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Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel

Easy-Carry Air-Hose Reel

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This briefcase-size hose reel packs in 100 ft. of hose and weighs about 10 lb.

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Paradox Lake House

Paradox Lake House

A year round home carved into the forest, at the edge of Paradox Lake, in upstate New York. Careful site planning and a rustic casual design help this well crafted home take its place among the 'great camps' of the Adirondack Park.

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Taking Issue: Energy Upgrades Threaten Older Homes

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Attempts to improve the energy efficiency of older houses could put them on the endangered-species list.

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Commentary: Controlling Job-Site Waste

Commentary: Controlling Job-Site Waste

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What used to be called the dump is now the resource center. That's good news. Advice for both contractor and client. . .

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Fancy Grilles from Recycled Iron

Fancy Grilles from Recycled Iron

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Iron Age grilles are substantially built and guaranteed against breakage. ■ Manufactured by Iron Age Designs■ 206-276-0925; www.ironageregisters.com■ Cost: 4x10 grille, $45; 4x12 grille, $49 I’ve had an Iron Age...

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Upgrade Your Water Heater

Upgrade Your Water Heater

The AirTap does the same work as a water heater, but more efficiently.

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Stylish Steel Garage Doors

Stylish Steel Garage Doors

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The cost and the maintenance needs of a wood door can be more than twice that of a steel version.

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Pollenproof Screens

Pollenproof Screens

With openings that are significantly smaller than those on conventional screening, PollenTec screening can block between 90% and 99% of common allergy-causing pollens such as birch and ragweed, according to a manufacturer-sponsored study.

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LED Lightbulbs for the Home

LED Lightbulbs for the Home

LED lightbulbs are environmentally safe, produce very little heat, and last a long time.

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Bath Fan Becomes Background Ventilator

Bath Fan Becomes Background Ventilator

The Airetrak full-function bath-controller offers multiple fan-control options including time delay, fan speed, and daily operation period; but where the Airetrak really shines is in providing background ventilation.

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