This Blog is dedicated to the notion that fixing things on our homes as well as understanding how they work is a fun, life-long learning process.
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Behind the scenes at Levco Care
We are working on setting up our systems for our clients. We have a great idea and a great place to start, I just need to free up the staff to make it happen.
Surround yourself with people you love and have fun. The rest is gravy. Paul Tillotson (1965 -2016)
I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Me, renaissance man (8-28-58 Still going strong!)
“Quality construction does not cost- it pays” (as seen on a bumper sticker)
Your Copper Plumbing Pipes are Shot, NOT
I recently had an interesting conversation with a client that had contacted a local plumbing outfit to fix a broken tub faucet. After looking in the crawl space he made it clear that the copper plumbing pipes need to be replaced because he saw evidence of corrosion at the joints. The home was 40 years…
A Visit To The Crawl Space
Nobody really wants to admit that they have one especially if you haven’t been down there for a while or ever. I just bought a new to me 1988 home and what I found told a story. Fortunately, I had a prepurchase inspection and so there was not much shocking to deal with. As a…
Whole House Water Filters
Nothing gives a guy a warm fuzzy feeling than knowing that your home is protected by a whole house water filter. I took it one further and added a secondary filter beneath the sink that provides water to a drinking spigot and the ice maker in my fridge. All is good unless you forget to…
I Bought A Cool Tool
I recently replaced a Garbage Disposal for a friend and struggled to get the darn thing attached to the collar. Then once installed, I realized that I had not installed the little protective rubber piece that keeps big things from falling in and pieces from shooting out. I had to remove and reinstall it. Sweating…
Tell Me About Garbage Disposals
These things were designed as a convenience and have essentially become a necessity. There are all kinds of them, you get what you pay for. A steel interior will eventually rust. A stainless steel one will not rust. Cleaning them periodically with ice cubes and baking soda is a good fix. Old Wives Tales: Throwing…
How Come My Water Pressure Is Low?
One of the silliest things I see is when the incoming water line is choked down for a valve then made larger again. What the hell were they thinking? This reduces the volume of available water or gas for that matter. This one goes from 3/4″ down to 1/2″ then back up to 3/4″ Go…