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5 Reasons You Should Build Your Own Solar Panel
If you are looking to reduce your electricity bills, and who isn't? Then you may be considering generating energy from the sun. These systems can be very expensive, and the more you spend the longer it will take to pay back its costs in free energy. You can however reduce…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 2011  
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Walk In Bathtubs For Your Safety And Comfort
Walk in bathtubs are in great demand. Find out why and where you can find a whole range of walk in bathtubs designed for your safety and comfort.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Feb 03, 2011  
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Arizona Engineering
Being an arizona engineer and after working for several arizona engineering firms I have started my own Arizona engineering company called Arizona Code Consulting and Design Engineering, LLC. My firm focuses on the smaller clients and contractors and we encourage our clients to obtain building permits. Obtaining a building permit…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   May 31, 2011  
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Color Of the Year 2011: Chirpy, Perky, Gutsy, And Simply Fantabulous!
Every year, before the month of December ends, a select group of fashion professionals presents their color palette to a company called Pantone. Pantone is the ultimate global authority on color trends. Pantone selects one carefully considered color to be presented to the entire worldwide fashion industry, and thus dubs…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Jun 24, 2011  
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How Do You Repair A Concrete Wall That is Only 3 Inches Thick
On a project that I was the OPM on a few years ago there was a problem with water leaking into the basement of the building from outside. The contractor could not come up with a proper solution so he asked my help. I just came back from my Cerlon…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Remodeling   Jul 11, 2011  
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Can A Refrigerator Cool A Room?
During a hot summer day, people try to find creative ways to cool down a room. Some people may even come up with the idea of opening their refrigerator or freezer door to help cool a room. These people may be surprised that by doing so, they will be increasing…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Apr 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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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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How To Organize The Closet In 4 Simple Steps
We’ve all have a least one closet in the house that frightens us every time we open it. Boxes and objects are piled on every shelf and we don’t even know what’s in them. Even if we do know what’s in them, we don’t care. If we do care, getting…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Mar 25, 2011  
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Build Your Own Solar Panel And Save Money
Who wouldn't love cheap or free electricity? It is an achievable goal. There are several options available to you. Two of the most popular choices are using the wind or the sun. Unfortunately the cost of the system can make the dream seem unattainable. Factory made solar panels for example,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 2011  
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Building Construction Estimate
Introduction We are going to talk about Building Construction Estimates to put together a budget for a residential remodeling project to see if the project is worth doing and also to make sure that you’re not putting more money into the property then you can get out of it if…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Remodeling   Apr 22, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oygen Barrier Pex, A Flexable Solution
If you may be considering installing a radiant heating system one of the first materials you are going to need is an oxygen barrier pex tubing. Oxygen barrier pex tubing is a type of a high density cross linked polyethylene (pex) which has been treated with an oxygen barrier usually…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Mar 20, 2011  
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How Do I Make a Solar Panel?
So you heard you can save a serious amount of money by making your own solar panels instead of buying them from a dealer. Now you’re asking, "How Do I Make a Solar Panel?” That is a question that you only ask once. Once you think you have the answer,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Jun 18, 2011  
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Electric In Floor Heat Keeps You Warm With Money In Your Pocket
Electric in floor heat works by conducting electricity through cables or mats installed in the subfloor of your home. Many use this radiant floor heat to supplement their central heating and air system. Having a central heating and air system continually running during those particularly cold months usually adds up…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Mar 09, 2011  
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The Joys Of DIY
If you are on this page, the chances are, you, like me enjoy having a go at diy! It may be becausethe missus has asked you to "fix that shelf" or "sort out that leaking tap", or maybe your other half doesn't like or 'get round to' doing these jobs…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Jun 27, 2011  
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Green Energy - Build A Cheap Solar Water Heater
You probably know that you can generate electricity from the sun. However electricity is not the only thing the sun can give you. The easiest green energy project, and one that will give you a great saving on your utility bills, is to supplement your current water heating system with…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 2011  
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Diy Solar Panels Cost A Fraction Of the Price Of Commercially Sold Panels
Renewable solar energy is an exciting technology that came with a great promise of reducing energy costs for an average household while saving the environment from carbon emissions at the same time. However, for some reason, the commercially produced solar panels for homes have failed to break the cost barriers…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Jun 18, 2011  
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Radiant Heating - Floor Installations Use Many Methods
When it comes to radiant heating, floor heat is often the method of choice for an effective way to heat your home. There are several different ways to install radiant heat in your floor. Air heated radiant floors are the least efficient because air can’t hold a large amount of…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Mar 09, 2011  
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Saw Blade Lead Or True Line Of Cut With A Bandsaw
My husband is a woodworking enthusiast that has done many different projects over the years, from picture frames to picnic tables to nice furniture. A few years back, he was out in his shop looking at all the things he had collected over the years, and got a fascinating idea…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   May 09, 2011  
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Computer Aided Quantity Take Off Program is it Worth the Money
Today we will discuss the most time consuming part for the building construction estimator. That is the materials take off. This is how you determine the cost of the project by how much materials you need to do the job, also what should be figured for waste. When I first…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Apr 24, 2011  
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