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Kearns Bros. Inc.

Michigan made Restorations Windows are inspired by the beauty and craftsmanship of traditional wood windows and feature the ease of maintenance of vinyl windows. Over 17 color combinations to choose from for a true custom look.

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Plumbing Professors

Plumbing Professors are ready to handle all of your Residential and Commercial Pipe Lining, Plumbing, Sewer and Drain needs. No Extra Charges for Nights, Weekends or Holidays. Call Plumbing Professors now or visit

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Heating & Cooling Contractors

Family Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Honest, quality service with reliable products at a fair price. We carry all brands. Completely independent, no subcontractors. COMPLIMENTARY PROPOSALS not driven by incentives from manufacturers. 90 Trucks for fast service, 0% interest financing & same owner for 45+ continuous years.

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Roofing Replacement Guide

Replacing a roof isn't something a homeowner does that often.  Glenn Haege's Roofing Replacement Guide gives you the steps to follow in order to find a contractor, select the correct roofing materials and make sure that you are protected with the right warranty. It’s free!

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Publication date: 05/21/2008

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Use a paint stripper with SARA to remove from concrete

Dear Glenn: We have an old, painted 8-foot-by-12-foot concrete floor in the bathhouse at our Michigan camp. It has a few layers of paint, possibly epoxy, that are peeling. We want to get down to the bare concrete so we can put a "garage floor paint" that will last and be more durable. Our trouble is in removing the old paint. We have used various strippers and a grinder with wire brush to no avail. Some of it does peel, but it's been a tedious process. Do you have any suggestions?

Tim, Paw Paw

Dear Tim: Napier (800-663-9274,, makes a stripper for concrete floors that uses SARA (selective adhesion release agent) technology.

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