The Importance Of Table Saw Safety

Shop safety is a shared responsibility. We depend on tool makers to provide well-designed and properly manufactured products so we can work with confidence. But we need to read and heed all of the safety warnings that come with tools — and not attempt to circumvent any of the guards and safety interlocks built into them. Table saws account for a significant …

Here`s 5 Ways To Kick The Soda Habit

(NaturalNews) Millions of Americans are hopelessly addicted to soda pop beverages, whether they be the sugary varieties loaded with high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), or the chemical varieties loaded with aspartame and sucralose. Both are harmful, of course, and can lead to a future filled with chronic pain and disease. But if you are one of the many who feels unable …

Chicken Farmer Uses Oregano Oil and Cinnamon as Anti-Biotic

(NaturalNews) Chicken and oregano may seem like an obvious pairing to culinary enthusiasts, but at least one Pennsylvania farm is demonstrating its extraordinary health benefits in food production as well. For three years or so, chickens at Bell & Evans have been dining on a special feed laced with oregano oil and cinnamon, to protect against the bacterial diseases all …

Always Tired? Check Your Vitamin D Levels

(Natural News) Low levels of vitamin D may be to blame for some cases of chronic sleepiness, according to a pair of recent studies by researchers from Louisiana State University. Vitamin D is produced naturally by the body upon exposure to the ultraviolet radiation in sunlight. It is known to play an important role in bone health, as well as …

One of the Biggest Projects I`ve Worked On

The biggest DIY project I ever tackled was re-roofing a house — all 3,000 sq. ft. of it. Fifteen years later, I still apply the lessons I learned that summer to my current projects. I hope my “Top 4 Rules of DIY” will help you to work safely and avoid pitfalls. 1. Safety first. This never felt so true as when …

Totally Must-Have Moving Tools

Between working on a kitchen remodel and helping to reorganize offices, I’ve been moving a lot of heavy objects lately. After paying close attention to the pros we hired to move the large office furniture, I compiled a list of my favorite affordable moving tools: • Two-wheel hand truck ($25 and up). If you’re only going to own one cart, this is …

How Interior Home Evaluation Should Be

INTERIORS Interior spaces are a bit easier to evaluate than other areas because signs of damage are often apparent. Sometimes it takes a little extra effort to gain access into the attic and crawlspace areas. But the effort is always worth the peace of mind of knowing what shape they’re in. ATTIC The attic area is crucial in assessing the …

DIY`ER HVAC Troubleshooting

Many homeowners are not comfortable tackling HVAC problems, and often the necessary equipment is prohibitively expensive. Even so, there are some simple tasks homeowners can perform to figure out why their HVAC unit isn’t working. At best these steps may eliminate the need to schedule a technician, and if not, at least you’ve narrowed down the problem. Check Your Air …

Learn the basics of building forms and casting concrete.

You don’t need a big space to build a water feature for your garden or patio. Large ponds and waterfalls are beautiful, but you can achieve similar appealing sights and sounds of water in your landscape by creating a small fountain. Small fountains are also easier to build and maintain and much less expensive than large water features. Making the forms …