Category Archives for "Outside"

Painting Ceiling or the Underside of the Roof

Spray Painting Ceiling: We started with the underside of the roof/ceiling: This is a 3-inch thick aluminum insulated roof. To keep brush marks to a minimum, we used the high pressure paint sprayer -Wagner Paint Crew Model 770 with the 2,750 PSI output. That is plenty of pressure to spray almost anything liquid. SAFETY NOTE: […]

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Caulking Around Windows and Doors

Using caulking around windows and doors is the easiest method to stop air and water leaks, either in or out. The process is very easy and simple to do. To the right is a picture of a typical caulking gun with a tube of caulk already loaded. Talk to the people at your local big […]

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How Many Roof Shingles Will You Need?

The most common type of roof shingles are the three-tab fiberglass shingles. Measuring how many of these shingles you need is easy. A three-tab fiberglass shingle is 36 inches long and 12 inches wide. The part of the shingle that is visible is only 5 inches wide and 36 inches long. The remainder is covered […]

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Pictures of our Back Porch and Spa

It is a relaxing back porch and spa now, but it was not always that way. Below are pictures of a home remodeling project that was done in stages. It started as a deck, which after being spruced up and added to, becomes a covered porch with spa and a great place for summer outdoor […]

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Growing Tomato Plants Upside Down

In the past, my husband, Dave, has put out tomato plants in a bed next to our house. Every summer we have always enjoyed delicious tomatoes. This year he has decided to plant his tomatoes in buckets like they show on TV. He did not buy any special containers. He is using regular 5 gallon […]

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Our Spa Heater Was Out of Control

This is not an article advising you how to fix your spa heater. There are electricity and water in this piece of equipment that can easily kill you. So, unless you are qualified to work on spas, do not touch anything. This is an article showing how there are still people out there willing to […]

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