Category: RTCO How-To

Keeping the Pests Away

Posted on 06/15/16 by rtco-admin

There are bunnies in the garden at the Tool Library. Before you say “awwww- isn’t that cute”, you should probably know that the dogs are on the rampage and the gardeners here are cheering them on. Rabbits are abundant and abundant rabbits mean if we don’t get the garden’s bounty before they do, we are […]

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A Few Simple Ways to Save Money

Posted on 08/14/14 by rtco-admin No Comments

Air sealing around windows and doors helps keep cold out in the winter and in during the summer o   Caulk around doors and windows o   Use expanding foam to fill gaps and seams o   Install switch and outlet sealers o   Place weather-stripping around doors and windows o   Add insulation in basement and attics To save […]

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Regrading the Foundation

Posted on 06/24/14 by rtco-admin No Comments

Improper grading can cause serious water damage in a basement which could lead to mold growth and a weakened structure. After a heavy rain check around the foundation wall for standing water and your basement for moisture. Skill Level: Moderate Time: Multiple Days Cost: $20 – $160 Supply List: Hammer  Line Level  Measuring Tape  landscape Rake  Hand Tamp  […]

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How to Paint a Room

Posted on 06/24/14 by rtco-admin No Comments

Painting a room is a great way to spruce up your home. 
Make sure to use Low VOC products to make sure 
your air quality stays clean along with your newly painted walls. Time: 2-5 Days Cost: $150 for a 10’x10’ room Skill Level: Easy Supply List: Large Sponge             […]

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Clean Gutters

Posted on 06/11/14 by rtco-admin No Comments

You should clean your gutters twice a year; once in the spring and once in the fall.  Check your gutters after heavy rains to determine if there are any leaks or blockages. Time: 1 hour (time may vary depending on length of gutters) Skill Level: Easy to Moderate Cost: $20 or less Tools and Materials Ladder and […]

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A New Home

Posted on 10/29/13 by rtco-admin No Comments

Hi everyone! In an effort to streamline our outreach and ensure that everyone can access to our resources, we’re moving our How-To blog from Tumblr to our website. Check back often for new posts with do it yourself home repair projects!    

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