Home Improvement Articles
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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How to Build Your Own Solar Panel
Learning how to build your own solar panel is a lot easier than you may think. Homemade examples are considerably cheaper than factory built ones. Plus the more you save on the initial cost of your solar power plant, the faster it will pay for itself with the free energy…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Feb 14, 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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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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Top 3 Myths About Solar Energy Panels
Rising energy costs are forcing people to turn to renewable sources of energy. The sun, being the most readily available source of energy, is also being utilised to power up homes and cities. We use solar panels to harness the sun's energy and convert it into a form of electricity…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Mar 09, 2011  
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Easy Home Automation - How to Control Home Lights With Your Smartphone
If you have a web-enabled smartphone you probably wonder how you ever got along without it. With a touch on an app you can bring up your favorite content to the screen in your hand. Now there are home automation smartphone apps that allow you to turn your home lights…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Feb 16, 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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Cordless Chainsaws - Can They Cut It?
There is a new generation of Cordless Power Tools hitting the marketplace. One of these is the new Cordless Chainsaw from Bosch. The 36 Volt Bosch AKE 30 LI But can a Battery Powered Chainsaw really cut the mustard - or those big branches? If you are a keen amateur…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Apr 28, 2011  
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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 least 3 ways that you should be able to do this without a problem. When I built my bandsaw, I had a good 3 phase motor…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   May 24, 2011  
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10 Advantages To Having A Bandsaw In Your Shop
There are many advantages to having a shop that has a bandsaw in it, whether it's a homemade bandsaw, which is what I have, or a commercial bandsaw. After I made my bandsaw with mostly things I had sitting around my shop, I was able to do several things that…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Jun 09, 2011  
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Radiant Heating Flooring – Stay Warm With Electric Radiant Heated Floors
Electric radiant heating flooring is usually a mat mounted onto your sub floor that has electric running through it. Working on the theory that heat rises the heat begins in the floor and rises up to keep your room nice and warm with natural circulation. This type of heating is…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Flooring   Feb 22, 2011  
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Choose a Flat Screen TV
LCD and plasma screens might seem very similar, but the fundamental technologies are really different. Having said that, a lot of customers don't know the difference. There are at the moment a very big number of flat screen Televisions models available on the market. When deciding on to buy a…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Audio Video   Apr 05, 2011  
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Backup Sump Pump – Do You Really Need One?
Are you a homeowner with a sump pump in your basement to keep it dry? Are you predicting that it will never fail especially during a heavy rainstorm? Are you banking on the fact that you have never had a power outage during a severe lighting and thunderstorm so your…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Plumbing   Mar 06, 2011  
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Building with strofoam
Building stronger, energy efficient homes
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Jan 11, 2011  
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Garden Shed Plans! Steps From Concepts to Actual Shed Plans
Before you begin to build a garden shed you should have a complete set of shed plans that give you a detailed step by step guide to follow. This not only applies to garden sheds but also to garages, house additions, chicken coops or any other kind of buildings, even…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Feb 26, 2011  
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Enrich Your Idea About the Best Slipcovers
The need for various types of furniture is increasing every day as a man's taste of various types of furniture is making increasing demand. There is no doubt that these items are useful as they serve different purposes. Apart from their multiple uses, they are also used as decorative items…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Furniture   Nov 20, 2013  
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Why Does Our Garage Door Go Down on Its Own?
For over four decades now Houston Garage doors Company have been your entrusted partner in garage door service. The pride in our service that has landed as this remarkable reputation and growth in the Garage door market, borrows from our persistent pursuit of professionalism in Garage door servicing, which is…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Home Inspections   Jul 28, 2015  
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Restaurant Cleaning Services
When the last table gets up and closes the kitchen, Empire Capitol began working with the cleanliness of the restaurant. Our staff is ready to give the best service to restaurants giving cleaning solutions to ensure your satisfaction. You manage a high level of quality when serving food, so it…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Mar 31, 2015  
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Jet Jwbs - 10os 10 - inch Band Saw
I'm a beginner carpenter, and I purchased this JET band saw for small to medium duty ventures. The throat and depth of cut confinements of this saw are satisfactory for me. Notwithstanding, anybody purchasing this saw ought to understand that both the throat and depth of cut measurements for this…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Dec 10, 2015  
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Best Underpinning Sydney
Right now, a great deal of structure companies can be purchased to provide a beautiful building for your requirements according to ones need and also flavor. The particular great deal of structure organizations will be supplied with this directory structure. Most of these structure organizations help make ones dream house…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Mar 01, 2015  
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7 Great Ideas for Alfresco Living
Gone are the days where a party was limited to huge masquerade balls confined to an indoor space. Now emerges a new lifestyle trend of alfresco living; cooking and relaxing outdoors, while enjoying the weather with some friends and family is what enhances the home experience. Here are 7 great…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Jul 17, 2014  
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Julianconstructioncom: Does Your Foundation Need To Be Replaced?
Foundation problems become worse over time. Minor cracking from moisture or settlement can turn into large cracks and other foundation issues that make it difficult to open or close windows and doors. At some point, you may even notice walls starting to bulge or floors beginning to slope. Similar problems…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Sep 07, 2015  
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Planning Chicago Roofing And Siding Projects
While you may think that all the planning for Chicago roofing and siding projects is left up to the contractor, there is significant planning that you have to do before you even start looking for a contractor. Whether you are looking for someone to come in and do the work…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Roofing   Jul 22, 2015  
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Leaf Blower Buying Tips
Fall is around the corner and that means it's getting close to fall leaf clean up time. In order to clean up leaves effectively, you need the right equipment. One of the most important pieces of equipment you will need is a leaf blower. Having a quality leaf blower can…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Yard Equipment   Aug 04, 2011  
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Residential Indoor Air Pollution In Kensington Md - The Unseen Horrors
Indoor air pollution is gaining notoriety, and for a good reason. It's estimated that the average home has ten times the air pollution as outside air. Pollen, allergens and mold are some of the most common particulate. However there are some unseen indoor air pollutants that are extremely harmful to…
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What to Do If Your Garage Has High Or Low Ceilings
Building construction usually mandates the clearance of a garage ceiling. There are some variations which are sure to occur, especially on custom garages, older houses, or on reconstruction projects. Where the average ceiling clearance is 8 to 10 feet, some houses may have a slightly higher or lower ceiling. For…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Doors   May 08, 2015  
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Teenage Bedroom Decorating Ideas
Gone are the days where you could just go out and buy your kid a bedding set and say “Here, I’ve redecorated your room.” Nowadays, you had better have some time stored up along with a few dollars to get that project even halfway done. Here are some teenage bedroom…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   Aug 24, 2012  
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Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture
If you are thinking about replacing your existing outdoor patio furniture set or you are planning on buying a new one for the first time, then you should consider getting cast aluminum patio furniture over other types of materials such as cast iron, steel or wood. This type of furniture…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Furniture   Apr 25, 2013  
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