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Dean’s Quick Rules for Writing Interesting Articles

The goal of every author is to attract the audience of the reader, whether the purpose be merely to entertain, or whether it be to win the reader to the author’s point of view. This may seem easier to envision than it is to accomplish. Here are a few tips I give to aspiring authors. […]
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Repairing OEM Parts for Nutone Fan Replacement

When your Broan-Nutone fan goes out, expect the manufacturer to charge you $125 for the guts of a fan that cost $89. The smart thing would have been to purchase a new unit at the store and swap guts. However, the local stores were not stocking the item and it is possible Nutone no longer […]
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Updated Construction Estimation Spreadsheet in CSI MasterFormat

This spreadsheet is a revision of the previous worksheet for residential and light commercial construction take-offs and project estimation used by my previous companies and which many readers of this article have and may be using today, with my permission. Before I get into the changes in this document over the previous, let me give […]
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Topping a Tree and God Answers Prayer

Nine years ago, when I built our home, there was a tree on the property and I built the home around it. Even the design of the home considered this tree. It sat right in the crotch between the house and the garage but it has grown much bigger now and is damaging the house. […]
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