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Should I Try To Tackle Resurfacing My Pool On My Own?

The pool becomes a gathering place where your friends and family get together to enjoy the evenings. In fact, you have invested so much energy and...

on Jun 21, 2018

Top Tips For Choosing The Best Type Of Roofing For Your New Home

When you are in the process of choosing a new roof for your home, there are a lot of different things that should influence your decision. There...

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5 Reasons Why You Must have a Porch Swing

When you think of a porch swing, you would think of a nice decorative piece for your house. However, a lesser known fact is that these swings...

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5 Major Benefits of Home Security Alarm Systems

We all fret from thinking about home security alarm systems as we all know of the costs that come with it. However, we must also keep in mind what...

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How to Find Problems in Your Chimney’s Masonry

Masonry issues are common problems with chimneys, and experts repair these issues quite often. Fortunately, it does not take a professional to spot...

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Landscape Designer vs a Landscape Contractor - Part 2

Landscape Designer vs a Landscape Contractor - Part 2

by Guest on May 2, 2012

The most important quality for a landscape designer is “qualification.” Not whether the person is a “designer” or a “landscaper” or a “gardener” but pure and simple qualification built on education, experience and ability. In Oregon, where I work, we see bad designs provided by landscape designers, architects and landscapers. We also see each facet produce good designs. Usually, the main disabling factor for design ability is a lack of in-the-field work experience - planting, digging, replacing, raking, rolling, mulching, etc.. Continue reading →

Carpet Care: How to Repair Burn Marks

Carpet Care: How to Repair Burn Marks

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

New carpets are lovely and can completely change the look of a room, but in time they can become stained and worn, even with proper care. Carpets can also become burned and permanently marked and damaged, but the damage is not irreparable. It is possible to repair burn marks on carpets, and when carefully completed, the repair will be virtually invisible. Finding burn marks on carpets is truly a nightmare, but with the following easy instructions it is possible to repair the damage. Continue reading →

Goodbye Sludge: Cleaning Your Heating Oil Tank

Goodbye Sludge: Cleaning Your Heating Oil Tank

by Sally Smith on Nov 16, 2014

For many people, heating oil is their primary way of staying warm during winter. Whether it's a 275-gallon heating oil tank, plastic fuel storage tanks or portable diesel fuel tanks now and then they need to be cleaned to maintain efficiency and keep the fuel inside them from becoming contaminated with dirt or grime. While some homeowners choose to hire professional contractors to do this job, the fact is it is a relatively simple job. Continue reading →

Repairing Lamp Plugs

Repairing Lamp Plugs

by Michigan State University on Apr 27, 2012

In about 30 minutes you can repair the electrical wiring in almost any lamp—and make it safe as well. When a lamp flickers or doesn't light up at all, if it's not the light bulb chances are that one of the parts has gone bad. Here we’ll show you how to replace all the key parts. Continue reading →

Choosing Vinyl Flooring

Choosing Vinyl Flooring

by Guest on Apr 27, 2012

It's sometimes very hard to determine the advantages and the disadvantages when choosing a new vinyl floor for your home. You may remember it as the stuff that dented, tore and was hard to clean in the apartment you used to live in. You might also remember the vinyl floor your mother had that lasted for 20 years and withstood the abuse of four young kids and two dogs. Well, both of those memories - while painting different pictures - are accurate, and both of those floors are easy to identify and differentiate if you know the basics. Continue reading →

What You Should Know about Multi-phase, Industrial Power Sockets and Plugs

What You Should Know about Multi-phase, Industrial Power Sockets and Plugs

by newsy siso on Aug 10, 2015

Safety, efficiency, and practicality are always key concerns when it comes to electrical systems. This is particularly true for industrial operations, where power is required at all times of the day and power safety and efficiency are of utmost importance for operations. Continue reading →

No Need for a Plumber to Replace the Bathtub Drain

No Need for a Plumber to Replace the Bathtub Drain

by Guest on Jan 19, 2010

If your bathtub drain needs to be replaced, either because it has become damaged or simply because it's not holding the water in the tub adequately anymore, there isn't a need to call a plumber. Replacing this drain is well within the reach for most do-it-yourself home owners. Replacing this drain yourself will save you a significant amount of money, especially taking into consideration the prices that plumbers usually charge. Continue reading →

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Oiled vs. Oil-less Air Compressors

Oiled vs. Oil-less Air Compressors

by Guest on Jan 10, 2011

When it comes to home handyman projects, nothing beats air-powered tools for certain jobs. But as quick, smooth and efficient as air-powered tools are, they all share one common drawback: they won’t work without a source of pressurized air. That’s stating the obvious, of course, but if you’re going to use air tools for your home projects, you’ll need to have access to an air compressor. Continue reading →

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A Quick Maintenance Checklist for Your Garage Door

A Quick Maintenance Checklist for Your Garage Door

by Charlie Brown on Nov 5, 2014

You probably have never given your garage door a second thought.  It does its job day in and day out - it opens and closes.  What more is there to think about?  The most important thing you CAN think about - safety. While an automatic garage door may seem safe, maiming injuries and some deaths (mostly to children) occur every year.  Although this is not a common occurrence, it's not something to take lightly.  Continue reading →

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My Top Techniques to Get Organised in the Kitchen

My Top Techniques to Get Organised in the Kitchen

by Tom Grant on Jul 16, 2013

When I graduated from university, I decided to become a better cook. I know that one day I will have a family of my own to feed, and I’d prefer my kids having something more nutritious for dinner than fish fingers every day. So I bought a whole host of cookery books and downloaded some top recipes to my iPad in an attempt to progress my cooking from beans on toast to a three-bean chilli. However when I got into the kitchen, I quickly noticed how flustered I became with the timings of certain meals. Continue reading →

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