4 Home DIY Projects Worth Taking the Time For

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Home DIY projects of all kinds can be incredibly thrilling and fulfilling. If you’re looking for DIY project ideas that can do wonders for your residence, there are many out there simply waiting for you. It’s critical to focus your energy on home improvement projects that can lead to exceptional results. Try Your Hand at Cabinet Painting Cabinets are undeniable focal points in kitchens. If you want to revamp your food preparation zone, then you should seriously consider painting its cabinets a fresh new color. Cabinet painting doesn’t take a lot of time or skill. You just need to give

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How to Remodel Your Home and Clean up Afterward

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Home remodeling can be an invigorating and interesting project. It’s undoubtedly one that calls for a lot of work and effort, however. It involves everything from comprehensive decision-making to extensive cleanup work and beyond. If you want your home remodeling process to go off without a hitch, then there are numerous convenient and effective cleanup options on hand for you. Work with a Home Renovation Company Professional contractors can offer you a property renovation experience that’s hassle-free, efficient and pleasant. Seasoned professionals can provide you with remodeling service that can accommodate any and all of your requests. Reputable professionals will

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Rope For Boating and Marine Use: What You Need to Know

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Anchors away – but, wait, what’s your anchor attached to? Rope is an important but often overlooked part of maritime activity, serving many functions. Most widely used for docking, anchoring, towing, and rigging, rope is an important member of any boat crew! That’s why it’s important to pick rope for anchors and general marine use that will do its duty. In the end, most boaters will generally use either Nylon rope or Polypropylene rope, depending on the size of their boat, weather conditions, and the activity they need it for of course. To learn about the best rope for boating

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How to Make a Home Security System

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Home Security System The home security system is an essential adaptation of modern time. With the passage of time, the general security system of homes becomes ordinary. There is need to bring something extra ordinary for a home security system. The proper home security system deals with proper monitoring operations of the home. It can be in the form of surveillance camera through set up the proper monitoring system for homes. In this way, it can help to deal with all major essentials of the home security system. The home security system is important for homes. Therefore, customization of home

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Stop Thieves from Stealing Gates without Welding

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When I set up my farm gate, the idea was to deter thieves, I knew I needed to weld a washer over the gate pin so the gate could not be lifted off the hinges, but I am not a good welder so I decided to wait. That was a bad decision, as thieves lifted the gate and stole a 16 foot trailer from my land.  They did this after taking the time to load full with construction materials and tools from my shipping container.  Tools that included two welders…. When I discovered it I had to figure out a

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Paintcrete Rabbit Hutch Part 1

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With the outhouse roof coming out well, I decided to jump into a larger paintcrete project.  I have wanted to get back into rabbit breeding, and have planned a paintcrete rabbit hutch for a few years, I just never go the gumption to actually do it. This project is a little different than my outhouse.  I am using better paint, less mortar mix, and sheets instead of window screen. I already had the nails and the mortar mix, but the wood and paint cost me $53.00 at Lowe’s.  The sheets were a few dollars at the good will, so this

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Update on Latex Cement Roof

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I wanted to give a quick update on the latex cement for my Outhouse roof.  It has dried and is in good shape.  It can’t quite hold my weight, but it does hold the kid’s weight well. There is some flexibility with the strength, which was expected.  It is light enough that two people can easily place it on the outhouse structure. Using thick mortar mix worked well.  It did not drip through the screen like my wife expected it to.  I did use a lot of mortar and a fair bit of paint.  However, it was not so much

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How to Warm your House During Winter Without Spending a Fortune

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For some reason, the electricity bills seem to hit a record high as temperatures inch down. This leaves a large number of families shivering through winter dreading their next electricity bills. But warming your house during winter can be easier than most people think. In fact, it doesn’t have to revolve around energy-intensive warming. If you are looking to warm your indoor spaces, we have compiled a list of some practical and affordable tips on how to warm your house during winter without spending a fortune 1) Use your curtains This may come as a no-brainer suggestion but it surely

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5 Home Improvement Projects You Should Tackle Now

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The same old look can get boring for the eyes. Upgrades and updates are essential every once in a while. So, while your computer is getting an upgrade and you also plan a wardrobe update for spring, don’t leave your home behind. Home improvement projects will only add to your comfort. Another encouraging plus point is that the invested amount goes directly into the house by enhancing its value. 75 to 80 cents of all that you are going to spend on these projects go back to your home. Also, Doing It Yourself is a good means to move your

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How to Make Your Water Heater More Efficient

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It is estimated that your water heater accounts 18 percent of your energy bill. You can save money on your energy bill by making your water heater more energy efficient. There are many things that you can do to make your water heater more efficient. Lower the Temperature Most water heaters are pre-set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You will be able to save 3 to 5 percent on your energy bill by reducing the temperature on your water heater by 10 degrees. You can also reduce the risk of scalding by lowering the water temperature. Insulate Your Water Heater If

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Latex Cement Roof Experiment (Outhouse Build) Part 1

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  I need an outhouse at the land if I am ever going to have workshops and classes. Additionally I have been wanting to find a cheap and durable roofing material.  I have lots of plans for domes that defy traditional construction.   I decided to build an outhouse and perform a Latex Cement Roof Experiment to kill two birds with one cheap stone. I first learned about latex roofs while researching ferrocement.  I still like ferrocement as a building material, but this particular technique is a little better suited to roofs.  The Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Notre

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An Intro to Homestead Water Sources

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Securing an off-grid water source is a top priority. You can live comfortably on your property without electricity, but living without water is a different story. Everyone wants to have the convenience and security of a water source on your property. If you’re just beginning your research, here is an outline of the most popular water sources for homesteading. Dig a well Digging a well can provide a sustainable, off-grid water source … in the right circumstances. Unfortunately, it’s not practical to dig a well everywhere. In some places, you can throw a stone and be guaranteed to hit a

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Guest Post: Building and Construction: Should You DIY?

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Should you DIY your own home? Understand that wanting to do something and actually doing it are two different things. And there’s also a question of whether you can honestly do something well, if you do manage to do it. Sometimes the stakes are low, and even if you completely mess up, the experience is a fun one. But when it comes to building, construction and home improvement, doing something incorrectly can not only be costly and frustrating, but also potentially dangerous. That’s not to say that all DIY is bad. There are plenty of perks to doing-it-yourself. You can

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Book Review: Alternative Energy DVD

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Alternative Energy DVD is $5.00 with free Shipping This Alternative Energy DVD contains manuals, plans, information, and DIY projects for sustainable alternative energy production. This disk is organized and professionally compiled. Insert the disk, and select the files from its listing – by subject and type. Easy to find material, and not a bunch of […]

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Tips on Purchasing and Maintaining a Chain Saw

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A chain saw should be durable. A chain saw that is not durable will likely not lead you towards success when you are trying to improve the look of your yard, a yard can make a difference when you are trying to sell a home or a property. When Purchasing a Chain Saw it is […]

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ESI HN03 Bullet Camera SD Card Install

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In this video I show a ESI HN03 Bullet Camera SD Card Install, I am not pleased that I have to take the camera apart and add a mini SD card to make my camera record.  You would think that a security camera would come ready to work. At lease it was not hard. All […]

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Gear Review: Wireless Doorbell Home Kit With Over 50 Chimes

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hhh I needed a wireless doorbell to put down by the gate at my land.  Since this one says it will transmit up to 900 feet line of site or 200-700 feet normally and I am only about 150 feet from gate to shipping container I thought this may work. Of course, that 150 feet […]

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Preparing Your Home for an Earthquake

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Compared to other natural disasters like hurricanes and fires, earthquakes strike without warning anywhere in the world. There’s no telling when they’ll happen and most of the time, they bring extensive damage. Being prepared is always the smart move once you feel the earth shaking. Your own home itself can become a danger to you […]

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Mobile Home Demolition

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The Mobile Home Demolition was not as hard as I thought it would be, of course it was messy, tiring, and seemingly never ending.  Once we figured out a system the process went much faster. First we used the backhoe to smash down the walls, and then used the truck and a chain to pull […]

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Recovering a Trailer with a Stump Puller Pipe

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I really want to build a reciprocal roof pavilion at the land. I think that it will give me lots of usable space, shade, and a great place to give classes and hang out. My problem is that information on building a roof like this is hard to find on the internet. I get that […]

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Making a Stump Puller Pipe

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In this article I will show making a stump puller pipe.  There isn’t much on the internet on doing this, but the technique is pretty old.  The problem with pulling stumps is that they are set to resist lateral pressure from pulling them sideways.  They (and those old cedar posts) come out much easier if […]

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Wire Fence Salvage Tip

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I used this Wire Fence Salvage Tip as I removed 5 line goat fencing from a 30 acre farm.  It was cross fenced extensively, and had posts with 5 lines of electric fence up both sides of a very long driveway. The electric extension cord holders I used look just like the one shown, but […]

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Building a Sawmill Trailer out of a Boat Trailer

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In this post I will share three videos detailing how I turned a cheap boat trailer off of Craigslist into a portable sawmill trailer.  It was not a hard project but it did take a lot of time to think and I had to change my plans several times during the project. This project lends […]

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Burning Stumps with Thermite

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I wanted to burn a stump with some thermite – so I had to make some. What is Thermite? Thermite is a pyrotechnic composition consisting of metal powder and a metal oxide Normally this is aluminum and iron oxide. Correctly used, it is not explosive, but the extremely high temperatures is dangerous. Thermite is used […]

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Attaching Beams to Shipping Container Corners

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As I have talked about earlier I have a thief problem at the land.  In this post I am Attaching Beams to Shipping Container Corners so I can add a palisade style gate between the two boxes so I can fence the area between them in. Since I have 2 40 foot boxes, and they […]

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Framing a Wall in a Shipping Container

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This post shows how I went about simply framing a wall in a shipping container.  I needed to build a room in the back of the shipping container that I can insulate and cool so that I won’t get heat stroke working out at the land in the summer. Framing a Wall in a Shipping […]

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New Fence as a Thief Deterrent

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After having a lot of small stuff stolen from the land, the thieves graduated to taking something of real value. My dad’s commercial grade backpack blower came up missing when he left the land for the day. Hopefully the new gate will make it harder. Now they have to either come from the neighbor’s place […]

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