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I've been using Shoe Goo for years and like everyone else, I find it a simply amazing product. I've saved so many shoes, it's not even funny. Just recently I pulled a pair of tennis sneakers out of my closet that I haven't worn in over 10 years...
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I received a comment on my blog today that pertained to someone who was interested in installing a wood stove chimney around their 18" roof overhang. I know how much of a pain in the butt this can be, so I thought I'd write a post here to get...
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Okay, I've seen this wood stove called both the Englander NC-30 and the 30-NC. I'm assuming it's the same stove, just slightly different names. Anyway... Last week, I ordered a set of side heat shields (AC-30SHSB) for my Englander from Mountain...
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A few years back, I bought an Englander pellet stove. That only lasted about five years because I outgrew it. It still ran fine and worked wonderfully, but since my house gets cold in the winter, I upgraded to a wood stove and sold the pellet...
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I just got a comment on my blog about the flexible hose size for the Rinnai EX38CTP direct vent propane wall furnace that I had installed in my house a few years ago. Basically, the visitor asked how long the flexible hose that gets attached to...
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I've run wood stoves for years with no outdoor air source. Everything seemed to be okay, but the more I thought about things, the more I wanted to set one up. I know there's some controversy around this topic, but I'll offer my own thoughts and...
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I've heard and read various reports on how long bread yeast lasts. I know it only lasts for a few months in the refrigerator, but how long can I store it in the freezer and still have it be effective? Now that autumn is here, I'd like to begin...
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I've been trying to come up with ideas for my wood burning stove heat shields and I'd like to get some opinions. Basically, I've situated the wood stove in the corner of a living room type room. It's catty corner, so the stove is at an angle from...
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I bought a new wood stove this year and lit it up a few nights ago to enjoy a nice fire. After about a half hour, I noticed an awful chemical smell coming from it. Boy did it stink! Does anyone know what this is and how long it will last? I can't...
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We had a frost last night in my neck of the woods, so I went out and picked all my tomatoes before that happened. That was yesterday. Good thing too because the frost pretty much killed anything that can be killed. All of my tomato leaves are...
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I've owned a wood stove for two years now and it seems that every single time I light it, smoke billows back into my house, filling my home and making it stink. I have to open the windows and the doors, just to get the smoke out. It's getting...
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My lady and I have been throwing our food scraps in one of our flower gardens for about a year now. We figured it would compost and turn into decent fertilizer for the plants. It actually did, but our idea has led to some unintended consequences...
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