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Adhesive vs Screws for Making Repairs to Plaster

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Plaster was used in homes for many years up until drywall took over the market. Most of the reason that drywall is so much more common than plaster these days is that it is easier to work with. A couple of workers with drills can hang a sheet of drywall in a matter of minutes. On the other hand, workers have to first hang lath on the studs of a home and then smear plaster over them.…

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The Off-Grid Garage: How To Power Your Garage Door Opener With A Solar Panel

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If your garage door controller has a battery backup, it may work for a few days after your home loses power. After that, you’ll have to wait for power to be restored before you can open and close the garage door using your garage door opener. While your garage door should have a manual override that will allow you to open and close the door during a power outage, some garage doors are heavy and difficult for smaller and more frail family members to open on their own.…

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Tips For Tackling Your First Crane Operation Safely

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With so many safety hazards to face on a construction site, it’s important that you’re taking responsibility for the things that you can control. Cranes are one of the major safety hazards found on construction sites, because they pose serious concerns when not handled properly. If you’ve never worked around cranes or you’re unfamiliar with some of the best practices, you should take some time to understand them before you get started.…

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Summer Home Improvement Projects: Make Your Yard More Inviting With A Fire Pit

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Most of the time, home improvement projects seem to focus on the inside of the house. It is time to break that trend. This summer, take advantage of all the great weather and make your outdoor living space a little more functional and enjoyable by incorporating a fire pit.  Decide If You Want A Permanent Or Portable Fire Pit The first thing you need to decide is if you want a portable or permanent fire pit.…

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3 Signs You Need To Fix Or Replace Your Toilet's Ballcock Assembly

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There are two main mechanisms inside your toilet tank that control flushing: the flush valve and the ballcock assembly also called the fill valve. The flush valve includes the handle you press down to flush and the interior attached arm that triggers the ballcock into action. If the ballcock is broken, the flushing process will immediately run into problems. Lift the lid off your toilet tank and look inside. The tall column standing inside the tank is the ballcock assembly.…

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3 Unseen Consequences Of Water Damage And How To Prevent And Repair

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When your home’s been exposed to standing water, you know you have to work fast to prevent permanent damage from occurring. Unfortunately, when there’s flooding of any kind, water damage can happen within seconds. Below are three things to watch out for after dealing with standing water.    Subfloor Damage The subfloor is the very foundation for your floor. Whether you’re in your kitchen, bathroom, living room, or bedroom subflooring is an essential part of the room’s structure.…

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Learn How To Clean Your A/C Unit And Remove Rust From The Condenser Coil

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Learn how to remove rust from your air conditioner’s condenser coil and clean the other parts of its interior before placing it in one of the windows in your home. A clean unit that does not contain any rust will operate efficiently and keep your home cool throughout the summer. Use The Following Items coil cleaner emery cloth rust inhibiting spray water lint free cloths fin tool wire brush vacuum cleaner Remove Rust From The Condenser Coil…

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3 Tips For Preparing For The Hurricane Season

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As hurricane season approaches, it is important that you prepare your home for it. Preparation is more than just stacking up food and first aid supplies. You need to assess your home and take whatever actions are necessary to ensure that it can weather the storm ahead. Here are some tips for getting your home ready.  Secure Your Roofing Your roofing can be considered your home’s first line of defense against the rain and wind that usually accompanies a hurricane.…

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Tips For Keeping The Employee Restrooms Clean In Your Industrial Setting

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If your industrial setting is like many, there are probably a lot of employees who walk in and out of your doors each day. This can add up to a lot of people using the bathrooms in your factory, which can make for a big mess if you aren’t careful. Luckily, however, there are ways to keep the restrooms clean, even if a lot of people do use them every day.…

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Three Things To Consider When Replacing Your HVAC System

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When it comes time for you to replace the heating and cooling system in your home, you may balk at the price of some of the higher-end models. Before going with the lowest priced HVAC system available, consider the below factors. Consider the Climate When looking into a new HVAC system, you’ll want to take into consideration the climate you live in. Humidity can be a big problem for homeowners in certain parts of the United States.…

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