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How To Determine The Amount Of Wire Mesh You Will Need For A New Garden

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Whether you are a contractor adding a garden for a client or a potential homesteader trying gardening for the first time, you may be surprised by how helpful basic wire mesh can be in the garden. Below is an outline of some of the basic uses of wire mesh and the amount you will need to start a small garden in a 10’ by 16’ plot.  Miniature Greenhouses  You can start the planting season up to a month earlier if you use a miniature greenhouse to help keep frost from harming delicate seedlings in your garden. Read More»

How To Choose Between Window And Central Air Conditioning

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When you are buying a new home, choosing the right type of air conditioning is one of the most important things you can do to make sure you will be comfortable indoors. While central air conditioners are by far the most popular choice for large, multi-story homes, you may find yourself wondering if window units would be a better choice if you will have a smaller home. Here is a comparison of window air conditioners and central air to help you make the best choice for your home. Read More»

Choosing Foot Wear For Protection Against Falling In A Work Environment

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In the United States, ensuring that employees work in a safe environment is under the jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA has issued regulations mandating that work shoes possess puncture-resistance and crush-resistance in the toes, as well as other safety-related specifications. Surprisingly, the standardsfor work footwear as specified by OSHA do not have much to say about shoes and their fall-resistance characteristics. Despite the lack of formal specifications, shoes used in a work environment should meet certain criteria to protect their wearers from potential falls. Read More»

During A Storm: 3 Tips For Heating Your Home Without Electricity

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As a homeowner, you most likely understand the stress involved in heating your home through the winter months. With extreme temperatures and heavy winter precipitation affecting a large portion of the world through the winter, you are probably seeing a large increase in your heating bills. Although necessary for your family’s comfort, heating your home can be very costly through the intense winter season. Unfortunately, the Blizzard of 2015 is causing vehicle accidents and power outages all across the east coast. Read More»

Stop Leaks With Proper Window Installation

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Air leaks in your home are the death of your HVAC system’s efficiency. Unfortunately, windows are a common source of leaks. You can mitigate some of this risk by installing the window properly in the first place. If you have that, doing your regular maintenance will successfully keep your home as efficient as possible. Prep The Wall The key to getting a good seal on vinyl windows is to prep the opening properly. Read More»