As many of you know, we bought new kitchen appliances not long ago. We knew exactly what appliances we wanted. We wanted the same ones we had in our previous house. We really loved those! And this is what we did. It did not happen quickly though. We obviously walked right into the continuing supply […]
Ken's Korner Home Repairs and Maintenance
Ken's Korner is about home improvements and repairs to your home from Ken Guthrie.
Ken is a former general contractor with many years of experience in home maintenance, upgrades, and repairs.
How to Help Cool Off a Hot Garage
Have you ever put off doing something for a long time and then, when you finally did it, you asked yourself “why did I wait so long to do that?” Well, that’s happened to me more than I like to admit. I just finished a couple of projects that I have been putting off and […]
Emergency Earthquake Gas Meter Shut Off Tool [The Seismic Wrench]
As everyone knows, there are a lot of earthquakes in California. Somewhere around 3 or 4 a year cause damage. Sometimes a lot of damage. One way they can be very destructive is through fire. That’s what really leveled San Francisco in the great 1906 earthquake. Fire is still a concern, but nowadays it’s primarily […]
Victory Declared in Crabgrass War
It is with great relief and satisfaction that I hereby declare my war against crabgrass to be over at last! I have won the war! For decades, I battled those dreaded crabgrass infestations in my lawn with every tool at my disposal. But the best I could do was a holding action. Never victory. I […]
Home Fire Sprinkler Systems – What You Need to Know
If you have a home fire sprinkler system installed in your house or if you will be buying a home in the foreseeable future, you should read this article. Home fire sprinkler systems are something almost nobody thinks about but something that is becoming more and more important. I don’t know the exact dates but […]
How To Repair Almost Any Type of Window Blinds
You may remember an article I did in the newsletter back in February about metal repair clips for vertical blinds. Those were to repair vertical blinds where the top of the vane has torn out and the vane will not hang anymore. Those are available at your local home improvement store. Well, since then I have […]
How to Install a Solar Energy System for No Money Out of Pocket
As promised in our last newsletter, if you’ve decided to purchase a solar system to save on your electric bills or are thinking about it, I have a great tip to share with you. First let me recap. In our last newsletter, we discussed the problems with leasing solar systems. There can be problems when […]