2016

Seven Different Fire Woods That Aren't Worth Burning

Generally speaking, wood is a great fuel for fires. It is a plentiful, renewable resource, and many species release a lot of heat when burned. Good fire wood species – Osage orange, oak, hickory, persimmon, birch, holly and other dense hardwoods – excel at keeping living rooms warm and the temperature toasty. However, many other species fail to generate a significant amount of heat when burned; they just aren't worth the effort to cut, stack and season, when you could be using far more efficient species.

3 Things To Know About Getting A Clear Span Structure Installation

No matter what industry you work in, there is a good chance that you can put a clear span structure to good use. These are buildings or structures that are created with a variety of materials and feature a wide spanning roof on top to protect the items inside or below. Many people use these buildings as a way to save money as they seek temporary or full-time use of the building.

Building A Home? It's Important To Be Honest With Your Contractor About Your Budget

If you are planning on building a home of your own, you probably have a budget that you want to stick within. The problem is that many people are nervous or embarrassed to talk about such matters with their general contractor, so they may provide a "range" or tell the contractor that going slightly over budget isn't a big deal. However, it really is important to talk to your contractor about how much you can realistically afford to spend.

Understanding Your Restaurant Kitchen's Plumbing System

Most restaurant owners and managers seldom think about their kitchen plumbing—until there is a problem. Unfortunately, when a commercial kitchen has a plumbing problem, it's usually not a small problem. When you factor in that an issue could potentially shut you down and cost you revenue, you can see that it's important to pay attention to your plumbing. The Plumbing System Basics Every building will have at least two water supplies, one for hot water and one for cold water.

How You Can Replace the Pressure Control Switch on a Shallow Well Pump

The pressure control switch tells a shallow well pump when to turn on and when to shut off. If the switch goes bad, the pump will either lose pressure or it will cycle back on almost as soon as it shuts off. Replacing the pressure switch on a shallow well pump is something most homeowners can do by themselves with a couple of wrenches and a screwdriver. If the pressure control switch on your shallow pumps needs replacing, here is how you can do it.

Where There's a Weld, There's a Way: Career Paths for Young Welders

If you have a teen who is very interested in the industrial arts, or if you yourself have an interest in metal-fabrication and welding equipment, you may be wondering whether the hobby could be a viable career. According to The Fabricator, welding is one of the most sought-after skills in its sector, and because welders have to pass difficult tests and certifications, those that already have an aptitude and experience will fair better because there are many entry-level welders and employers that don't provide on-the-job training.

Stuck with an Overflowing Toilet? 3 Things You Need to Do

Do you have an overflowing toilet in your bathroom? You are likely feeling stressed out and frustrated because you do not know how to fix the problem and do not want to deal with water damage in your home. You cannot expect the water to stop flowing on its own, so it is definitely important to take swift action. Consider following the steps below to solve the overflowing problem while saving your floors from some serious water damage.

3 Important Considerations To Take Into Account When You Purchase A Replacement Garage Door

Unfortunately, a garage door can't be expected to last for ever. At some point, you'll need to find a replacement garage door that looks right on your home. A typical garage door can only be expected to last between 15 and 30 years. As a homeowner, you should look on the need to purchase a replacement garage door as an opportunity to improve your home. The following are three important considerations that need to be taken into account in a replacement garage door purchase to find the best possible option:

How To Handle A Dead Tree In Your Front Yard

If you've noticed a lack of leaves, and maybe even falling branches, then you might have a dead tree on your property. Even if it's a beloved tree, you should not leave it alone and hope it gets better. The tree might be dead and rotting from the inside. This could be potentially very dangerous. During a windstorm or lightening strike the tree could come crashing down. This might wreck your car, or worse, fall onto your home.

Purchase A Portable Water Heater To Bring Along With You On A Camping Trip

If you are going to be camping for several weeks this summer, purchase a portable water heater to bring along with you. A tankless water heater will come in handy during any of the following situations and can be utilized once your trip has ended, as well.  Shower Near Your Site Set up the tankless water heater next to your campsite so that you can shower whenever you would like, without needing to walk to a separate facility or feel uncomfortable about washing yourself around others.