Reviving rusty metal tools or furniture is a great indoor winter project, and there are three ways to remove rust.
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For anything from small plumbing repairs to running lines for a whole house, there are lots of reasons pex tubing beats traditional copper or pvc these days.
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If you’re exposed to it long enough, any noise level above eighty-five decibels—like what you’d hear on a busy city street or in the school cafeteria—can gradually damage your hearing.
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If your oven had a busy holiday season, January is a great time to do some oven cleaning before it makes a smoky mess, or worse, causes a fire.
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As of January 2nd, U.S. drywall manufacturers increased their prices by 25 to 30%. On top of a similar increase last year, this means that a four-by-eight-foot sheet of drywall that cost you six bucks before the recession will cost twelve this year.
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If you’re thinking about a bathroom remodel, there’s no better time or place to think ahead. Something as simple as the right shower design could be what allows you or a loved one to stay in your home as you get older.
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Save your eyes and shed a little light on the job you’re doing with the right flashlight. LED flashlights are illuminating the market, ranging from twelve-hundred-lumen models for over a hundred bucks… to ten-lumen miniatures that cost less than ten bucks and fit on a zipper pull.
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If your home has cold, drafty spots, this is the time of year you’ll notice them. Rather than cranking up the heat in the whole house to compensate, however, sometimes it’s more efficient to use an electric space heater where and when you need it, as long as you keep safety in mind.
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Cordless power tools, and now lithium-ion batteries, have revolutionized the home improvement world. But anyone who’s been held up by a dead battery knows these tools have limitations. Here’s how to get the most out of your batteries.
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If you heat your house with wood, you know how expensive buying firewood can be. Cutting, splitting, and drying a cord of wood adds so much to its price that if you are lucky enough to have the natural resources (the trees), it’s well worth doing it yourself.
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