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Matt Grocoff
Green renovation expert for Old House Web

Old house, new energy: ditch your utility company.

by Matt Grocoff
Utility companies work on a centralized model, and for one hundred years have relied on legal monopolies to ensure that they make a profit. They build giant, central, and unhealthy power plants designed to.  More »
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Contributing editor for Old House Web

The little room upstairs

by William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Many homes from the late Victorian era have a small room upstairs. Find out the history behind these rooms.More »

Hello, We have been doing work on restoring a home built in 1941. We are in need of finding a cover for our NuTone door chime. While trying to clean it,…
Greetings! I am in the process of starting restoration on a Folk Victorian in East Tennessee, USA. My first order of business is a bathroom that sustained…
We just closed on a 1911 house. We’re having the floors redone and have also experienced torrential rain in the area. I give that as context, because…