Home Improvement Articles
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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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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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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Free Homemade Bandsaw Plans
Sometimes people don't have the finances to buy bigger tools for woodworking, such as bandsaws or polishers just to name a few. They either just think it would be nice to have one and or just wish they could have one, or look for help through the internet or other…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Tools and Equipment   May 29, 2011  
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Gardening - An Interesting Vocation
This is the art and act of growing and nurturing plants for landscape beautification purposes, for food (herbs, vegetables,fruits etc.) or just as a hobby. Gardening is now a craze in many parts of the world and the desire to grow food by individuals increases by the day. Many city…
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Wiring Your Home :: Installing 3 Way Switches
You have probably found my article because you are trying to perform a wiring task in your own home. . When I set out to do my wiring, it was a challenge for me in order to save money. Basic home wiring is really pretty simple, the thing that I…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Electrical   Feb 15, 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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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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Add Value To Your Home With Premium Shower Screens
If you are looking to renovate your bathroom or are building a new home you can easily enhance your design and make it look more elegant by using one of the premium shower screens available. Glass screens give an illusion of space to any bathroom and they bring in more…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Bath and Shower   Nov 13, 2014  
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Green Business Electricity - Save Money In An Ecological Way
The cost of living has gone high with the inflation soaring up to an all time high. The saying ‘desperate time’s calls for desperate measures’ could never have been truer than now. People are resorting to various measures and alternatives in order to save money on the utility bills. It…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Mar 19, 2013  
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How To Keep Your Garage Door Running for Years To Come
Garage doors are the largest moving parts of every home and business. They are responsible for keeping your home and belongings safe and secure. So, as an owner it is your responsibility to maintain the pristine condition of your door and for that regular maintenance is required. It is advised…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Doors   Nov 27, 2015  
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Different Kinds Of Solar Inverters - Bad Or Good
Original solar inverter technology, called string inverters, could be compared to the cell phone battery that only works sometimes. The reason for this is that string inverters worked much the same as old Christmas tree lights. Remember how on the old lights if you lost one bulb you lost the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Energy Efficiency   Jul 20, 2015  
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When Do You Need to Hire A Professional Cleaning Service In Oakland?
Every year, a large number of homeowners in Oakland and Richmond areas require the help of the best green cleaning services. Are you one of them? If you have not used a cleaning service in Oakland before, chances are you will need one in the near future. But as far…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   May 19, 2015  
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How Attractive is Your Home to Raccoons?
Raccoons are can enter homes and open locks and containers because of their dexterous hands. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control helps clients effectively remove raccoons and prevent them from invading your home again. Raccoons are clever creatures with dexterous hands – a dangerous combination that makes it difficult to prevent them…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Pest Control   May 16, 2014  
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Recycling As A Part Of Renewable Energy
Recycling is a part of renewable energy. This can be traced when a certain material is processed. There are lots of energy involved in processing things like plastic and steel. And when your reusing these thing you are literally reusing some of the of the energy involved in that processing.…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Green Living   Aug 15, 2011  
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Commercial Cleaning Inverness Services Make A Great Investment
Cleanness gives us a feeling of joy and tranquility. Keeping your personal environment neat is a thing you should do, not only for you, but also for the people visiting you. To make a good impression on them, you should do your best to keep your living or working space…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Cleaning Tips and Tools   Mar 27, 2016  
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Concrete Cutting Sydney - How to Choose Home Contractor?
Hiring a good and professional concrete contraction Sydney that will take care of your home is the key to a successful building project. Regardless of the size of the project the concrete contractor you will select can determine the outcome of the original construction plan especially the quality of the…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Concrete   Mar 01, 2016  
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Garage Door Opener Repair And Installation Greensboro
Some Important Tips For Keeping Your Garage Door And Opener Operating Well One of the most commonly overlooked jobs around the homes is the one that involves maintaining garage doors. A typical garage door is often taken for granted as long as it works properly. Many people ignore the sound…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Doors   Aug 24, 2015  
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Fadini – Top Level Gate Systems
People are always interested in making the right choice. This is one of the reasons why they want to invest a great deal of time in the research process. The more they learn about what they are interested in, the surer they will be about the choice they make. This…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Home Inspections   Mar 20, 2015  
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Skim Coating To Hide Ugly Walls
Skim coating is where you apply a thin layer (usually several layers) of material over the surface of an unattractive wall or ceiling. What you end up with finally is a new surface, with the old look now dead and buried. This would apply to either old plaster walls, or…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Interior Design and Decorating   May 27, 2011  
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DIY Wood Projects - How to Know If You Are Skilled Enough
Now that spring is here are you putting some thought into doing so sort of DIY wood project in the near future? If so then the next question is how to know if you are skilled enough? Well the answer to the second question is it doesn't matter. The reason…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  DIY   Mar 20, 2011  
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