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The Secrets of the Spider Webs


Here we have two identical windows on the same wall in a bathroom. A spider has built a web on one window (top), but not the other (bottom). Do you wonder why? It’s [...]

Dogs of the Job Site


I’m so happy to see that the editors of Fine Homebuilding are fun, lively and enlightened enough to not only admit that workers bring their dogs to the jobsite, but to [...]

4.8 Million Box Fans Recalled


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer [...]

Is There Toxic Lead in Everything?


Just for fun here at Kathy’s Remodeling Blog, we decided to check how many products have been recalled lately for dangerously high levels of lead. As you know, lead is [...]

1.5 Million Dishwashers Recalled


Name of Product: Maytag Dishwashers Units: About 1.7 million in the United States Manufacturer: Maytag Corp. of Newton, Iowa or Maytag Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich. [...]

New: A non-toxic primer from Kilz


 Q: What’s even better than blocking stains with KILZ primer-sealer? A: Doing so without poisoning yourself. I’ve been a fan of KILZ stain-blocking primer for [...]

Aerial hedge trimming

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Here’s a photo from the quirky former website This fellow found a unique solution to that pesky hedge-trimming job. This beats the heck out of standing on [...]

Yoga for builders

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Have you ever seen anything so beautiful?  See the whole story at Fine Homebuilding. [...]

Remodeling with allergies in mind


 Photo: Remodeled house in Southern California. For allergy sufferers, hardwood floor are the way to go. From the Indianapolis Star: Question: How can I make sure the [...]
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