My best guess is that after 15 years, we probably have about 32-percent equity in the house. That means we are among the 86.7 percent of homeowners who are happy to be above water with our houses – and all 42.7 million of us should be truly grateful, considering the late national housing debacle.
We have been through a lot together: four moves through three states, the building of one home — from bulldozed lot to built-out basement — and more domestic disasters than the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Q: My dryer vent is longer then recommended. Can I use a 4- to 6-inch adapter and run a 6-inch vent outside?
A: No, and in fact that will actually make it worse. When you step up to a larger-diameter vent, the speed of the air flowing through the vent will decrease (you can see an example of...