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Plumbing Vents, Why Houses Need Them (forget the water bottle analogy)

Plumbing vents protect plumbing traps. They don't make fixtures drain faster; in fact, they do the opposite. When it comes to first time home buyers, one of the least understood components of a home s... read more

Why Your Home Stinks and How to Fix It

There are, however, more insidious aromas that linger and seem impossible to eliminate, no matter how many bottles of Febreeze you unleash. To keep these odors from taking over your home, first, you h... read more

Thorium Power Is the Safer Future of Nuclear Energy

Thorium’s Story Ideas for using thorium have been around since the 1960s, and by 1973 there were proposals for serious, concerted research in the US. But that program fizzled to a halt only a few year... read more

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3 Fukushima reactor cores melted into earth during accident, still missing – 4th could explode

Unfortunately, the statement was false – the reactors continue to need water to keep them cool, the fuel rods need to be kept cool – there has been no cold shutdown. … Of course there’s more. Please d... read more

Marco Scutaro designated for assignment, will continue rehab

Scutaro had fusion surgery on his back just before Christmas and was said to need four to six months to rehab before doctors could reevaluate his ability to play baseball. The procedure was the latest ... read more

New invention can turn your plastic bags into fuel at home

( -- Plastic bags help you carry your groceries home, they make excellent liners for smaller-sized trash cans, and now they can help you to heat your home. A Japanese inventor has found a ... read more

Matt Dirsksen on eco-friendly ways to stay warm this winter | Home Front

For me, it's going to be caulk and cashmere this year, not the replacement windows that I really need ... so cold in her house you could see your breath. Anyway, in Europe they commonly fill those hot ... read more

What's faster: vented or unvented drains?

This is contrary to the water-bottle analogy that so many plumbers and home inspectors frequently talk about. As I said in my blog post Plumbing Vents, Why Houses Need Them (forget the water bottle an... read more

Electric Shower Head Teardown Makes Us Wince

Environmentally, that’s great since you don’t have a tank of water you keep heating and reheating just in case you need hot water. But you wouldn’t throw an AC radio in the tub, so you have to wonder ... read more

Guest opinion: I’m disturbed by anti-houseless bigotry on BikePortland

I believe we need ... asked why they had put the string across the pathway… said they wanted to harass the transients in the area. Officer Miller spoke to suspects who said they wanted to “fuck with t... read more

Ten things you don't know about black holes

But we’re fascinated by ’em, have no doubt — even if we don’t understand a whole lot about them. But then, that’s why I’m here ... Sadly, it’s the best analogy I’ve seen, so we’re stuck with it. Use i... read more

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