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How to install a wireless window alarm

How to install a wireless window alarm

A wireless windows alarm sensor is designed to register a disturbance when its companion sensor plate is no longer making contact. You can install window sensors to use with a wireless burglar alarm without the need for any extra wires or special tools. A tool common to most homes is all that is needed, along with the wood screws which come with the window sensor when it is purchased from a hardware store or security store supplier.
How to fit a corner shower shelf onto tiles

How to fit a corner shower shelf onto tiles

Showers are not the easiest place to store things, and you may often find the shower floor is littered with shampoos, soaps and razors. This is when it is time to install some shower shelving to store all your goods. Bathroom shelving units can come in many guises including corner glass shelves and chrome shelves, but this article is going to focus on how to put up a marble shelf.
Compare the prices of floor polishing machines in the UK

Compare the prices of floor polishing machines in the UK

If the floor is looking a bit dull, there is no need to call in a professional to come and polish it for you. All that you will need is a buffing machine and a few buffing pads. Use these after a good scrub and preparation, and you are all set. When it comes to floor care, it is important that you maintain your floor in such a way that it looks in good condition. However, over time, all floors will need a good polish.
Compare the prices of four-post lifts

Compare the prices of four-post lifts

A four-post car lift is a vehicle lift which is standing on four legs. The posts or the legs have adjustable heights. The four-post lift is one of the car lifts which is used as automotive lifts in almost any car workshop. Four-post lifts are often used as lift garage systems or as a garage car lift. Four-post lifts are quite common as alternative parking systems or portable car lifts.
Buying and fitting window clings

Buying and fitting window clings

Window clings are used on windowpanes, doors, skylights and similar components. You may install a piece of static cling to make the home or space more energy-efficient, to protect furniture or other items from the harmful rays of the sun or to add decorative effects. Homeowners can purchase clings from shops or make their own by obtaining a few essential materials.
MSC Industrial Supply Co.: The facts

MSC Industrial Supply Co.: The facts

Are you searching for metalworking tools and relative equipment? Are you wondering where you can find a metalworking distributor in the United Kingdom? In that case, you don’t have to spend your time visiting retail stores and browsing through hundreds of websites. Read the following article and find out all the interesting facts that you need to know about MSC Industrial Supply Co.
Where to buy a cordless nailer

Where to buy a cordless nailer

The search for "high velocity fastening systems" came about because of the need to repair damaged ships during the World War II. The early power nailers looked like guns with 0.22 calibre charges that provided the power. Pneumatic gun nailer patents were filed in the 1930s and 1940s. Bostitch filed a pneumatic stapler patent in 1955. Paslode filed a patent for a pneumatic tacker in 1959. This article explains where to buy a cordless nailer.
The benefits of mixer showers

The benefits of mixer showers

There has been an increasing emphasis on equipping the bathroom with features to enhance comfort and ensure safety. Mixer showers are one such feature which allow the convenience of mixing hot and cold water to desired requirements, preventing scalding accidents and offering wide features and range. Read further to appreciate the benefits of mixer showers.
How to install a mixer shower

How to install a mixer shower

Installing a mixer shower is not as complicated as it seems. There are no electrical connections to figure out, but a solid understanding of how mixer showers work is vital. Find out how a mixer shower operates and how you can install one as a DIY project.
A guide to restoration after water damage

A guide to restoration after water damage

Any structure that has fallen victim to water damage requires immediate attention, not only to save and possibly restore affected contents but to prevent the spread of water damage and mould formation. While some types of water damage may be minor in scope and remedied with self-help measures, more severe water damage may require professional intervention.
A beginner's guide to roof installation

A beginner's guide to roof installation

Roof installation of any type can generally be a large and costly project for a property owner, and a fair amount of self-education on the roofing processes is most beneficial. While it may not be feasible to become an expert on roof installation overnight, it is well within the grasp of the average person to acquire a layman's understanding.
Ceramic sink: The facts

Ceramic sink: The facts

Ceramic sinks have been in use since the 1800s. During that time, each "major city had a sanitation officer autonomously responsible for the ordering of pipes, basins, sinks, and decreeing sizes, styles etc." Due to this, the style of sink varied from region to region. Three major ceramic sink styles emerged: the Belfast sink, the French farmhouse sink, and commercial fire clay sinks introduced post 1920.
What are the benefits of rigid insulation?

What are the benefits of rigid insulation?

In times of rising energy costs, people are seeking ways in which to make their homes more efficient. With proper insulation, you are able to spend less to keep the house warm in winter and cooler in summer. Rigid foam is an effective insulation. It has a high R value and can act as an air barrier as well. It can be used in three ways. This article details the benefits of rigid insulation.
What are the advantages of an epoxy floor?

What are the advantages of an epoxy floor?

Epoxy comes from two Greek words or prefixes: "Epi" or upon and "oxy" which mean sharp or acidic. Thanks to a discovery made in 1900, a Russian chemist discovered that when peroxybenzoic acid reacts with olefins, they form epoxides. The formula improved in the 1930s and again in 1946. Epoxy has become "the most important product used as surface protection in marine and industrial applications." This article details the advantages of an epoxy floor.
How to paint the basement floor

How to paint the basement floor

Basements were used for storage by the ancient Persians, Hittites, and Phrygians. Ancient Greeks and Romans appreciated a basement and were willing to pay more for houses that had them, as they served as both storage and a way to stay cool. In the Renaissance, servants' quarters kitchen and laundry rooms, and now, basements are found in every home. This article provides a guide to painting the basement floor.