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U of U spends $35,000 on water fountains for stadium in wake of fan complaints
September 27, 2014, 2:26 am
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SALT LAKE CITY – About three weeks after facing social media backlash about the amount of available water fountains at Rice Eccles Stadium, the University of Utah spent $35,000 to install new, improved water fountains at the facility.

The social media response was partly due to photos that showed vendors’ drink carts or other items blocking access to water fountains and from complaints from fans who felt they missed much of the game while waiting to get water in the heat, click here for FOX 13 News’ previous coverage of the issue.

Mark Burk, Director of Stadium and Arena Event Services, spoke about their improvements, which include large banners directing people to the new filling stations. The water fountains were installed Thursday in anticipation of Saturday’s game.

“We’ve expanded our capacity from eight drinking fountains, single drinking fountains, to 24 locations, and 12 of those have water…

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Ferry Passing in Front of the Needle
September 25, 2014, 3:02 am
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Eversonian

SpaceNeedle

f/16

80 Seconds

ISO 200

*Taken with Nikon and cropped for social media

Seattle-Night Original Photograph

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How to Save Your Home from Foundation Erosion
September 12, 2014, 2:25 am
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Chris George Homes

How to Save Your Home from Foundation Erosion

Owning a home requires a lot of work and maintenance. It requires both time and monetary investment, but it’s worth it when you get to enjoy a place of your own. Given all of the hard work you put into your home, the last thing you want to have to deal with is foundation erosion.

Erosion occurs when the construction groundwork of a home is washed away over time.  Foundation erosion is a common home problem when rainwater from the roof of the house is not properly directed by your home’s rain gutters away from the home. If not redirected properly, rainwater collects in the ground beneath your house, which leads to cracking and other home foundation issues.

So, how do you prevent foundation erosion from occurring?

First, you need to clean your gutters. When a rain gutter is clogged with debris, such as leaves and sticks, rainwater cannot flow…

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DIY Fixes For Common Household Problems
September 12, 2014, 2:25 am
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azinspector

From leaky faucets to sticking locks, there is always a solution to common issues in the home. Check out the gallery below from bobvila.com to see what you can do about that toilet that won’t stop running or those gutters that don’t seem to drain properly. They’ve included 11 different common problems to help any homeowner fix household issues.

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Things to Check Before Buying a House
September 12, 2014, 2:20 am
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Nadeau - Furniture with a Soul

You just found your dream home! It looks amazing inside and out but there might be a few things you are missing. Don’t forget to go through our top 3 must do check list before agreeing to anything.

#1 Check the cell reception. As people move farther and farther away from idea of land lines, cells have become  the main form of communication. If you’re dead set on a place, you can ask your carrier to install an extender or try for a wi-fi phone but no one wants the hassle.

#2 Make sure to check the outlets! How many are there? Are they modern? If you answered in a small number or with no to the second question, this places is probably a no go.

#3 Peek under sinks and in places plumbing is hiding. Things like mold will be a major issue for you as well as…

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Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget
September 5, 2014, 2:19 am
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Chris George Homes

Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget

Do you know that you can increase the value of your house by simply remodeling your bathroom? The bathroom is are laxing place in your home, and spending money on this is a good investment to make.  However, because of today’s rising financial climate, keeping a tight budget is advisable. Here are some ways you can remodel your bathroom without breaking the bank!

  1. Tile is one of the most important features of your bathroom. Old, chipped, and grazed tiles and disgusting grout lines cream for a make-over. Changing the tiling itself is an important bathroom remodeling decision to make. There are a lot of new tile designs and colors to choose from which are mostly created to give more convenience to homeowners, such as tiles that are easy to clean and those that prevent the growth of mold.
  2. Paint a fresh new color on your bathroom walls that will complement…

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Which Filter to Use?
September 5, 2014, 2:19 am
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Amie Hathaway - RE/MAX Realty Findlay

filterA dirty air filter decreases the effectiveness of your HVAC system because it inhibits airflow and allows dirt, dust, pollen and other materials to blow through the system.

The challenge is how often it should be changed to keep the system working efficiently and extend the equipment life.   Too often and you’re wasting money and not often enough and your increasing the operating and maintenance costs.

Fiberglass panel filters are inexpensive and easy to find but they’re not very efficient and they allow most dust to pass through.  They were popular years ago but there are much better products available currently.

Pleated air filters are available in MERV ratings from 5 to 12. As these filters collect dirt and other particles, they become less efficient to the point of impacting air flow.  Allergy sufferers can benefit from this type of filter.  These should be changed every two to three…

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