• Kick Drainage To The Curb

    21 October 2015

    Huge puddles are a pain. You know, the ones that make you wonder if your car is just going to float as you drive through them. Or the ones that flood your yard, turning your lawn into one big swamp. When building a home or place of business, there are a few things you can do to ensure that rainwater is properly drained so that it doesn't damage your property. 

  • 3 Important Phases In The Steel Fabrication Process

    8 October 2015

    A huge advantage in the construction of steel-framed buildings is the ability to prefabricate components. Yet many people fail to understand the various operations of steel fabrication. Whether you work in the construction industry or are simply curious about modern metalworking, read on. This article will outline three important phases of the steel fabrication process.  Surface cleaning Surface cleaning is generally the first operation to occur on a newly milled piece of steel.

  • Four Steps To Creating A Toddler-Friendly Kitchen For Your Family

    22 September 2015

    Cooking can be a wonderful activity to share with your children, making it a great idea to start getting them involved in the kitchen as early as possible. Getting your child familiar with the kitchen as a toddler may seem like a challenge due to their age and safety concerns, but there are several ways to get them in the kitchen without risk of injury. Undergoing a small remodeling in your kitchen can help get the room into shape and ensure that your toddler can begin to use the kitchen with your help for creating some fun and tasty meals together.

  • The Pros And Cons Of Spray Foam Insulation

    4 September 2015

    It's important to properly insulate your house, as this can play a big role in limiting heating and cooling costs and result in potential cost savings over time. One relatively popular option for insulation in the United States is spray foam insulation. Before having spray foam insulation installed, however, it's a good idea to understand the pros and cons associated with it. Pro: Very Good Insulator Spray foam, especially closed cell spray foam, is a very efficient insulator with a high R-value.

  • Locked Out? How To Use Smartphone Apps To Open And Start Your Car

    18 August 2015

    When you're locked out of your car, time is of the essence. While waiting 15 minutes for a locksmith to show up isn't going to put you extremely behind schedule, you also have to factor in the amount of time it takes for the locksmith to do their job. Every minute that you spend waiting for a locksmith to unlock your car, pull your ignition and make a new key is another minute wasted.

  • How To Test, Remove And Replace A Thermocouple In A Furnace

    29 July 2015

    The middle of summer might not seem like a time to think about your furnace, but summer will soon give way to the colder air of autumn and winter when a working furnace is needed to keep warm. You should fire up your furnace for a few minutes while it is warm outside to make sure everything is in good working order. If the pilot light isn't staying on and the burners don't light when testing the furnace, you could have a bad thermocouple.

  • Helpful Tools And Supplies For Home Electrical Projects

    21 July 2015

    The average homeowner doesn't need an entire arsenal of tools and supplies for minor electrical work, but there are some that are helpful for all electrical work. These include the following: Wire cutter/stripper This is a most useful tool for any wiring work. The wire cutter portion of the tool is located at the hinge point of the blades and can cut a sheath of three heavy gauge wires cleanly and almost effortlessly.