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Archives: March 2015

  1. Handyman Help: Upgrade a Wall Outlet with USB Functionality

    These days it seems like gadgets rule our lives– from iPads to external battery charges, USB outlets are in demand. With a little DIY handyman work, you can update wall outlets to include up to two USB slots. There are several ready-made options for USB outlets that can be plugged into a regular outlet. However, these devices stick out from...
  2. Safety & Sanitation – How to Manage A Home Renovation with Hired Crew

    If you’ve hired a contractor and crew to complete major renovation work in your home, there are some issues you’ll likely have to address. Having strangers work in your personal space may seem like a major inconvenience, but maintaining an attitude of professionalism is a must. Being overly friendly can come back to haunt you, while displaying any form of...
  3. Handyman Help, Advanced – DIY Concrete Driveway

    Taking on a DIY concrete driveway project is challenging even for the most advanced DIY enthusiasts. Managing a concrete driveway project from start to finish takes patience, time, and persistence, but the benefits may be worth it. Concrete driveways are low maintenance, decrease erosion, create an additional space for children to play outdoors, and are easier to clean. Here is...
  4. Weekend Warrior: How to Make A Cob Oven

    If you are looking for a project to complete over the course of a weekend, building a cob oven is a great idea! Cob ovens are baking ovens that are heated by lighting a fire inside. They can be made with natural materials. With this project, there’s no need for exhaustive effort or complicated equipment. These ovens can bake pizzas...
  5. Handyman Help: Repairing Rotten Wood

    Rotted wood on doors, stairs, and outdoor areas can be repaired with a bit of handyman knowledge. The project will require you to remove the rotted section and fill the hole with wood filler. Materials and tools may be found at EquipSupply.com including: a flat-head screwdriver, wood chisels, a hammer, wax paper, sandpaper, drill with driver bits, a paintbrush, disposable...
  6. Handyman Help: Staircase Maintenance

    Staircases are exposed to weight and constant usage over time. It’s not surprising that staircases can eventually start to creak, crack, or even break permanently. Staircase maintenance should be done regularly to check on minor problems. These problems are best addressed right away to prevent the problem(s) from worsening. Many issues may not be obvious to the naked eye. Getting...
  7. Weekend Warrior: Doghouse Construction

    Building a shelter for dogs is essential, particularly in regions of the country where there are extreme changes in weather. To ensure protection against heat, humidity, rain, snow, and freezing temperatures, you must create a safe environment for your dog. Assembling a simple doghouse can be completed over the course of a weekend. Keep in mind that the doghouse should...
  8. Safety & Sanitation: Build a Backup Outhouse

    Building an outhouse may not appeal to everyone, but having one in the backyard does have an array of benefits. If used regularly, an outhouse lowers the water bill, removes bathroom odors from the house during warmer months, and reduces the odds of septic and sewer issues. An outhouse also serves as a backup option in the case of water...
  9. Handyman Help: How to Remove & Replace a Toilet

    Whether you are updating the entire bathroom or simply switching out a broken bowl, removing and replacing a toilet is a straightforward job. The supply and waste pipes are already in position. With the right equipment from EquipSupply.com, you can have the job done in one day. Here are steps for this handyman project. Lay out rags and newspaper where...

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