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Brodie Brown wrote:

Laminate wood v carpet

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I can only agree with everyone else.  I like hard surfaces better than carpet.  Especially if there are pets involved.  Nice area rugs can always be used in the sitting areas.  www.browntree.net
August 25 2008
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3 estimates to choose from! Help pls.

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Estimate 2 sounds the best to me.  I always tend to go with personal references when I can get them.  As long as the cracks aren't very big, plaster should work fine to fill them.  Was there one contractor that you had a better feeling about than the others?  Trust your instincts.
August 19 2008
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Home Siding - What is best?

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Hardi plank does not soak up and hold water like old lp.  Hardi is your best choice by far. 
July 21 2008
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Lath and Plaster

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If it is in good shape I would just leave it.  Removing it is quite a job.
July 21 2008
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outside A/C units

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I'm in Georgia, I just bought a new furnace and A/C unit(3.5ton) and paid $4100.
July 15 2008
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Security issues with French doors?

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I forgot to add that it is fairly easy for someone to break the glass and unlock the door, but, it is also easy to kick in a door or break a window. 
July 12 2008
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Security issues with French doors?

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I actually always suggest the lever type deadbolts on the inside, which it sounds like you have.  An alarm system and motion lights are a great deterrent to a break in.  I suggest the lever type because if you need to exit the house in an emergency, i.e. a fire, it's much easier to unlock a lever type and get out.  The double cylinder type, key inside and out, are no longer code on new homes. 
July 12 2008
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PEX vs COPPER Plumbing Rehad

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I think your plumber is correct.  I'm seeing alot of PEX in the new homes that I inspect.
July 10 2008
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PEX vs COPPER Plumbing Rehad

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I think your plumber is correct.  I'm seeing alot of PEX in the new homes that I inspect.
July 10 2008
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ASHI customer bill of rights
ASHI has created a new customer bill of rights. It details more of what an ASHI inspector brings to the table. You can view it at my website at www.browntree.net.   I really like that they created this new easier to read format for buyers and sellers.
July 01 2008
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