13 March 2015
Tempering is a method is hardening steel—or any mild metal. The process works by exposing the metal to heat, which realigns the carbon and iron molecules to create a stronger metal. Although professionals usually do tempering, experienced DIY-ers can do it themselves in small batches. If you want to temper steel—be it a small knife or spring—follow the steps below: 1. Set up Your Workspace Before you get started, it is important that you set up your workspace.
8 December 2014
Drains get clogged. It's a common problem for homeowners. Most of the time, if the clog is minor, you can handle the problem yourself. There are a few different methods that you can use to free up the drain. The most common solutions involve pouring a liquid down the drain and letting it slowly dislodge whatever is blocking the drain. The next step, for those persistent clogs, is to use a tool such as a drain snake or compressed air.
4 December 2014
Removing a garage door is necessary for a variety of reasons. It might need some major repairs, you may be in the market for a brand new garage door, or you may be converting your garage into living space and need to make room for the renovations. No matter what the reason, removing a garage door is something you can handle on your own. It requires some basic skills and intermediate level knowledge of construction.
24 November 2014
There are many high-end upgrades that you can make that may make your bathroom a compelling selling-point of your home. These are excellent, contemporary options that provide convenience, class, and sophistication, while many are also affordable options for homeowners. Talk to contractors and retailers about bathroom options that will elevate your toilet and tub into an extraordinary and beautiful bathroom. Some things to consider when remodeling the bathroom include: Shower enclosures
22 November 2014
An air conditioner is just like any other appliance with moving parts: it may fail at some point. One of the components that could fail in your air conditioning system is the compressor. The following are a couple of detectable signs that will let you know if your compressor may be in need of repair. 1. You Feel Hot Air Coming From Your AC One sign that you can feel is your AC is only able to blow hot air.
21 November 2014
If you're looking for a way to add creative decorations to your yard, you'll find that the left over building supplies from your last project can be used to create great works of art you can proudly display. Make yard art with the three types of building supplies listed below: Wood Wood is great when it comes to creating yard art. It can be used to make many different interesting creations.
19 November 2014
Senior citizens spend a lot of their time at their home. Many are on a fixed income, which means it is important to keep an eye on monthly expenses. This includes electricity usage. Here are a few tips to help senior citizens save on their home electricity use: 1. Turn off or unplug electronics. Believe it or not, electronics can still be drawing power even when they are in standby mode and appear to be turned off.
19 November 2014
Are you a homeowner whose home has old window guards or burglar bars on the windows? If so, you really do need to consider retrofitting the bars with a quick-release mechanism if you haven't already done so. Without a way to open the bars, residents in your home—including you—could be trapped if a fire breaks out. Guards and bars are meant to be tough, and you won't be able to simply push them out if you need to escape.
17 November 2014
Choosing the doors for your home can often be somewhat challenging because you need different doors depending on where they are located in your home. For your back entrance, one popular option is a sliding glass door. These doors are made up of two glass doors that are encased in a strong metal door frame. This article will discuss 3 benefits of having a sliding glass door installed as the back door for your home.
12 November 2014
Two very common causes of foundation damage are expansive soils and moisture-sucking tree roots. To prevent unnecessary foundation damage and repair, a homeowner should investigate what type of soil surrounds the proposed or existing foundation, and they should also take the foundation into account when planting trees. Expansive Soils House foundations face a high risk of cracking and damage in regions that have "expansive soils." Expansive soils consist of minerals that expand when exposed to moisture.