Tool gifts wrapped.

Top 10 Tool Gift Ideas for 2007

If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for the tool enthusiast on your shopping list, then look no further. We’ve got ten hot items that will brighten up their Christmas morning, no matter what your budget.

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House on fire.

Poll Results: Fire Safety

Last month, we asked, “What is the latest step you have taken to prevent fires in your home this winter?” Here are the results.

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Replacing fogged glass on double paned windows.

How to Remove Moisture from Double Pane Windows

Kristen asks, “A few of the windows in my 35 year old house have begun to lose their seal and turn opaque. Can they be resealed, or do they need to be replaced?”

As double pane windows age, moisture can breach the seal and condense between the layers of glass. Read on for repair tips.

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Paint Primer in home center.

Homeowner’s Guide to Paint Primer

Primers are specially formulated paint products that are used to prepare surfaces for the finish coat of paint. Their most important job is to adhere to the substrate while creating a uniform surface that is ready to receive paint. When properly applied, primers can make your paint job last longer and look better.

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Laying tile on a tile floor.

Tiling Over a Tile Floor

James asks, “I currently have a dated ceramic bathroom tile floor. Is it possible to tile on top of the existing tiles?”

Yes, it is possible to lay tile over an existing tile floor as long as it is in good condition with no major cracks or settling. Read on to find out how.

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Danny Lipford with framing for pocket doors in new construction.

How to Install Pocket Doors

Linda asks, “We are remodeling our utility room and would like to use a pocket door. Is this something that we can do, or do we need to hire a professional?”

While pocket doors are not that hard to install in new construction, they can require a lot of work to retrofit to an existing home.

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Danny Lipford in moldy room

How to Prevent and Remove Mold in Your Home

Mold is all around us and in every breath we take, but If allowed to grow unchecked inside your home, mold can result in damage to both your house and health.

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Window with low-E coating.

Sun Blocking Windows

Janette asks, “We are replacing our large front windows which face west. What can we do to the new windows to make the rooms shady and keep out the heat in summer?”

Buying windows with a Low-E coating will deflect much of the sunlight in the summer while the heat stays inside your home during the winter.

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