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Drilling steel or metal is a quick way to dull your drill bits if you do it the wrong way. This AsktheBuilder.com video shows you how to drill holes using the correct drill bits and oil to drill through steel and sheet metal. A variable speed drill is the best drill to use.

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When you are looking for the best windows or the best replacement windows, be sure to look for two industry certifications. These labels assist you in judging the best window quality and the energy efficiency rating.

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Follow the National Electric Code when dealing with outdoor lighting or residential wiring. Provide surge protection for your home with a lightning arrestor and protect yourself from electrocution with GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) devices.

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Hydraulic cement expands as it dries to fill cracks in concrete foundations. This expanding cement helps waterproof a cracked foundation. The following manufacturers make hydraulic cement.

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Circuit breakers are primarily designed to protect the wiring in your home. They ensure the wires will not overheat which can lead to fires and they also detect short circuits. But if you plug cords into outlets that exceed the voltage the breaker protects, it can spark a fire.

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"I believe the reason they're so strong is that the manufacturers decided to make the concrete mix quite rich adding a small amount of extra Portland cement." Concrete Laundry Tub Checklist Concrete laundry tub is fantastic. Do not get rid of yours! Valuable!! Contain high amounts of Portland cement and wire mesh reinforcing WATCH concrete Read More »

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Extension cords come in many sizes, including short extension cords. Electric tools die prematurely because they aren't being fed enough voltage from the cord. I recommend short electrical extension cords for all your equipment. Some have mini circuit breakers.

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The electricity goes out and it feels like your entire life is put on hold. A portable generator is the answer. These devices deliver enough wattage to power your residential electricity. Here are some things to consider when buying portable electric generators.

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