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GARDUS INC #RLE202 10PC Dry Vent System: Home Improvement Here are 10 features that can add value to your home, and another 10 that could reduce the sales price. Increase home's value 1. 1. They look for solid surface counters and high-quality flooring, such as wood, laminate, tile or stone. Even if it's not huge, it should have "countertops that are servicable, that aren't going to have to be replaced soon and cabinetry in good condition," says Alan Hummel, past president of the Appraisal Institute. It also doesn't hurt if it opens onto another room. It helps to have a window over the sink, says Don Strong, a remodeler with Brothers Strong Inc., a Houston remodeling firm. Be wary if renovations are out of character with the community, such as granite countertops in a subdivision where plastic laminate is the norm. "Will you sell faster? 2. A big asset is a spa or a whirlpool tub. Some other features buyers are seeking are separate showers with steam and/or multiple jets, a double sink, and a separate room for the toilet. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

How to Convert Any Toilet to a Low Flush Toilet Edit Article Edited by Flickety, Jack Herrick, Krystle, Chris Hadley and 29 others Toilets use the most water in our homes. Ad Steps 1Fill a half gallon container. 6Send this article to your friends. Tips When your toilet tank fills, so does the bowl. Warnings A leaking toilet can waste up to 250 gallons (946 litres) of water a day[4]. Things You'll Need Plastic container with lid - juice/milk container etc.Water, pebbles, sand to fill container Sources and Citations VideoJug.

EnergyPrint: Energy Management Software Retrofitting Your Water Heater What you'll find on this page: This is an overview of what steps you need to take to maintain your current tank, just as I, Randy Schuyler, have maintained the tank you see below. Those include checking and changing anodes, flushing sediment, testing and changing temperature/pressure relief valves and such. The nitty-gritty, hands-on is described in Know-How, but this section gives you the "what" to Know-How's "how." One of our goals is to convince you to keep your current water heater running by retrofitting. People fear the rumbling noises that sediment makes and they fear an unexpected flood in their home or garage. This section is devoted to explaining what parts are needed and the best way to utilize them. The tank at right, which provides most of the rest of the examples on this page, is a retrofitting success story. A key aspect of retrofitting involves replacing a tank's original anode when consumed or possibly adding a second anode to the heater. Shutoff and Connections Why?