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4 Great Gift Ideas For The New Welder In Your Family

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If one of your kids or spouse has just taken up welding as their new hobby, you can help further their interest in their new hobby this holiday season by buying them gifts that they can use. Here are four great gift ideas to get for someone who is new to welding. Make sure that you check and see what equipment they already have to ensure that your gifts are unique and something they can really use. Read More»

A Guide for Choosing Fencing for Your Tortoise or Turtle

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Tortoises and turtles can make excellent pets—and under the right conditions, they can live outdoors. Outdoor living is suitable for these reptiles; they can establish a more diverse and natural habitat in your yard than they ever could indoors. One of the most important aspects of building a successful tortoise enclosure is choosing the right fencing. Here are some considerations you should make as you design the best fence for turtles and tortoises. Read More»

Is Your HVAC Frozen? Get Answers To The Questions You May Have

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Believe it or not, but a frozen HVAC is a problem that is fairly common and can occur even during the summer months. But if you walk outside and notice ice on your HVAC system, you may have many questions, especially if this is your first time encountering this problem. Getting answers to the questions you have can help you to understand what causes the ice to build up, how to correct it and what can be done to prevent this problem from happening in the future. Read More»

3 Benefits You Will Enjoy When Switching To CD Welding

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Fastening two pieces of metal together can be accomplished through a variety of welding techniques. Deciding which type of welds to complete on your job site can be challenging, but taking the time to recognize the benefits that capacitor discharge (CD) welding provides will help you see the value of this welding technique. Here are three benefits that you will enjoy when you make the switch to CD welding in the future. Read More»

Simple Solutions To Create Shade Around A Sunny Patio

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Outdoor living adds appeal and value to your house, so focusing time and energy into your patio is a worthwhile investment. Unfortunately, if your patio receives an overabundance of sun, spending the day relaxing and entertaining outdoors can be uncomfortable. Adding shade around your patio will reduce your exposure to the sun, making your time outdoors more enjoyable. Of course, you may not know where to begin. Using these simple solutions, you can create shade around your sunny patio to make your outdoor space more appealing and comfortable. Read More»

2 Things To Consider When Selecting A Country Lot For Your New Home

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Are you getting ready to have your dream home built by a professional contractor? Do you have your floor plans all drawn up, and are you now just looking for the perfect country setting before giving the okay for your contractor to start work? If so, here are 2 things you should be aware of before agreeing to any land purchase in rural America. 1. Conservation Easements Conservation easements are parcels of land that are protected by the Nature Conservancy. Read More»

Gas Furnace Tips To Retain A Strong Pilot Flame

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If you have a natural gas furnace in your home, then you want to make sure that the pilot flame inside the heater burns strong. This flame is responsible for lighting the burner when gas is forced into this part of the system. The burner then heats air that is moved through your vents with the help of the blower. Without the pilot light, the rest of the heating system cannot work properly. Read More»

3 Solutions To Help Improve Well Water Supply And Quality On A Rural Property

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If you have a rural property or rely on a water well for your home, issues with water supplies and quality may be an issue that you have to deal with some time. There are things that you may want to do to ensure you have clean, potable water, like adding water collection and recycling grey water. You may also want to consider the installation of a water softener, filtration or purification system to ensure that your water supplies are clean. Read More»

How To Fix A Garage Door That Only Closes Partially

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If you have an automatic garage door opener connected to your garage, then you rely on the motor of the door as well as the various other moving parts so you can get your car out of your garage. While your garage door is likely to work quite well for some time, it will break down eventually. A typical garage door will last about 30 years, and the opener will last between 10 and 15 years. Read More»

4 Specialty Plumbing Tools That Streamline Your Workday

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When it comes to completing plumbing jobs, the clock starts ticking as soon as your clients pick up the phone. If you arrive onsite with a toolbox full of basic equipment, the requested repairs may take longer than expected. You can speed up the repair process by investing in a set of specialty plumbing tools that make quick work of previously tedious tasks. In addition to saving you time and effort, specialty tools ensure you do not cause any damage to the finish of plumbing fixtures you remove and install for your clients. Read More»