Can You Drink Hot Tub Water in an Emergency? 

Hot tub with Jets on

Hot tubs are a ton of fun to splash around and relax in no matter what time of year it is. However, during an extreme emergency when the power is out or the city water pipes are down, it’s extremely tempting to drink hot tub water, especially if you don’t have an alternative nearby. But will … Read more

Can you use Rainwater in a Hot Tub? Tips for Free Water

Hot tubs require a lot of maintenance that includes filters, chemicals, water maintenance and refilling the hot tub when you lose water. To save on water usage, people often wonder if they can use rainwater to refill their hot tub.  It’s perfectly fine to use rainwater in your hot tub. You can collect rainwater through … Read more

Can You Use Aluminum Wire for a Hot Tub? 

Wood hot tub on deck steaming

Hot tubs are a lot of work to install, but they’re also a lot of fun when you have them up and running. One of the most crucial and complicated parts of installing a hot tub is the wiring that you use. While copper wiring is the most common type of modern wiring, there are … Read more

Can You Use A Firepit On A Covered Porch?

Fire pit on deck with two couches

Fire pits add a comforting ambiance to a space as well as warmth. They draw people together and create a relaxing environment. They can also bring a romantic touch to an evening when it’s just yourself and a special someone else. But many of us have covered our porches to add shade and keep our … Read more

Can you use Granite for a Pizza Oven?

Concrete Pizza oven

Traditional pizza ovens are typically made using brick, concrete, clay, stone, and cob or ceramics. While techniques vary according to style, location, and budget, successful pizza ovens tend to have similar characteristics that make them work. If you are thinking of building a pizza oven, you may be wondering: Can you use granite for a … Read more

Can You Use an Extension Cord for a Hot Tub? 

Wood hot tub on deck steaming

Whether you want to kick back and relax after a hard day’s work or warm-up from the winter chill, there are few better ways to do it than in a hot tub. In most cases, hot tubs have a dedicated circuit and outlet that they’re plugged into. However, if you purchase a hot tub and … Read more

Does a Garage Door Opener Need a Dedicated Circuit? 

Bent Drive garage door opener

The days of manual garage doors are swiftly fading and are being replaced with automatic garage doors. Automatic garage doors are powered electronically and go up and down with the push of a button. However, one of the most common questions that people have is whether or not garage doors need their own dedicated electrical … Read more