Practical Air Sealing | Ask This Old House

Practical Air Sealing | Ask This Old House

$Save Big Money$ And Perform The Seasonal Check Up On Your Central A/C By Yourself

You save a lot of money by doing most of the tasks you would normally hire by yourself. Read here about maintenance and inspection of your Central A/C system.

Sizing Screws

‘Fasteners’ is a handy catch-all phrase for screws, nails, bolts, plugs, anchors, fixings – essentially almost anything that can attach something to something else. While some types of fastening can be used in different circumstances, many are designed to be the perfect type, shape, size and material for a highly specific purpose. Sadly this article is too short to discuss this in much detail – it would take an entire book. However, there is one aspect of fasteners that can be confusing in Australia and that is understanding the sizing.

Paint Problems – DIY Painting Tips

All painters know that painting in wet conditions or on a damp surface is asking for trouble. Your freshly-painted finish will quickly fall victim to ugly peeling and bubbling. But what’s the answer if peeling happens on a long-established painted surface? Most people would simply scrape and repaint if it only happens to a small area. But what if this is a widespread problem with paint peeling throughout a property? Then you have a mystery to solve – and a solution to come up with.

Do-It-Yourself Projects – Custom Bedroom Storage

Bedrooms in most homes lack built-in storage areas. You are often limited to buying expensive cabinets and bedroom furniture, in order to…

Drywall Issues at Home: DIY Fixes Vs Professional Drywall Repair

Cracks, holes, and water damage to your drywall can make your home look neglected and uninviting. You can tackle certain issues on your own, but in some instances, it’s best to call in a drywall professional.

Composite Fire Doors Are Extra Safe

When it comes to the security of your house, you have to remember that you are essentially encased in bricks, so the walls are not where the weaknesses are. Sometimes on the news, or occasionally if you are from certain council estates, you will see a burnt out house somewhere around, and when you look at it chances are the walls are still intact, whilst the rest of the building has literally gone up in smoke. You can assume, then, that the problems in your structure that are dangerous when a fire breaks out are the doors and windows.

DIY Roman Shades – The Case for Insulating Shades

Selecting a DIY window treatment can be a complex task. Roman shades are an excellent choice and can work with almost any decor. Insulated roman shades are often simpler, quicker and less costly to make than traditional roman shades. They can be very effective at conserving energy and can even pay for themselves through reduced energy costs. Insulated roman shades can help make cold nights less chilly and can be used to control the in-coming solar heat thereby reducing air conditioning power consumption during the summer and in warmer climates…

Plan Your Greenhouse Shed for Extra Space for Storing Requirements

Woodworking projects like greenhouse sheds are a great way to grow flowers and plans of your choice. With good planning and the needed permission from authorities, you can make a great greenhouse shed in your property.

Fine Woodworking – Creating Beautiful and Durable Furniture

Planning is very vital when you are thinking along the lines of fine woodworking. There are plenty of plans available, however, you should research and find the best one which suits your requirements.

Consumer Alert: Beware of Liquid Septic Tank Treatments and Shocks

Uncertain economic times, increased use of anti-bacterial soaps, detergents and cleaners and lack of consumer awareness has caused homeowners across the globe to turn to DIY septic treatment alternatives to avoid the expense of septic tank repair. Unfortunately, many homeowners have been unknowingly tricked into spending hundreds of dollars on liquid septic tank treatments and shocks without being given all of the facts. The author shares critical information for any homeowner looking to avoid the potential financial disaster of a failed septic tank.