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Alternative Ways To Supply Electricity To Your Home

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Alternative Ways To Supply Electricity To Your Home

Most people feel beholden to power companies to supply electricity to their home. This is often because the method seems tried and true. For a monthly fee, a company pumps electricity into your home, no questions asked. It almost seems like there’s no other way to go about receiving electricity. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are a variety of different ways to go “off the grid” so to speak, and provide your home with alternative forms of electricity. This brief article will serve to inform you about a few different ways. 4 different methods will be discussed throughout: solar power, wind energy, microhydro energy and conservation. Solar Power When it comes to alternative forms of generating electricity, solar power is the first method that usually pops into a person’s head. For good reason, too: solar power...

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5 Projects That Make Your Exterior Drain Tile More Effective

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 5 Projects That Make Your Exterior Drain Tile More Effective

An exterior drain tile, also known as a french drain, is a basic form of protection against dampness that can cause cracks in your foundation as well as mold and mildew in your basement or crawl space. While an exterior drain tile helps by directing groundwater away from your home, there are many circumstances when a drain tile must be combined with other features to fully protect your foundation. If you live in a particularly wet area or get a high amount of rain each year, you may want to combine your exterior drain tile with one of these other five protective features.  Waterproof Coating  There are several types of waterproof coatings that can be applied to the exterior of your foundation or basement. These are usually sprayed or brushed directly onto the concrete, but they can also involve...

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Make Your Own Water Jet Cleaner To Clear Slow Drains With A Garden Hose

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Make Your Own Water Jet Cleaner To Clear Slow Drains With A Garden Hose

Slow drains that are either partially or completed clogged can be a continual source of exasperation for homeowners. While there are a number of chemicals and devices on the market for treating slow drains, some of them are unsafe for homeowners to use and many others just don’t work. However, the good news is that homeowners can safely and effectively treat slow drains by using a simple, water jet cleaner they can make in just a few minutes. Below is how it can be done: Tools and materials you will need Barbed hose fitting – you will need an adapter with a standard 3/4-inch female garden hose thread on one end and a  3/8-inch barbed male fitting on the opposite end. PVC tubing (3/8-inch inside diameter) – this tubing is available in transparent PVC, and you will need 6...

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