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4 Places in the Home that Must be Insulated by Spray Foam

03-04-2014 09:01 AM by Peter Simon | 1 comment »

For those considering adding insulation to their existing home, their best option may be to use spray foam insulation. While other types of insulation may be cheaper alternatives, spray foam has the added benefit of being flexible enough to use on existing structures without the need for additional renovation. Spray foam can also effectively air seal rooms and walls. This material has the highest R-value out of all the others. Since this material is sprayed on instead of packed or built, t...

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how does a busy contractor get his material to the job with all those tools in his van

02-27-2014 02:16 PM by bryonbuzz | 6 comments »

how do you get your material to the job when you have all your tools in there its getting to costly having them delivered . i just started using a side mounted cargo rack and let me tell you its so easy you wont be-leave it . the side mounted racks i use dont stay on all the time just when i need them and when im not using them they only take up the same amount or room as a 4 foot level so im not giving up any tool space

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Décorate Your Bedroom with Bedside Lamps

02-26-2014 11:53 AM by Michele Duchet | 1 comment »

If there is anything that can be said about any bedroom is that it should be a sanctuary! A bedroom should be a place where one gets to unwind from the hassle and bustle of a busy day. Throughout your entire house, if there is one place that needs to be calm and ultimately most comfortable, it’s the bedroom. For this reason, people are always looking to find better ways of making their bedrooms as comfortable as possible. Decorating your bedroom with decent bedroom décor is one w...

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keeping those little piss ants away

02-19-2014 10:25 PM by bryonbuzz | 3 comments »

we have a 67 year old house with a stone and mortar and dirt foundation and over the past 3-4 years we were getting a pot of those real small ants . We tried everything to rid our house of them but then i tried a new idea . I found if you go to home depot and get the natural flea and tick spray for dogs and cats and spray where the ants are coming in it keeps them away for weeks . Once all this dam snow gets out of here im going to spray the entire out side perimeter with it . Hope this helps...

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How to Add Beauty and Balance to Your Glass Windows

01-07-2014 01:12 PM by Rob Hardy | 1 comment »

Large windows and doors add elegance and beauty to your architecture. But you need to make sure you use proper window treatments that balance light and privacy. Having long windows, an array of wide windows, or a sliding French door can add to the beauty of your home interiors. I live in Reno, and the pleasant weather and the picturesque landscape made us add large windows and doors to our home architecture. My husband is a windshield repair expert in Reno and owing to his expertise in ev...

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New Name (Pat3) Same Old Me (3fingerpat)

01-03-2014 10:39 PM by Pat3 | 7 comments »

Hi all, I left LJs a while back since I wasn’t able to be an active member. While I asked Martin to remove all my previous postings on LJs, I expected the same thing would happen for this site. However all my old postings are still here and since I have done so much work on the house I thought I would start updating the old projects under my new login name.I will reference my old postings when submitting any new update. Basically, my wife and I have retired, we moved from San Diego...

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Suggestions...floor help

12-26-2013 05:09 PM by MsDebbieP | 14 comments »

We pulled up the carpeting in the dining room to uncover the original flooring I love the rustic look and the colours match beautifully with the walls and floor of the adjoining roomBut There are some splinters waiting to work loose and grab hold of feet.What are my low cost, low effort and low “change” options to make the floor safe for feet

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My Blogs #2: 3 Energy Saving Tips for the Frugal Homeowner

12-26-2013 05:03 AM by Michele Duchet | 1 comment »

Many people dread the time of the month that their power bill arrives. The power company always seems to charge too much for too little. Usually, people respond by turning off the air conditioner or the heater. They don’t often realize that it’s easy to cut down on your power bills without cutting down on your comfort. Often, lopping a huge chunk off your utility bills requires nothing more than to be alert to possible sources of waste. Being alert in the summer• Awnings used to be ...

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My Blogs #1: 5 Things You May Be Surprised to Learn about LED Lightbulbs

12-23-2013 05:32 AM by Michele Duchet | 20 comments »

LED lights have really taken off in the last couple decades, with these little devices lighting millions of homes across the US. While many people are familiar with LEDs, they are still largely unaware of just how these lights work or how much better they are than incandescent light bulbs. For most people, LEDs are little more than a replacement for their traditional incandescent bulbs, but it would be a mistake to think that that’s all LEDs offer. In fact, LEDs have a number of features that...

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hard wiring a light to an outlet #1: 1. Research for an electrical project I'd like to attempt - is it possible?

11-17-2013 01:47 AM by Becky | 33 comments »

Got a bit of flak for posting over in LJ so I thought my better bet may be here :) I wanted to document this process in case well – in case I ever need to refer back to it or maybe someone has the same dilemma’s I do about this process? My workshop is in half of my two car garage and I want to install a four bulb florescent fixture to get as much light as possible since with winter I will be working with the garage door closed :) I was able to pick up a commercial/residential...

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