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  • Want A New Fence? 4 Things You Must Know Before You Dig

    Good fences make good neighbors, at least according to Robert Frost. And adding a good fence can make your life more enjoyable and your neighbors easier to get along with. But you need to do some preparation and planning before a single shovel hits the ground.  Here are 4 things you need to know before you start on a fence.    Know Your Goal Like any building project, a fence is a significant investment in time, money and energy.
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  • Look These 3 Places For Stud Welding

    You might not realize it, but stud welding can be found just about everywhere. The best part of all is that most people don't even realize it is there to begin with. Products that are commonly used in your everyday life contain stud welding. However, most people never stop to think about how the item was made or what causes it to function the way it does. To help you understand how stud welding is used, consider some of the following uses.
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  • Frozen In The Summer: How Too Much Cool Can Make Your Home Hot

    Air conditioning systems are a critical part of modern living, for better or for worse. People have become dependent on being cool on demand and may not be able to deal with a hot household for too long. Unfortunately, the desperate desire to get cool as quickly as possible can lead some people to damage their air conditioning systems by turning the temperature down too low during hot, humid days. To understand the problems this behavior creates, read on.
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  • Three Tips To Consider When Buying Power Tools

    New contractors can often get their start in the business by using hand-me-down tools, but when your business begins to grow and you find yourself busier, it's time to give your toolbox a makeover and treat yourself to some new gear. Correctly buying tools, whether you're a professional contractor or a weekend warrior who often finds him or herself getting called to friends' houses, isn't as simple as visiting a big box retailer and buying the house brand.
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  • Landscaping Tips For A Smaller Outdoor Space

    If you have a smaller yard or patio that you are hoping to landscape, making the most of this space is key. There are elements that landscapers (such as those from Randles Landscape & Design) can help you source to make a smaller outdoor space feel inviting and spacious. Here are four space saving ideas to keep in mind when it comes to landscaping a small outdoor area. 1. Focus on Your Needs
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  • 5 Tips To Keep Your Work Site Safe While A Crane Is In Use

    If you are lifting large or heavy objects on your construction site, you probably already know that a crane can be one of the most helpful pieces of equipment for the job. Although cranes can be handy, they can also be dangerous. Luckily, there are ways that you can help keep your work site safe while cranes are in use. 1. Hire a Crane Operator If no one who is working on your work site currently is certified to use a crane, then it's best to hire a crane operator temporarily to help with this project.
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  • 3 Signs Your AC Needs A Repair Soon

    No one likes that moment during the summer where the heat is simply unbearable. In fact, the only thing between you and scorching heat at that point is your air conditioning. However, if it's not working, it can't do anything to keep you cool. It can be difficult to tell when you need a repair, so consulting a professional is always the best course of action. Even so, there are some common signs that let you know it's definitely time for a repair:
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  • 2 Fire Hazards You Should Avoid During An Electrical Outage

    Electricity may have not always been a necessity, but in the modern home an electrical issue that causes an outage can make you feel like you are living in little more than a tent. While you are waiting on the residential electrician to arrive for repairs, you may be tempted to do a lot of things just to make your home feel more functional. While using a flashlight and firing up the grill out back is fine, there are definitely some things you could do that can put you and your family in danger.
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  • What To Know About Your Home's Oil Heating System

    If you have recently purchased a home that uses oil for its heating system, you may have some questions about how it works or what it will cost you.  As the majority of new homes built use electricity or natural gas, you may be unfamiliar with how oil functions. How Oil Heats Your Home In an oil heating system, the oil is kept in a tank, where it is saved until your thermostat detects that the house is at a lower temperature than desired.
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  • What To Do When Carpenter Bees Are Eating Your Log Home

    Log Home's are beautiful and strong. They are a great example of a house that can withstand years of weather and still look gorgeous. There is one problem: carpenter bees. These bees can wreck havoc on a log home and make it look like Swiss cheese. It's not just a cosmetic problem; it's a structural one. These bees will turn solid logs into hollowed out timber. It won't happen overnight, but if left alone, the bees will destroy the house.
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