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A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation

A Simple Guideline to Drip Irrigation Installation

  It is estimated that less than 21% of the earth's surface is filled with fresh water. These statistics show that water is becoming a more scarce resource as the days go by and hence the need to...

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Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan

Download a Free 8x10 Timber-frame Garden Shed Plan with Step-By-Step Instructions, Easy To Follow Blueprints, Full Blown Diagrams, Detailed Photos & Full Materials List. howbuildshed.com/freeshedplan

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Garage Door Opener Installation Made Easy

Garage Door Opener Installation Made Easy

  Homeowners are often forced to shell out big bucks to fix broken garage doors because they don't know how to install door hinges or are unfamiliar with garage door openers installation. Follow...

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Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Planning for a Resale? These 5 Home Renovation Tips will Increase Your ROI

Renovating your home makes it more attractive and comfortable. However, there are other renovations that you can undertake that increase the resale value of the home. It doesn't matter whether you...

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How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel

How to Convert a Generator to Bio Diesel

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  If you are interested in learning how to convert a diesel generator to biodiesel, the good news is that diesel engines are already designed with the ability to accept fuels that are biodiesel...

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The Joys of a Road Trip

The Joys of a Road Trip

An Airstream trailer is lovingly restored

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Temporary Job Site Power Box - Plans to build your own

Temporary Job Site Power Box - Plans to build your own

Have you ever been frustrated by a lack of power available at your job sites? Look no further than this custom designed Temp Power Box to handle all your needs. Including a parts list to build your own!

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Make Your Own Job-Site Safety Plate

Make Your Own Job-Site Safety Plate

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If you're on a remodeling job and you've discovered that someone has drilled a hole for your NM cable a little bit too close to the face of a stud — you could stop everything and run down to the hardware store for a metal plate, but there's a better way.

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Converting an Incandescent Ceiling Can to an LED

Converting an Incandescent Ceiling Can to an LED

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Energy-saving retrofits don't get much easier than this. Because the old can stays put, you can convert a fixture in minutes.

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Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House

Why I Regret Making My House a Smart-House

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The only regret I have in my full house remodel was believing a Smart House was going to make my life better.

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Water Heater thats also an AC!  ATI66 Heat Pump Water Heater Review

Water Heater that's also an AC! ATI66 Heat Pump Water Heater Review

I like Heat Pump Water Heaters, they heat water and they throw off cool & dehumidified air! Seems like the perfect product to have inside our Hot Texas homes. See my full review of the AirGenerate ATI 66 gallon HPWH.

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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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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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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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House Crashers and EnvironmentalLights.com Transform Fourth Home Renovation Together

House Crashers and EnvironmentalLights.com Transform Fourth Home Renovation Together

EnvironmentalLights.com featured in its fourth episode of House Crashers, a hit TV show on the DIY Network EnvironmentalLights.com, a leading source for high-quality, energy-efficient LED lighting...

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Designers Touch: Create Light Fixtures for Your SketchUp Model

Designer's Touch: Create Light Fixtures for Your SketchUp Model

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Sometimes a little bit of "bling" is just what a 3D model needs to get it from good to great. This post goes through steps to guide you through the process I use to create realistic, custom light fixture components to enhance models and impress clients.

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How to move a light fixture...NOT!

How to move a light fixture...NOT!

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As part of the reno for our new addition, the existing duct work had to be extended into the new room. The contractor chose to extend it from the duct feeding into the basement bathroom, and that...

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Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

Snake Wires With a Tape Measure

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Snake wires with a tape measure When upgrading the electrical outlets in my kitchen I needed to pull a wire from the bottom of the wall into the attic. As shown in the drawing (location), I used an...

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Make a Tool-Actuated Vacuum

Make a Tool-Actuated Vacuum

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Get suction on demand with this easy and inexpensive retrofit.

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Snake wire through old walls

Snake wire through old walls

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Don’t let narrow wall cavities filled with plaster prevent you from running new wires

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