Solar panels let the homeowner become a micro power company during the day. At night they need a battery or they need some power from the big grid companies.Read more
Category: Beach Street Home
At Beach Street News our lives are a little different. Living near the beach usually means a smaller place that needs every square inch just right. No wasted space allowed. Living at the beach is different and real estate at the beach is different, so in this section you’ll find our take on what is happening now.
Extended Warranty Ripoff? Should You Pay For An Extended Warranty?
I called AIG to get it repaired under the extended factory warranty and after 20 minutes on hold was passed to the resolution department because they “don’t repair countertop microwaves”.Read more
Email Scams and Phone Scams On The Rise
Covid lockdowns have created the perfect storm for email scams and phone scams. Phone Scammers Keep Stepping ahead. People at home longer and not travelingRead more
Shelter at Home Project – Easy 3 Step Wallpaper Removal
The process I use is an easy 3 steps for wallpaper removal. The part I have to warn you about in advance if you have never removed wallpaper, is you might not like what you find.Read more
Epoxy Garage Floor Install, Is It Easy?
When the contractor poured the slab, he was a yard short. While he was waiting for the truck to come back with the last yard, the concrete of course started to set. I ended up with a cold pour and knew there would eventually be a huge crack. A year later I was right.Read more
What Is The Best Automatic Sprinkler System?
After comparing several different automatic sprinkler controllers, a couple really started to stand out. Both came from the names you would expect.Read more
Are You Wondering How to Raise Monarch Butterflies?
If you want to raise Monarch Butterflies, they are a little tricky. I know because we have been trying for two seasons now. Being theRead more
Brita Filter – is it really better for the environment
It’s funny that scientists do all that work to test and identify what the filters do and then give us a list of every filter and what it claims to do. Why can’t they just list Best to Worst? Maybe that would put Consumer Reports out of business.Read more
Is There An Easy Home Theater System?
So now you have speakers, a receiver and a screen in your Easy Home Theater System. What’s missing is the projector. Any inexpensive 1080P projector will be fine for now. The key is the “throw”. You need to know how far the projector is going to be from the screen before you pick a projector.Read more
Soundproofing – Is There Really Such A Thing?
The CoolToys Studios are right underneath the flight path of a major airport and thanks to Acoustibloc you will never hear it.Read more