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Step By Step Guide On How To Unclog Your Toilet

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When a toilet backs up into the house it is a disaster that can cause countless problems. The smell of raw sewage coming back into the house is an awful and offensive smell that can linger for a long time. If your toilet has backed up then here is a step by step guide on how to deal with the problem. For the following job you will need the following items Read More»

Thinking Off The Dock: Four Contemporary Ideas For The Dock On Your Lake Home

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If you have built a lake home with a contemporary design, often a dock that you may have built will be made of conventional materials such as wood, steel, concrete, and flotation devices. What if you want your dock to have more of a contemporary look like your home? There are some things that you can do to make your dock have a contemporary look, such as combining glass and steel railings, building a floating dock house with a contemporary design, or using lightweight, stained concrete. Read More»

Three Ways To Preserve Your Asphalt Driveway

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Keeping your driveway in good condition goes a long way toward upholding the curb appeal of your home.  While you may believe that the deterioration process for your asphalt driveway is completely out of your control, there are techniques you can use to extend the lifespan of your driveway.  Use this information to learn more about how you can keep your driveway looking great for the long haul! Keep A Good Seal On It Read More»

Crashed Into Your Garage Door? Here's How To Check It For Damage

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If you accidentally run into your garage door with your car, the first thing you should do is check it for internal damage. You don’t want to operate the door if it is going to malfunction. Of course, if the door is crumpled from the outside, it’s pretty obvious you’re going to need to replace or repair the door. Other damage may not be so obvious. This is how you inspect your garage door for damage. Read More»

How To Harden Steel Tools At Home

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The process of tempering is using a heating and cooling process in order to harden the alloys that are contained in certain steels. You would use this tempering process if you were interested in making one of your tools harder, making it easier to do the job its use is intended for. Tools that are made from steel that is too soft might not have the force that you would need when you use it. Read More»

Signs Your Asphalt Roof Needs Replacement

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Unless they have water leaking from their ceilings, most people don’t know what signs to look for to know if they need to replace their roof. Here are a few ways you can tell that your roof may need to be replaced before you have a catastrophic failure that lets water in your house. Bare spots on your roof. If you have missing shingles, there is a strong possibility that the rest of your shingles are in need of repair or replacement. Read More»