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…

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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…

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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…

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It’s good to know that R&B emergency service is there when you really can’t wait.  You’re paying for us to come save the day so read about how to make the most of our visit. Are you too cold or wet? We’ve got 24-hour emergency service at the ready! Heating If you can avoid having to…

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Community Pulls Together You find out what your community looks like when there is a major catastrophe.  While admittedly on a smaller scale, the concept is no different.   Just like Las Vegas, just like Fort Mac, the fire at Mountain Village Apartments in Lynn Valley has already had a huge growth of support in the…

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Credit card fraud, contrary to the common opinion, does not get absorbed by the credit card companies, nor does it usually involve shady businesses who are attempting to defraud the public.  In fact, our own reputable company and Amazon.com were unwittingly used to funnel cash from credit card fraud to the hands of criminals and…

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Before I get started, let me answer the one question that everyone asks: How can I check the warranty on my original tank? Many brands, but not all, have a website where a warranty may be checked by homeowners, but we want to make it easy for you. Call or contact us with the model and serial…

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Are you ready to beat the heat? Thanks to the cool guy above, keeping your home comfortable is a breeze with the right air conditioner! In 1902, Willis Carrier, inventor of the modern air conditioner, submitted the first drawings for his invention.  This lead to recognition by authorities in the field, who determined that air conditioning…

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The Top 3 Common Plumbing Mistakes & How to Fix Them Tackling Problems Beyond Your Skill Level Proud homeowners can easily be tempted to attempt any household plumbing fix by themselves — however, there are many projects best left to the experts. Projects involving the disconnection of major pipes, bathroom reconfiguration, or modifying pipes hidden…

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History: Rob Blaksic, founder of R&B Plumbing and Heating has been a North Shore plumber for almost 35 years.  At the age of 13, Rob started going with his dad to learn the trade. He continued to apprentice and went on to become a ticketed journeyman. Following in his father’s footsteps, Rob started his own…

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