Saving Water

Recommended Pipe Insulation R Values

Insulating your water pipes helps reduce heat loss and may raise the water temperature by two to four degrees, and in addition, it can help prevent freezing. Insulation varies in R-value, but there are recommendations that are designed to ensure you’ll find energy savings. Minimum Recommended R-Value The U.S. Department of Energy recommends insulating hot […]

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Home Cleaning

How to Clean Mold & Mildew By Wicker Furniture

Mold and mildew can grow on your own wicker furniture if it is maintained in a very moist or humid environment with time. These beings cause stains and even an unpleasant scent on the furniture, but fear not — the furniture is still salvageable. Cleaning wicker might seem like an overwhelming task because it is […]

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Saving Water

GE Water Heater Installation Tips

Installing a new GE water heater is not always as simple as pulling out the old water heater and also plugging a new one in its place. Changes in local building codes will impact the installation of the new water heater regardless of how your current water heater is installed. Take some time to learn […]

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Saving Water

Painting Aluminum Siding Vs. Replacing With Vinyl Siding

Aluminum siding first gained popularity during the 1940s as a durable and easy-to-maintain alternative to traditional wood siding solutions. While durable aluminum shingles may last for decades when correctly maintained, its painted finish can fade over time because of weather, sun exposure and the consequences of oxidation. To restore your home to its former appeal, […]

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Wine Cellars

What Parts of Potato Plants Are Poisonous?

There is often some truth in old superstitions. Once thought deadly poison, 1 part of the nightshade family, the tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum), is one of the most-planted plants in the modern house garden today that its biochemistry is well known. Among tomato’s family members, potato (Solanum tuberosum), was never quite as infamous. As prevalent as […]

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Wine Cellars

What to Do With Blooms on Horseradish Plant?

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticana) is a member of the Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) family, together with vegetables such as broccoli and radishes. Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 8, it is an herbaceous perennial grown for its flavorful roots, which have been used and used as a condiment since early times. Horseradish flowers […]

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Tropical Style

What to Put in an Island at the Front Yard

A island in the front yard creates a showcase place, which breaks up the lawn. This focal point provides you the chance to fill the island with texture and color. Place front yard islands so they can be seen both from the street and the house. Along with plants, add different things of interest, such […]

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Traditional Architecture

The way to Gauge Width for Lace Curtains

Hanging new drapes is a fantastic way to quickly upgrade the decor of your house. Important to this process of hanging new curtains is measuring width so you get the ideal fit. If you plant to hang lace curtains, you’ll realize that measuring their width is usually no different from measuring for other curtain substances. […]

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Home Painting

How to Incorporate a Frosted Glass Lamp Shade

A frosted glass lamp shade is intended to diffuse the light coming out of a wax. This effect makes for a softer glow from the room in which the lamp will be installed. To achieve this effect, the shade itself might be chemically etched, which produces bumps and scrapes from the glass. But more frequently […]

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