How to Test Soil at Home | Ask This Old House

How to Test Soil at Home | Ask This Old House

Got Mold? Now What?

Anywhere there is moisture for a prolonged amount of time, even as little as 24 hours or longer, mold can grow. Common places are around windows that condense in the winter, under sinks, room corners and on baseboard, basements, and behind drywall where plumbing is. But the most common place in all the house is… you guessed it… the shower!

Building a Garage Storage Cabinet

If your garage has transformed into a dump of seldom used items and tools, and has become increasingly difficult to make your way around the place for fear of knocking something over, then you know the time has come for you to get a garage storage cabinet. If you want to save money or if you have very specific requirements, you might want to consider building your garage storage cabinet yourself. Before you start building your cabinet, first consider what you will be putting in there.

How to Flush and Replace the Oil in a Worm-Drive Circular Saw

Despite being a hugely vital part of any equation, maintenance is an easy thing to forget. Find out how to revive your worm-drive circular saw with a good-old-fashioned oil flush. It’s simple to do, and exponentially improves the performance and longevity of your saw.

Carport Plans – A Carport for Rain or Shine

Carport plans make it very easy to to build and own a carport. There are many benefits that come with owning a carport. One is the weather. Another benefit is the fact that your vehicle will look nice a lot longer, and retain it’s value longer.

Asbestos Removal: Should You Do It Yourself?

Asbestos is commonly found in a lot of every day things that surround you at home-fire-proofing in your walls, flooring, fiber cement boards, and even in the brakes and clutch lining of your cars. Asbestos and other substances and products infused with it are highly hazardous-especially if you and your family are exposed to the asbestos fibers for long periods of time. Studies show that asbestos causes several kinds of cancers and other diseases to people who are exposed to it.

Poly Tarps – Versatility and Durability

Poly tarps are usually constructed of polyethylene or polypropylene. They come in a variety of thicknesses and colors for every need. These versatile covers are constructed to have a variety of uses, and designed to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. The newer styles on the market are constructed of durable polypropylene.

The Basics of Building A Storage Shed

A storage shed can provide several benefits for homeowners. Not only does it provide additional space to store items, but also adds value to your property. What’s more, it’s an opportunity to use your hands to create something that is functional and decorative.

Hanging a Punching Bag in Your Garage or Basement

For anyone thinking of hanging a punching bag from rafters or I-beams, you’re in the right place. Punching bags come in a variety of sizes and weights, and where and how you can hang your bag, depends mainly on the weight. In many cases, weight will increase with size, so they’re both proportional. Some types come with stands and other hardware to make things easy to set up.

Homemade Solar Panels – 3 Things To Take Note Of When You Build Your Own PV Panels

There are many benefits you can enjoy when you build your own solar panels. Some of these include lower costs, satisfaction of building a project with your own ability and learning more about photovoltaic and the awesome power of solar energy.

Frameless Shower Door Design Considerations

Make certain the door swing opening is not impaired by other fixtures in the bathroom. For out-swing applications, placement of vanities or commodes are the two most critical elements. If the door is to have in-swing capabilities also, placement of the showerhead, controls, hand-held sprays, grab rails and seating should be considered so they don’t come in contact with the glass.