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Roof truss building tips
What is a roof truss? Well it's a dual rafter and joists unit. It is much lighter than the regular roofing frame. Because they are easier to manage, more and more houses are made with trusses. Large lumber for larger roofs If you have a large house, then you will also need a large roof. This means that you will need to use larger dimensions lumber. If you house is larger than 2500 square ...
Fireplace liner installation tips
A fireplace liner is the way the inside of the fireplace is protected against heat. If the materials surrounding the structure is damaged, then you may need to reline your flue. This is a much easier way to repair your fireplace and chimney system than rebuilding it. Codes and regulations Whenever you consider installing a new fireplace liner, you should check the local regulations and c ...
Blooming flowers after deadhead
The most effective way for a plant to produce as many flowers and to go into overdrive, is to deadhead, that is to remove dried flowers. Depending on the type and variety, plants can respond differently to this. How to do it 1. Start deadhead when a plant’s flowers begin to fade in color and the petals begin to shrivel and dry out. 2. Tall plant's flowers with long and thin stems mus ...
Calibrate thermostat temperature
After some time, every thermostat needs a new calibration, otherwise it won't show the right temperature in your home. Sometimes, the loss of calibration can be caused by dust or by an accidental blow. The loss of calibration can cause the temperature to rise or fall into your room. This will not only affect the temperature but also the costs with house heating. It's very important that you re ...
About Electric Power Tools
Because of built up paint or dirt, a window may get stuck. For such problems, electric power tools are the solution. They will help you to get rid of the dirt or paint and open the window as you used to. To do the job well, you will need 3 things: a knife, an old candle and a hand sander. Repairing a stuck window with electric power tools In the case of such problem, first you have to t ...
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