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Kids Playhouse Projects

If you are thinking of building a playhouse for your kids then these two simple projects will surely help you get started in no time. Just make sure that you will also let your kids have a part in building and designing the playhouse.

How to Build a Cupboard

Building a cupboard is a good way to solve storage problems for a low price and relatively little effort. Cupboards can be built in virtually any size and shape and they can be customized to suit your individual needs. Whether you need a cupboard for storing toiletries in the bathroom or something t

Laminate Flooring Underlay: To Be Or Not Be?

When underlays are referred to, an immediate thought that pops up in everyone’s mind is that they are needed to make the carpet feel softer. So evidently, they feel quite skeptical about installing one for laminate flooring.

Electrical Wire Sizing Specs

Wires comes in a variety of sizes to meet all of your electrical needs. The size of a wire is rated by its gauge, expressed as "AWG." This is the diameter of the metal conductors. The larger the conductor, the more amps it can handle without overheating. Counter-intuitively, the larger the wire the

How to Patch a Hole in Driveway Pavement

Driveway pavements can become pitted and cracked with years of abuse caused by excess weight, extreme temperature changes, chemicals, and ground movements. Once the driveway incurs cracks or potholes, it is exposed to moisture, which can lead to further and more serious damage. It is important to im

Can You Use Dish Detergent to Unclog a Toilet?

Clogs commonly occur with toilets, and there are several solutions to remedy a clog. These solutions include commercial chemical products, plumbing tools and home remedies, of which dish-washing detergent is one. Depending on what type of blockage actually caused the clog, dish-washing detergent may

How to Wire Kidde Alarms

Kidde manufactures smoke alarms under the trade names Clipsal, Code One, Firex and Kidde. Installing even one battery-operated smoke detector in your home can be a life saver. The risk of dying in homes without smoke alarms is twice as high as it is in homes that have working smoke alarms, according

Water Cooler Bottle

In recent times, many people started to use bottled water dispensers to drink inside the house and workplace

Getting A New Look With A Platform Bed

Platform beds are in fashion. The Oriental look is one of ‘the-rage’ model for fashionable furniture buffs, and for sound reasons too. A platform bed is by definition, ‘spring less beds with a raised, flat, onerous, horizontal surface meant to support a mattress’. There are v

How to Make a Double Head Shower

Making a double head shower takes less than an hour with the use of common plumbing supplies and basic hand tools. You can probably reuse the existing shower head so you'll only need to purchase one extra shower head. This project works best if you are connected to public water service with good wat

How to Unplug Grease From a Sewer Line

Is there a "glup, glup glup" sound coming from your drains? This could mean they are clogged with roots or grease. They may be able to filter the water slowly during the day, but a few added guests will cause your drains to overflow. You can ask a professional to clean the drains. But, if you want t

Usual Plumbing Company Services

Plumbers are usually called upon to render services for pipes that may be clogged or leaking. Other concerns may include the repair or installation of faucets, toilets, pipes and heaters. These are what they are ...

What Are Septic Systems?

Septic systems treat waste water from 20 percent of households in the United States. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 46 percent of these households are located in the South. These systems are more commonly used in areas with low population density, where households are not c