Butt Joint? See What it Is

The butt joint is the simplest form of joinery. When the end of a square-cut (90 degrees) piece of lumber (#1) needs to be fastened to the face of another flat board (#2), the (#1) piece simply “butts” into the face of the other board (#2). Since a butt joint has no real integrity by…

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The Three Basic Types of Home Foundations

There are three basic types of foundations in use today in the construction of a home. Slab Foundations A slab foundation is a foundation built directly on the soil with no basement or crawl space. Slab foundations are common in areas where soil conditions are not suitable for a basement, and are the most common…

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How to Perform a Chemical Peel

Always check with your doctor or dermatologist prior to beginning any skin care regimen. First, I would like to say that I am of the opinion that “PEELS USING SOLUTIONS OVER 10% STRENGTH SHOULD NOT BE PERFORMED AT HOME. In most states, Estheticians are licensed to perform glycolic, lactic and other alphahydroxy peels up to…

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Green Architecture Benchmarking For Social Issues

As broadly defined, sustainability addresses three primary dimensions: environmental, social or human, and economic. The environmental aspects of green building have received most of the focus as the movement has unfolded, perhaps because they are easier to quantify and may include materials or technologies with a visible “wow” factor. Social aspects are harder to define…

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Suffering with Arch Foot Pain?

If bunions aren’t getting you down, maybe the arch of your foot is causing you pain. Arch pain or arch strain occurs when the tissues in the middle of the foot become inflamed and results in a burning sensation. The arch of the foot is shaped by a firm band of tissue that joins the…

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Building Inspectors

In today’s world nearly every building project requires some type of building permit. Which means you will have to call or visit the local building department to obtain all the required information and forms to get a building permit. Good news is in actually getting a permit you are now at least a passive green…

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Preparing Your Chopper Motorcycle For Painting

After buying you custom painting manual guide, tools, paint and equipments, the next job is to dismantle the motorcycle. Start dismantling your chopper motorcycle with utmost accuracy. While dismantling the chopper motorcycle, you should be very careful with wires attached to the motorcycle. Dismantling chopper motorcycle is not very difficult, if you do it according…

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Fix Sticky Doors

Everywhere we go, we find doors that don’t close properly. Often, the answer is right in front of us and the repair is simple. First, look carefully at the edges of the door and the jamb (the frame all around the door, including the floor). Visual inspection will show you anywhere the door rubs (scrapes)…

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Best Primer For Bare Drywall

The best primer for bare drywall depends on what expectations you have from the paint you will apply over it. You have a few options, the short answer is – primer is not the best option for new drywall, a drywall sealer such as Zinsser Gardz is or Zinsser Drywall Primer sealer. However, keep in…

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All About Old Plaster Walls

Up until the 1950s most homes in America did not have drywall. The walls of old homes were typically made of a much different product called plaster. Plaster walls are thicker and stronger than their successor, drywall, and though they have faded into history there are many old homes that still proudly display their plaster…

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Gypsum Valuable Input for Agriculture

India ranks second on the basis of population in the world. Agricultural land utilised by the burgeoning population, the cultivable land resource is shrinking day by day. To meet the food, fibre, fuel, fodder, and other needs of the growing population, the productivity of agricultural land has to be increased rationally. This requires the use…

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