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What Gets Rid of Sugar Ants?

We have all seen them, had to clean them up, or had to get rid of them.

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How to Repair a Drywall Crack

Drywall cracks can occur for any number of reasons.

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How to Trim Pocket Doors

Installing pocket doors for bathrooms and closets offers a space-saving way to hide doors when they are open.

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How to Install Crown Molding on an Angled Ceiling

Crown molding is a trim piece installed at the top of a wall where it meets the ceiling.

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How to Install CDX Plywood Sheeting

Plywood has a grading system allowing for its usage.

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Dust Mites Vs. Bed Bugs

Itchy bumps, sneezing--these problems may not be from a walk in the woods, but from what's in your bed.

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Homemade SIP Wall Panels

Structural insulated panels, or SIPs, are assembled easily on site, and perform well as an alternative form of construction.

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Deck Skirting Other Than Lattice Styles

Decks provide homeowners with a place to sit and relax or to entertain neighbors and guests.

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How to Use Plywood for Paneling

When it comes to applying a wood cover to a wall, most people choose wall paneling.

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Alternative Screen Doors to Keep Bugs Out

Screen doors let fresh air in and keep bugs and other similarly unwanted guests out, and homeowners have the option of installing any type of door they want or can afford.

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How to Get Rid of Glue

Glue has powerful adhesive qualities, making it an ideal substance for many household repairs, such as broken crockery and torn fabrics.

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How to Repair a Window Counterweight

Old double-hung windows have cords running along the side of the frame.

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Mountain Lions Found in Kentucky

Mountain lions, contrary to the name, are not found only in the mountains.

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What to Do With the Wall Above the Shower Surround?

Not all shower surrounds are designed to run all the way up to the ceiling, which means in some cases you are left with an expanse above where the shower surround stops.

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Do It Yourself Cheap Granite Countertop

Granite countertops are not usually cheap to have installed, and installing them yourself is normally ruled out due to the weight of the material as well as the difficulty of finding the material for sale just by themselves.

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Building a Shower Floor

Updating a bathroom is one of the most valuable home renovations that a homeowner can do.

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How to Install Carpet on Linoleum, Tiles & Hardwood

When you are deciding on changing your floor, one of the changes made is to add carpeting.

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The Typical R-Values for Built-Up Roofing

R-values measure the resistance of materials to heat conductivity, which is how well they retain heat or keep it out.

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How to Remove Wallpaper Primer

Homeowners use wallpaper primer when they have stains, mold or wallpaper paste residue on their walls or when they are wallpapering drywall, plaster or defective walls.

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How to Cut an Extruded Polystyrene Sheet

Extruded polystyrene insulation, also called XEPS, is a form of rigid foam board that is used for insulating homes and commercial buildings.

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Noise Level of a Portable RV Generator

Portable generators are essential when you need power for your recreational vehicle, or RV, and you are in a remote location.

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How to Reduce Noise From Upstairs

Whether you are living in the bottom story of an apartment complex or share a home with friends or relatives who live upstairs, the noise above you from footsteps and items being dragged or dropped can be loud and very irritating.

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How to Join Linoleum

Linoleum is a common flooring in kitchens and bathrooms, and is popular because it is relatively easy to install.

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Problems With Perma Glaze Tub Refinishing

Perma-Glaze tub refinishing can be a quick and inexpensive way to cover a damaged or worn finish on an existing bathtub.

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How to Adapt a Portable Air Conditioner to a Casement Window

A portable air conditioner is an appliance that can cool the air in a certain size room.