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Three Ways To Keep Deer Away When You Can’t Afford A Professionally Installed Fence

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Ways To Keep Deer Away When You Can’t Afford A Professionally Installed Fence

Do you have deer eating your garden plants? While one solution would be to fence in your whole yard with a tall vinyl or wooden fence, this can get expensive, especially if you have a large yard. Thankfully, there are other ways to repel deer from your garden or exclude them from entering your yard completely. Here are three strategies to try. Put up a DIY snow fence. Rolls of plastic snow fencing can be purchased at home and garden stores quite affordably. While one row of snow fencing will do little to keep deer out, since they can just jump over it, there is a way to install two rows of snow fencing to keep deer out. This strategy works well if you want to keep deer out of a large space and don’t mind the appearance of...

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Making A Few Home Upgrades? 2 DIY Electrical Mistakes You Will Regret

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Making A Few Home Upgrades? 2 DIY Electrical Mistakes You Will Regret

After binge-watching reality home improvement shows, you might feel like repainting a room, replacing a light fixture, or updating that kitchen backsplash. Unfortunately, while most novices are capable of painting or laying a little tile, updating electrical fixtures, wires, and panels requires the finesse of a seasoned professional. Here are two DIY electrical mistakes you might regret later and why: 1: Failure To Get A Building Permit You are just moving that outlet to another wall, so why would you go through the hassle of filing paperwork and waiting for the city to approve your choice? After all, since it is your house, shouldn’t renovation decisions be your choice? However, although basic electrical renovations might not seem like a huge undertaking, your city officials might have a thing or two to say about it. The fact of the matter...

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What Every Homeowner Needs To Know About Rainwater Collection Systems

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What Every Homeowner Needs To Know About Rainwater Collection Systems

When it comes to water conservation and sustainable living, rainwater collection is a great process. If you’ve been considering rainwater collection for your house, it’s time to evaluate your gutters. The gutter system on your house is a key component to your collection structure, so you need a system that’s going to work for you. Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your gutter selection so that you can start a successful rainwater collection system. The Basics of Rainwater Collection Rainwater collection is a process of gathering the water runoff from your roof. The water is great for most any purposes other than drinking and cooking. You can’t consume the water collected in your rainwater system, but it will limit the additional demands on your drinkable water. Additionally, you could incorporate a purification system...

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Put Down The Wrench And Drain Cleaner: 2 Uncommon Ways To Avoid Large-Scale Plumbing Problems

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Put Down The Wrench And Drain Cleaner: 2 Uncommon Ways To Avoid Large-Scale Plumbing Problems

If you are like most people, you might assume that all is well as long as your drains move water out of that sink, bathtub, or shower pan. When your home floods or your drain clogs one day, you might assume the problem stems from a simple issue like a broken component or a hair clog—instead of a deeper issue. Unfortunately, all the home repairs and drain cleaner the world won’t help if your main drainage lines are damaged. Here are two uncommon ways to avoid plumbing problems, so that you can fend off extensive, difficult-to-repair damage: 1. Have Your Water Pressure Checked Does your water rush out of your taps whenever you turn it on? Although it might help you to spray off those dinner dishes, excessive water pressure can actually destroy your plumbing from the inside out....

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How To Prevent Tragedy In The Storage Hoppers In Your Workplace

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prevent Tragedy In The Storage Hoppers In Your Workplace

If you are the safety manager for a facility that uses hoppers to store food items, such as flour and sugar, it’s important that you have a safety program for workers to implement as they work around and above the hoppers in your facility. In 2013, a worker fell into a sugar hopper and died of suffocation due to the sugar engulfing him. Here are a few ways you can prevent this type of tragedy in your workplace.  Install fall protection equipment above the hoppers The openings at the tops of the hoppers should be protected to prevent workers from falling in. This can include devices such as guardrails and safety platforms for the workers to stand on while they perform tasks. Safety harnesses should be attached to the guardrails so the workers can utilize them in case they...

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Why A Direct-Vent Fireplace Might Be The Right Choice For Your Home

Posted by on Sep 15, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Why A Direct-Vent Fireplace Might Be The Right Choice For Your Home

Having a fireplace in your home may be something you have always wanted, but you might not have pursued getting one because of the costs involved. Wood-burning fireplaces can be one of the most costly types to install, but you could save a lot of money if you are willing to settle for a gas-powered fireplace. A direct-vent gas fireplace is the most economical type of fireplace you can place in an existing home, and this might be the right choice for you. Why Are Direct-Vent Fireplaces So Affordable? One of the main reasons you can get a direct-vent fireplace for an affordable price is from the fact that it does not need a chimney. Building a chimney can cost around $60 to $95 per foot, which can add up to thousands of dollars. In addition, you will have...

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