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How To Understand The Best Use Of Gigabit Routers And Switches For Your Home Network

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    If you are like most people you have a variety of devices in your home that you want to connect to the internet and also connect to each other. There are many different methods for doing this from WiFi to Fiber Optic Devices but it can get a little confusing when you are trying to layout your network in the most efficient way.

    In this How To we will talk about the best practices of laying …

    How To Know If Bulk Wood Mulch Is Ok For Your Garden

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      If your garden uses a large amount of Mulch around trees and near vegetables you probably have thought about having a bulk delivery of Mulch to reduce costs and to ease with the install but there are some things you should know before you jump right in and cover your garden with mulch.

      In our gardens there are two primary areas: The vegetable garden and the rest of the yard.

      Vegetable gardens must have extreme care when …

      How To Save Money And Get Better Tools By Buying Remanufactured Tools

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        Whenever I am talking with someone that has decided to take on their first large project the eventual question of what type of saw or drill should I purchase comes up. Most of the time this person has never worked with tools of a professional quality and they want to buy something that will last them a lifetime.

        Unfortunately all tools will break and whether you can fix them or not will depend on the manufacturer’s …

        How To Buy A Used Car From A Car Rental Company

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          A friend asks about purchasing a new vehicle that they saw listed with one of the national car rental chains and is wondering why the price is so low in relation to other dealers and private sales. So, this is something that almost everyone goes through. You might get a notice from your bank or another organization that you deal with that your local car rental company is offering some used cars that you should …

          How To Deal With Floor Joists That Need To Be Cut Or Moved For Plumbing

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            One of our friends asks about a bathroom remodel they are doing and while replacing their toilet the installation of the new waste line means they need to cut into a joist more than they should. When doing this you will be weakening the structure around an important area that needs to carry some weight. He wants to know what the best way to handle this is.

            Its always disappointing when you run into this type …

            How To Repair A Heaving Foundation Wall With Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Strips

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              From time to time we get questions about how to repair a foundation wall that is failing. Sometimes the wall is cracking because of settling and other times it is collapsing in on the basement because of water pressure in the dirt that surrounds the foundation. Unfortunately in some areas with clay soil where moisture is a very big problem you will find that a concrete block wall will fail and sometimes a poured foundation …

              How To Pick Between Gloss, Eggshell And Matte Surfaces For Durability

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                One of our friends asks about the durability of paint and surface coatings and what topcoat is best for durability. This is a situation that most of us go through when we are considering repainting our homes. Whether we are doing a full repaint or just working on accent pieces we want a surface that looks good and will last a long time.

                The basic rule of thumb for any paint or coating is that glossy …

                How To Match All Your Door Locks To One Key

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                  A Friend asks how can he match all the locks to his exterior doors to one key. He has a situation where he needs to replace the lockset on his back door and wants to do the upgrade now while he is working on the door.

                  The easiest way to have all of your locks and deadbolts match a single key is when you are purchasing them. Manufactures understand that home owners want a single key …

                  How To Building Stairs And Installing Handrails To Code Standards

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                    A friend is asking about a rental property he just purchased from a VA Auction and is intending to rent out for a few years until he retires and moves to this location when he is older.

                    Right now he is using it as a vacation home and is in the process of preparing it for rental. When he moved in the home was inspected and found compliant with Veterans Administration Standards but he is having …

                    How To Mix Android TV And Antenna Stations

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                      There are a lot of people that are cutting the cord to save money on their cable television bill and manufacturers are starting to take notice in an important way.

                      Previously if you wanted to watch Antenna TV and also make use of the Internet for shows you can’t get or specialty networks like HBO you had to use separate inputs on your television and you had to go through a number of menus just to …