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  • Posted in thread: Clueless homeowner - please HELP on 03-20-2008 at 09:30 AM
    You might also want to go to HomeStars at - it's a free website where homeowners read and
    write reviews of home improvement contractors. The company got its start in Toronto, so there's
    a TON of gre...

  • Posted in thread: Help Finding Good Steel Building Company on 02-03-2008 at 11:34 AM
    You might want to check out at to read reviews on local companies--New York is
    in their system now. The site is a free community where people read and write reviews on home

  • Posted in thread: Links for green building supplies on 11-13-2007 at 05:36 PM
    What about recycling centers? The Tool Shed in Worcester, MA comes to mind--it's a consignment
    shop for used tools. Anyone know of other, similar stores in other parts of the country?

  • Posted in thread: General overhaul...ongoing(pix!!!) on 11-13-2007 at 05:34 PM
    Ouch! How old is the paint on those walls--are there serious lead issues to consider?

  • Posted in thread: Links for green building supplies on 09-11-2007 at 09:34 AM
    This gives a great overview of geothermal systems:

  • Posted in thread: On-demand water heaters on 09-11-2007 at 09:32 AM
    We had a tankless heater in a former house, and never ran out of hot water. Everything was
    oil-based in that house, so NOT having to heat a huge tank of water was a nice break on the
    energy bill.

  • Posted in thread: How many folks use the energy saving bulbs? on 09-11-2007 at 09:30 AM
    We use LEDs lately for hallways. It should last us almost forever LOL.

  • Posted in thread: My Ongoing Project on 09-11-2007 at 09:26 AM
    That is an enormous undertaking, but it seems like there will be a huge payoff in the end! What
    a (potentially) beautiful property.