How-To

Person on ladder cleaning gutters

How to Safely Clean Gutters

Fall is a beautiful and colorful time of the year. Unfortunately, those beautiful colors inevitably clog up our gutters in the spring. We know that no one wants to do it, but eventually, you have to. Clearing debris from your gutters prevents water buildup and possible damage to your roof and gutters. Below, you can…

15 Steps To Install A Sump Pump

What Is A Sump Pump? The purpose of a sump pump is to remove water that accumulates in a basin-like area known as a sump. These areas may be found in the crawlspace, but they’re commonly found in the basement of a home or other structure. The water may come from nearly any source including…

How To Choose The Right Sander

Sanding wood or metal surfaces is a common workshop task, and power sanders speed up this time-consuming job. With the right sander, you can remove excess material from a rough board, shape a delicate curve or prepare a wood surface for paint or stain. Discover the features and capabilities of these useful tools, and learn…

Frozen copper pipe cracked and water coming out of the hole

How to Thaw Frozen Pipes

Frozen pipes can be a real issue during the winter months. Pipes that run outdoors or along the outer walls of the home are the most vulnerable to freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, simply keeping the interior of your home warm isn’t enough protection for pipes that run close to exterior walls. Water pipes that run from…

Titebond Wood Glue is used on a frame.

How To Choose the Best Wood Glue

Just how do you choose the right wood glue, you ask? Many people new to woodworking are surprised at the strength of today’s wood glue. In fact, when using the right wood glue for the application, the cured wood glue joint will be stronger than the wood that’s being joined. In other words, it’s more…

Pressure Washer

How to Choose The Best Pressure Washer

Pressure Washer Buying Guide Pressure washers provide immense value for both professional and home projects. Used for everything from automotive cleaning to deep stain removal, these tools offer enough liquid power for all sorts of cleaning jobs. Their water streams range in strength; some wash away stubborn grime and others blast with enough power to…

A lawn mower is used to cut a grass lawn

How to Choose a Lawn Mower

Before you know it, spring and summer will soon be upon us. Whether you’re a homeowner or opening your own lawn care business, cutting grass will soon be at least a weekly chore.  There is a very wide variety of lawn mowers that it might be a little overwhelming.  For anyone who can’t make up…

A miter saw sits dusty shortly after a cut.

How to Choose a Miter Saw

Miter saws are a type of bench and stationary machinery that improve on the basic chop saw design and let you make precise cuts at various angles. They’re ideal for creating angle joints or decorative pieces. The top-rated miter saw models provide easy repeatability to speed up your productivity. There are several factors to take…

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