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1. Working with contractors – Know the vocabulary. You’ll have a better chance of negotiating successfully with builders if you know about breaker boxes, water pressure tanks, load-bearing walls, and other such construction anatomy. A good way to learn is to get a book on construction and trace your electrical, plumbing, and other utility lines from where they enter the building to their points of use. Also, when on a construction site, wear a hard hat and work boots. Aside from being safer you’ll get to see more of the work, and you’ll be treated like an overseer and not an intruder. 2. Light bulbs – Compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) are not better than incandescent lights when it’s less than 60 degrees outdoors, when they’re turned on and off a lot, or when they’re on less than 15 minutes. Also, their light is worse and the energy they save is tiny compared to—only one e...

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