Crawl Space Ventilation

Moving Tools

A problem for those in northern climates is the constant hassle of moving tools from garage to basement in the fall and back again in spring. Newer roll-away storage chests, project centers, utility carts, and wheeled tool boxes provide portable storage to make the...
Crawl Space Ventilation

Rust Free Tools

To keep tools rust-free, keep them clean and dry by wiping them off with a dry clean cloth before you put them away. To combat rust and corrosion that is caused by humidity, occasionally coat all metal surfaces with light oil. If you live in a humid climate or keep...
Crawl Space Ventilation

Shelf Height

If space is tight, consider using a panel saw to cut large sheets down to smaller sizes instead of setting up to handle them full size. When building overhead shelves, consider that a comfortable vertical reach is from 77-in. to 88-in. Normal horizontal reach ranges...
Crawl Space Ventilation

Water Heater Rating

Look for the EnergyGuide label that tells how much energy the water heater uses in one year. Also, look for the FHR (First Hour Rating) of the water heater, which measures the maximum hot water the heater will deliver in the first hour of use. If you typically need a...
Crawl Space Ventilation

Sump Pump Test

Sump pits are intended to collect water from foundation perimeter drains. If there is a pump installed in the pit and no water is collecting in the pit, be sure to check the pump to be sure it is working. The easiest way to test your pump is to fill the sump pit to...