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Category "Do-it-yourself & Construction"

A guide to using an air nail gun

A guide to using an air nail gun

Air nail guns, also called as pneumatic nailers, utilises compressed air to drive nails into wood or lumber. There are various kinds of air nail guns, which includes wide-crown staplers, brad nailers, trim nailers and framing nailers. When using these types of power tools, safety should be of primary consideration. Read this article to learn more.
How to trim a door to size

How to trim a door to size

Doors can get old. They can develop holes from being kicked, no longer function as they should, or you may just decide to replace the hollow core door with a solid door. Unless you have a house with a standard door size, you will probably have to trim the new door down to size. This is something that you can do yourself with some tools you may already have in your workshop.
How to install oven elements

How to install oven elements

Ovens have been with us, in some form or another, since ancient Greece. In the Middle Ages, brick and mortar ovens add more control to a process, both the fire and resulting smoke. It was not until cast iron ovens that they began to take on a shape more similar to the ovens of today. Electric ovens grew popular in the '30s and '40s, allowing people an alternative to wood-fired and cooker which uses gas. One drawback with electric ovens is that the element might have to be replaced. Fortunately, this is something you can do yourself.
How to fit laminate underlay

How to fit laminate underlay

When you buy laminate flooring, the first consideration before you begin fitting it is your underlay and what type of underlay to use. The preparation of your sub-floor is the most important step to ensure the laminate flooring will serve its purpose for many years to come. By following the guide below, you should learn how to fit laminate underlay correctly.
How to do plumbing yourself?

How to do plumbing yourself?

If you have had to call in a plumber to make an emergency repair or stop a leak, you will already be aware of the high costs involved. By learning some basic plumbing techniques, you may not learn how to be a plumber but you will be confident enough to stop any future leaks through your DIY plumbing. Read the guide below to learn how to do this for yourself.
How to combat house mold

How to combat house mold

House mold not only looks bad but it also causes many health problems, such as allergies, colds, and breathing problems. Mold grows best in humid and damp areas in a home, and will continue to grow unless it is taken care of. Once removed, measures must be taken to prevent house mold from coming back. Here are some tips on how to combat house mold in your home.
A buyer's guide to scaffold towers

A buyer's guide to scaffold towers

Scaffolding is something, that has been in use since ancient Egypt if not before. Certainly, scaffold towers of some kind, were used in the construction of the great pyramids in Egypt, as well as in China when building the Great Wall. This article will give an overview of scaffold towers.
A guide to choosing the right sanding pads

A guide to choosing the right sanding pads

A sanding pad or a sanding disc consists of abrasive grain particles that are embedded on various type of backing materials like non-woven or woven cloth material, fibre, film or paper. The factors for choosing abrasive pads vary widely based on the abrasive material as well as on the purpose or application of the sanding pad. This article provides a guide to choosing the right sanding pads.
A review of the Northern tool and equipment company

A review of the Northern tool and equipment company

Northern Tool and Equipment Company is based in Burnsville, Minnesota, and was founded by Donald L. Kotula in 1980. The website describes the company as family-run, and lists as its core values: "Know your customer. Provide Value. Act with integrity. Empower the individual. Be entrepreneurial. Have Fun." From a small, mail order company, Northern Tool and Equipment Company has expanded into a successful one with customers world-wide.
The benefits of torsion springs

The benefits of torsion springs

Torsion springs refer to a type of vehicle suspension which uses a bar rather than a coil spring to bear the weight of the vehicle and its load. It is mainly used on larger vehicles like trucks and sports utility vehicles. In order to compensate for the difference in the weight of different types of vehicles, the spring manufacturer usually adjusts the ride height by changing the torsion bar.
How to build a fireplace?

How to build a fireplace?

What comes to your mind when you feel cold on those snowy, windy winter days? Do you think of building a fireplace at the corner of your house? However, there are two types of fireplaces-outdoor and indoor. Hence, the choice is entirely yours in the selection of either of them.
A guide to installing a rod iron fence

A guide to installing a rod iron fence

The installation of a rod iron fence can be a time-consuming challenge for most home owners. Individuals who choose to forego getting the services of a professional installer or carpenter have a few factors to consider. You need to check the design, local regulations and the tools required before getting on with the actual installation process. This article provides you with a guide to installing a rod iron fence.
Where to buy wholesale flooring

Where to buy wholesale flooring

Flooring is an important aspect while building or refurbishing your home. Getting it at a cheap price and at the quality you like is what everybody asks for. There are many channels to buy flooring products at great prices. So, you shouldn't be demotivated after learning about some expensive flooring because you can find the right deal if you look in the right direction.
A guide to floor tile installation

A guide to floor tile installation

Floor tiles come in handy sizes which make them a favourite flooring material for DIY projects. Saving labour costs by installing a floor on your own can make the tile floor a cheap floor option and can be a rewarding experience. Here is a guide to floor tile installation for information on material and tool requirements, sub-floor preparation, reference mapping and tile fixing tips.
How to remove black mold?

How to remove black mold?

The problem of mold can stick to your home forever if it is not treated as soon as possible. Treating mould needs proper knowledge. This article will tell you the causes of mold, how to remove black mould and tips of keep your home free from it.