is chlorine bleach

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Why is gutter cleaning so important? http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article86413272.html#storylink=rss Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause problems to both the exterior and the interior of your home

They also offer rodents, bees, mold and other pest a place to live

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Repair or replace cedar shingles http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article86498062.html#storylink=rss Existing cedar shakes atop a house pose a puzzle for a potential buyer

Will damaged shingles need to be removed?

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Low water pressure may cause sudden shower temperature changes http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article85084607.html#storylink=rss If your shower turns scalding hot when someone flushes a toilet or uses a faucet, it may be due to low water pressure

One solution is to replace older galvanized pipes

You should also buy an “anti-scald” showerhead to prevent accidental scalding

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How much does it cost to install an outdoor water faucet? http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article83673182.html#storylink=rss Expect to pay $300 to $450

Complexity of the installation affects the price

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What causes dark streaks on roof shingles and how to fix it http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article82244692.html#storylink=rss Green algae and black fungus show up in shingles

Algae won’t harm the shingles

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Extra kitchen sink hole generates a whole lot of ideas http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article80952827.html#storylink=rss Tea drinkers might consider a hot water dispenser

Another reader installed a second soap dispenser

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Are floor joists too short? http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/handyman/article79511482.html#storylink=rss Floor joists in a crawl space pass inspection the first time

Another inspection raises a red flag

Who’s right?

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