How To Avoid The Worst Mistakes When Buying Land For Your Home

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    When you are thinking about purchasing a property for a homestead there are a few big things that you need to look into before finalizing any deal. This list should not be thought of as the only things you need to consider and research but it should be used as a starting point.
    Who Owns The Property
    This is very important especially when buying property online. If a piece of land is advertised for sale you …

    How To Find Water On Land Before You Buy It

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      If you are considering buying land to build a home on probably the most important thing you have to make sure you have access to is potable water. Without water you can’t grow crops or maintain animals but most important you can’t survive yourself. The alternative is to truck in water and that really isn’t an option for many people.

      So how do you find water on your land? The easiest way is to …

      How To Clear Your Field For Planting Crops

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        If you are lucky enough to have enough land to plant a large amount of crops or maybe if you have a field that has been mismanaged for a long time and you just want to start over you have a lot of options for clearing the area from tall grasses and preparing it for planting.

        The first thing is we aren’t talking about converting a wooded lot or one with a large amount of …

        How To Enter Into A Contract To Purchase Land For Your Homestead

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          A friend of ours is considering buying about 6 acres of land from a friend of their family and they expect to work on the land slowly and build on it within the next 5 years or so. They are asking for advice on what they need to look for before they get into the deal.The price is extremely reasonable and under $20,000 total.

          First I want to say I am not a lawyer and …

          How To Get Rid Of Rust In Your Toilet Bowl

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            Rust in your toilet bowl is one of the problems that everyone faces and the first thing you have to realize is its not due to not cleaning. Unfortunately many toilet manufacturers include steel parts in their tank equipment and over time even if they are chrome plated they will begin to rust. Once this happens there really is no going back. For this reason the best way to remove rust from your toilet …

            How To Cure Moldy Grout Lines In Your Bathroom

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              Most people will experience mold in their bathroom and thats because mold only needs a couple things to grow. Warmth, Moisture and some type of Food Source is all mold needs to grow anywhere in your home. Mold that gets into your grout will penetrate and get behind the tile and eventually into the drywall or other wall materials and could end even up eating away the studs or floor boards in your bathroom. …

              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 Introduction To SIPs Structural Insulated Panels In Home Building

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                  There are a variety of different methods for framing, insulating and finishing interior walls in homes. Normally in conventional stick frame construction these trades are separated and the work is accomplished by different trades at different times in the project. In SIP construction these functions are merged in one step where exterior sheathing and interior drywall sandwiches an internal insulation to speed construction in a variety of building types.

                  Initially SIPs were designed for timber …

                  How To Move HVAC Ducts To Their Proper Wall Height Location

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                    A friend of ours asks about their older single story ranch home without a basement that was retrofitted back in the 1970’s to change from Baseboard Hot Water from an Oil Heater to Forced Hot Air from a Gas Heater. In their case the install was done pretty poorly and they need to change the location of the register vents to increase the output and heating ability of the heater.

                    Although in this case the …

                    How To Extend The Life Of Your Fruits And Vegetables To Reduce Kitchen Waste

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                      Whether you grow your own garden or buy from the store the value of the food in our kitchen is something to care about. In this How To we will cover some of the ways to care for your produce to extend its usefulness in your home.

                      One thing that most of us forget about once our produce is harvested is that it is a living thing and the environment will break it down and …

                      How To Oil Furnace Oil Storage Tank Inspection And Replacement

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                        If you have an oil furnace then you have an oil tank to supply a reserve of oil to your system.For your system to operate at its best your storage tank should be inspected yearly. In this How To we will go over the basic inspection process. The location of your tank and what you can do to better that situation. Your options for replacement and a few other options you might have for …