Home Improvement Articles
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Improve Your Home And Garden
It does not matter where you live, the truth of the matter is most would like to improve your home and garden in some way or another. It does not matter how much work you have already put into your house you would still like to see some improvements in…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  New Construction   Apr 11, 2012  
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Central Air Conditioning Reviews For Maryland Residents
If you have seen the latest news, a lot of states in the country are experiencing elevated levels of temperature. Because of this, it is already very important to look for ways and options that can help reduce heat inside the house. One of the most common solutions used to…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Heating and Air Conditioning   Aug 16, 2012  
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Organizing My Closet
It is possible that organizing a small closet is more difficult than organizing a large closet. Every picture I have ever seen is that of a good sized closet, with lots of room for hanging shelves, stands for shoes and possibly even wall space for hooks. Not all closets are…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Oct 08, 2013  
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Liftmaster Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting
Lift Master opener models do vary in operating mechanisms and features, but they all basically come with about a 2-year warranty to their motors. In case you experience any problems with the Lift Master door opener, you might not necessarily require to send it for service. All you need to…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Doors   May 28, 2015  
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Candle Wall Sconces And Lanterns In Home Décor
Through the ages man has been fascinated by fire since its discovery. Man attempted to harness the power of flame to provide both heat and light. As knowledge about fire evolved, fire became portable. Used to light the interior of caves and dark natural passageways in dense woods, portable fire…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Lighting   Jul 25, 2015  
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Selling You Home is Not Personal
Tips on How to Prepare to Sell a Home I had to learn this and you will too! Remove yourself from your home (I do not mean physically) disassociate yourself mentally from your home. Heavy hearted right, well now get over it. This is business when you decide to get…
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Which Chainsaw. Petrol, Electric or Battery?
Sometimes a chainsaw is the only power tool capable of getting some gardening jobs done! Whether it be a petrol chainsaw, an electric chainsaw or even a battery cordless chainsaw it can make an almost impossible task easy! Regardless of whether it's a case of just cutting a few logs…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   Aug 13, 2013  
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15 Days With Jet J2530 15 Inch Bench Drill Press
I usually go with JET machines because their drill presses are easy to maintain as JET drill press parts are easily available at many retail and online stores. Talking about JET J-2530, it’s only a fundamental machine. Another basic protestation is transportation harm, so I requested a J-2530 from ToolOrbit…
By:  in  Home Improvement   May 17, 2016  
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Breathe New Life With Commercial Painting Fort Lauderdale Services
Keeping an engaging polish to your office or developing keeps its regard. On the off chance that in the event you ever need to offer or lease your space, having professionally painted dividers is more tastefully fulfilling, and in addition tells the potential new administrator or leaser that you have…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Painting   Oct 03, 2014  
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Outdoor Wall Fountains For Garden - The Latest Trend
It is no secret that the decorative water fountains are an ideal investment to add the serene beauty to any kind of outdoor spaces, including backyard. These kinds of water garden ornaments play a major role in bringing an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city. Another important fact about…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Landscaping Outdoor Decorating   Sep 21, 2015  
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The Search For Finding A Reliable Roofer In St Paul Or In Your Local Area
Selecting the best roof repair contractors in St. Paul or in your local area is not an easy task. You should therefore do enough sleuthing in order to find the most competent roofers. As such, this article offers a few considerations and tips to guide you as you look for…
By:  in  Home Improvement   Dec 18, 2015  
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Valuable Home Organizers
There are many tools for organizing various places in your home. Space is a valuable asset, especially when you're house is overloaded with hobbies, sentimentals and must-haves. Clutter is an unattractive time-waster and while hope may seem lost, follow some tips on tools and how they work to clear some…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Jan 10, 2012  
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Reasons to Hire An Electrical Contractor
If you’re building a house or adding on an addition, you may be considering hooking up the electricity yourself. This isn’t the best idea for you to do. In many cases, you may want to call a Chicago electrical contractor to come in and take care of the job for…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Electrical   May 26, 2015  
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