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Four Reasons Your Lights May Be Flickering

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If you’ve noticed that some or all of the lights in your house have a tendency to flicker recently, don’t worry; you’re probably not in a horror film. But on the other hand, this can be a genuine sign of an electrical problem that needs attention, so don’t just ignore it. If the incident occurs more than once and isn’t limited to one bulb, it’s probably not a fluke or a simple worn-out lightbulb, so educating yourself about the possible causes of the problem is a good idea; you may have to call the electrician or you may not. Read More»

Stabilizing Tower Cranes: 3 Reasons To Install Central Ballast Static Bases Rather Than Concrete Pads

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When installing tower cranes to accommodate large-scale construction projects, the mechanisms used to secure and support the cranes will influence overall stability. In general, you can choose from two different static bases: central ballasts and concrete pads. Central ballasts are basically weighted blocks that are used to support and balance the base of the tower cranes[,] whereas concrete pads are more permanent structures that will need to be removed at a later time. Read More»

How To Maintain A Window Air Conditioner

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Window air conditioners are an alternative cooling option for small homes and apartments that provide cooling for a single room. They are more affordable and require less installation when compared to larger central air conditioner units. However, like all home appliances, window air conditioners need to be maintained to ensure that they continue to operate at peak efficiency for as long as possible. Clean the Air Filter An air filter that is blocked within your window air conditioner will significantly negatively affect your unit’s efficiency. Read More»

Fall Protection Equipment Every DIY Homeowner Should Have In Their Garage

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You may think that as long as you have a ladder and the necessary tools, you can tackle just about any task that arises in or outside or your home, regardless of the height of the particular project. However, from going after roofing problems on your own to taking tree topping into your own hands, jobs that take place up off the ground present the dangerous threat of falling and getting injured. Read More»

4 Great Plants For An Edible Xeriscape Garden

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Xeriscaping is a method of landscaping or gardening that conserves water or that requires little watering beyond rainfall. It can involve planting species that are tolerant of drought conditions, or replacing features like water-guzzling lawns with plants that are low-maintenance and hardy. Although xeriscaping is popular in drought-prone areas where official water conservation measures are in place, it can be used anywhere and in any climate to reduce water waste. For gardeners who want to incorporate xeriscaping into their landscaping project and who want to grow more of the food they eat, here are four edible plants that don’t need much water. Read More»