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    Termite Help?

    We have a termite problem in our single family house. It looks like a tent job from past experiences. Any recommendations? Tips, hints, or alerts?

    We have a termite problem in our single family house. It looks like a tent job from past experiences. Any recommendations? Tips, hints, or alerts? ...
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    Indoor Antenna

    I'm thinking of using an indoor antenna for TV reception and ending my cable service (to save money). But first I wanted to find out if anyone else in the area has done this, and how many stations can actually be received this way? I'd appreciate my neighbors' feedback! Thank you all

    I'm thinking of using an indoor antenna for TV reception and ending my cable service (to save money). But first I wanted to find out if anyone else in the area has done this, and how many stations can actually be received this way? I'd appreciate my neighbors' feedback! Thank you all ...
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    6657

    Electrician

    I got the name of an electrician a year or so ago, but have lost the contact info. All I remember is that he has a Queensland Heeler that accompanies him in his work truck! But the guy himself was reasonably priced, quick and honest. Help!

    I got the name of an electrician a year or so ago, but have lost the contact info. All I remember is that he has a Queensland Heeler that accompanies him in his work truck! But the guy himself was reasonably priced, quick and honest. Help! ...
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    Backup Home Generator

    I've been looking at getting a generator for my home, inside the Power Shutoff Zone deep up Mission Canyon. I am wondering if anyone has installed a Standby Home Generator? I see the commercials for Generac generators and we personally have with their small portable unit (GP2200I) as our current backup, but their home units are newer. I've heard positive reviews from Cumming, Yamaha, and Kohler who also top generator producers consumers rave about. Anyone locally with home generator or a backup power plan?

    I've been looking at getting a generator for my home, inside the Power Shutoff Zone deep up Mission Canyon. I am wondering if anyone has installed a Standby Home Generator? I see the commercials for Generac generators and we personally have with their small portable unit (GP2200I) as our current bac ...
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    6477

    Home Insurance Recommendation?

    I've had my homeowner's insurance for decades and always paid promptly. I made no insurance claims whatsoever during any fires. But my home insurer is now cancelling me, basically for being in a fire-risk area, even though no homes in my neighborhood had any smoke or fire damage during the Thomas fire.

    Can you recommend any insurers who will provide reasonable coverage?

    I've had my homeowner's insurance for decades and always paid promptly. I made no insurance claims whatsoever during any fires. But my home insurer is now cancelling me, basically for being in a fire-risk area, even though no homes in my neighborhood had any smoke or fire damage during the Thomas fi ...
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    Cockroach Prevention

    Hi edhat readers, I need some advice. I've lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years in a variety of homes and I have never seen a cockroach. I've been renting a small 1930's cottage for the past 2 years and just in the last few months I've seen 3 cockroaches.

    My house is very clean but because it's old, there are numerous cracks and a general lack of insulation. I've only seen these in the bathroom and kitchen at night. Do I have an infestation or are these a few stragglers, and how do I get rid of them for good?

    Hi edhat readers, I need some advice. I've lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years in a variety of homes and I have never seen a cockroach. I've been renting a small 1930's cottage for the past 2 years and just in the last few months I've seen 3 cockroaches. My house is very clean but because it ...
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    1311

    Dishwasher Parts

    I was recently told by a friend that someone in town will pay me for the working parts of my broken dishwasher, but he couldn't remember who it was. Great readers of Edhat, anyone know who this could be? Thanks!

    I was recently told by a friend that someone in town will pay me for the working parts of my broken dishwasher, but he couldn't remember who it was. Great readers of Edhat, anyone know who this could be? Thanks! ...
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    5203

    Home Rental Suggestions

    We're coming to the area for a wedding in August 2020 at the Montecito Club and want to rent a house closeby. What is the best area that readers recommend?

    We're coming to the area for a wedding in August 2020 at the Montecito Club and want to rent a house closeby. What is the best area that readers recommend? ...
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    Kitchen Countertop Installation

    Does anyone have suggestions for contractors or local businesses that do kitchen countertop installations? Looking to have either granite or quartz countertops installed and need an experienced and professional contractor who does high-quality work.

    Does anyone have suggestions for contractors or local businesses that do kitchen countertop installations? Looking to have either granite or quartz countertops installed and need an experienced and professional contractor who does high-quality work. ...
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    2352

    A Recommended Gardener for Hand-Weeding?

    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced gardener who can provide hand-weeding?

    Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced gardener who can provide hand-weeding? ...
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    2239

    House Item Sales Consultant?

    Does anyone know of a consultant who evaluates household items (paintings,etc.) and sells them on a commission basis?

    Does anyone know of a consultant who evaluates household items (paintings,etc.) and sells them on a commission basis? ...
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    Local Moving Company

    I'm trying to find a good moving company for a local move. Who do edhat readers recommend?

    I'm trying to find a good moving company for a local move. Who do edhat readers recommend? ...
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    3073

    Stucco Repair

    Does anyone have a referral for a reliable plasterer to do a small stucco patch?

    Does anyone have a referral for a reliable plasterer to do a small stucco patch? ...
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    Painters

    Was wondering if anyone has a good referral for painters. I'm looking for someone who can do interior painting of my place which is 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Hopefully someone who has attention to detail and is reliable. I checked the referral section and didn't find anything. Any help would be appreciated Thanks!

    Was wondering if anyone has a good referral for painters. I'm looking for someone who can do interior painting of my place which is 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Hopefully someone who has attention to detail and is reliable. I checked the referral section and didn't find anything. Any help would be appre ...
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    Structural Engineer Foundation Repair

    I’m hoping the community can help. I’m searching for a structural engineer to inspect and make recommendations for repairs on my 90 year old home foundation. Can anyone recommend a good reasonably priced engineer?

    I’m hoping the community can help. I’m searching for a structural engineer to inspect and make recommendations for repairs on my 90 year old home foundation. Can anyone recommend a good reasonably priced engineer? ...
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    2317

    Roof Repairs

    Can edhatters recommend a good roofer to do some roof repairs?

    Can edhatters recommend a good roofer to do some roof repairs? ...
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    6664

    Getting Rid of Ants

    Okay, we have done all the "normal" things, the non-toxic things, to try to deter them--cinnamon, cayenne, also spraying with a water/rubbing alcohol solution. Everything clean. But they seem to be desperate--in cupboards swarming over a skillet that might have a trace of oil left on it, crawling into a crock full of wooden spoons, etc, next to the stove, in the bathroom sink and bathtub, etc etc.

    What I'd really like to know is if others are finding them more persistent than ever before, and if you have tips for discouraging them from coming in the house.

    Okay, we have done all the "normal" things, the non-toxic things, to try to deter them--cinnamon, cayenne, also spraying with a water/rubbing alcohol solution. Everything clean. But they seem to be desperate--in cupboards swarming over a skillet that might have a trace of oil left on it, crawling in ...
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    4075

    House/Pet Sitter

    We are looking for a dependable, honest person to do house/pet sitting. We leave town occasionally, and are unable to take our dog with us. We are looking for someone we can trust to stay with our pet in our house and feed and walk our small dog for several days at a time.

    We are looking for a dependable, honest person to do house/pet sitting. We leave town occasionally, and are unable to take our dog with us. We are looking for someone we can trust to stay with our pet in our house and feed and walk our small dog for several days at a time. ...
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    2301

    Finish Carpenter

    Any recommendations for a finish carpenter who can repair/replace a cross buck fence?

    Any recommendations for a finish carpenter who can repair/replace a cross buck fence? ...
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    Roofer Recommendations

    Can edhat readers recommend a local and reputable roofer?

    Can edhat readers recommend a local and reputable roofer? ...
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    22781

    Gardener Needed

    Does anyone know of a good gardener in the area? I need one for my front/backyard.

    Does anyone know of a good gardener in the area? I need one for my front/backyard. ...
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    2050

    Banister Repair

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a qualified individual who can fix my interior banister.  It wobbles.  The problem seems to be the newell post.

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a qualified individual who can fix my interior banister.  It wobbles.  The problem seems to be the newell post. ...
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    3552

    Antique Chair Reupholstering

    We need to reupholster two antique chairs. Any recommendations on where/who is the best place without losing our shirt? Thanks so much!

    We need to reupholster two antique chairs. Any recommendations on where/who is the best place without losing our shirt? Thanks so much! ...
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    14150

    Licensed Bathroom Floor Tiler Needed

    I need a licensed tiler who can tile a bathroom floor AND waterproof and put an anti-fracture membrane in.  The floor is small approx. 7x6 feet. It needs to be demo'd & tiled/sealed in the next 2 weeks, if possible!

    I need a licensed tiler who can tile a bathroom floor AND waterproof and put an anti-fracture membrane in.  The floor is small approx. 7x6 feet. It needs to be demo'd & tiled/sealed in the next 2 weeks, if possible! ...
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    6488

    Plumber Needed

    Help! We have a water leak. Can edhatters recommend a plumber?

    Help! We have a water leak. Can edhatters recommend a plumber? ...
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    Solar Fan and Vent Installer

    I need help finding someone to install dormer vents and a solar fan in my attic. I need someone who knows what they are doing to install two dormer vents and a solar fan that will come on when needed. Thanks for your help!

    I need help finding someone to install dormer vents and a solar fan in my attic. I need someone who knows what they are doing to install two dormer vents and a solar fan that will come on when needed. Thanks for your help! ...
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    14882

    Solar Fan Installation Referral

    An edhat reader is asking for suggestions on who can help with hot air trapped in the attic.

    Can readers refer someone who can install dormer vents and a solar fan?

    An edhat reader is asking for suggestions on who can help with hot air trapped in the attic. Can readers refer someone who can install dormer vents and a solar fan? ...
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    3256

    Tips to Fix a Deck

    By an edhat subscriber

    I've been trying to fix my deck, there are mostly nails popping up. Do edhatters have tips or recommendations for who can fix it?

    By an edhat subscriber I've been trying to fix my deck, there are mostly nails popping up. Do edhatters have tips or recommendations for who can fix it? ...
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    Referral for Screen Door Installation

    Does anyone have a good referral for screen door installation?
     
    Does anyone have a good referral for screen door installation?   ...
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    6032

    Hauling Referral

    I am looking for someone to haul away broken up concrete, chunks of wood, and some cleared brush. 

    I am looking for someone to haul away broken up concrete, chunks of wood, and some cleared brush.  ...
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