Fencing, Vinyl Vs Wood

If you are considering putting a fence up around your house you might consider vinyl fencing as a great alternative to wood fencing. Though wood is a traditional medium for fence building things have come a long way in recent years and vinyl now provides a more durable and ultimately more cost effective means of…

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How To Apply For Mitchell-Lama Housing

Affordable housing for middle-income residents of the state of New York became a law in 1955, largely through the efforts of then Senator MacNeil Mitchell and Assemblyman Alfred Lama. Known officially as the Mitchell-Lama Housing Program, it was based on the mechanics of the private housing cooperative of Morningside Gardens in Manhattan borough which had…

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Creating a Dowel Tree

The holiday season is over, but if you’re still feeling a little festive and want a simple woodworking project to end the year, consider making a dowel tree. A dowel tree is a relatively simple project you could tackle during these rare days off from work and still have plenty of time left over to…

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How To Unclog a Bathtub Drain

For the most part bathtub and shower drains get clogged from human hair. The hair often gets stuck in the drain at the top or flows through and gets stuck in the p-trap below. You will need a plunger, rag, needle nose pliers, multi head screw driver, Allen wrench, hacksaw and maybe a small snake.…

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How to Clean Your Cordless Driver/Drill

You are the ruler of all do-it-yourselfers…the home improvement guru. You may be building a custom shelving unit today and installing new gutters tomorrow. No task is too big or too small to get your full attention. You know how important your cordless driver/drill is to the success of your many projects. After all, it…

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