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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Install An Exterior Door

Let’s take a look at how a door functions so that you will have a better understanding of all of the different components that are attached to the door and why they are important.

A door is held up by various door hardware such as door hinges and the door hinge is connected to the frame and the door with hinge pins. There is going to be a door knob or door handle, door lockset, and other various door hardware that you might add to your exterior door to increase the look of it.

Generally an exterior door is going to be 32″ and 36″ in width, and 6″8 or taller in height. These are the standard sizes that give us the necessary width that we need to fit most of our furniture and appliances through.

Okay now let’s take a look a t how you can easily install an exterior door.

First you are going to need to remove the molding from around the door so that you can expose the nails. Now once the molding is removed you will take your sawzall and begin cutting the nails around the door. Doing this is going to remove the entire door frame. It’s always a good idea for you to install an exterior door, or even an interior door with two people. You will be able to do it alone, but it’s a lot easier when you have some help.

Once you have removed the old door you can now begin installing the new door in the opening. It’s very important that you make sure that the door is level before you begin nailing the door jamb into place.

And this is basically all there is to installing an exterior door with the frame. There are many online how to websites that will be complete with pictures to make this process much easier for you to follow along with.

Before you begin removing your existing door it’s a good idea to ensure that you have all of the necessary tools, and the right size door before you start. There is nothing worse than having to leave in the middle of this project.

Info of Home Projects

Everybody needs a “pat on the back” now and again. The successful completion of home projects will obviously instill a sense of pride but better still will have your better half acknowledge your success with pride. I find that outdoor home projects such as building a storage shed may also have the neighbours green with envy.

There are many home projects that enhance the value of a home, one of the most important being building a wooden deck. By utilising the best plans available you will have no trouble creating a masterpiece for less than half the cost of a contractor and also increase the value of your home substantially.

Using excellent plans, together with the necessary BOM (bill of materials) will exponentially save you money and enhance you reputation as a DIY expert with family, friends and neighbours. So whether your home projects include electrical work, plumbing or building a garden fence and more, get the best advice available.

Solar systems are gaining ground. This is not a DIY project at this stage and you should have professional installation. The beauty of a solar energy installation is that you will have free energy after 7 years, plus of course, once again the increase in the value of your house

Up to now we have been discussing a typical male environment but home projects are much more than this. Males and females can do money-making home projects full-time or part-time. This may include working on your computer doing blogs, affiliate marketing, article writing and much more. The money-making opportunities are limitless.

A word of warning! The internet is rife with scammers who will offer you $6752.97 in the next 24 hours if you buy their program. “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is” Yes the internet has limitless possibilities but my suggestion is to stick to the tried and tested marketers, there are more than enough of them.

Getting back to home projects. It is entirely feasible for a DIY expert who has a passion for woodworking etc. to make a full-time occupation creating things like sheds, doing maintenance and best of all working for yourself.

Interior Waterproofing of Basement

1. Prevent

To prevent leakage, concentrate on sealing walls and draining water away from the foundation of your home when planning an interior waterproofing of basement. Use silicone caulk or tanking mechanisms to fill in cracks, holes and depressions on walls. Either solution will literally hold water back from your basement walls.

Furthermore, try using drainage systems along with your sealants when assembling the interior waterproofing of basement. Cavity drainage can be placed in wall and floor linings to push water away. Use the exterior foundation drain if you want superior protection. The exterior foundation drain is convenient in a way that it uses gravity to pump water out so you won’t actually need pumps or electricity.

Interior waterproofing of basement is useful if you are on a budget. Interior waterproofing is actually more affordable compared to exterior waterproofing. Exterior waterproofing will need excavation and therefore costs so much more.

2. Cut down moisture

As mentioned earlier, moist can do extensive damage on almost any material. So even if you’ve already sealed wall cracks and provided drainage systems, you still need to be prepared. For example, the weather could be extremely humid for a very long period of time, or rainstorms can recur more often. You may not know just how many cracks your walls actually have. The bottom line is, the more moisture there is the more leakage and mold problems you’re going to have.

Enhance protection from sealants and drainage systems by lessening moisture levels in your basement. When preparing for your interior waterproofing of basement, dispose of fabric, carpets and curtains, as these types of material retain moisture. Use materials that have smoother surfaces.

3. Maintaining It

There’s no point in sealing and draining water away from your basement if it still reeks of mold and mildew. The unpleasantness will remain if there’s too much moisture. Maintain a dry environment by encouraging good ventilation and regular cleaning of appliances.

You can use fans, dehumidifiers and air-conditioning. These can keep moisture and molds at bay. Clean appliances every now and then so condensation doesn’t form.

Ways Build Fireplace

I tried reading up on it, only to learn that I didn’t know half of the terminology they used. What’s a 2×3 anyway, and does anyone know what mortar is? That wasn’t a big deal, though. I could always harass the guys at the local hardware store until they explained things to me.

Unfortunately, I was going to have a party within the week I planned to have the fireplace completed. In fact, the book I was reading was called, “Build Your Own Fireplace in a Week.” Great. So I had dried mortal on my hardwood floors, stone pieces scattered all over the plaqce, and some kind of large box I had tried to build.

It was all sitting in the middle of my den floor, and I wasn’t even halfway done. I had to keep re-cutting the stones I was trying to use because I couldn’t get them to all fit together perfectly. This called for action! This is how I got my new fireplace.So, here is how I got my new fireplace!

I decided on the perfect fireplace I wanted and let them swipe my credit card. They came to my house and had it installed within three hours!