If you want stucco siding on your home, it costs more than other siding. Be sure you’re ready to follow through with the necessary investment for installing stucco. It is easy to have your sights set on that special look; however, there may be cheaper alternatives out there.
What does it do? It simply lets the water that feeds your water heater (sometimes as cold as 40 to 50 degrees) stand around and come up to room temperature before it reaches the heater. During the summer, you can get as much as 30 degrees of absolutely free heat this way. During the heating season, however, any heat your water absorbs comes indirectly from your furnace, so net savings at that time are zero.
The trench for the pipe needs to be 3-4 inches wide and 8-10 inches deep. Use a stake and string method to keep your trench digging in line, this will help avoid problems during the assembly.
With all the sink options available, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your needs. A vanity that includes a built-in sink has become a popular choice. Although the basic idea of all of these vanities is the same, there are many different variations on the basic theme. Take time to browse through a home improvement store or a Plumbing house before choosing the sink you like best.
There are many garage heater options on the market. I recommend going online and doing a search. Personally, I prefer a vent free gas infrared heater, like the one in my own garage, or a vented infrared garage tube heater. What if gas is unavailable? Electric forced air heaters are a great option because they’re quiet and don’t require venting. All you need is 240V service from your electrical panel.
It’s not hard to revamp most bathrooms and kitchens by installing (or replacing) ceramic tile. The tiling can sport unique designs, or it could be all solid for an uniform look. Ceramic flooring can be relatively inexpensive depending on the tile you choose, and its durability will be worth it over time.
Why heat a garage? As discussed in one of my previous articles, a garage makes up about 20% of usable space in the average home and represents the most under-utilized space in most climates during the winter months. Think what you could do with that extra space on those cold winter days. Afterall, a heated garage can be a lot more than a depository for cars and junk.
You may want to use a walkie talkie or cell phone, since most shutoff valves are located out near the curb in most suburbs. They are covered with a lid over a small square hole. It is usually easy enough to open the lid by hand.