All types of information on do-it-yourself home and auto repair. Occasional entries about everything else under the sun and maybe even the sun.
|Posted on October 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
How to troubleshoot a clothes dryer
Your clothes dryer is probably not an appliance you think about until something goes wrong. Some common dryer problems can be fixed easily; others require parts and a higher skill level. While you may not be able to make all of the repairs yourself, you can learn how to troubleshoot your clothes dryer. If you have an understanding of what the most likely problem is, you can make a better decision on repairs or replacement.
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|Posted on October 16, 2014 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
Guest post by Grace Bailey
Doing things ourselves can show off our independence and let us learn how to do things our own way. We are free to go at own pace, make mistakes only we see and use the methods we find best. Unfortunately, this can often end badly, as you may not have the resources, the knowledge, strength, etc to get things done. Asking for support can cover this, as access to someone who has the ability, strength, knowledge, r...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 11, 2014 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|
Great uses for WD-40
WD-40 is well known for its lubricating abilities but that is only one of the many uses that make it an excellent product to have on hand. WD-40 was originally developed in 1953 in the search for rust prevention and a degreaser for missile parts. WD-40 stands for Water Displacement #40 and one of the original founders states that there are no harmful components in it. The main ingredient is fish oil. What can you do with it?
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|Posted on October 5, 2014 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
Guest post by Grace Bailey
When you are working full time, enrolled at a university or looking after your family, frequent house cleaning is easier said than done. You probably already know how important it is to clean regularly, but finding the time and the energy on top of all the other responsibilities you have can be quite impossible. Hiring cleaning companies is the easiest way of addressing all your domestic cleaning woes. There is ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 28, 2014 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
Follow these easy recipes to grow crystals for a science fair.
Growing crystals for a science fair project is much easier than it may sound. It can also be a fun project for beginners to experts. There are many types of crystal recipes available and the ingredients for most of the recipes are items that you may already have on hand. Some ingredients can be more difficult to work with than others...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
Mulch helps your garden retain moisture while reducing weed growth. It also can be used to add a decorative touch.
Proper mulching of your garden and flower beds will help your garden thrive and make it even more attractive in the process. Mulching is the use of a biodegradable material that is used on or around garden beds. Other materials that are not biodegradable can be used but your plants will not receive as much benefit.
|Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Heavy rainstorms can quickly lead to flooded basements. The more quickly you can clean up the flooded area the less overall damage you will suffer. Cleaning and drying flooded areas promptly will reduce the chance of dangerous mold formation and reduce structural damage to wood.
Professional cleaning services are available but they can be costly. Your homeowners insurance may not cover the expense unless you have flood damage c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 21, 2014 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
You finally managed to find a perfect pumpkin, the perfect size and shape, with no defects! Tired of three triangles and a curved mouth, with more triangles, you need something special in the way of a pattern to carve. Jack-o-lantern patterns are no longer difficult to come by. The first suggestion would be getting a special carving kit which should be available at almost any general merchandise or grocery store.
Most carving kits will come with a set of patterns in...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:35 AM||comments (0)|
A greenhouse allows you to start your garden early and prolong the growing season. The right shading and ventilation will give you better results.
Having a greenhouse allows you to start your garden seedlings early in the season. Large greenhouses can also be used to prolong the life of potted plants, or even allow you to maintain plants all year. Your greenhouse may be a simple plastic-covered shelf or an elaborate heated walk-in model. No matter what type you use, your ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 14, 2014 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Electrical systems in hybrid cars require more care during cold weather. If you do not take precautions, you may find an extreme reduction in mileage.
Cold weather places a strain on all automobiles. Hybrid and electric cars require extra steps to operate properly in cold temperatures. An electric vehicle that normally averages a 35-mile range on a charge can see a reduction of over 50 percent if i...Read Full Post »