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Maintenance & Repairs : Home & Garden
Discusses one common boiler defect that necessitates the service of a professional.
Fix floor squeaks with a few drywall screws. While a second person waits below in the crawl space or basement, walk over your floor and locate where the squeaking is occurring. Signal to the person below where the problem is. They can insert a drywall screw through the sub floor and into the floorin
Do-It-Yourself products, manuals, and instructions are very popular nowadays because of the need to trim unnecessary expenses. Many homeowners are now performing their own metal roofing installation with the use of do-it-yourself roofing installation manuals and guides...
Band saws are a staple in any serious woodworker's shop. They can cut circles as well as straight lines in virtually any thickness of material, but to do this effectively, they need to be properly tensioned. Many band saws come with built-in tension gauges, but they don't always work correctly or th
A few years ago my Wife and I bought a new home. We had found an nice place in the country, and it was just what we wanted. When we bought the home It was in very good shape, except for the roof. We knew the first thing we would have to do is replace the roof and to do that we would have to hire a c
Underground lines are required to supply the water sprinkler heads used to irrigate landscapes. Lines can crack and break due to pressure changes, temperature changes, line deterioration, joint failure and human contact. Broken sprinkler lines can waste water, cause flooding and erosion, and reduce
Are you thinking of purchasing an electric mouse trap? Then you're definitely making a good decision! An electric trap is just about the most effective multi kill method of getting rid of pesky rats. In fact, an electronic trap is easily worth several times the cost as its capable of terminatin
If you have uneven flooring, cracked walls, cracked tiles and windows or doors that don't open or close properly, you probably have foundation failure, which is often caused when property shifts and settles after construction. The typical cost to repair a cracked foundation can be quite high. Theref
Cast iron pots and pans have been staples in kitchens for centuries. They are manufactured today as they have been for hundreds of years: Molten iron is poured into sand molds and allowed to cool. After the metal hardens the sand is blasted off and rough edges are removed. Once you bring one of t
Canadian Comfort Industries’ Glow Boy pellet stoves need the air inlet damper and fuel rate to be set correctly to work efficiently. The air inlet damper needs to be set so that the stove doesn’t “popcorn.” Popcorning is when the fire takes whole, fresh pellets out of the gra
With the sofa being quite possibly the largest piece of furniture in your living room you will have a plethora to choose from. Finding the right sofa for your needs is not the only tricky part; the real work begins when you are trying to find cheap sofas. You don't have to drain your bank accou
We should wipe out the pests with an effective industrial pest control system. They are very harmful and we need to control them as soon as possible.
Putting up and maintaining gutters is necessary to keep water away from a building's foundation. Lacking gutters and downspouts, a foundation will show premature wear and potentially allow water inside. Additionally, putting up gutters prevents soil erosion where the classic "drip line" can be seen
Disassembling a Baldwin 5525 lockset is necessary in order to upgrade the hardware on the door. The Baldwin 5525 lockset has a set screw in the shaft behind the door knob that locks the knob to the shaft assembly. Removing the Baldwin 5525 lockset can be accomplished with just a few basic tools in l
Most legged bathtubs, also known as claw-foot bathtubs, use dual faucets and a single spigot attached as a single replaceable unit. Therefore, when you plan to replace one faucet, understand that you will also replace the second faucet and spigot at the same time. Replacing all three pieces does not
Since 1876, the primary focus of Bissell Homecare Inc. has been the design and creation of efficient carpet and floor cleaning products that residential or commercial users can easily use, clean or repair. The Bissell Momentum--a bagless cyclone-style upright vacuum--continues this tradition with pa
Septic systems, or home waste disposal systems, are made up of two basic components. The waste accumulates in the septic tank where the solids break down through bacterial action. The watery waste then flows into a drain or leach field. In most systems, a pump is used to move the waste from the sept