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Ice, Snow and Old Houses

Notes on Stormageddon and the Decatur Old House Fair In my capacity as an engineering technician I’ve learned to evaluate storm damage.  Keep me in mind if you’ve

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Tips for Home Christmas Gifts

Comfort, health, safety and efficiency are great presents for your whole family Open on Christmas Eve:  Decorative handles remind you to OPEN and CLOSE your chimney damper.

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Downhill Irrigation

This cistern harvests rainwater from the Hammond Park gymnasium roof and uses it to irrigate the soccer field.   Less energy is needed to irrigate

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Sustainable Savings Time

  Green building practices save money.  Use them when you build, renovate or replace.  Maximum savings begin with good design Atlanta’s Southface Energy Institute is regional leader

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Energy Basics

Most of us relegate energy efficiency to the bottom of our home improvement checklist. Practical concerns such as correcting major defects, moving in and settling

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A New, Old House

My ESL wife (English the Second Language) characterized the 1924 Bungalow we purchased in Candler Park in 1984 as our “New, Old House”. Take a

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ITP and OTP in the ATL

Virtuous Cycle:  At the DeKalb Neighborhood Summit free FOG (Fats, Oils and Grease) containers and pickup.  Sign up online at www.curbsidebiofuel.com Beltline Saturday:  Easy RR

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