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  • How to Cut a Laminate - Formica Countertop
    How to Cut a Laminate – Formica Countertop

    Plastic laminate countertops are economical, durable, easy to clean, come in a wide variety of designs, and best of all are relatively simple to install yourself.  Here are some tips on how to cut...

    • Posted January 28, 2010
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  • How To Find A Stud
    How To Find A Stud | Finding Wood Studs In A Finished Wall

    Need to hang a heavy picture, or mount a shelf?  Nailing or screwing your hanger into a wall stud will give you the best support, but how do you find one of those stealthy...

    • Posted January 23, 2010
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  • How to Scribe and Cut Irregular Shapes for a Perfect Fit
    How to Scribe and Cut Irregular Shapes for a Perfect Fit

    So, you need to cut the surface of an object so that it will butt up against the surface of another.  Easier said than done when the surface you’re butting up against has an...

    • Posted January 13, 2010
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  • How to Replace a Furnace Filter
    How to Replace a Furnace Filter

    If you have a forced air heating system you should periodically replace its furnace filter. You may be asking yourself, “What does he mean by a forced air heating system?” To determine if this...

    • Posted January 7, 2010
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  • Repair and Patch Drywall | How to Fix a Hole in Sheetrock

    Did some of the guests get a little too rowdy at your last party?  Accidents happen, and that’s why a little knowledge on how to easily repair holes in your wall can come in...

    • Posted December 28, 2009
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  • 7 Reasons You Should Be Using L.E.D. Christmas Lights
    7 Reasons You Should Be Using L.E.D. Christmas Lights

    I fully intended to decorate our Christmas tree this year with L.E.D. lights but got an added bonus when my wife saw The Home Depot’s recent advertisement.  It offered a discount off the new...

    • Posted December 1, 2009
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  • Power Tools – A Buyer’s Guide to Making the Best Purchase

    If you find yourself doing similar tasks repeatedly by hand, you may want to consider investing in a power tool that can get the job done quicker and with less effort.  With the huge...

    • Posted November 23, 2009
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  • How To Winterize Your Power Equipment

    Power equipment that runs on gasoline such as mowers, trimmers, blowers, tiller, etc. should all be winterized.  Winterizing your outdoor power equipment can save you from a huge headache the following season. Winter temperatures...

    • Posted November 17, 2009
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