If your biscuits, pies or corn bread isn’t browning/cooking the way grandma used to…you may need to calibrate your oven temperature. The first step – get a good thermometer. You can purchase highly recommended models for less than $10.00. All dial-face thermometers work
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It’s best to vent the clothes dryer directly to the outside of the building. In fact – the building code requires it to be terminated outside the building. For the few homes that are built on a crawl space, that doesn’t mean you can or should terminate the dryer under the house. The building code says that’s a no-no too.
When I inspect and report the surface conditions of brick and concrete, and use the term efflorescence, it has more aesthetic rather than structural consequences.
Brick is porous. When water freezes, it expands. Put these two together and you have a recipe for surface spalling and freeze-thaw weathering. Freeze–thaw weathering is caused by moisture freezing inside masonry and then later contracting. Upon freezing, the water expands, causing spall,