Month: October 2015

Switch Plates – How To Install New Ones

Installation of new switch plates is a great way to add your personal touch to your home’s décor. Most homes have the standard white or ivory plastic ones, but you have a large variety of custom options to choose from if you want something a little different. While you may think you are not the do-it-yourself type, this is a project that is not very difficult, and one you can accompli... »

The 6 Best Slow Cookers and Crock Pots to Buy

Looking for a slow cooker that has all the right features that you want and need can sometimes seem like a Herculean task with so many companies making slow cookers these days. So, in order to help make your task just a little easier here are 6 of the best slow cookers that are known for their great and useful features. Hamilton Beach 33967 Set It And Forget It Slow Cooker The Hamilton Beach 33967... »

Installing Polycarbonate Or PVC Roofing Sheets

Polycarbonate sheets can be used as walls or as roofs. Polycarbonate Roofing Sheets come in variety of color, profile and sizes. The price of these sheets varies immensely depending on the profile. The most common profile is a corrugate plastic roofing sheet. The guarantee, which comes along with these sheets, may range from a few months to lifetime depending on the quality of these sheets. Roof P... »

Grilling Planks and the Pleasures of Planking

Cooking on grilling planks, or planking, is becoming a favorite of outdoor cooks everywhere. This “planking” is a fool-proof process of cooking because the plank keeps the meat from drying out, as well as providing a sweet and smoky addition to the meat. Normal grilled foods can dry out quickly when left on the grill, but a plank is soaked with water before grilling, and therefore mois... »

The Business Plan – Describing Your Business Opportunity

The first real stage of writing your business plan concerns describing and articulating your business and what it hopes to achieve. This stage requires you to explain, as clearly as possible, what your business does. It serves the purpose of outlining your personal vision for your business. So you will not only be explaining what it does, but also what you do and what your business is going to off... »

How to Fix Timber Balustrades and Hand Rails on an Upper Family Room

Family rooms are resting living areas usually located on upper floors in a home. This rooms are are used for watching television. This areas do not have walls on the side next to the stair well. This requires railings and balustrades to be fixed on this part of the room without walls. The balustrades are fixed and blended with the floor finish. The method of anchoring to the abutting wall and floo... »

Stair Railings Styles

The stair railing at home is more than a simple way to get from a floor to another. You can create an extension of your personal likes in decoration, with ornamental parts of wood, iron and other material easy to install that will increase the value of your home at the same time. If you think that the stair railing is one of the first tings that people see when they come in, you should think as we... »

Stair Renovation Made Easy

Many homeowners and Do-It-Yourselfers would like to change their plain, carpeted staircase into a beautiful oak stair that would add elegance and style to their home. This could be a very costly endeavor. Or with the right products and a helping hand from your stair expert, it could prove relatively inexpensive. Changing carpeted treads to red oak or maple is a process that has been simplified by ... »

Courage in Sport – Part Two. The Marathon Runners

Legend has it that in 490BC a courier named Pheidippides ran the distance of 40 kilometres from Marathon to Athens to bring news of victory over the Persians and dropped dead as he delivered the message. Whether or not the story is true, there are two marathon runners in particular who displayed that same do or die spirit. At the London Olympics in 1908 an addition of 2,2 kilometres was made to th... »

Electronic Timed Switches

An electronic switch is an electrical component that can stop or break an electrical circuit by diverting or interrupting the flow of electricity from one conductor to another. The most common type of switch is a manually operated device consisting of one or more sets of electrical contacts. These contacts may be either closed or open. If they are in a closed state the contacts are touching, and t... »