House & Home

This page contains links to all of our articles about getting things done around the house, both inside and out. This includes simple plumbing and electrical repairs, lawn care and gardening tips, fixing your power equipment, preventing bug infestations, random maintenance tips, and much more.

How to Drain an LG Washer

by Michael on February 4, 2012 · 0 comments

Speaking of troubleshooting an LG washing machine… If you need to drain your washer, here’s how: turn it on, hit the spin speed button (timer will read 13 min), and hit start. That’s it. For reference, our washer is model # WM2487HWM.

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LG Washer: tE Error Code

by Michael on February 4, 2012 · 0 comments

My wife recently heard a funny chime from our LG Tromm front-loading washer. When she went to the laundry room, it was reporting error code tE. The manual instructed her to unplug the washer and call for service.

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Depending on where you live, it might be a bit late in the year for this, but… If you’re interested in preventing your grill from rusting and you don’t want to spring for a stainless steel or ceramic grate, then read on.

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Do you have an irrigation system for your lawn? We do, and it’s been great. Unfortunately, I noticed the other day that one of the sprinkler heads wasn’t rotating. The good news is that I fixed it without spending a dime.

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If you live in the South, there’s a good chance that you have pine straw mulch somewhere on your property. And if you installed it yourself, there’s a good chance that you don’t have the nice, clean edge that you’d get if you hired a landscaper.

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Alongside our house, we have a big section of variegated Liriope (a.k.a., monkey grass or spider grass). Liriope is a great groundcover that requires little in the way of upkeep, though you’ll want to cut it back once a year to keep it looking nice.

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One of my favorite things about our house is the huge front porch. Sadly, birds love it as much as I do, and we’ve had a hard time stopping them from nesting out there. After a bit of testing, however, I’ve found a way to keep them from coming back.

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Ever since we moved into our house in 2006, we’ve noticed a cold winter draft around the gas fireplace in our living room. During the winter, we can actually feel a light “breeze” through the vent above and below the fireplace. Very annoying.

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