All posts tagged "tools"
How To Select Windows For Your Home
Fenestration is a term primarily used by architects and other home building industry professionals when referring to the design and position of elements in the home that yield natural light and fresh air. Most of us prefer...
- Posted August 11, 2015
Tips For Your Home Before You Go On Vacation!
A vacation away from home is an event that almost everyone looks forward to. A week in the mountains or some island paradise can provide a great change of pace and is often just what is needed...
- Posted July 26, 2015
What You Need To Know About Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It’s tasteless, it’s odorless, it’s colorless and, what’s worse, it’s the number one cause of accidental poisoning deaths in America. It’s carbon monoxide, a highly poisonous gas formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon. It is present...
- Posted July 23, 2015
Tricks For Nailing Your Home Improvement Projects
Nailing may not be an exact science, but knowing a few tricks can certainly make light work of an otherwise difficult building task. There are three basic types of nailing. Face-nailing, end-nailing and toenailing. Face nailing is...
- Posted July 20, 2015
Everything About Electrical Tools
One of us is a pretty accomplished electrician having done everything from installing an electrical outlet to changing the main electrical service to a home. On the other hand, the other of us is far handier with...
- Posted July 18, 2015
Screwdriver Tips — Literally!
It will never cease to amaze us how the simplest of functions can be so completely misunderstood. Take turning a screw for example. What we always hear is that we should use the right size tool for...
- Posted July 15, 2015
Everything About Sawhorses
Our first gainful adult experience with construction was as ditch diggers and construction laborers. It is the proverbial “bottom of the totem pole” in the residential carpentry/construction trade. It was good experience and made us appreciate what...
- Posted July 15, 2015
Maintaining A Well Ventilated Attic
How does the notion of lowering your utility bill, improving your home’s comfort, cutting down on moisture and mildew, preventing an ice dam and/or a roof leak and extending the life of your roof sound? Solving any...
- Posted July 13, 2015
Getting A Green Garden — Greenly!
A few bucks and a weekend or two of fun in the sun and you can easily improve your yard’s appearance and make it greener and in a “greener” way as well. You may want to rethink...
- Posted July 10, 2015
Tools: Recharging Batteries for Cordless Tools
Our dad loved to work with his hands. He especially loved woodworking projects. Dad’s favorite place was his workshop. We knew it simply and affectionately as “the shop.” Dad’s shop was chock full of really neat things....
- Posted July 7, 2015