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Error Code 33 on Carrier Furance – What You Can’t See

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Error Code 33.  On a Carrier furnace, it means restricted air flow, and I’ll never forget it.  It can mean other things, but in this case, it didn’t.  There really was a problem with air flow.  We know that now of course, but at the time it was baffling.     I’m going to tell you a story.  And I shouldn’t, because it […]

Flood? How Will You Know?

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Do you keep a babysitter in your basement?  No?  Then who is watching a most precious asset?  No, not your kids, your home!  How will you know when your water heater bursts, your sewer backs up, or something has chewed through a pipe to cause a flood?  In short, who have you got watching for your emergency, and what will […]

How Old Do You Think I Am?

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Do you want to guess my age?  People usually say 40 years, sometimes 50, and those young punks say 20, like that’s supposed to be old!  Actually, I’m 5.  Shocking, right?  So, how come I look like I blew up?For those of you who are new to the world of getting your heating appliance serviced, I’m here to […]

When Cheap Toilets Aren’t

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Around a year ago, my friend, we’ll call him Ron to preserve his anonymity, and his lovely wife Patience, completed a beautiful renovation on their home. Like renovation hopefuls everywhere, they never intended to blow their budget and they had firm dates planned for completion.   About 8 months beyond his planned finish date and painfully over […]

Propane Tank Empty Again? It’s Easily Preventable.

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Is your propane tank empty again and in need of a refill? High natural gas bill after someone left the barbecue on? There’s an easy solution to stop this from happening again. The Anticipation Summer’s finally here. If you’re like us, that means there’s something fresh on your mind: Barbecue season. Sitting on a patio […]

Air Purification, & Top 5

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Air purification is among the five new things you need for your home. Ready to hear about the latest and greatest and why you need it now? Read on! Sometimes we choose to add a little something special to our wardrobes or our house decor but when was the last time you spent money on […]

The Best Closing Gift is ‘Know Your Home’

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Are you looking for that perfect closing gift to say thank you to a recent buyer? As a realtor, you’ve likely experienced the feeling of walking into a showing and not really knowing how the heating or other fixtures in the house function. When your buyers first move in, they face the same struggle. That’s […]

Water Hammer – Ask an Expert

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When things go ‘bump’ in the night, or even in the day, it can be disconcerting if you don’t know what’s causing it.  One R&B customer has experienced this in the form of a phenomenon in her plumbing called water hammer.  Here is her letter to our R&B Ask an Expert Series.   Her letter, might be short but […]

Natural Gas Barbecue Conversion – How to Save Money!

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Every year as we enter patio season at R&B we receive many phone calls for estimates to convert propane-based patios to natural gas by installing a supply line to the area. These enable homeowners enjoy the space using barbecues, patio heaters, and fire pits that run on natural gas.   When you’re considering changing over to the […]

Top Ten Ways to Prevent a Clog

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As promised, here is our follow-up to our Ask an Expert question on using enzyme products. R&B’s top 10 list for preventing a clogged drain. Don’t have kids. Ok just kidding, we love kids, but they are by far the most common culprits.  The number of Hot Wheels and other children’s toys we’ve removed from toilets […]