Craftsman V20* 18-inch Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer

By ralph mroz

Craftsman V20* 18-inch Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer The Craftsman V20 18-inch Cordless Pole Hedge Trimmer (Model CMCPHT818D1) is a handy tool that has made my life easier (and safer) for a few days a year.  I’m not a professional landscaper so I speak as a homeowner here.  Bottom line: I’m quite happy with this tool,…

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How To Winterize Your Pressure Washer

By Robert Robillard

Steps To Winterize A Pressure Washer As summer ends I often take a weekend day and winterize the exterior of my house, this process always includes winterizing my pressure washer. Well, it wasn’t always that way, I’m one of those guys that have lost at least two pressure washers because I did not winterize them.…

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LeveLok Ladder Stabilizer Standoff Brackets

By ralph mroz

LeveLok Ladder Stabilizer Standoff Brackets Every tradesperson and homeowner alike needs an extension ladder standoff, for reasons that I trust are obvious.  I’ve gone through several types and, bottom line up front, the LeveLok ladder stabilizer standoff brackets (Model ST-ORS-3XL) are the best I’ve found.  As a bonus, they aren’t very expensive!  You may already…

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Maintaining and Storing a Snowblower

By Robert Robillard

How To Properly Prepare You Ariens Snowblower For Storage Springtime means putting away the snowblower and dragging out the lawnmower.  Many homeowners neglect to maintain and storing a snowblower properly. Taking a few important steps to ensure that your snowblower is properly stored for the offseason. Snowblower Storage Steps Adding fuel stabilizer to the gas…

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Keep Couch Off Baseboard Heater

By Robert Robillard

Save Heating Costs and Shorten Warm Up Times With A Couch Stand-Off Jig Here’s a jig you can make to keep couch off baseboard heater and increase baseboard heating efficiency in your house. Pushing a couch up against a wall with a baseboard heater can restrict airflow, which causes the heater to function inefficiently, take longer…

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Roof and Gutter Heating Cable

By Robert Robillard

Warmup Roof Ice and Snow Melting Cables Some homes are predisposed to ice dams – and the leaks that can result from them. Lack of insulation, warm air leaks, and complex roof designs all contribute to ice dam formations. Preventing roof leaks requires addressing these issues and ice dams themselves, but that’s not always easy…

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How To Remove Rust Spots From A Driveway

By Robert Robillard

Cleaning Your Driveway, The Right Way It’s easy to know the right thing to do after you’ve made a mistake. A few months back I was cutting a bunch of metal rods [rebar] and I did NOT anticipate all the microscopic metal dust staying on my driveway and leaving  unsightly rust stains. My first thought was to pressure…

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How To Install A Dryer Vent

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Dryer Duct and Vent – Best Practice The type and length of your dryer duct can have a significant effect on the efficiency of your dryer as well as increase or reduce the risk of a fire. Use Metal Duct Pipe – Best Practice The best duct pipe to use is 4” solid,…

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