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Closets by Design

Custom closets, garages, pantries, laundry rooms and offices. We design, build and install custom storage solutions for all areas of your home or office.

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Generators

Bratcher Electric

Authorized Kohler Power Systems generator dealer and warranty service center. More than 50 years experience in the electical contracting and generator business with guaranteed Complete Customer Satisfaction.

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Toilets

Universal Plumbing Supply

Why settle for pictures when you can get a world of choice at Universal Plumbing? Choose from Michigan's largest selection of under mounted sinks, a display of 500 faucets and a huge collection of working toilets, vessles, tubs, spas & designer items.

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Deck Care Fast & Easy book

Glenn Haege's Deck Care Fast & Easy explains what to do and what to buy for that four letter word that lives in your backyard; your deck!  This book walks you though selecting between woods and man made decking, deck maintenance, brightening, stripping, sealing and staining. It’s free!

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Publication date: 12/21/2010

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Products are available just for suspended ceilings

Dear Glenn: I'm going to install a suspended ceiling in my basement. The problem I have is that there are two rectangular heating ducts that hang below the floor joists and run the length of the room. If I suspend the ceiling below the ducts, there won't be enough head room. I was wondering if painting the ducts the color of the ceiling tiles and tracks would be a viable option. Then, could I just screw the tile track to the duct and butt up the tiles to the duct. Or, can I attach the tiles directly to the ductwork? What would be my best bet for a good looking install?

Mike, Marquette

Dear Mike: I have two suggestions for you. First, they make a box that will fit around the ductwork. You can go to your local home center to find the correct size. Second, if you want more headroom, check out Zip-Up Ceilings, (888) 449-4787, www.zipupceiling.com. It is a great product that fits flat on the ceiling and gives you extra headroom. Don't screw into the duct work and paint. Using Smart Prime by Zinsser (800) 323-3584, www.rustoleum.com, will work.


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