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How To Purge A Propane Tank (Quickly & Easily!)

Are you new to propane tank ownership? If so, then one of the first things you are going to have to do is learn how to purge a propane tank. New propane tanks come filled with pressurized air. In order to fill your propane tank, you’ll need to purge out all the air. It’s the only way to make your tank fillable. Before you hit up the tank store, getting the scoop on this procedure is a good idea.

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Rough Opening Measurements For Bifold Doors ? (Find Out Now!)

Bifold doors can be an excellent alternative to sliding or French doors. They are increasing in popularity since they are sleek, stylish, and provide space-saving capabilities. If you plan on doing the installation yourself, you will need to know how big the rough opening should be.

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LG Fridge Leaking Water From Door? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

LG is one of the most recognizable brands of appliances on the globe. Washers, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and refrigerators are just a few of the appliances that they produce on a regular basis.

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What Is The Cost Of Living In Portland Vs. Seattle?

Portland and Seattle are both two popular destinations for travelers and residents alike. They are similar in size, and both are home to major companies. These two cities also both have their own unique appeal. For example, there’s Mt. Rainier in Seattle and Mt. Hood in Portland. Both, compared to national averages are also expensive, but how do they stack up compared to one another?

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Why Is My Forced-Air Furnace So Loud? (Possible Causes & Fixes)

Your furnace can be essential to your way of life, especially in cooler climates. Most furnaces are also known as a forced-air furnace. That’s because they distribute air through the home with air that gets pushed through vents and ducts connected to the heating unit.

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How Long Does Wood Stain Take To Dry? (Find Out Now!)

There are few things that are as satisfying as seeing wood get a nice, even coat of stain. The right stain can make any furniture look elegant and picture-perfect. Of course, in order to get the kind of results you want to get, you need to make sure that the wood stain is dry before you finish things off. But, how long does it actually take for things to dry completely?

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How Big Of A Shed Can I Build Without A Permit In Oregon?

Building a shed in Oregon is a great solution for a myriad of needs, including storage, workspace, or a guesthouse. But, just because these useful structures aren’t connected to your home doesn’t mean you can build them however you please. Before you build a shed, you need to determine if you require any kind of permit.

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How To Use A Shop Vac For A Water Pump (Do This!)

The unthinkable happens and you find that there are now several inches of water in your basement. Short of finding a submersible pump or calling a clean-up company, what can you do?  If you have a shop-vac with pumping capabilities,  you may already have the answer to your problem.

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Does Lowe's Cut Wood For DIY Projects? (Find Out Now!)

Lowe’s works with all of their customers that need lumber, whether for the DIY project at home, for home remodeling, or for construction needs. The company offers a wide range of store services and services for professionals, but does Lowe’s cut wood?

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How To Run A Conduit Through An Exterior Wall (Do This!)

You will need to run wires through your exterior walls every once in a while. It’s a great way to add wiring to the garage or workshop. You can quickly run these wires through a conduit; however, not everyone knows exactly how to do this. So, how do you run a conduit through an exterior wall?

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How To Unlock Frigidaire Oven Door (Quickly & Easily!)

Ovens have come a long way, technologically speaking. Not only are they more efficient than ever before, but they are also safer. For those who have small children that get into everything, those additional safety features, like automatic oven door locks, are wonderful. But what happens when the locks become stuck and you can’t disable it?

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How To Secure A Trampoline In A Hurricane (Do This Now!)

You’ve probably heard the horror stories. News stations are quick to post the aftermath of a storm– trampolines picked up and thrown, some of them found miles away from their home. Rogue trampolines can break windows, total cars, and tear down fences.

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How To Remove Polyurethane From Wood Without Removing The Stain

Polyurethane finishes are applied to wood to protect the surface from water or chemical spills and other types of damage.  Typically they add a satin or gloss appearance to the wood. However, you’ll probably want to preserve the wood stain underneath when you eventually remove the polyurethane. So, how do you remove polyurethane without removing the stain?

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14 Best Places To Buy A House In New Jersey

A home with a waterfront view sounds magical—something right out of a movie. New homeowners are not looking for older homes within the city; they yearn for solitude. This attracted investors to the New Jersey area when land became available in early 2017. If you are looking for some of the best places to purchase property in the state of New Jersey, the best places are mapped out for you right here.

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Dishwasher Making A Loud Buzzing Noise? (We Have A Fix)

Dishwashers are quite the handy kitchen applianc e. Gone are the days where every meal results in a long manual dishwashing session. Thanks to dishwashers, we can simply load them up and go back about our business.

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Leaking Shower Valve Behind Wall? (Here's What You Can Do)

As homeowners, we are constantly on the lookout for issues. We want to be able to recognize them and implement a fix before they can potentially cause an issue. That means being on the lookout for a lot of different things.

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Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Atlanta: 2023's Ultimate List

Atlanta is one of the south’s most thriving and vibrant cities. It’s seen tremendous development and expansion in the past decade, thanks to its low cost-of-living and economic opportunities. With that being said, as is the case with all big cities, there are unsafe and dangerous neighborhoods in Atlanta.

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How To Ventilate A Garage With No Windows (6 Ways To Do It!)

The garage sometimes doubles as a workspace for many hobbyists. Unfortunately, there are times of the year when staying inside your garage for an extended period of time is simply unbearable. The heat can be tough to deal with and it only becomes a bigger problem if the garage has no windows.

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Who Makes Hyper Tough Tools? (Find Out Now!)

To say that there are a huge variety of tools out there is an understatement. Black & Decker, DeWalt, and Craftsman are all some of the most recognizable brands on the market today. They have built their reputation throughout the years and have since become favorites.

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How To Remove Dicor Lap Sealant On A RV (Quickly & Easily!)

Sealant is needed not just in and around the home. A special type of it can also be used on recreational vehicles to keep them better protected.

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What Are The 8 Safest Neighborhoods in Richmond, Virginia?

The capital city of the Commonwealth of Virginia is Richmond, the fourth-most populous city in the state with over 200,000 residents. Richmond is a thriving capital city with numerous major companies and industries choosing it as their home, including two major Fortune 500 companies.

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Can Camelbak Bottles Go In The Dishwasher? (Find Out Now!)

Founded in 1989 in a sleepy California town, Camelbak is an outdoor company best known for its water bottles and hydration packs. In fact, Camelbak pioneered the concept of hands-free hydration.

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Honeywell Thermostat Blinking "Cool On"? (Here's Why!)

Honeywell thermostats are among the best on the market because of their user-friendly display and reliability. The display is one of the highlights of Honeywell thermostats because useful information is readily available and it’s easy to use. So, what does it mean when your Honeywell thermostat is blinking “Cool On”?

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Should You Tip Instacart Drivers? (Yes, Here's How Much!)

Instacart remains one of the most popular food and grocery delivery services in the world, and it’s showing no signs of stopping. After COVID-19 hit the United States, we saw the demand for Instacart’s services expand greatly. The thing is, it’s not a cheap service. Instacart has a bunch of fees and has been the center of a lot of price hiking scandals. Even tips seem shady. So, should you tip Instacart drivers?

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How Long Does It Take To Charge A Lawnmower Battery?

Like your car, your riding lawnmower uses a battery to help kickstart the ignition. Also, like your car, this piece can die from time to time. When that happens, you may need to charge the battery so that you can start cutting the grass again.

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Do I Need To Anchor My Backyard Shed? (Find Out Now!)

It is both a luxury and a convenience to have a shed in your backyard. Like any other structure, a shed is susceptible to inclement weather and strong winds. So, do I need to anchor my backyard shed?

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How Long Does A Furnace Last? (Plus Signs of Failure)

If your heater was there when you bought your home and you have been there for 15 years, you should probably be shopping around for a new one. In fact, most experts recommend that you start looking for good deals when your furnace turns 15 anyway.

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Pittsburg Tools Review: Are Their Tools Any Good?

It’s often said that a craftsman can only be as good as his tools, which is why so many people get a little crazy about tool brands. Pittsburgh Tools is one of the newer hardware store-specific tool brands to hit the market. (It’s for Harbor Freight, by the way!) While they’re still new, people are starting to gain a love of this brand. So, what’s the deal with Pittsburgh Tools?

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