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    Guide to Drywall

    Guide to Drywall

    Drywall is an amazingly versatile material, from simple walls to elaborate ornamentation. The more you know about drywall, the better you can appreciate its uses and make the most of drywall in all your projects and renovations. About Drywall First invented in the late 1880s, drywall has evolved over the decades to be a widespread building material particularly popular for the interior construction of walls and ceilings. Also known as plasterboard, sheet rock, wallboard, buster board, custard board, and other names, the product is the same – thick sheets or panels of gypsum between front and backing layers. Different additives...

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    Remodeling Ideas for Winter

    Remodeling Ideas for Winter

    Now that all of the excitement of the holidays has passed, are you starting to feel the winter doldrums creeping in? There’s nothing like that feeling of accomplishment when you finish a home project; yet it may seem difficult to find something to work on this time of year. Why wait until spring before starting your next project? Below, we’ll give some suggestions for getting things done during the cold, short days of winter: Use that basement Since we tend to spend more time indoors this time of year, why not make the most of the space we have? Your...

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    DIY Home Projects Before Holiday Company

    DIY Home Projects Before Holiday Company

    Whether you are planning a casual party, a large formal dinner, a festive gathering, or a combination of all three during the holidays, it can be helpful to finish DIY home projects before holiday company arrives. These easy projects can make a big difference to welcoming guests, presenting your home at its very best, and ensuring a smooth and enjoyable holiday for you and everyone who visits your home. Top 20 Home DIY Projects to Do Before Holiday Company Visits You know all your home’s quirks and how to deal with its personality, from a sticky lock to a fussy...

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    Window Moisture: What Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

    Window Moisture: What Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

    Window moisture is indicative of a larger problem. Over time, this moisture can lead to mold, mildew and eventually rotting of the trim and window framing. Just to be sure though, check for leaks around your window. Obviously, this would just occur during rainy weather. The moisture from that leak could then show itself again as condensation on the inside of your window. In most cases, a leak is not the issue, but it is a good place to start. More than likely, your windows are telling you that there is too much humidity in the home. This is a...

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    Small Engine Repair Importance

    Small Engine Repair Importance

    Whether you are maintaining your personal equipment, caring for company tools, or running a mechanic’s business, the importance of small engine repair cannot be underestimated. By understanding just how vital the maintenance and repair of small engines is, you can invest in your equipment properly to keep every engine running smoothly. Types of Small Engines Small, gas-powered engines are far more widespread in tools, home equipment, and recreational vehicles than many people realize. Small engines are found in… Tillers and cultivators Lawn mowers, trimmers, and edgers Air compressors Concrete mixers Chain saws and wood chippers Snowblowers Snowmobiles, ATVs, and outboard...

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