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I am fairly new to Facebook, I only joined as my marketing guy forced me to do it. Most of my friends on there are from High School, I was the Saguaro High School Class of 1991. A few years back the quarterback of my HS Football team passed away, as I heard of the news from another friend it caus...
01/25/2017
Stone veneer (picture above) can create a sharp look to a home and is very easy to install. All that is required is some adhesive (construction glue works great) and a 4 inch grinder with a cutting wheel.With just a little bit of time and some patience, you can create an entirely different look t...
01/24/2017
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I will admit that when I first saw a barn door in an office building I thought it was the coolest door I had ever seen. As I do a lot of flips and remodels, I can tell you these doors are easy to install, can be very inexpensive and add value to a house instantly.The door I have pictured in this ...
01/24/2017
Installing pendant lighting over a counter can increase the sale price of your home and reduce the over all days on market. Pendant lights give a feeling of a higher end home and can easily be installed at a fraction of what you will reap in returns.In the average home with an attic, pendant ligh...
01/23/2017
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I recently reread the "Little Red Book of Selling" by Jeffery Gitomer and it reminded me that I was suppose to (sometime back), resign my position as "Manager of the Universe". My official resignation took place last week sometime, since then I have accomplished a great deal and thought I would s...
01/23/2017
In your home there are three basic types of circuit breakers for three specific types of purpose. The thermo magnetic trip breaker, the GFCI breaker and the ARC Fault Breaker.Thermo Magnetic trip breakers have been around for almost 100 years. They are designed to measure the current inrush throu...
01/22/2017
As a Realtor and licensed electrical contractor with a lighting background I am often asked what people can do to make the lighting appear better in their homes. Today is an exciting time for lighting, with the phasing out of incandescent lamps with LED products we are afforded the opportunity to...
01/21/2017
As an electrician I was called many times to homes that really did not require my services. Home inspectors can sometimes be a little too excited to find something that may be wrong that really is not. The number one thing I was called for was GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) protection to...
01/21/2017
In my 25 years as a contractor I do not know how many times I was asked this question. The answer is, no. In most cases (especially in non-industrial settings) voltage has zero effect on the cost of electricity used.We are charged for electricity in kilowatt hours. A kilowatt hour is 1000 watts u...
01/19/2017
I'msticking with my electrical theme this week so here is another about circuit breakers and replacing them because of age.According to most manufactures, circuit breakers should be replaced every 20-30 years depending on exposure. The US Government recommends replacement after 30 years. Over the...
01/19/2017
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