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Can Stainless Steel Kitchens Rust?

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Stainless steel is a popular material for use in kitchens, both in kitchen fittings and appliances. While stainless steel is more corrosion resistant than most steels, under some circumstances it can form rust. Here is a guide to the likelihood of your stainless steel rusting. Steel grade Stainless steel is not a single type of steel but range of steels, which have different properties due to their different chemical compositions. The numerical codes indicate the steels composition with the 300 series have 0.15% carbon, at least 16% chromium...

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Replace Your Old Toilet Handle And Rod With A New One On Your Own

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

All toilets need a handle and rod that work together to flush the toilet. When you push on the handle, it lifts the rod, which pulls on a chain that unplugs the valve to let water travel from the tank down through the toilet and your pipes. This is how a toilet functions, by releasing water into the toilet to push the water down into your plumbing pipes. A time may come when you need to replace the handle and rod for your toilet, as these can easily become eroded and damaged over time. You may even want a new look to your bathroom, so...

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Decorative Concrete Ideas From New Home Builders

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When it comes to concrete, most homeowners as well as commercial property owners tend to think of it as purely functional. This is largely because concrete is used as a pragmatic option rather than decoratively. However, this is not the only use of concrete. Although it is typically functional, it can also be aesthetically appealing. The basic structure of concrete when it is first laid down is quite mouldable. Therefore, it should not come as surprise that it can be used decoratively as well as functionally. Here are some decorative ideas...

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What Is Hydronic Heating and Why Do You Want it in Your Home?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hydronic heating refers to a home being heated with water that runs through coils or small pipes under the floorboards. Rather than heated air being forced through vents and into a room, the floor itself becomes warm and in turn, the room is warmed from the ground up. If you’ve never heard of hydronic heating, consider the many surprising advantages it offers for a home. 1. No dust being forced through vents A home’s heating vents are notorious for containing dust, pet dander, and even droppings from mice and other pests. When...

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Benefits Of Having Polished Concrete Flooring In Your Home

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

For the longest time, concrete floors were relegated to basements and industrial spaces. They were not easy on the eye and were simply resorted to for their durability. However, polished concrete flooring is now making an entry into residential spaces. Recent technology has increased their aesthetic appeal, making them able to compete with popular flooring choices like granite and marble flooring! If you have some reservations, here are some of the benefits that should make you consider getting polished concrete flooring for your home. They...

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Why You Need A Fence Around Your Swimming Pool

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in the 5 years between 1999 and 2003, 286 children drowned in Australia. Of these, 80% (229) were under 5 years of age. In most cases, their deaths were avoidable, which makes their deaths all the more tragic. Young children are mobile but are generally too young to appreciate hazards and cannot be relied upon to follow instructions, such as “Stay away from the water”, if they are unsupervised. The most common location of drowning of children under 5, between 1992 and...

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What Causes Electrical Problems in Cars?

Posted by on Dec 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Newer models of cars are now heavily dependent on their electrical systems in order to function well. Systems that run entirely on electricity include navigation (GPS) systems, window and door opening systems as well as the car starter. When there is a problem in the electrical supply, these systems will fail and the car will stall. This article discusses the major causes of electrical failure in cars. Dead Batteries Auto electricians say that most electrical problems in cars can be attributed to a faulty battery since it is the main source...

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3 Renovation Tasks You Can Complete With Plywood

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Plywood is an ingenious material, which is made by gluing together thin layers of wood veneer with a strong adhesive, so the grain of each veneer is going in a direction perpendicular to that of the piece or pieces adhered to it. This method of grain-direction alternation makes plywood very hard to break, as it’s easiest to break a single veneer along its grain. There is no particular type of wood veneer used in this process, with species such as spruce, pine, and birch often being used. Being a very versatile material, plywood is...

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3 Tips to Help You Purchase a Surge Protector

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Most homes have experienced a power surge at one point or another. Aside from the inconvenience of a power blackout, it can get as bad as damaging any electronic appliances that were connected to the power at the time. As such, you will find that homeowners will invest in power surge protectors for most of their expensive electronics such as fridges, televisions, phones and more. However, you need to note that a power strip is not the same as a surge protector. There are numerous kinds to choose from in the market and the wrong choice could...

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Types Of Garden Sheds

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are really into gardening, chances are you have a lot of gardening tools. Even if you don’t do a lot of gardening, you likely have the basics, such as a lawn mower, rakes and garden shears. When you have these things, you need a place to store them, and a garden shed is a great option. The type of garden shed you choose will depend on a few factors, including space, your budget and your storage needs. Here is some information that will help you choose the best storage shed for all of these needs. Plastic Garden Sheds If you...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Precast Concrete

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re a developer who’s looking to put up a lot of building projects or you’re a civilian who is building a house, one thing you may want to consider is the use of precast concrete. Unlike standard concrete, precast concrete is made in a controlled facility and can offer you several advantages. So to bring you up to speed, here are some commonly asked precast concrete questions. What Exactly Is Precast Concrete?  — Similar to prefabricated houses, precast concrete is a structure that is made in a controlled...

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