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  • Toilet 101: Replacing A Worn Or Broken Handle


    By and large, toilets don't require a whole lot of maintenance. Yet over the years, certain problems can develop--especially where the handle is concerned. If you have a toilet handle that is broken, rusty, or damaged in some other way that necessitates replacement, read on. This article will guide you through the process of installing a new handle. Prep Work The first thing you'll need to do is take off the lid of your toilet's tank.
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  • Swimming Upstream -- 5 Ways To Build A Beautiful Pool On A Slope


    Do you want a swimming pool but don't think you can have one because of your sloped yard? There's good news! You can often have that dream pool with a little creative adjustment for your particular terrain situation. Here are 5 ways to do it. Grading.  If your yard is uneven or has a gentle slope, it can often be graded to create a flat area. A landscaper or general contractor may be able to flatten the uneven parts and ensure that your pool space has proper drainage.
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  • Got Junk? 3 Things Junk Companies Do That You May Not Know About


    If you have a lot of junk sitting around, it is much easier to contact a junk removal company to take it away for you than trying to do it yourself. You may not realize it, but many junk companies offer many other services to their customers. Below are three of these services. Items That Can Still Be Used You have probably heard the saying "one man's trash is another man's treasure.
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  • How To Paint Ceilings With Ease


    Painting interior walls is usually one of the easiest home improvement jobs you can do. If you have a home with textured drywall, it is a project that you can do even if you have little training. That is not to say that the job does not require a fair bit of patience, physical effort and time. One of the hardest parts of painting interiors is doing the ceilings. Painting the ceilings, can be stressful on your body, especially your neck and arms.
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  • Holiday Decorating Ideas For Your Overhead Garage Door


    Garage doors are like big, blank canvasses that can be decorated in any way you want at the holidays. Garland, ribbon, wreaths and lights are excellent decorations that will make your garage door more festive at this joyful time of year. When decorating, it's important to follow certain precautions that will ensure your garage door is not damaged during the process. These tips will help you decorate your garage door safely, without causing mechanical problems.
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  • The Most Likely Suspects: Finding That Leak In Your Roof


    It can drive you crazy when you know that water is leaking through your roof somehow, but you have no idea how. You might notice damp carpet spreading out from no easily identifiable point, for example. Here are some of the more probable suspects that are letting you down and allowing water into your sacred abode, including how to check each one in turn. Chimney Anything that goes through your roof is a likely candidate for hosting a leak, and if your house has a chimney, this is one of the first places you should check if you're stumped.
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  • 2 Tips For Glass Storefront Doors


    A glass door creates a welcoming entry for customers, but it is higher maintenance than other door options. To ensure that the door performs well while also providing sufficient security is a must for any small business owner. The following tips can help you maintain the storefront door and protect it from harm.  Tip #1: Strength Matters Glass doors are typically made of a shatterproof glass, but this doesn't mean that they can't be shattered.
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  • How To Install An Outdoor Electrical Outlet


    Having an outdoor electrical outlet can be convenient for a lot of reasons. It can allow you to run your electric powered lawn mower, weed whacker or leaf blower. It can allow you to plug in your vacuum cleaner to clean out your car with. If you find yourself running an extension cord out of your house to do these tasks, you need to install an outdoor electrical outlet. If you have an intermediate knowledge of electrical principles and installation as well as access to specialized tools, you can install an outdoor electrical outlet on your own by following the directions below.
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  • 5 Ways To Design Fire Safety Into Your Remodeled Kitchen


    If you're planning to remodel the kitchen, safety may not be on your wish list—but it should be. Over 150,000 cooking related fires happen in the US every year. In fact, the kitchen is the source of 40 percent of home fires. The majority of kitchen fires begin on the range. Unattended cooking, neglected food, spilled oil, and dishtowels left too close to the stove are all possible sources of ignition.
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  • Important Factors When Choosing Vinyl Siding Colors


    Your home is by far one of the biggest investments you may ever make. When it comes to the curb appeal, there are a lot of ways you can change it up. The easiest way to change up the appearance of your home is by changing the exterior. Vinyl siding is a great option for those who are looking for an easy to maintain exterior. It offers many benefits that homeowners can enjoy.
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