How To Understand Contractor Liability Insurance And Homeowner Responsibility

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    If you are looking to hire a contractor to work on your property there are some precautions that you should take before signing any contract and committing to having them perform the work. Simply because a contractor hands you a piece of paper that they want you to sign doesn’t mean that you have to agree to it. It may mean that they won’t perform the work if you don’t agree to all of …

    How To Setup A Media Server For Your Home

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      If you are someone that records TV off of Antenna or Cable or maybe you are someone that takes a lot of video on your phone and you need a central place to store it so all of your devices can access the content and offload for storage then you should consider setting up a media server in your home.

      In our home we have the ability to access our NAS server from each of …

      How To Pick The Right Door Latch Or Bolt For Your Doors

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        If you are shopping for replacement door knobs or if you are repairing your door locking mechanisms you should know that there are four different types of internal latches that you can purchase.

        The first one is a Spring Latch and this is the normal type of latch used in your interior doors. They work with closet doors that you do not lock and they also work with bedroom doors that do lock. The difference …

        How To Finish The Inside Of Your Shed To Make It A Workshop

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          A friend of ours just purchased a new premade shed at a large warehouse store and they are thinking of using it as a woodworking work area. Yes I asked the same question if you are able to do woodworking why didn’t you build the shed yourself. I never got an answer to that.

          They are now considering putting in a Air Conditioner and doing some woodworking in the shed. You know how it works …

          How To Pick A Good Property For Your Off Grid Homestead

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            There are a lot of people that are becoming interested in Homestead Living where you get away from the City and you live life out on your own. There are good and bad points about this type of lifestyle and before you jump in you should understand all of the resources and skills you will need so your experience is a good one.

            The most important part of Homestead Living is finding a piece of …

            How To React Quickly To A Water Or Gas Leak In Your Home

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              A friend just went through a situation where their Gas Hot Water Heater decided to spring a leak in the middle of the night and they were in a slight panic while trying to get the situation under control. I thought this might be a good time to go over what you should do if you find you have a leak of some type whether gas or water in your home.

              The first thing that …

              How To Set Valve Lash On Hydraulic And Solid Lifter Engines

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                One of the things that many home mechanics run into that can be a little confusing the first time you do it is setting Valve Lash on Solid or Hydraulic Lifter Engines.

                There are a variety of reasons that you might want to check or set your Valve Lash and that can be when you are rebuilding or repairing your engine. Maybe you are changing your camshaft or maybe you just want to do a …

                How To How Low Can You Set Your Thermostat And Be Safe In The Winter?

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         winter comes around the dreaded sound of your furnace kicking in and costing you money is something many of us experience. When temperatures get very cold it can even be difficult to keep your home warm with the heater running constantly. Unfortunately this can rack up some big bills. This often has people fighting to keep the home cold to save money.

                  This can often lead to people trying to heat their home with …

                  How To Buy A Computer Monitor

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                    There are many as many decisions as options when buying a monitor for your computer today but the decision comes down to one situation are you buying a monitor because you need one or are you upgrading what you have to something better. I say this because many of your decisions will be made based on the hardware you have and the upgrades or new purchases you plan. If you are outfitting the family …

                    How To Plan For A Connected Grid Solar House Install

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                      Many people are interested in solar for their homes and some people want to be able to sell electricity back to the electric company to offset the cost of the install. Unfortunately costs of solar in residential projects is still pretty high. The payback can be decades and about the time that you are coming close to breaking even so you have free electric for your home you find that the solar panels …

                      How To Get A Great Lawn With Sod Or Hydroseeding

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                        One of our Canadian friends is asking about a new lot home that has just been finished. It was an owner built with some contractors to provide help and now he is at the point where he needs a nice yard.

                        He has been asking around about the costs of putting in a sod lawn and we also wanted to talk with him about the options of Hydroseeding. His main concern is the cost of …

                        How To Repair A Window Sill On An Antique Home That Has Settling Problems

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                          One of our friends writes and asks about a historic home that they have recently purchased that has some problems around one of their windows. The window has actually been replaced and it is functioning but the sill of the window / bottom window ledge is sagging pretty bad. A few professionals had the chance to look at the problem when he was making the purchase and didn’t believe it was something that was …