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Don Vandervort
Works at HomeTips.com
Attended University of Washington
Lives in Southern California
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Dude, this is an AWESOME video. I wish you were doing these for my site— HomeTips!!
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BTW, I should have noted that I plan on cutting off the top of the tank so that it is open.

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Stay cool without spending a fortune! Here are 8 easy ways to make your home cooler and more comfortable without AC. http://goo.gl/eKo3m
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I have two Google+ accounts: the original, rarely used acct (A) and a newer, highly-used acct (B) with many authorship links. I don't want to do ANYTHING that would mess up my authorship links. I would merge acct (A) with (B), which has the authorship links, but I prefer the better URL they've offered (A). Also, regardless of the acct, I want to be sure using a custom URL won't screw up authorship links. Does Google automatically redirect author links?
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google does automatically redirect custom url's to the original 'number url' so it will not have any effect on authorship if you use either.
Though in regard to merging personal accounts. If you change to the A account, you will have to redo all your authorship as google won't redirect from an account that has been merged into another.
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Make yourself useful! Quick & easy tips for getting your barbecue cleaned up for summer grilling (better get on it before summer is over!). We just improved & expanded this classic article. http://goo.gl/ygGu4
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By stirring up the air, a new ceiling fan can reduce AC energy bills up to 30%. Check out this unbiased buying guide. http://goo.gl/CBXG3
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CEO and Founder, HomeTips.com
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  • HomeTips.com
    Founder & CEO, present
  • Home Magazine
    Senior Editor - Building & Architecture
  • Sunset Books
    Building Editor
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Southern California
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Seattle - SF Bay Area - Southern California
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Home improvement expert, author and founder of HomeTips.com
Introduction
Don Vandervort is a nationally recognized home improvement expert. His books, magazine articles, television appearances, and HomeTips web site have provided a solid foundation of information for millions of homeowners. He has written more than 20 books and 150 magazine articles.

Don's books include How Your House Works (Ballantine/Random House), The Home Problem Solver (Perseus), Lowe's Complete Home Improvement, Lowe's Complete Bathroom, Lowe's Complete Kitchen, and This Old House Complete Remodeling.

Don also wrote the following Sunset books: Curb Appeal, Patio Roofs & Gazebos, Screened Rooms, Kitchen Storage, Roofing & Siding, Basic Carpentry, Fences & Gates, How to Build Decks, Building Barbecues & Outdoor Kitchens, Insulation & Weatherstripping, Children's Furniture, Furniture You Can Make, Outdoor Furniture, How to Make Your Home Child Safe, and How to Make Bookshelves & Cabinets.

For three seasons, Don was segment host on the award-winning HGTV show The Fix, and has been featured as a home-improvement expert on Dan Rather's 48 Hours (CBS News), many segments of ABC Television's HOME show, and the HGTV shows Help at Home and Working from Home. In addition, he has worked as a spokesperson for Proctor & Gamble and American Standard.

Don was Building Editor at Sunset Books, and Senior Editor / Building & Architecture at Home Magazine. In addition, as a freelancer, he has written articles for Bottom Line Magazine, Today's Homeowner, Home Mechanix, Bob Vila's American Home, Sunset Magazine, Home Magazine, American Homestyle & Gardening, Sports Illustrated, Maxim, HGTV Magazine, and more.

He was the featured "Ask the Expert" home improvement guru on MSN.com's House & Home and Home Advisor sites for several years.

In 2007, HomeTips was the winner of Google's AdSense Story Contest with their video, HomeTips: Growing with AdSense. HomeTips is a Google AdSense Case Study.
Bragging rights
HomeTips, launched in 1997, was one of the first home improvement sites on the Web. In 2000, Don's HGTV show, The Fix, won the Telly Award for Best How-To Program.
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  • University of Washington
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Home Tips : How to Remove Non-Slip Bathtub Appliques
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Home Tips : Common Roofing Terms
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Home Tips : Exterior Wall Construction
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Home Tips : Seal (Caulk) Around Your Home's Foundation
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Home Tips : How to Fix a Clothes Dryer That Tumbles but Doesn't Heat
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Home Tips : How to Repair a Broken Light Fixture
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Home Tips : Troubleshooting & Repairing Fluorescent Lights
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Home Tips : How to Clean a Porcelain Enamel Bathtub
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Free advice on How to Clean a Porcelain Enamel Bathtub from leading home improvement and Home Problem Solver expert Don Vandervort. ****

Home Tips : Weatherstripping & Sealing a Double-Hung Window
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Free advice on Weatherstripping and Sealing a Double-hung Window from leading home improvement and DIY Projects expert Don Vandervort. ****

Home Tips : How to Insulate a Finished Attic
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Free advice on insulating a finished attic from leading home improvement expert Don Vandervort. ****

Home Tips : Winterizing Your Irrigation System
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Free advice on Winterizing Your Irrigation System from leading home improvement and DIY Projects expert Don Vandervort. ****