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Self adjusting shims

I needed to replace a vanity in a bathroom with 3/8" tile over 1/4" Hardibacker board.  That meant dropping the vanity into a deep hole.  How do you shim something like this?  It was especially...

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The 2016 Forecast for Property: Why it�s so Important for First Time Buyers

The housing market is always a hot topic, but there is one thing that industry experts are starting to agree on: 2016 is the time for first-time buyers to jump on the property ladder. Prices continue...

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Marking roof felt

When marking roof felt to go on the shed I am building, my wife noticed that the pencil marks were almost impossible to see. She brought me a dressmaker's white lead pencil to mark the cut and it...

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Home Surveillance Security System

We appreciate the importance of owning proven and world class technology to help you in structuring legal personal belongings in the field of providing home security for your family, home and office...

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Opens Wine...and old Drywall Plugs

Opens Wine...and old Drywall Plugs

I thought I could get away with using a typical 1/4" yellow plastic drywall wall anchor to hold a towel hook on the back side of the hollow core bathroom door.  After a few months of towel grabbing...

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Dont leave that charger on the Job.

Don't leave that charger on the Job.

I am a self proclaimed scattered brain, I have left my battery & charger on the power pole at the job site more than once. so i decided to take some safe action, I bought a blank key to fit my truck...

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Fun Kitchen Furniture Options For Your Inspiration

Fun Kitchen Furniture Options For Your Inspiration

Looking for some fun options for kitchen furniture? More than talking pieces, the following helpful and unique items of kitchen furniture also contribute to an efficient kitchen that serves to...

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Scary Ladder Climbing

I've never been comfortable with that scary first step on a ladder when coming down off the roof. Especially if I have a full load of tools or materials, All I can think of is the splat I'll make...

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The Connection Between a Clean Carpet and a Flea Free House

The Connection Between a Clean Carpet and a Flea Free House

The process of cleaning your rugs and carpets is really important if you want to keep your home from being infested with fleas. The fleas and the flea cocoons, eggs or larvae love to hide in places...

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Crimpers In A Pinch

Crimpers In A "Pinch"

Crimpers In A "Pinch" While installing 4" dia. duct work for bathroom exhaust units in an attic crawl space, I needed crimpers for a couple of connections to be made. Since I did not have a pair ...

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How to Choose the Right Style of Kitchen

How to Choose the Right Style of Kitchen

The ambience in a kitchen embodies the personality of a family and resembles their traits. How beautifully it has been put together speaks of the bond the family shares, since the kitchen is the...

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How Do Heating and Air Conditioning Affect Energy Consumption?

How Do Heating and Air Conditioning Affect Energy Consumption?

In today's world, lowering energy consumption is not just a necessity but a growing concern. Conservation of energy is more important than ever, and it is necessary for everyone to do their part...

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Canned Air - very portable blast of air

Canned Air - very portable blast of air

I was drilling holes in a concrete foundation wall and needed to clean out excess cement dust before inserting concrete anchor bolts.  I grabbed a can of duster air from my computer desk and it...

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Why to Select Modular Steel Framing For Residential Construction

Why to Select Modular Steel Framing For Residential Construction

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Modular steel framing construction has grown rapidly in the last few years due to customer desires in numerous well-defined areas. The decision for utilizing modular steel framing generally develops...

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setting a ground rod

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useing a large roto-hammer drill place it on top of a ground rod this drill will hammer it in faster than a sledge hammer

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How to dig a post hole

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I was watching a Jacques Cousteau episode about under water archeological excavations where they used a giant vacume to suck up the dirt and artifacts. It struck me that I could use a similar method...

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How to prevent stacked 5 Gallon Pails from getting stuck together

How to prevent stacked 5 Gallon Pails from getting stuck together

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This is the best way I have found to stack 5 gallon pails. Slip a shim in on either side of the pail. It prevents them from getting vacuum locked together. I suppose a couple 16D nails would work as...

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Backyard Chalk Board

Backyard Chalk Board

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I found this cool DIY chalkboard design on a blog post at Pergola Kits USA and wanted to share with everyone how to make one of their own.    What you'll need: Black (or color of your choice...

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Making Hot Water Re-Circulation Pay

Making Hot Water Re-Circulation Pay

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I have a dedicated hot water re-circulation system in our house which was installed by the previous owner (HVAC contractor).  At some point I noticed that the TACO pump was not running cartridge...

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Built-In Refrigerators That Blend Perfectly into Your Kitchens Decor

Built-In Refrigerators That Blend Perfectly into Your Kitchen's Decor

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With open-idea living extremely popular nowadays, numerous property holders want a consistent stream between their kitchens and lounge rooms. The pattern has additionally interpreted into the...

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How to Get a Designer Bedroom on a Shoestring Budget

How to Get a Designer Bedroom on a Shoestring Budget

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For a lot of us the decorating process is never really over, I'm sure you'll agree that at least that's how it feels. Our recently purchased upholstered beds make for great centrepieces in our main...

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A tip for professional interior designers.

A tip for professional interior designers.

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Your Bar Stool Store is providing a free furniture sourcing service to help professional interior designers save time and money when searching for the right furniture for any given projectMy...

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Choosing the Best Flooring for Homes

Choosing the Best Flooring for Homes

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Choosing flooring for a home is definitely a task that should not be taken lightly. A lot more than looks should be the ultimate decision maker because there is a lot more to flooring than just...

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How to coil extension cords easily

How to coil extension cords easily

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When you lay out your extension cord, lay it all the way out. When you get ready to recoil it always go back to the plug end and coil it from there. It will recoil easily.

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