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How To Timber Frame Building And Cutting Your Own Lumber

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    One of the most expensive aspects of Timber Frame Building is the cost of the large dimension lumber that you need for construction. Not only is it expensive but the ability to purchase the materials will vary depending on where you are located. If you are considering building your own timber frame building and you have the resources in your area to cut your own or purchase raw logs for milling then you might …

    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 Adjust Your Riding Mower Deck Height And Level

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        A common problem that riding mower owners have is the deck height adjustment not providing the correct height for their lawn or a deck that is cutting out of level. It is pretty apparent when you have this problem and you will find it happens more on uneven ground but it will show up at all times when you are cutting. If you simply have a little scalping when you are cutting on a small …

        How To Buy a Good Set of Jack Stands for your Vehicle

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          If you are a home mechanic there may be times when you need to get under your car to make repairs and at those times you want to do it as safely as you can. A friend recently asked about the differences of Jack Stands and I thought I would share some of the advice I gave them.

          The first things you want to do when considering jack stands or car ramps for your garage is …

          How To Get The Best Repair Service For Your Nail Gun

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            A friend asks: My dad needs to get his nail gun repaired and he rather have a shop fix it than fix it himself. What is the best place to take it for repair?

            So this is a common question. Where do you go when your high dollar Nail Gun brakes. Well the first thing is if you don’t feel you are up to doing the work you should look into having a repair shop …

            How To Select the right wrenchs for your toolbox

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              When selecting a wrench set for your toolbox you have many options including the types and quality of wrenches to select from. The one thing to remember is that wrenches come in two different measurements metric wrenches and SAE or American measurement standards.

              Depending on the application you may want to use hand wrenches, ratchet wrenches or you may want to use use wrenches or sockets an electric or air powered power tools.

              For the lightest …

              How To Clean Your Spark Plugs and Diagnose Problems

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                In this how to we will be looking at a few problems that you might have with your lawnmower or vehicle’s spark plugs. Although eventually you may need to replace your plugs you normally shouldn’t have to do it due to fouling or physical damage. If you do have fowling or physical damage to your plugs you will need to cure that problem or your new plugs will have the same problem.

                There are a …

                How To Service Tips When Buying A Used Lawnmower

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                  Recently I picked up a used riding mower and I am making a list of things to do so I thought it would be a good time to talk about what you should do if you purchase a used lawn mower.

                  Lawnmower servicing is really a great introduction to engine care for your car. If you are or have a teenager you should get them involved in the care of your lawn equipment because it …

                  How To Pick a Rear Engine Riding Lawn Mower

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                    If you have a small yard or if you just don’t feel comfortable driving a large lawn mower there is a good solution that might save you money and space in your garage. Rear engine riding lawn mowers are a really good solution for many home owners and they don’t cost that much unless you are adding lots of special features.

                    So, the first thing we have to understand is why on some riding mowers …

                    How To Buy a Used Riding Mower

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                      If you are in the market for a Riding Mower you might be thinking about purchasing a used one to save a few hundred dollars. So, in this how to we will look at the benefits and drawbacks of a used riding mower and what you should look for when buying a used one.

                      Before you jump right in and think you can deal with repairing a used riding mower you really need to understand …