Essential Violin Accessories

Every violin player needs some accessories to play well and to perform consistently under the spotlight. Obviously none of these are necessary to actually play the instrument, but truth be told, if you do not have a few essential items along your violin, you will be behind each other player who does. So do not…

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How To Install Blown In Attic Insulation

Scenario: I have just completed an addition to my house. I’ve heard that blown in insulation is better than batts since covers the joists completely and leaves no open areas. Do you have any do it yourself suggestions? Solution: Yes you are correct. Blown in insulation is better that batts when installed properly as it…

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How to Build a Wooden Chest

Every home needs a chest. Chests have a timeless beauty that makes them suitable for heirloom gifts. Chests have many functions, from storing clothing, blankets and linens, toys, keepsakes, or simply for decoration. Children also love chairs for hiding treasure and playing games. If you're thinking of making a chest, no matter what its purpose,…

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Using Rocks As CO2 Sponges

Researchers studying peridotite rock in the Middle Eastern country of Oman say the material could have been an amazing absorber of carbon dioxide. Peridotite is found in abundance in the Earth's mantle, about 12 miles down and under the Earth's crust. Large chunks of the rock make their way way to the surface as the…

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How Does A MIG Welder Work?

The Metal Inert Gas or MIG welder has been developed since the 1940s and has become the choice way to weld. It uses a procedure called gas metal arc welding (GMAW). It is a reliably simple process. It uses a welding gun to control the feeding of a wire, also known as the electrode, and…

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Drainage in Large Containers

All containers need to be given adequate drain, but you must take extra care with winter containers to avoid damaging the bulbs. Choose a soil based potting compost or soil mix or use a peat based compost and add extra grit, in the ratio of approximately three parts compost to one part grit, in the…

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Natural Timber Preservation and Why it Works

Why We Know What Petri-Wood Can Do For You ? Scientific studies conducted by Dr. Robert Adams of Baylor University in Waco, Texas support the claims as noted in his 1992 publications. In the Cedarcide Dow Corning Technology, Silanes, a derivative of Quartz, are cross linked to the Cedar Oils. They provide moisture protection to…

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Framing Exterior Walls With 2 X 6

Framing the exterior walls with 2 x 6 studs instead of 2 x 4 can definitely add to the price of the home. In addition to the cost of the lumber, you also have an increase in the labor, insulation, window and door trimming. The advantages for using 2 x 6 in the exterior walls…

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Insurance for Coach Houses Is Available!

Owners of Coach Houses, are having a tough time finding Home Insurance for their property due to the fact that Coach House Home Insurance is not readily available. Insurers tend to back away from the risk because of the technicality of the liabilities surrounding the garages underneath property, leased on permanent leaseholds. There are usually…

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