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We talked about breakaway screws and other fixes Saturday--here's a good web site for you to check out for other remedies
Only in America
A TRUE FACT.... Only in America......can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.
Only in America......are there handicap parking places in front of a
Only in America......do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to
the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people
can buy cigarettes at the front.
Only in America......do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries, and a diet coke.
Only in America.......do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.
Only in America......do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the...
There is no "evidence" that increased radon exposure at low levels results in increased lung cancer.
On the contrary, there is substantial evidence that increased radon exposure actually DECREASES lung cancer risk (the higher the radon, the lower the lung cancer risk). The definitive study on this subject is "Test of the Linear-No Threshold Theory of Radiation Carcinogenesis for Inhaled Radon Decay Products," by Dr. Bernard L. Cohen, Health Physics, Vol. 68, Issue 2, pp. 157-174.
The abstract of the above article is reproduced below.
Another article that you might find useful is "Is Radiation Good for You?" by Will...
The Radon Issue
After reading the very detailed article about radon in the Gazette last Sunday - followed by Mike Biles' and Charles J. Robinove's very thoughtful and accurate letters on Tuesday, Aug. 29 - I decided to weigh in on the discussion to give Mike's and Charles' letters added credibility.
I have been lecturing about this topic for almost 20 years, ever since Mr. Stanley Watras set off the alarms at the Limerick Nuclear Generating Station in Pottstown, Pa., on his way to work. A quick check of his house found radon levels off the chart, almost 300 times the EPA action level of 4 picocuries per liter. That led to a classic EPA quote, "Radon, the environmental problem posing the highest risk of...
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If you have that gray, plastic water pipe--called POLYBUTYLENE--that was popular in the 80's, you need to know some of the troubles associated with it. Here's a link:
If your house has aluminum wiring (popular from the mid 60's to the mid 70's), don't ignore it. Here's a link to give you some perspective:
Thanks to Arrowhead Septic of Colorado Springs, here are a few tips to keep your system functioning as designed:
* Spread laundry loads throughout the week.
* No harsh chemicals into the system, like solvents or paint.
* Use disposers sparingly
* Do not flush paper towels, cigarettes, diapers, gum, feminine products, grease or condoms.
* Don't discharge output from your water softener into the system. Salt kills friendly bacteria in the tank.
* Keep trees and bushes off the leach field.
* Don't drive on the leach field.
* Keep ground water away from the leach field.
* No extra so-called enzymes or bacteria additives.
The dip tube in a water heater directs incoming cold water to the bottom of the tank, where the water rises as it becomes warmer. Without it, your water heater will emit lukewarm water not long after turning on the faucet.
Most water heater manufacturers purchase their dip tubes from one supplier. Only recently has it been discovered that dip tubes manufactured from 1993 to 1996 were affected by a change in the manufacturing process.
The disintegrating dip tubes have clogged faucets, shower heads, and dishwashers. As the tube dissolves, water heater water turns cooler; unsuspecting homeowners typically respond by simply turning up the thermostat. Currently, many plumbers aware of the situation...