Pickling Your Wooden Deck

If you want to lighten or add a different tint to your deck’s wooden flooring, pickling it could be the solution. Instead of replacing the entire deck floor with a light-colored wood, you have this inexpensive alternative. The good news is you can easily pickle it yourself by following these five easy steps. Before starting,…

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Multicast IGMP and PIM

I learned a little more about IGMP and PIM this morning. Hosts use IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) to register with the router to join or leave specific multicast groups. The router is then aware that it needs to forward the data stream destined to a specific multicast group to the registered hosts. There are…

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The Biography of Mikhail Gorbachov – Part 2

5. The “Gensec” of the world “As every revolution, the perestroika could hold between two limits of one state.” To appease the changes Gorbachov started to use his perestroika as an international campaign, without moving around at home. It is the time of the Chernobyl incident of which the biography doesn’t mention nearly anything. An…

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Making a Homemade Dog House Heater

In most climates, a well-insulated dog house of the right size will keep your dog warm and cozy. But if you live in a very cold climate, your dog’s body heat may not be quite enough to keep the dog house warm. In that case, you’re going to want some kind of dog house heater.…

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How to Get Rid of Yard Moles Grandpa’s Way

Are moles ruining your yard and garden? Flower beds torn up? Do you blow dirt and chip your mower blades running over dirt mounds? If you’re like me, you tried every goofball “remedy” that comes down the pike… from sonic blasters to chewing gum… from car exhaust to poison baits and “secret tonics”… from mini-windmills…

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Home Lighting Design – Daylighting Design

This article develops a unique, extensive home lighting design Daylighting Design Schedule to address code and a whole lot more. Home lighting design policy for most any home these days: let the daylight in with qualifications – maybe not too much, not too little, depends on where, depends on how, how about when, depends what…

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Designing Wind Breaks

Contrary to myth, solid fencing does not provide the best wind break. The force of the wind on the solid flat surface creates both pressure on the windward side and pressure differences on the leeward side, somewhat similar to the way an airfoil works. To illustrate this, note that snow fences are designed with porosity,…

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Main Components of a Tractor

Tractors are the workhorses of modern agriculture. These powerful and iconic machines, thanks to their legendary versatility, fill many roles on today’s farms, from plowing to planting to grading and mowing. But what makes them tick? To find out, let’s take a look at some of the main components of today’s tractors. Engine The engine…

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Removing Natural Stone Flooring

Natural stone such as slate, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other materials, are some of the hardest floors to remove. Unfortunately there is no way around it, the process involves a considerable amount time and manual labor if you want to do it right. The first thing you should do is remove and base moldings that…

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How to Properly Insure Your Concrete Pumps

The business of concrete pumping comes with many challenges, one of them is being adequately insured when something goes wrong. Many concrete pumping companies have pumps and assume they’re automatically insured under their general liability policy, unfortunately they are not. Trailer concrete pumps should be insured under what is called an inland marine floater. This…

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