Southern Connecticut Gas to resume repair, maintenance work for consumers without service contracts


Officials with Orange-based Southern Connecticut Gas appear to have had a change of heart about the utility’s decision to suspend service on natural gas-fueled furnaces and other appliances for consumers who don’t have repair contracts with the company.

Vic Fryxell, senior director of gas operations for SCG, said the repair and maintenance work, which the company calls discretionary work or charged service, will resume sometime in mid-October. The company suspended most non-emergency work requiring entry into a customer’s home in March in an effort to

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How to Repair Your Sleeping Pad at Home

Deep down, I have always believed that attempting to fix a leaking sleeping pad was a fool’s errand. I’ve plunged several limp inflatable mats into my bathtub in search of streams of tiny bubbles, slapped synthetic patches over the holes, and yet still woken up in the middle of the night on my next trip with a rock jabbing me in the kidney. 

But against my lackluster record stands that of Annica Lassesen, a warranty and repair specialist at Exped USA, who has patched an average of 500 mats per year during her three years at the company. Her most stunning successes include a mat with 87 total punctures and one with a 17-inch tear. With roughly 1,500 mats under her belt, Lassesen knows her stuff, and says she’s “all about trying to make resources available to people” so they can fix mats themselves. 

We called her up and got

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Minnesota college is home to elite program in musical instrument repair

RED WING, MINN. — The most intimate relationship a musician may have is with a precious instrument. And when that relationship breaks down, an elite group of students here can fix it.

At Minnesota State College Southeast, about 85 students are learning to repair musical instruments. Most of them choose from among three specialties: band instruments, violins and guitars (whose students also learn to build guitars).

It’s a rare chance to learn these special skills. Only three schools in the country offer band instrument repair, according to school spokeswoman Katryn Conlin, and no other college offers violin repair. The rarity of the programs here attracts students to Red Wing from across the United States and Canada.

At age 18, Sarah Jensen of Clearfield, Utah, has already been working for several years in the instrument repair shop of her dad, who graduated from Red Wing in the 1990s. As she refurbished

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Red Wing, Minn., college is home to elite program in musical instrument repair



a person talking on a cell phone: From top, instrument repair student Michaela Alderink fixed dents in a brass trumpet; pad cups of a flute need to be fixed; and guitar program student Glenn Coats built a fretboard. in the guitar program The pad cups of a flute are taken out to be fixed At 33, she is looking to make a career change.


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From top, instrument repair student Michaela Alderink fixed dents in a brass trumpet; pad cups of a flute need to be fixed; and guitar program student Glenn Coats built a fretboard. in the guitar program The pad cups of a flute are taken out to be fixed At 33, she is looking to make a career change.

RED WING, MINN. — The most intimate relationship a musician may have is with a precious instrument. And when that relationship breaks down, an elite group of students here can fix it.

At Minnesota State College Southeast, about 85 students are learning to repair musical instruments. Most of them choose from among three specialties: band instruments, violins and guitars (whose students also learn to build guitars).

It’s a rare chance to learn these special skills. Only three schools in the country offer band instrument repair,

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5 reasons this home repair service is music to your ears

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Your maestro team will help you get those pesky home repairs fixed. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

In today’s world, your house isn’t just a place to relax in front of the TV. It’s an office, a virtual classroom and a restaurant. So, when major and minor home maintenance repairs arise, there’s little time to take care of it. Or is there? Here are five reasons why Maestro Maintenance Management is your dream come true.

1. They will save you tons of time

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Don’t lift a finger! Maestro takes care of all the heavy lifting. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Finding someone you can trust to provide your home with the repairs and maintenance is a never-ending hassle.

If you’re like me, time is rarely on your side. With work, running a home and acting as

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Home Improvement: Signs your gutters are in need of repair – Salisbury Post

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Fall is a great time to tackle projects around the house. The weather each fall allows homeowners to make improvements to their homes’ exteriors without worrying about extreme heat or cold, while interior projects like painting are made easier because homeowners can open the windows to allow for proper ventilation. Fall also marks a great time to prepare for upcoming projects that can make winter work that much easier. For example, fall is a great time to take stock of your gutters so you can address any issues before leaves begin to fall or the first snowstorm touches down. Compromised gutters can contribute to water issues in basements and adversely affect a home’s foundation if not addressed immediately, so it behooves homeowners to learn the signs that gutters are in need of repair or replacement.

• Gutters hanging off the home: Gutters were once installed predominantly with spikes.

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Alabama storm victims warned to look out for price gouging, home repair fraud

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WRBL) – The Alabama Attorney General’s Office and Alabama Home Builders Licensure Board are warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and price gouging during home repair or storm damage cleanup in the wake of Hurricane Sally.

State officials joined Baldwin County District Attorney Robert Wilters and State Representative Matt Simpson in Fairhope, Ala. on Sept. 28 to warn coastal Alabamians about the possibility of fraud as they hire workers to repair storm damage.

As consumers begin the process of home repair, the HBLB recommends using licensed home builders and roofers, as required by law. On Sept, 23, HBLB Executive Director J.R. “Chip” Carden waived some requirements for issuance of a roofer license, allowing emergency roofers licenses to be issued in Baldwin and Mobile counties.

“Based on the Governor’s disaster declaration, the Home Builders Licensure Board has activated its emergency roofer license for Mobile and Baldwin

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Home repair companies, City of Phoenix help rebuild resident’s home after fire

Phoenix homeowner Mary Chavez thought a day like today would never come.

After a gas water heater fire nearly destroyed her home last year, Mary’s been without power or a ceiling over her kitchen for eight months. 

Chavez says she was relieved when total strangers stepped up to rebuild her broken home.

“I’m very thankful,” she said. “I never thought it would be this much.”

Local home repair companies teamed up with the City of Phoenix for “Building Safety Month,” coming together to give back to those in need.

“We’re rebuilding the roof structure that weak[sic] before we put the new roof down,” said Don Councilor. “We’ve got the engineering and repairs done and we had it inspected. Now, we’re just replacing bad parts

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Revolutionary Eclipse Rapid Wall Repair Patches are DAP’s Fastest, Strongest, and Thinnest Drywall Repair Solution | Nachricht

BALTIMORE, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Tired of repairing holes in drywall and having to wait hours, or even days, to complete the job? It’s such a hassle, oftentimes homeowners simply rearrange home décor items to hide drywall damage due to the time and mess required to complete the project. Whether the damage is small from a picture frame nail or anchor or as large as doorknob damage, DAP’s new innovative EclipseTM Rapid Wall Repair Patches make completing repairs so easy and fast, anyone can repair drywall damage in minutes!

DAP Eclipse Rapid Wall Repair Patches are available in multiple sizes to tackle nearly any repair.

Developed to solve the most frequent drywall repair frustrations faced by professionals and do-it-yourselfers, Eclipse is a specially formulated all-in-one drywall repair solution that requires no spackling, sanding or additional tools for a completely mess-free repair – simply patch the damage and it’s ready to paint immediately, allowing projects to be finished in minutes, not hours or days.

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How to learn DIY home repair skills for free

The handyman looked at the plaster dangling from the top of our downstairs window. Then, he headed upstairs to check the seal on the window directly overhead.

“It needs some caulk,” he announced when he returned. “If I come out again and fix it, it’ll cost $250. Or, you can pick up caulk for two or three bucks and do it yourself.”

My husband and I exchanged a nervous glance. The last time I’d held a caulk gun was 10 years ago. He never had.

But we’d just been told how to knock 99% off our potential repair bill. It seemed like now was the perfect time to learn!

If you’re considering your own home repair or remodel, you’re not alone. Amid the increasing transition to a work-from-home life, 75% of Americans said they’re making improvements to their homes, according to a recent Travelers insurance company survey.

We’re here with

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