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There are so many things you can do – and projects you can try – to improve the bathrooms in your house. Renovating the bathroom is a...

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A refrigerant leak is one of the most common issues of an air conditioning system. Freon or R22 is the predominant refrigerant used in almost all...

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Cleaning windows is a chore that some homeowners do not look forward to doing since it can be a tedious, physically demanding task. However, if you...

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How to Get Rid of Rats Outside

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DIY Home Build Solar System Guide

DIY Home Build Solar System Guide

by Guest on Dec 17, 2010

With this site I will tell you how I made my Home Build Solar System for a fraction of the shop price and how you can made your own system, it’s much more easy than you think. The building process is quiet simple (when you’ve got a little technical background) and the to be used materials you can mostly buy locally. Continue reading →

How to Remove Limescale from Your Shower

How to Remove Limescale from Your Shower

by Guest on Mar 26, 2010

You have invested in your dream shower, you’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks and you notice the limescale marks marring the appearance of the glass, Quelle Horreur, how can you restore your sparkling and expensive glass cubicle to its former glory? There are many products on the market that claim to remove limescale, but they can be expensive and do they really work? Prevention in this case, can be better than cure! Continue reading →

What is Dry Rot? (fungus disease)

What is Dry Rot? (fungus disease)

by Guest on May 12, 2012

Fungus diseases in wood are also known as dry rot or wet rot. This is caused by the growth of fungus in the wood. Wood-destroying fungi require a food source, oxygen, and favorable temperature in order to thrive. The cycle of promoting more dry rot is fungi increase wood permeability, this permeability allows more moisture to penetrate the wood and leads to more decay fungi, and the cycle continues. Continue reading →

Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

Faux Painting - Base Coat, Glaze and Ragging Technique

by Guest on Dec 19, 2010

Ragging is a faux finish technique that uses a rag to produce a mottled decorative effect. Ragging can be done negatively where the rag is use to remove the glaze, or ragging can be done positively where the rag is use to apply the glaze to the wall. Either way you choose to do it, ragging is a simple faux finish that most DIY'ers can pull off without too much trouble. 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 →

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 →

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 →

Reasons Why You Would Want to Cut Down a Tree from Your Property

Reasons Why You Would Want to Cut Down a Tree from Your Property

by Charlie Brown on Dec 11, 2015

Over the past decade, a lot of attention has been given to environmental conservation. A majority of people believe that planting trees and not cutting them down is the only way to conserve the environment. Well, planting trees is very good. It is healthy for the earth but then at the same time, you need to be careful about where you are planting those trees. 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 →

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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