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How To Use A T Square. How to Use Kilz Paint. Powered Hand Tools - Saws - Circular. Do not hold or force the retracting lower guard in the open position.

Powered Hand Tools - Saws - Circular

Do not place hand under the shoe or guard of the saw. Do not over tighten the blade-locking nut. Do not twist the saw to change, cut or check alignment. Do not use a saw that vibrates or appears unsafe in any way. Do not force the saw during cutting. Refer to Powered Hand Tools - Basic Safety for Electric Tools for general safety tips. Quarter Round install. Installing Load Bearing Steel Beam. Home Improvement Tools : How to Use a Level. How to use a spirit level. » Using Gypsum Board for Walls and Ceilings Section I. ©Copyright Gypsum Association – All rights reserved.

» Using Gypsum Board for Walls and Ceilings Section I

This document may be revised or withdrawn from circulation at any time. Gypsum board is the generic name for a family of panel products that consist of a noncombustible core, composed primarily of gypsum, and a paper surfacing on the face, back and long edges. Gypsum board is one of several building materials covered by the umbrella term “gypsum panel products.”

PURPLEbook_May2014. » Using Gypsum Board for Walls and Ceilings Section I. Queen Size Bed Frame DIY. How to Regrout Countertops. How to Reduce Stormwater Runoff at Your Home: 11 Steps. Edit Article Community Q&A Storm water runoff is precipitation that does not soak into the ground where it falls.

How to Reduce Stormwater Runoff at Your Home: 11 Steps

This is one of the greatest threats to water quality in much of the industrialized world. When water runs off yards, streets, and parking lots into storm sewers or directly into waterways, it carries with it sediments that clog streams and reduce oxygen in the water, as well as chemicals that poison aquatic ecosystems and can render water supplies undrinkable. How To Remove Paint with Chemical Strippers at The Home Depot. Quickly and easily remove paint using chemical strippers or a heat gun Removing old paint can be challenging, but fear not.

How To Remove Paint with Chemical Strippers at The Home Depot

There are several options available to help make the process easier and safer. Chemical strippers are solvents that come in either liquid or paste and work by softening the old finish so that it can be easily removed. Masonry Basics - The Tools You Need and How to Use Them. If you are cutting large quantities of block or brick, you may want to use a masonry power saw.

Masonry Basics - The Tools You Need and How to Use Them.

The two basic types of saws are either hand-held or table saws. DIY Wind Chimes - DIY Lite. Photo: Ohoh Blog for Bob Vila Looking to enhance your backyard escape with little more than an hour-long DIY project?

DIY Wind Chimes - DIY Lite

Consider the charm of an accent that appeals to multiple senses: the humble wind chimes. Ground Mount Solar 400 Watt System. How to Plaster a Wall. Erie Community College Energy Campus Solar Panel. Saturday, August 16, 2014 Erie Community College Energy Campus Solar Panel Posted by Viking Blix at 2:54 AM Labels: Erie Community College Energy Campus Solar Panel No comments:

Erie Community College Energy Campus Solar Panel


Patching Large Holes in Drywall by Bob Vila. Green Frontier fest Denver: Solar Powered Home. Electrical fire safety. How Faraday Cages Work. Electricity is the lifeblood of many aspects of our world.

How Faraday Cages Work

Without volts and amps, many of our technological innovations would cease to exist. Even our bodies wouldn't function without an electrical charge zipping through our cells. But what electricity gives, electricity can take away. Although this form of energy is vital to so much of our lives, it's one of those things that are only good in the right amounts. Too much electricity can electrocute people. How to Arc Weld. How To Build A Shed - Part 4 - Building Roof Rafters. Home Remodeling, Repair and Maintenance Quality Checklists. Myth #7 - 7 Myths About Skylights Debunked. Dado (architecture) In architectural parlance, the dado is the lower part of a wall,[1] below the dado rail and above the skirting board.

Dado (architecture)

The word is borrowed from Italian meaning "die" (as an architectural term) or plinth. This area is dramatically given a decorative treatment different from that for the upper part of the wall; for example panelling, wainscoting or lincrusta. The purpose of the dado treatment to a wall is twofold: historically, the panelling below the dado rail was installed to cover the lower part of the wall, which was subject to stains associated with rising damp; additionally the dado rail (also known as the chair rail) provided protection from furniture, in particular the backs of chairs.

In modern homes, the dado treatment is generally aesthetic. Hurricanes. Tips to prepare before, during and after a hurricane.


Before a Hurricane To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures: To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.Know your surroundings.Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone. This will help you know how your property will be affected when storm surge or tidal flooding are forecasted.Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you.Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground. Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate.Make plans to secure your property:Cover all of your home’s windows.

Hurricanes cause heavy rains that can cause extensive flood damage in coastal and inland areas. The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale classifies hurricanes into five categories based on their sustained wind speed at the indicated time.