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Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Plumber Brad Munger, from Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer, solders two new sections of copper pipe together to repair a burst pipe in the home of Amy Szymczyk on Forest Avenue in Dogtown on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

January 09, 2014 4:08 pmLoading…
Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Brad Munger, a plumber with Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer, repairs burst pipes in the kitchen of Amy Szymczyk's home on Forest Avenue in Dogtown on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Szymczyk said the home was over 100 years old and the pipes had burst before in the same spot. "I stay up all night waiti…

January 09, 2014 4:06 pmLoading…
Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Plumber Brad Munger shows one of the burst copper pipes from the home of Amy Szymczyk on Forest Avenue in Dogtown on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Photo by J.B. Forbes, jforbes@post-dispatch.com

January 09, 2014 4:07 pmLoading…
Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Brad Munger, a plumber with Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer, repairs burst pipes in the kitchen of Amy Szymczyk's home on Forest Avenue in Dogtown on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Szymczyk said the home was over 100 years old and the pipes had burst before in the same spot. "I stay up all night waiti…

January 09, 2014 4:06 pmLoading…
Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Cold weather brings homeowner headaches

Plumber Brad Munger, from Maplewood Plumbing and Sewer, shows homeowner Amy Szymczyk the location of at least four burst pipes in the ceiling the kitchen of her home on Forest Avenue in Dogtown on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. Szymczyk said the home was over 100 years old and the pipes had burst b…

January 09, 2014 4:07 pmLoading…
Repair scammers out in force in Tucson area after monsoon storms, BBB warns

Repair scammers out in force in Tucson area after monsoon storms, BBB warns

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona has issued an alert, warning consumers of monsoon repair scams.

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Being Handy: A how-to guide

Being Handy: A how-to guide

Volunteer Bob Schulz hangs a ceiling fan in a Habitat for Humanity home. Habitat volunteers work under the supervision of expert trades people and learn home-repair skills from the pros.

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Being Handy: A how-to guide

Being Handy: A how-to guide

Marjorie Wippermann caulks the trim around a closet door while working on a Habitat for Humanity home. Volunteering is one way to learn do-it-yourself skills that can be applied at home.

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Being Handy: A how-to guide

Being Handy: A how-to guide

Guin King garden department supervisor at The Home Depot, 3689 E. Broadway, lets Tony Alba test the feel of Envirotile, a patio flooring made from recycled material, during one of the home improvement store's free do-it-yourself workshops.

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Being Handy: A how-to guide

Being Handy: A how-to guide

Back in the day, when a drain backed up, a light fixture started sparking, a kid's bedroom needed bookshelves or some other repair or small home improvement need arose, the male (usually) of the household would try to remember what he learned from his father (usually), and head for the hardw…

May 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Extent of damage on vigas — rustic wood beams — dictates proper treatment

Note to readers: Every year, thousands of Arizona residents email Rosie Romero's website or call his radio show with questions about everything from how to prevent fires in their chimneys to what to do about the tree roots invading their sewer systems. One of his goals is to provide answers …

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