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7 DIY Plumbing Projects You Can Handle

Plumbing projects that you can handle by yourself include simple tasks such as repairing things like leaky taps and replacing fixtures such as shower heads. If you’re wondering what plumbing work can be done without a license, read on. These are fairly simple beginner-level projects that can easily be performed. You can save a lot of money if you learn how to fix simple plumbing projects all on your own.

Here are some of the common plumbing repairs and replacements that require no experience and that you can do yourself. 

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How To Use A Nail Gun

How to use a nail gun? That’s definitely a question every starting carpenter will have to ask himself. A nail gun, which is another alternative for your typical hammer and nail, is a convenient tool when you want a consistent and stable output. While hammer and nail are perfect when simply fixing a bookcase or hanging a picture frame, a nail gun is preferred when dealing with more complex and harder tasks.

Usually, a nail gun is used for larger projects such as house framing, fence installation, and the like. A nail gun would instantly attach thick slabs of wood, which is great for creating walls and roofs. It launches the nails at a quick and steady speed. If you want to save a lot of time and effort in your house projects, let the nail gun do the work for you. Here is an easy guide that you can apply at home:

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Mango Wood – Why It Is The Best Choice For Sustainable Furniture

What is Mango Wood?

Mango tree or Mangifera Indica is common in places located in tropical regions of Asia and in some parts of Oceania. This type of tree can grow as much as 100 ft. with a diameter of 4 ft. It is primarily grown for its fruits.

However, mango usually stops bearing good fruit after 7 years. When this happens, the tree is cut down, and the wood is used for other purposes.

This wood is mainly used as an alternative to maple and oak. As long as it comes from a good source, it is an excellent wood. Moreover, it’s sustainable because it is the byproduct of the food industry. 

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How To Cut Down A Tree Using A Chainsaw – Professional Tips and Tricks

We’ve had this silver maple tree in our backyard since we had moved into our new house five years ago. It seemed harmless and a good place to put up a treehouse for our daughter, so we let it be. That is until one stormy day. We were inside the house, and the maple tree sounded like it was ready to crush us alive. The only option then was to cut it down. Well, this did not prove to be safe either.

I’ve been cutting trees for a living for more than five years now, and I knew exactly what I had to do to get rid of the maple tree. If you are in the same situation as I had been, here are some tips that you can use:

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How To Use A Torque Wrench The Proper Way

A torque wrench is a tool that makes it convenient to fasten a nut used in automotive repairs or construction. It is a specific tool, devised by Conrad Bahr in the year of 1918 when he was working under the Water Department of New York City, to control the tightness of bolts on stream pipes underground.

When the tightness of bolts and screws are becoming critical, a torque wrench is used. It makes it convenient to the operator in measuring the torque being applied to the fastener for it to suit the standards required for a specific application. This, in turn, produces appropriate tension and structural loads of all the segments.

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How To Rethread A Bolt – It’s Not As Hard As You Think

When it comes to screws and bolts, one of the inevitable things that would happen would be for the bolts to lose its threads, brought about by either constant wear and tear, loosening and tightening, as well as rusting due to exposure to open air, as well as water with plenty of dissolved oxygen. The former two would cause the threads of the bolt or screw to grow thinner, and therefore not fit properly or tightly in the hole. The latter, or the exposure to rust, on the other hand, would call for rethreading as the rust would cause the threads to be shallower, as rust may possibly get thicker as time goes by.

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