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How to Rack a Prefab Fence

Wooden fences are often created from prefabricated sections mounted to posts.

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Board on Board Fence Ideas

For homeowners in need of privacy from peering eyes into the backyard, a way to hide unsightly storage or a method to establish specific zones and boundaries, a board-on-board style fence accomplishes either task.

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Uses for Old Hay Bales

Hay bales are used to feed farm animals such as horses and sheep.

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What Is an Overlay Roof?

When a shingle roof needs replacing, two possibilities exist for dealing with the existing layer of shingles.

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How to Fix a Roof

Roofs are designed to protect structures from wind, rain, hail and weather elements.

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How to Seal Wooden Water Barrels

Home gray water systems are an easy and economical way to reduce water bills and conserve water for use in the garden.

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How to Take a Water Sample for Testing a Well

Even water that appears clear can contain traces of contaminants.

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How to get rid of Mold in the house

The Environmental Protection Agency states that it is impossible to remove all the mold from an environment.

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Red Worms in Pond Filters

Small, thin red worms are often found inside pond filters, usually stuck onto the filtration media.

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How to Get Rust Stains Out of a Cement Driveway

Rust stains on cement driveways are unsightly and can diminish the appearance of the entire exterior of the home.

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How to Save on Your Hot Tub Electric Bill

There are several ways to save energy and money while running your hot tub.

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How Much to Pay a Roofer?

When a roof is in need of being built or simply in need of repair or maintenance, a roofer will have the necessary skills required for the job.

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Aluminum Roofing Vs. Steel Roofing

Metal roofing is a popular finish option for residential and commercial buildings.

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How to Get a Clear Natural Clay Bottom Pond

Lining your outdoor pond with clay offers the advantage of using a non-polluting material.

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How to Lay Retaining Wall Blocks

A retaining-block wall adds another level to your landscape for planting, a patio or to level soil to remove a slope.

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How to Clean Plastic Skylights

Adding skylights is a way to improve the light quality in a home without compromising on energy efficiency or privacy.

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How to Remove the Bottom Sludge Pump in Fish Ponds

Sludge pumps are generally used at the bottom of fish ponds to suck away waste, sunken debris and other contaminants.

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Types of Outdoor Stair Rails

Stairs outdoors, whether they lead to a deck or a front porch, typically need some type of railing.

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How to Make a Willow Branch Arch

A garden arch creates an attractive and useful foundation for the growth of vines and flowering creepers.

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How to Fix Rotted Roof Decking

When moisture finds its way beneath your shingles due to storm damage or because the material has failed or worn out, it can cause the wood decking to rot.

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Why Do Vegetables Sink or Float?

If you've ever dropped different kinds of vegetables, such as tomatoes or cucumbers, into water, you'll know that some of them sink while others do not.

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How to Build a Creep Feeding Calf Pen Out of Landscape Timbers

Creep feeding is a method of providing nursing calves with extra nutrition, protected so that the adult cattle cannot reach it.

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How to Make Lightweight Cement Planters

Some of the most durable planters for gardening are large cement containers that insulate a plant against summer heat and winter freezing.

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How to Do a Roofing Layover

It is an acceptable practice to add a second roof layer to an existing asphalt shingled roof provided that the roof structure is sound and has the ability to support the additional weight.

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Metal Roofing Snow Slide Prevention

A snowy roof can be picturesque.