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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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Rivet Gun – How to Use A Rivet Gun
Using a rivet gun can be a highly effective method of attaching various materials, especially metal together in a permanent way. Though the materials can be separated by simply drilling out the rivets. This is not a difficult process, however you should take care when riveting and do not rush,…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Aug 08, 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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Budget Tips for Your Next Diy Remodeling Project
Money always seems to be the biggest obstacle when it comes doing any construction in or around your home. I can relate to that because I myself like to save money anyway I can when I'm planning on a DIY remodeling project. Sure you can pay someone to do the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Mar 27, 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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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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Ikea Cabinets Kitchen Planner-getting That Extra Help
Are you planning to use the great store that is Ikea for your kitchen remodeling project? Or have you already purchased your kitchen but do not know where to begin or how to follow the free Ikea Kitchen Planner that you can download from the Ikea sites? Most people that…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 06, 2011  
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Alternative Energy, a Beneficial Investment?
Today, alternative energy for the home makes good sense. A low cost system to offset the rising cost of electricity. Another benefit of any alternative energy generator is the fact that there are no harmful emissions.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Feb 02, 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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Ikea Kitchen Installation Guide
Are you about to embark on an Ikea Kitchen installation project and looking for that extra help? Do you have your Ikea Kitchen delivered but do not know where to begin? For most people who buy the Ikea Kitchen packs or the Ikea kitchen cabinet packs they have never ever…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 08, 2011  
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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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How to Paint A Ceiling With A Designers Eye
What’s the most neglected wall in your house? Think about it. An average room has five walls. Can you name the fifth? Aha! Most of us can’t. That’s why it gets neglected. The fifth wall is the ceiling, of course! Most of us don’t think much about our ceilings. When…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Apr 28, 2011  
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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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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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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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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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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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Solar Panels for Your Home
How to acquire solar panels for your home. How to assemble, and connect solar panels for your home. Video instructions by a certified electrician.
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 11, 2011  
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How To Declutter Your House And Save Your Memories
Do you feel the need to declutter your house? Your home is your castle, they say. You don’t mind the clutter. Actually you don’t consider your mounds of memories and possessions clutter. You move around this mass of stuff and accept the discomfort as normal. There are stories and memories…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Apr 29, 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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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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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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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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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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What Is a Sump Pump?
By definition a sump pump is a pump that is placed in a sump known as a pit or basin that collects water from the ground around it. It pumps the water to a desired location away from the basement foundation to keep it dry. Water build up around the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Plumbing   Mar 06, 2011  
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