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  1. Blueprints, what information should be on them?

    February 25, 2017

    What should be included in your plans? BlueprintsNo matter how much we preach the benefit of a well written contract, many people still make the mistake of signing one that doesn’t clearly call out what they are getting. Once the project starts and a dispute arises, most people will turn to the architect for guidance. […]


  2. Choosing the right type of paint

    June 24, 2014

    Choosing the right type of paint. Raw or new Wood: Coat entire surface with an oil or alcohol based stain-blocking primer. Finish with high-quality latex or oil-based paint. Sand between coats with 320-grit sandpaper. Painted Wood or Paneling: Clean surfaces with TSP or other non-residue cleaner. Roughen the surfaces with 150-grit sandpaper; clean off the […]


  3. Show Recap for 1 June 2013

    June 1, 2013

    Today was a good mix of stuff. Ron was on Dig In Chicago with Mike Nowak to talk about rain barrels. http://mydiginchicago.com/2013/06/01/here-come-the-rain-barrels/?fb_source=pubv1 Here is a tip on how to prep your paint roller. http://snapguide.com/guides/prep-your-paint-roller/ Clean out your dryer and bath vents and then put hardware cloth over them. Or you can replace them with some […]


  4. Show Recap from April 13th 2013

    April 14, 2013

    Sign up to go to Springfield and lobby for solar wind wind power on the Tuesday, April 16th, Tuesday, April 30th or Tuesday, May 7th. http://illinoissolar.org/ We talked to Jen Walling from Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council. Illinois’ Energy Efficiency Building codes are a huge win for the environment, homeowners, and businesses.  Efforts are under […]


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