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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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Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

When doing home improvement projects there are a lot of euphemisms that come with the territory. One that I’m sure we’ve all heard is “measure twice, cut once”. Great advice. It’s probably the single most important bit of knowledge that has saved many a DIYer from being bogged down in frustration. Below, we’ve included some measuring tips that can hopefully keep you from using another known euphemism, which is “caulk and paint can make a carpenter what he ain’t”. Next to the hammer and screwdriver, the measuring tape is probably the third most common tool in the toolbox. Believe it...

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Painting the Exterior of Your House This Summer

Painting the Exterior of Your House This Summer

Painting the exterior of your house is an opportunity to spiff up the appearance of your home and extend the life of your exterior. Before you start painting the exterior of your house this summer you will need to prep and clean the exterior of your home thoroughly. Make sure to repair or replace any damaged surfaces such as wood, stucco, masonry, or metal. When cleaning these surfaces, use a high-pressure water sprayer to help reduce the amount of labor. Washing your house is not only for providing a clean foundation for your paint, but it also reveals problems with...

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