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We Reveal the Truth!

There's a lot of misinformation out there, from how to choose a contractor to how to save energy to how to plant a tree. And it's coming at you from all directions—friends, family, that creepy guy who hangs around the hardware store…which is why, we think, This Old House is so valuable. We have a team of built-in lie detectors right here, able to dispel the biggest crock of bull with a single chuckle. Our show experts and our editors may not do it with all the goofs and explosions of those other TV myth busters, but they do know a thing or two about setting the record straight. Using research, experience, and common sense, they've taken a closer look at 14 of the most popular myths out there to tell you why what you're hearing from everyone else isn't exactly right.
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