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Shedding Light on LEDs: Why Theyll Own the Future

Shedding Light on LEDs: Why They'll Own the Future

Each spike in energy prices hastens the end of incandescent bulbs. What lighting technology will replace them? The smart money is on LEDs.

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Retrofitting a USB Charger/Receptacle Combo

Retrofitting a USB Charger/Receptacle Combo

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Replacing a standard duplex receptacle with a USB charger/receptacle combo speeds recharging and gets more use out of an outlet.

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Spray-Painting a Door

Spray-Painting a Door

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Work at a comfortable height, overlap passes and keep moving. Oh, and few more things...

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Getting Outlet Box Edges Flush

Getting Outlet Box Edges Flush

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If an outlet box is more than 1/4 in. below a non-combustible surface, Code requires that you make its edges flush. For that, you'll need a goof ring."

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The True Tale of a One-Tree House

The True Tale of a One-Tree House

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Nancy longed to build an in-law cottage but could never quite make the numbers work. Then one wild, dark night, good fortune arrived with a crash.

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Refinishing Floors Safely

Refinishing Floors Safely

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Refinishing floors is not inherently dangerous. Nonetheless, there are safety issues to consider.

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12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 2

12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 2

Homeowners can save by assembling prefab cabinets. If the layout is complex or the space is irregular, however, hire a pro to install them.

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12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 1

12 Tips on Ordering and Installing IKEA Cabinets - Part 1

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With patience, a few tools and modest skills, most anyone can install IKEA cabinets. A few tips will make the job go more smoothly.

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Cutting into a Concrete Floor

Cutting into a Concrete Floor

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Cutting concrete is noisy, dirty, and dangerous; and the tools are heavy and unpredictable. In short, it's a job you may want to sub out.

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Creating Countertop Templates

Creating Countertop Templates

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By creating a template, you can accurately transfer complex shapes and spaces. When countertop materials are pricey, templates can be job-savers.

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