Running A Three Phase Motor On Single Phase Power
If you decide to build something like a bandsaw and the only thing available to you is a 3 phase motor, there are at…
Common Air Conditioner Problems
There are a lot of different reasons why your air conditioner isn't working. This can be a major problem during hot…
A Ladder for Many Uses
I took my grandson to the pediatrician the other day and each of the examining rooms had a different theme. We were…
Organizing My Closet
It is possible that organizing a small closet is more difficult than organizing a large closet. Every picture I have…
Basement Renovation Vancouver
Consider many factors before plunging into a basement renovation. Renewal is an investment, make sure you are investing…
Pipeline Inspection Methods: Video
One way to complete a pipeline inspection is through the use of video equipment. It’s a popular modern method because…
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Eco Baby Products - Cloth or Disposable Diapers
Many parents these days are deciding to raise an organic "green" baby. Parents are looking for not only what is best for baby and its health but what is also best for the environment. The first decision many times is what kind of diaper to use with their newborn baby.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 10, 2011  
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Sump Pump Switch - Review Your Options
Do you wish your sump pump would stop failing because of the switch mechanism? No sump pump switch mechanism will function forever; however some types do last longer than others based on how they work and their environment. Review your options to see which sump pump switch is best for you. Sump Pump…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Plumbing   Mar 08, 2011  
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Presto Knife Sharpener - Friend Or Foe?
The Presto Knife Sharpener is a must tool that most households and commercial kitchens have in their arsenal. It is a tool that brings life back to a used and battered blade which keeps you efficient in the kitchen, or for that sport that you enjoy. What makes the Presto…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Appliances   Mar 22, 2011  
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What Eduction is Needed to Become A Good Carpenter
I am sitting on my front porch and thinking about what I should write about today, when this thought came to my head that I have only been talking about construction and not talking about anything related to education needed to become a good Carpenter and Craftsperson in the trades.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Jun 30, 2011  
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Easy Home Automation -- How does Insteon Home Automation Work?
Home automation can improve home living -- If your eyes glaze over at the words "home automation" -- you're not alone. It sounds so . . robotic . . . so complicated . . . and so expensive. But if you've ever experienced the safety and convenience of turning on…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Feb 22, 2011  
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What Are the Advantages Of Constructing A Modular Home
One of the services that I offer my clients is to find the most economical way to build a project. In the first few years that I had my consulting business I have had a lot of clients that have asked what I thought about Modular homes. In other cases…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Jun 04, 2011  
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Benefits Of A Geothermal Heat Pump System
Geothermal heating and cooling is an environmentally friendly way of heating or cooling a home or business. Conventional methods of heating the interior of a building involve the combustion of fuel or the use of electricity to generate heat energy. The benefit of using a geothermal heat pump unit is…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Apr 23, 2011  
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Can You Build Your Own Solar Panel?
If you have been looking at home solar energy, then one of the things that may have put you off is the cost of the panels. These are the things that convert the sunlight into electrical energy. You may have been asking the question, can you build your own solar…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 2011  
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Modern Hydronic Heating Systems
A modern hydronic heating systems uses water (Or water based solutions) to move thermal energy from where it is produced to where it is needed. The water within the hydronic heating system is therefore only a transfer medium. Thermal energy is absorbed by the water at a heat source, Conveyed…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Mar 11, 2011  
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4 Top Primitive Decorating Ideas
How to decorate with primitives to incoporate primitive decorating ideas in your home without breaking the bank is something people like us want to know. So you want to know how to decorate with primitives? For one thing, you do not always have to use "originals" or "antiques" in your…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Mar 16, 2011  
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How to Paint A Wall From Start to Finish
It’s spring. Your home needs freshening up. And you have decided to do the job yourself. But you don’t know how to paint a wall, far less the entire room. What do you do? In this article, I will outline how to paint a wall, using water base latex paint…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   May 29, 2011  
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Organizing a Kitchen
There is no place as home, it is the place you wake up from, and go back to every time. Your personal house receives much traffic from you alone on a daily basis. Some areas like the kitchen can also determine how healthy you are when it is properly kept…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Jul 19, 2011  
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How to Declutter your House and Conquer the Clutter once and for all
Are you struggling to declutter your house? Do you step over piles of clothes, papers and unidentifiable “stuff” just to get to your computer? Although a family might be small, homes are larger then ever. Even with more square feet of living space, many still store attics, basements and storage…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   May 09, 2011  
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How to Build Solar Panels Step by Step
The arrival of DIY solar panels is expected to change the way an average home is powered. The real hurdle with home solar panels for many years has been their prohibitive initial cost, which are difficult to recover in trickles with monthly energy savings over a number of years. DIY…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Jun 28, 2011  
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Cordless Chainsaws - Are they Worth Buying?
Cutting tree branches is one of those gardening jobs which although essential to keep things neat and tidy can be very hard work. Doing this work with a bow saw can be very arduous and tiring, but is often the only way to get the job done. It can be…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Jan 18, 2012  
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Choosing Man Cave Signs – Five important considerations
Once you have finally claimed your personal space for the man cave, you will need to ensure that the appropriate signage is in place. The importance of signage is often underestimated by men, but we are here to educate you so that you don’t make the same mistakes other men…
By:  in  Home Improvement   Jul 14, 2011  
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Discover How to Declutter You House in 5 Easy Steps
Have you come to a point where you realize it is time to declutter your house? Do you spend a good deal of time trying to locate items like your car keys, sun glasses, pens or pencils, tv remote? Or looking for the article you wanted to keep from the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Apr 28, 2011  
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Free Wind Generators
Free Wind Generators can be built with recyclable material from your home. With a little know how you could be generating energy for your home for little or no money. The less money you spend on your wind generator, the sooner you will start seeing returns.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 05, 2011  
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Ikea Kitchen Installations-5 Questions Before You Take On This Project
Have you just ordered your Ikea Kitchen or cabinets and are considering remodeling and installing them all by yourself? Do you even know how to remodel your kitchen and are just planning to use and follow the free Ikea Kitchen Planner? Though it is wonderful to install and create your…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 07, 2011  
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Is High Pressure Laminate Flooring A Good Production That is Easy to Install
Sitting under the awning of my Fifth wheel trailer in Lake George NY wondering what I will write about today. I came up with the idea that I would write about High Pressure Laminate flooring is it an easy product to install and is it a durable product? The first…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Jun 10, 2011  
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How to Build Solar Panels
The idea of powering homes with solar energy has generated plenty of euphoria and excitement in recent years. Solar energy is clean, renewable, and cheap. It is not only environment friendly, but also reduces the monthly energy bills of a household drastically. However, despite the obvious advantages of solar energy,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Jun 28, 2011  
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Green Energy: 3 Ways You Can Start to Use Green Energy
Green energy is a good source to power today’s world. With the technology still rising and improving, our power requirement goes up as well. And with that we should consider using alternative green sources for energy to keep Mother Nature in giving us of what we need. Still confused on…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Jul 06, 2011  
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What Colors Make Brown? Why is the Color Brown So Popular In Home Decor?
There was a time when “brown” suffered from the awful stigma of being thought of as an ultra conservative and unimaginatively dull, and totally lackluster color. Let’s face it, brown used to be boring. Brown is easy to mix, as every five year old will tell you. Ask a child…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Sep 03, 2011  
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The Best Way to Accomplish Interior Painting
I am sitting on my patio thinking about the project that I like to accomplish the least. That would be painting. When I am on a project and the interior finishes start the painting is something that I could be at the opposite end of a 500,000 Square foot building.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Jun 08, 2011  
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Open-looped And Closed-loop Geothermal Systems
There are two types of loop systems to consider when installing a geothermal heating system. You can either install a closed-looped or open-looped geothermal system. The two systems follow the same concept for geothermal heating and cooling by extracting energy stored in liquids beneath the ground surface, but the two…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Apr 28, 2011  
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How to Recondition Rechargeable Batteries - Restore Your Laptop's Battery in 4 Steps
learn how to recondition rechargeable batteries, you will save yourself some money. Plus by using them longer, rather than replacing them, you will help the environment too. Almost all kinds can be restored to some extent. Below is a simple way to restore your laptop's battery in 4 steps.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Electrical   Feb 07, 2011  
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The Most Famous Roofs Of the World
There are many types of roof in the world and each type has a special significance of its own.We all know that the roof is the most important part of your house. It saves us from hailstorm,sun,wind,storms and rain. It is our responsibilty to take care of our roof so…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Aug 02, 2011  
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Ikea Kitchen Cabinets Installation-sticking To A Schedule
Are you now waiting on the delivery of your Ikea Kitchen Cabinets? Or you have you kitchens right in-front of you and are ready to start creating your masterpiece kitchen Cabinets? Just before you eagerly jump right in, there are a few strict rules you MUST follow that will save…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 08, 2011  
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Radiant Heat Systems
Radiant heat systems transfer thermal energy via electromagnetic waves. Because radiant heat systems heat objects rather than heating the surrounding air they have a tendency to maintain a more comfortable environment due do the lack of air stratification (layering of air due to different densities)which gives you a nice even…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Mar 11, 2011  
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DIY SolarPanels Replacing High-priced Commercial Solar Panels
Low-cost DIY Solar Panels are fast replacing expensive ready made solar panels for home use. The evolution of solar technology has finally reached a point where it is now practical, affordable, and accessible to all. Until recently, renewable solar energy for home use was a fancy term with little practical…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Jun 19, 2011  
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