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  • Flushing Your Water Heater For Better Performance

    4 December 2015

    Nothing beats waking up to a hot, steamy shower. Yet if your water heater isn't performing up to snuff, you may find that your morning showers have become a little tepid. Luckily, lackluster water heating can often be addressed by flushing the tank. Read on to learn just how to perform this important piece of maintenance. The Importance of Flushing The heat generated by your water tank causes minerals such as calcium and magnesium to form deposits.

  • What Can You Do To Prevent Your Rain Gutter Downspout From Freezing This Winter?

    17 November 2015

    Rain gutter downspouts that freeze can often result in damage to your house over the course of a winter. Knowing how rain gutter downspouts do damage and how to prevent that from happening can help you take care of your home this winter.  What can you do to prevent your rain gutter downspout from freezing this winter? The best thing you can do is to clean out the gutters, then unclog the downspout.

  • How To Test And Replace The Solenoid On Your Furnace's Humidifier

    14 October 2015

    The humidifier on your furnace directs water vapor into the duct system to spread moisture in the air throughout your home during the winter. The moisture in the air helps keep the house warmer on cold days (due to the increased humidity level), and helps keeps your skin from drying out. The solenoid open and closes the valve on the humidifier to let the water vapors into the furnace ducts. If the solenoid won't open, the humidifier won't work and your house can get very dry.

  • Four Things A Contractor Will Need To Know To Create A Custom Tree Stand

    30 September 2015

    Having a sturdy deer stand is important when hunting. Many of the deer stands that are on the market have a maximum weight limit that they can hold. If you are a larger man or woman, the weight may be too low to support your weight or too low for you to be able to fit someone else in the tree stand with you. If you want a safe and sturdy deer stand that you can use with confidence, consider having one made for you.

  • What You Need To Know Before You Seal Coat Your Driveway

    11 September 2015

    Seal coating your driveway is important to keeping it in good shape for years to come. Without sealant, asphalt will become progressively harder and more brittle with exposure to the elements; in addition, dirt, water, and even oil and gas from vehicles can get into the porous asphalt and break it apart from the inside. However, it's not as simple as just throwing a coat of sealant on top. If you're going to have your driveway sealed, there are some things you need to know first.

  • Properly Putting on a Fall Safety Harness

    25 August 2015

    Fall protection harnesses will help you reduce your liability expenses and will also give you the peace-of-mind knowing that you and your workers will be better protected. This device should be used whenever workers are in an elevated position at a height of six feet or higher. Rather than relying on the user holding onto something, like a rope, a fall protection harness will automatically catch the worker during a fall.

  • How To Crimp A Wire Onto An Electrical Terminal

    30 July 2015

    Bad electric wires have to be replaced to avoid shorting out an electric motor and causing extensive damage. If the wires are connected to the motor using terminal connectors, you'll also have to install new terminals on the end of the new wires so you can connect them to the motor you are working on. The wires are typically crimped into the connectors so they don't become loose and disconnect from the terminal.

  • Five Simple DIY Projects To Make Your Glass Shower Doors More Private

    8 July 2015

    Glass shower doors are beautiful, they fill your shower with light, and they can make your bathroom feel bigger, but if you have a big family and a busy bathroom, they don't offer much privacy. You can remove your clear glass doors and replace them with frosted, colored or etched glass, but if you're not ready for a remodeling project yet, there are other options. Here are a few simple, DIY options for making your glass shower doors more private:

  • Keep Your Home Dry And Stable - Signs Your Sewer Line Is In Need Of Repair

    25 June 2015

    Home ownership comes with a variety of responsibilities that many people may not have fully anticipated. Having to establish yourself as a veritable expert in a wide variety of home maintenance tasks is one of those responsibilities, and your sewer system is among the most specialized and vital systems that you'll ever have to deal with. Below, you'll find a guide to some signs that your sewer system is in need of repair.

  • Roof Leaking? Check Your Satellite Dish

    13 June 2015

    Roof leaks are caused by any number of problems including rotting sheathing. One problem that many homeowners overlook is leaking caused by satellite dishes. Here's more information about this issue and what you can to do prevent it. How Satellite Dishes Cause Leaks There are two ways satellite dishes can cause leaks. The first way is from poor installation. The dish is secured in place using long bolts that pierce through the shingles and sheathing.