Dog Houses for the Pet Lover in You!

We recently added Clark’s Woodwork Dog (and cat) houses to our inventory at Duluth.

These are ‘old-school’ dog houses. You’re not gonna find these at petsmart or petco. These are handmade, but not only that, the lumber and materials used on them are hand picked! You’re gonna get the best dog house you can find at a very affordable price. These houses are made to last and they will.

Barry Clark is the “Clark” behind Clark’s Woodwork. He’s been doing this a long time. Much of his business comes from repeat sales and word of mouth. People will see them somewhere and purposefully ask where they can pick one up.

Howard Brothers has been selling  Clark’s Woodwork Pet Houses out of our Oakwood store for over 10 years, but now we can bring a premium dog and cat house to our customers in Gwinnett County and the surrounding cities of Duluth, Peachtree Corners, Norcross and Suwanee.

Stop by our store sometime and have a look at them. There are 7 sizes to choose from.

They range in size from 15″ wide up to 47″ wide. We’ve got a dog house for whatever size dog you have! (and cats)

Clark's Woodwork Dog Houses in Duluth, GA

Clark’s Woodwork Dog Houses in Duluth, GA

12 Months No Interest Financing for Your New Big Green Egg Combo

We’ve been a Big Green Egg dealer for over 3 years now.  This is the first time that we have been able to offer something like this. We’ve mentioned how the new True Value Credit Card makes purchases with us easier. Back then the deal was 0% interest for 6 months on purchases $299 and up… but from now until the end of August, 2013, you can get 0% interest for 12 months on purchases $699 and up!

So let me walk you through this.

You’ve wanted a Big Green Egg Combo package.

Maybe this one… of course you’ll have to add a few extra eggcessories to get it up to $699.

Big Green Egg Small Combo

Big Green Egg Small Combo

Or this one.

Big Green Egg - Medium Combo

Big Green Egg – Medium Combo

Perhaps this one.

Big Green Egg - Large Combo

Big Green Egg – Large Combo

Maybe even this one.

Big Green Egg - XL Combo

Big Green Egg – XL Combo

But you’ve also had your eye on this one.

Big Green Egg - Large Table Combo

Big Green Egg – Large Table Combo

You know that these prices aren’t gonna last long (they are subject to change), but you just don’t have the cash to make it happen right now. With this offer, you can go ahead and pick it up today and make payments for the next year and pay no interest as long as you pay off the card on time.

You’ll not only be cooking tonight on the grill, but you’ll earn on future purchases with the card. You can get 3% back on purchases made at any True Value, you’ll earn 2% on gas and groceries, and you’ll earn 1% on all other purchases. Check it out for more information.

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This offer is only good July 1 – August 31, 2013.

Come into either our Duluth or Oakwood store and let us know that you’re interested in applying for a True Value Discover Card today.

By the way, this card can be used on anything in the store that is $699 and up. Lawn Mowers, 2 cycle STIHL equipment, Honda Generators… Think about the options.

See you soon.

Yes, We Still Fill Propane Tanks

You’ve got your small group from church over and have 16 hamburgers on the grill and have the hotdogs on a plate ready to go as soon as the burgers are ready, and all of the sudden the flame goes out. Panic ensues. You immediately realize that your wife told you that you needed to make sure that there was enough propane in the tank, but you assured her that there was plenty of LP in the 20lb propane tank.

You were wrong.

These days it seems like you can exchange your empty propane tank just about anywhere. Gas stations, supermarkets, drugstores… they all seem to be getting in on the action of propane tank exchange. And for homeowners, this seems like the best solution for your gas/propane needs. Exchage service does make it quick and easy to get back to your grill, but are you really getting the most for your money?

The biggest issue with exchanging propane tanks is that you probably are not getting a full tank. Most cages will say that the tanks are filled to 15lbs. Standard “Gas Grill” propane tanks hold 20lbs. They tell you that the reason they only fill to 15lbs is for safety reasons. If that is the case, then why have the tanks always been safe at 20lbs. There is still about 20% space left for expansion at 20lbs.

Not only that… a few years ago the government changed some of the regulations and safety features on propane tanks that require a specific type of valve that ensures that overfilling is not possible. It shuts off if you try to overfill.

OK, but even with 15lbs, that isn’t THAT bad. We’re still getting 3/4 of a tank each time. Right?

Well, MOST people don’t wait until the tank is absolutely empty to go get it exchanged. In fact, most people will refill or exchange when there is about 5lbs left in the tank.

See where I’m going. You paid for 20 but got 15 and then you used 10 before you decide it is time to go back and buy 20 again…

The Math Don’t Add Up!

From our stand point, we fill your tank every time. Our trained employees will inspect your tank and make sure that it is still safe to use. Propane tanks are certified for 12 years. Even if it looks brand new, if the tank has gone past the date stamped on the neck of the tank, we will be unable to refill it. At that point, we DO recommend taking the tank to an excahange facility and exchange it out for one that you can have refilled. Try to find the newest one you can and then come back to us when it is time to have it refilled.

This whole article has focused on “gas grill” propane tanks, but being a refilling station, we also refill any size propane tank. We refill the 33lb “forklift” propane tanks (these tanks are actually being used on some commercial lawn mowers and tractors now… we get some of those customers.) We also fill RVs or Campers. We refill propane for roofing and asphalt companies who use the big tanks on their trucks.

Refilling propane is still very much needed. Can you imagine this guy having to go and exchange his two 100 gallon propane tanks everytime he needed a refill? That would be rediculous.

This is why we still fill propane at our Doraville, Duluth and Oakwood stores.

180 gallons of propane each time this guy comes in.

180 gallons of propane each time this guy comes in.