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  • How To Install a Stainless Steel Sink

    There are a two basic types of stainless steel sinks: undermount and self-rimming. The undermount is used in installations where the countertop material is the same...
  • How To Get Rid of Roaches: Roach Bait and Insecticides

    Sometimes a description just can't ever capture the sheer horror of a particular event. For example, if I were to describe what it's like to step on a cockroach...
  • How To Survive a Kitchen Remodel

    You think the in-laws can be tough on a marriage? Try a kitchen remodel. Or better yet, ask the in-laws for advice on your kitchen remodel. Though rumor has it that...
  • How To Get Rid of a Beehive

    Who doesn't enjoy watching honeybees traipsing from flower to flower as they conduct their vital duties? It reaffirms our faith in the order and elegance of our...
  • How To Clean Up Cat Urine

    As any cat owner will tell you, cat urine has a particularly intolerable - not to mention resilient - odor. On top of that, it can stain carpet and hardwood floors...
  • How To Take Care of a Fireplace

    How often do you take the time to thank your fireplace for all the times it kept you warm during power outages? How about those nights where its flickering flames...
  • How To Care for Hardwood Floors

    Many homeowners believe that installing hardwood floors is ideal because of the low maintenance attached to the product. This can be the case, but hardwood floors do...
  • How To Apply Concrete Sealer and Stain

    When do you need to use concrete stain and sealer? Well, if you have recently completed a project using concrete, you may need to seal the surface to prevent water and...
  • How To Thaw a Frozen Pipe

    Years ago my ex-husband and I lived on a houseboat. Because our water pipe ran along a dock, we had to keep an eye on the pipe in the winter.....if it got too cold, we...
  • Installing Smoke Detectors: Home Smoke Alarms

    Over three-quarters of the states in the U.S. have passed laws making smoke detectors mandatory in private homes, and for good reason. The majority of fatal fires...
  • How To Mix Cement: Mixers and Ready Mix

    Think mixing cement is easy? Think again. While it is not brain surgery, it can be an arduous task that requires some degree of precision for peak performance. Cement...
  • How To Install Metal Roofing

    This metal roofing article is a snippet -- complete the article to earn cash! An alternative to common asphalt roofing, metal roofing carries definite advantages....
  • How To Use a Pressure Sensor

    This pressure sensor article is a snippet -- complete the article to earn cash! A pressure sensor is a device that gauges pressure and generates some form of signal...
  • How To Choose Wood Flooring: Choosing Wood Floors

    What is in a floor? Well, a lot, actually. If you have decided to put new hardwood flooring into your home, there is much to consider. What type of look do you want to...
  • How To Grout Tile

    Grouting is the second to last step in the process of do-it-yourself tiling. It is also the messiest part of the job. Grout is the material that is visible between...
  • Choosing a Portable Air Conditioning Unit: Room Air Conditioner

    A portable room air conditioner is exactly what it sounds like - a freestanding air conditioner that doesn't stay in the wall or window but can be moved throughout the...
  • How To Replace Air Conditioner Filters: Air Conditioning Repair

    Replacing your air conditioning filter regularly will not only improve the efficiency of your air conditioner but may even prolong its life. In fact, it's the very...
  • How To Use a Programmable Thermostat

    Having a programmable thermostat is an easy way to save energy (and therefore money) if you use it correctly. By turning your thermostat back 10-15 degrees for eight...
  • How To Find a Tubular Skylight

    Tubular skylights have become a popular choice for many homeowners.  Skylights let 8 times more light into your home than a comparably sized window, so if you're...
  • Home Skylights—Dome, Tubular, Operable Skylights and More

    When it comes to choosing skylights for your home you have a variety of options. You can choose ones in all different shapes and sizes, with different tints and levels...
  • How To Use Crane Trucks

    Crane trucks are a complex but useful piece of equipment that can be used to lift heavy and unwieldy objects. A crane truck has a boom with several sections that...
  • How To Use a Jib Crane

    A jib crane is a crane that has a horizontal jib that is akin to a projecting arm.  This horizontal jib is what the trolley moves on and can usually be raised and...
  • How To Use an Overhead Crane

    An overhead crane is a crane with a movable bridge that carries a hoisting mechanism and travels on a fixed runway structure.  For safety purposes, overhead cranes...
  • How To Practice Crane Safety

    Over the past few decades, cranes have improved their speed, strength, sophistication, capacity and reach all the while becoming lighter and more maneuverable. Cranes...
  • How To Buy Kitchen and Bathroom Tile

    Tiling--to many in the profession, it is an art. While there is certainly a learning curve for advanced tiling techniques, an average Joe can lay tiles if he knows how...
  • How To Fix a Hole in the Wall

    You have a son or daughter with anger management problems. Your overambitious husband has successfully hammered a hole large enough for twenty nails to fill. You...
  • Finding and Installing Door Stops: Door Accessories

    You have just purchased a new stainless steel refrigerator. It looks great nestled between classy cherry cabinets and the door to your roof deck with the city view. ...
  • How To Buy BBQ Grills

    Barbecue grills come in many styles and prices. You can choose from charcoal grills to gas grills, or even pellet grills. These various types of grills can cost as...
  • How To Puppy Proof Your House

    When a baby develops the ability to crawl and explore a house, we naturally baby-proof the house to keep the curious youngster out of harm's way. The same should be...
  • Choosing and Installing Heat Pump Systems: Air and Ground Source

    Technological advancements to improve heating and cooling efficiency are constantly underway, but the advancement of the heat pump as an efficient household heating...
  • How To Find Used Cranes

    You'll find a wide range of used cranes online.  Bookmark a few sites (see links) and keep your eye on the inventory.  Just looking at what's available day by day...
  • How To Protect Your Home

    Too often, people take their homes for granted, content that nothing unfortunate could befall them and that, should the unthinkable happen, there's nothing that could...
  • How To Use Sump Pumps: Submersible Water Pumps

    Sump pumps really aren't very complicated devices compared to some of the other things you have in your home. And yet their service can save you thousands in water...
  • How To Control Corrosion

    Corrosion is the deterioration of the properties of a material due to its interaction with the environment.  Corrosion occurs everywhere from your teeth to your...
  • Using Turkey Fryers: Propane Deep Fryers for Turkey Frying

    If you've never tasted deep-fried turkey, you're missing out on quite a treat. Although it's probably not the healthiest food to eat every day (goodbye, skinny jeans;...
  • How To Remove Asbestos Siding

    If you plan to remove asbestos siding from your home yourself, you will need to do some research first: It's nasty stuff. Asbestos is a bundle of naturally occurring...
  • How To Find Corrosion Control Products

    Corrosion is the deterioration of materials, usually metal, due to reactions with the environment. While corrosion can occur anywhere, it is the corrosion of a home's...
  • Installing Electric Radiant Floor Heat: Home Heating System

    Electric floor heat can turn bone-chilling tile or stone into a warm and welcoming experience. Think of what a difference it would make to step out of your shower on...
  • How To Compare Replacement Window Prices – Brands, Materials and More

    It doesn't matter if you want to improve your view, increase your home's security, or make your home more energy-efficient; if you are in the market for replacement...
  • How To Choose and Buy BBQ Accessories, Tools, and Grillware

    I love to grill and BBQ. Nothing beats the smoky savor of meat or vegetables hot off the grill. You need a few tools and accessories to make your BBQ experience a...
  • How To Buy BBQ Smokers

    A BBQ smoker differs from a BBQ grill in two important respects. A smoker cooks with indirect heat at a much lower temperature than a conventional grill, and it needs...
  • How To Paint Brick

    If you have a brick house that needs a facelift, before you pick up a brush and paint can, read below. Although you can paint brick without causing damage to the...
  • Cutting a Hole in a Kitchen Sink: Plumbing Installation

    Part of your kitchen renovation might entail redoing your countertops. The kitchen sink, considered by most decorators as the focal point of the kitchen, is an...
  • How To Buy Concrete Countertops

    One of the most important elements in a kitchen renovation project is choosing countertops that complement your cabinets, appliances, and wall colors. There are...
  • How To Do Interior Decorating for Cat Owners

    Part 1: Protecting your possessions The first thing a cat owner should know about home décor is to keep it simple. Cats are completely convinced that they are in...
  • Home Inspection Checklist

    A House and Condo Inspection ChecklistThe following is presented with condominiums in mind but may be a useful aid for the interior inspection of any home. Hiring a...
  • How To Hammer Without Numbing Your Fingers

    Hitting your fingers more often than the nail ?Push the nail through a piece of card, hold the card instead of the nail. Once the nail is firmly in place simply rip...
  • How To Repair Incorrectly Drilled Holes

    Drilled a hole in the wrong place ?Fill the hole with glue, then smear the sawdust from the drilled hole into the glue so that the texture / colour matches perfectly.