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Individual Home Sewage Treatment Systems - AE892
This publication contains information on the design, installation and maintenance of individual home sewage treatment systems. It is meant to be a homeowner reference document. An individual sewage system both treats and disposes of household wastewater. If a homeowner understands how the various components of a home sewage system work, then a properly designed and installed system will function for many years with a minimum of maintenance and upkeep
Fuel Cost Comparison - AE1015
This publication provides a relative cost comparison chart showing heating values for fuels and biomass that can be helpful in deciding what type of fuel is the most cost effective to use.
Keep Your Home Healthy - AE1204
Topics covered are related to maintaining indoor air quality with a primary focus on moisture related issues. topics include ventilation, mold, moisture control, drainage including drain tile, crawl spaces, pollutants and air filters.
Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate - FE1521
The transfer of nontitled property, such as photographs and other family heirlooms, often creates more challenges among family members than the transfer of titled property.
Family Money Manager - FE222
Money is an often-discussed topic in most families, usually centering on, “Where did it go?” More money usually is not the answer for solving financial concerns for most families. Instead, developing a plan for better money management will help most families feel more satisfied with their income and their progress toward goals.
Sump Pump Questions - AE1573
For many homeowners the first line of defense against water in the basement is a sump with a pump in it. The sump may be connected to drain tile that drains the footings of the house, under the entire basement, or just the area where the sump is located. Many houses have tiling installed only around a portion of the house. The water that drains into the sump must be removed, and this is accomplished with a sump pump.
Heating Farm Shops - AE1620
A number of choices are available when selecting a heating system for the farm shop. This publication will help you make a more informed choice.
Home Envelope: an energy guide to help you keep the outside out and the inside in - AE1616
The NDSU Extension Service has a long history of providing research-based information to help people make informed decisions concerning their energy use. This guide, originally developed by the Division of Energy Resources in the Minnesota Department of Commerce, is designed to help you figure out what steps you can take to reduce energy use in your home. Although you might not be able to do all of the improvements yourself or may not need to, this guide will provide an introduction to home energy use.
Livable Homes: Evaluating Our Homes for Comfort, Safety and Independence - FS1683
Most of us want to remain in our own homes as long as possible. As we get older, doing so may be more challenging without a successful fit between our home environment and our needs. When a fit does not occur, physical differences become barriers to independent living.
Family Communication and Estate Planning - FS1684
Estate planning must be a financial priority at practically any phase of life. Sometimes the words estate planning, financial planning and retirement planning are interchangeable and refer to the same type of planning. People who plan ahead to manage their assets and financial resources will use appropriate professionals such as tax attorneys, accountants, financial planners and insurance agents to maximize their legacy to future generations and the community. Also, they organize their estate and related affairs so their desires are understood by family members and decisions are made ahead of time so family members are not left with many unresolved or difficult questions as a parent grows older.
Electric Backup Sump Pumps for Houses - AE1771
Interest in electric backup sump pumps is increasing. They reduce the worry of coming home to a wet basement after a flooding and large rain event. This publication is meant to help people make informed choices when installing or renovating a backup sump pump.
Long-term Health Care Planning for North Dakota Farmers and Ranchers - FE1779
Long-term health care has become a major issue for farm and ranch families who want to transition their business to the next generation. A long-term health care plan is an essential part of any succession and estate plan to insure the business transitions as the family desires. Without a plan, the farm/ranch business is facing a potentially huge financial risk.
Chain Saw Safety: No Tricks (AE1025 Revised)
Become familiar with the recommended safe operational procedures before attempting to work with a chain saw. A safe way to prepare is to read the operator’s manual and obtain training from someone who is experienced with chain saws.
Water Softening (Ion Exchange) (WQ1031 (Revised)
This publication explains how softeners work, what to ask when purchasing a softener and the health and aesthetic benefits and or detriments.
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