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Wild Fires Revisited

California Wildfires Revisited ; Last year I wrote an article regarding the dangers of current wildfire conditions in California. Since then we have had three more of the worst wild fires in history. The Carr fire in Redding the Woolsey fire in … Continue Reading »

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind

Why it is so important to maintain your roof, gutters and downspouts ; by Dave Mason The first line of protection your home has against the sun, wind and rain is the roof – drain system. The roof system consists of a … Continue Reading »

Fire Safety and Your Home

Dave Mason License # 715338 51 Brookeline Dr Ph. 415-297-1489 Novato, California 94949   Fire Safety Emergency ; What can be done to protect your family and home from a raging wild fire ?           The last … Continue Reading »

Wiring and Electricity on your Own

Most of us are afraid of messing with electricity. It hurts like hell to be shocked and can even kill. But in reality it is easy to turn the electricity off at the main panel, check that it’s off with a tester, … Continue Reading »

Tips from Marin Home Restoration to Help Homeowners Who Desire to be Handy in the Art of Restoring Their Home

The art of being a home doctor is always – Round, Straight, Plumb, Square,Level, Equal, Sized, Parallel, Pilot Hole, Shimmed,Braced,Caulked, Glued and screwed. What does this mean? What is this guy talking about? If you can remember these basic rules and NEVER … Continue Reading »

Flat Frame for Space Saving

Flat Frame for Space Saving For anyone doing construction whether homeowner or professional builder, there are times when you need just one more inch of space to finish the job.If you are framing for a new room or kitchen, standard 2/4 studs … Continue Reading »

European Showers for that Limited Bathroom Space

Many of us have at one time or another desired a second bathroom with shower. The challenge is where to put it. Often the answer is right under your nose.In my last remodel job on a cabin house in Santa Cruz, the … Continue Reading »

Home Additions: Hidden Spaces Are The Places

Like me, most homeowners desire more space at some point as their family grows. The problem is where to put that new space. Often, your new addition space is right in front of you but you just fail to see it. Attics … Continue Reading »

Digging Post Holes the Easy Way

Tools: big Shop Vac, 6-foot digging bar, and post hole clam shell digger All of us homeowners and handy persons have had to dig the dreaded post hole at one time or another. Holes in the ground are good for many projects … Continue Reading »

Easy Roof Repairs Tips for that Pesky Leak

Many home problems like mildew, staining, wood rotting, warping and settling are caused by roof leaks. Roof leaks can be a challenge to locate and repair. Many leaks go undetected for years and cause thousands of dollars in damage. Roofs come in … Continue Reading »