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The Importance of Hot Tubs and Spas

Over the last few decades, our lives seem to have grown more and more stressful. We do not even have time to feel the stress and do something about it. Instead, people just seem to live with it. In actual fact, stress...

Making Repairs to Lead Flashing

Lead expands and shrinks based on the weather conditions that it is exposed to. From time to time, it will need to be repaired. If lead is allowed to move freely, it will last for a 100 years. Most lead flashings...

How to Insulate Under a Ground Floor Slab

This article briefly describes how to insulate three different types of ground floor slabs. There is not a specific method that can be used for all three types of ground floor slabs. The only thing that they have in...

How to Install Sliding Wardrobe Doors

Installing wardrobe doors could add an illusion of extra space to an otherwise small room. Plus, it will give you extra storage space. The installation is quite simple, provided you know how to read a tape measure and...

How to Install an Outside Tap

The first thing on your agenda would be to make sure you use the same type of pipes that are already there. If your internal plumbing is copper, then you should use copper for your outside tap. If it is PVC, then you...

How to Insulate Your Attic or Loft

Insulating your attic or loft is not a fun job, but it is not difficult. It will also save you a lot of money in heating and air conditioning costs. A good insulation job is almost priceless. This article describes how...

How to Work Out Amps, Volts, and Kilowatts

The installation of any new circuits or wires in your home must be completed by a Part P qualified electrician. Failure to follow these provisions may result in difficulty selling your home at a later date, or in your...

How to Wire in Wall Lights

The installation of any new circuits in your home must be completed by a Part P qualified electrician. Failure to follow these provisions may result in difficulty selling your home at a later date, or in your house...

How to Wire a Plug

The installation of any new circuits or wiring in your home must be completed by a Part P qualified electrician. Failure to follow these provisions may result in difficulty selling your home at a later date, or in your...

How to Waterproof Foundations

When building a new house, one of the most important things you need to include is a waterproofing system for your foundations. If you are employing a builder, ask them if they are familiar with foundation...

How to Stop a PVC Pipe from Leaking

PVC pipes are used commonly all over the world. Substituting PVC entails an economical and simple choice, as patching it is easy. Here are some simple steps on how to patch a leaking PVC pipe. First, clean the PVC...