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Feb 18

Roof Service For the Important Part of the House

Soffit and trim work

It is one of the most important parts of the house, as it protects against the elements, shields out rain, prevents water damage, stops twigs and branches, and generally provides a barrier between the house and the outside world. It is tough to repair, often requiring a professional, but can last a great deal of time. It is called the roof.

The roof is a part of the house that is both expensive and important. A roof takes time to build, sometimes a few weeks, sometimes a few days, but there are things a person has to get before working on the roof. This includes the shingles, a staple gun, nails and a hammer, and other products.

A roof costs money to build, sometimes thousands of dollars, and is a fairly dangerous job as well, because someone could slip off the wooden planks that make up the ba

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Feb 18

All About Gravel, Stone, and Rocks For Landscaping

What is washed gravel

Are you interested in gravel and stone? Have you ever wondered what drainage gravel is, or what types of landscaping rocks there are? What makes gravel washed? Read on to learn more about gravel, rocks, and other stones for landscaping use.

  1. Consider pea gravel for inexpensive projects. Pea gravel is so named for its size, although in reality it comes in a couple different sizes. Pea gravel gets used frequently on pathways, but also as filling in between flagstone. It?s easy to find and usually comes in brown and white color mixes. It can migrate pretty easily, though, as you?ll find when you try to mow the lawn anywhere near it.
  2. River rock can b

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Feb 18

Air Compressors Useful for Many Issues

Air compressor pipes

There are some statistics worth noting about air compression systems and the type of work they do in households. They are:

  • Compressed-air system leaks can be costly; an 1/8 inch diameter hole in a 100 psi system can cost you more than $1,200 per year in wasted energy.
  • Energy audits suggest that over 50% of compressed air systems at small to medium sized industrial facilities have low-cost energy conservation opportunities.
  • If pressure loss is greater than 10%, evaluate your distribution system and identify areas causing excessive pressure drops.
  • Artificial demand is created when an end use is supplied air pressure higher than required for the application. If an application requires 50 psi but is supplied 90 psi, excess compressed air is used.
  • If your compressed

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Feb 18

Septic Tanks How They Work

Septic tank repair

The septic tank. It is a tool used by many people where they have no access to municipality or county water sources. The septic tank takes this issue into its own hands with a complex scientific system that is designed to break down waste and return it to the fields where it can be reused as fuel for plants.

Plumbing, or indoor plumbing, was originally started in the Indus Valley Civilization. This civilization was the first to put together a system of pipes and latrines in houses. In the case of one city, people deposited their refuse into a bathroom pipe that emptied into larger pipes in the city. The whole mess was washed away with the rainfall.

Since then, people have been grappling with what to do with waste. This has actually gone on since the start of civilization. Large groups of people c

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Feb 18

Paint The Good and the Bad

What can i use on my hardwoods

People paint their walls. They paint their walls many different colors. They may be expecting a baby and want to paint their walls either blue or pink, though some use gender neutral colors. People may be repainting walls to increase the resale value of a home by making them look more attractive for potential buyers.

Still others may be looking to make their guest’s stay more palatable by removing the harsh coloring of some walls. These are all reasons why someone would want to change the paint color of their walls. There are many other reasons as well. There are some statistics that go into painting walls and the type of equipment used. They are:

  • Participants spent six full work days in an environmentally-controlled office space at the TIEQ lab. VOC levels were reduced to 50 micr

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