Monthly Archives: January 2013

Choosing The Right Grout

Choosing Grout For grout joints wider than 1/16” you’ll want to use sanded grout.  Having sand mixed into the grout gives the grout extra strength to keep it from cracking (the same way that gravel helps make concrete stronger).  Most floor tile installations will use sanded grout. For grout joints thinner than 1/16” (typically on […]

Starting Seeds Indoors

Starting Seeds Indoors There are many reasons why it’s smart to start seeds indoors: Many plants have long growing seasons and they won’t flower or fruit unless they get a head start inside. Even if plants don’t need to be started indoors, they’ll grow larger and bloom longer if started early. Plants with fine seeds […]

Handicap Ramp Building

Building Ramps Being able to get in and out of your house is probably the first and most important thing to address when trying to make your home more accessible. It’s a practical matter as well as a personal one, because once you can get in and out of your house more easily you don’t […]

DIY House Sealing and Insulating

Sealing a House During new construction or remodeling you have to opportunity to seal the exterior shell of the home to reduce air infiltration. This helps improve air quality by sealing out pollution and allergens, and it makes the home more energy efficient. On the outside of a house it’s common practice to install HOUSE […]

Most Important Drywall Tools

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  Drywall Tools In addition to your basic utility knife, you’ll need some special tools for cutting drywall sheets. For making square cuts, use a drywall T-square. Set your sheets of drywall upright with the smooth side out. Set the T-square on the top edge and line it up with your measurement. Run a utility […]

Re-Hanging Screen Doors

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Rehanging Screen Doors A frequently used screen or porch door can easily develop an opening/closing problem often due to a loose hinge, too much paint, or the jambs may have sagged out of square. If the jamb’s off, you can plane down the door where it’s hitting, but first, you may want to try putting […]

Proper Drain Line Cleaning

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  The following section explains how to unclog sink and toilet drains using two basic tools: a plunger and a sewer snake. Always Use Caution: It’s always a good idea to use gloves and goggles to avoid contact with bacteria and chemical drain cleaners. Cleaners can be harsh to the skin and damage eyes. Don’t use […]

Four Reasons Why Your Diet Might Fail

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(NaturalNews) Although weight loss is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, and in fact approximately two thirds of all people in the United States are on a diet at any given time, the vast majority of diets fail to deliver significant or sustained weight loss. “Losing weight is one of the top resolutions […]

Amazing Immune Boosting Mushroom Coffee

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(NaturalNews) Coffee lovers are always on the lookout for healthier options, and the response we’ve received on Nutricafe has been overwhelmingly positive. Created by the same company that brought you Cocoa Mojo, Nutricafe is a 100% USDA Organic, fair-trade, low-caffeine gourmet coffee that’s actually good for you!   Unique immune mushroom blend Nutricafe is blended […]