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Homemade Concrete Mixers

For the occasional concrete job, like re-pouring a sidewalk slab or filling a post hole, it might not be financially feasible to rent a concrete mixer. There are homemade alternatives to mix concrete....More...

How Do I Decide What Wire Gauge to Use on My Solenoid Coil?

A solenoid is an electromechanical actuator (a device for moving or controlling something) that may draw a significant amount of electric current. For safety and proper operation use sufficiently sized wires for this equipment. If your solenoid did not come with recommendations for the wiring, look ...More...

Alternatives to Copper Piping

Although copper has many advantages in residential plumbing, various types of plastic piping are becoming popular. The use of cross-linked polyethylene, or PEX, is on the rise, especially among plumbing contractors. For the homeowner, pipe and fittings made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlorinate...More...

Reducing Destruction From Leaks in the Walls

Both leaky pipes and natural disasters, such as flooding or heavy rain, can cause leaks in your walls. While it's not possible to always avoid leaks, there are several ways you can minimize the destruction to your home and personal belongings....More...

Choosing the Right Log Home Stain

Choosing the right log home stain will depend on personal preference of the homeowner, as well as the natural surroundings. Many people are not aware that various shades of finish are available, in both lighter ... ...More...

Double Your Storage With Simple Creativity

One of the most common complaints we hear from our clients is lack of storage space. What they don’t realize is that even owners of the smallest homes can double their storage space with some simple but creative modifications...More...

How to Plumb an Ice Machine

An ice machine requires both a water-supply line and a drain line. This differs from a refrigerator's ice maker, which only needs a water-supply line. An ice machine's water-supply line typically connects to a pressurized residential cold-water line. Many ice machines use gravity fed drainage system...More...

Bathtub Caulking Will Not Dry

Water, the element found most prominently in the bathroom, can cause severe damage to surroundings. Caulk is applied to provide a barrier between building materials and water. However, in order for caulk to prevent water damage, it must dry completely....More...

How Has Mesa Been Impacted By The Present Real Estate Market?

The economy includes the real estate market. So whatever affects Real Estate impacts the economy as well. In a similar manner, economic events also impact the business of real estate. The U.S. economy struggled against a variety of difficulties in the past several years. As would be expected, the re...More...

Bamboo Flooring: A Unique Kind Of Flooring

You would like a new kind of flooring, but are bored by the standard kind of floors that are available. You would like something that is unique, but sturdy at the same time, so an excellent option for you is bamboo flooring....More...

Changing a Bathtub to a Shower

Changing a bathtub to a shower requires some serious installation work. Start by hiring a company that specializes in converting old bathtubs into new shower areas. Explore different shower designs and options for installation before making your choice....More...

The Benefits Of Purchasing A Reverse Osmosis System In San Antonio

Access to clean drinking water is a must. While most assume the water that comes out of their faucet is clean, it may be deemed clean by the standards of the law. However, there will still likely be impurities. Whether the water is intended to be ingested by those persons living in a home or pets an...More...