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Simplifying Your DIY Project

By Phil Vandermeer

Things to Know Before You Start a DIY  Project There’s no reason to be afraid of rolling up your sleeves and starting your own DIY project. Aside from saving you money, you’ll also be learning a new skill. And let’s not forget gaining pride from seeing a project to completion from beginning to end. With […]

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Free Woodworking Plans

By Phil Vandermeer

In my last article I said I might compile a bunch of links to truly free woodworking plans. Okay. I hear you. Most of the websites I found are really good, many offer premium woodworking plans (“premium” meaning, you have to pay for them) and give away a plan or two so you can test-drive […]

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5 Remodeling Salvage Tips from a Demolition Contractor

By Phil Vandermeer

Quick! Name three things that can be recycled! Chances are you thought of aluminum cans, paper, and maybe plastic. But we’re betting you didn’t think of houses. That’s right—entire houses can be recycled these days! To recycle a house, you’d need to find a willing buyer and arrange transport to their plot of land. Even […]

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DIY Appliance Installation: Things To Consider

By Phil Vandermeer

There are several stages when performing a DIY appliance installation. Basically, all appliance installations are to be conducted pretty much the same way from home to home, otherwise there is a high probability that mechanical issues or danger might occur. The different stages to follow in an appliance installation process are the removal, the modifications, the […]

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Completing A DIY Home Improvement Project

By Phil Vandermeer

DIY Home Improvement Projects Save Money If you are interested in making some type of change to your home, you may want to do the work yourself. Many people perform DIY home improvement primarily to save money. By doing the work yourself, you won’t have to pay a contractor for his labor. The labor of […]

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Is A Heat Pump Service Contract Expensive?

By Phil Vandermeer

Heat Pump Service Contracts Are An Option To Consider One of the best things you can do to keep your heat pump in proper working order is to secure a heat pump service contract. Contracts of this type can cost a little money, but the benefits provided by the service technicians will more than justify […]

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Five DIY Energy Saving Tips To Lower Utility Usage

By Phil Vandermeer

Practical DIY Energy Savers Homeowners are tired of high heating and cooling costs, and they are wondering what DIY energy savers they can do right away to save some money. Are you looking for easy and effective DIY projects that will help bring your utility bills under control?  We’ve got a handful of great ideas […]

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How To Calculate The Number Of Gallons In A Pool

By Phil Vandermeer

The importance of Knowing Your Pool Capacity In Gallons Before going into any discussion about how to correct any chemical imbalance of your pool water, you need to know how to calculate the number of gallons in a pool. Online calculators are not very specific to unusual pool shapes and won’t always give you the […]

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Spider Mite Control In Your Garden Plants

By Phil Vandermeer

How To Spot Spider Mites There are thousands of species of mites, so this article addresses the household plant spider mite as a pest and some simple as well as aggressive ways to eradicate them as well as prevent them. Spider mites can destroy plants and they are typically very difficult to see. Most of […]

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