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How to Dispose of Nitric Acid

Nitric acid is a highly toxic and corrosive acid that has an important role in a plethora of industries such as plastics manufacturing, textile and fertilizing industries. "Aqua fortis" and "aqua valens" are additional terminologies for nitric acid, meaning "strong water" and "spirit of fire," respe

How to Compare Solar & Wind Power

More and more people these days are deciding to go green. One of the ways to do so is to try to provide all or part of your own electricity needs either through solar photovoltaic or wind power. There are several factors you need to consider before you install a system on your property.

Do It Yourself Fusion Paper Countertop

Fusion paper offers environemental protection enthusiasts with a new opportunity for green living. Advances in technology allow recycled paper made from various original materials to be fused together along with durable materials such as bamboo to form a resilient surface that withstands kitchen act

How to Remove the Battery Compartment Door on a Canon 40D

The Canon EOS 40D is a high-speed digital SLR camera. The 40D uses a rechargeable battery pack that can be removed and replaced from the battery compartment. If the battery compartment door becomes damaged, you may need to remove it and replace it with a newdoor. The battery compartment door can be

What Causes the Kitchen Lights to Flicker?

Flickering lights in your kitchen make preparing food and performing related tasks harder, making finding the source of the problem with the lights a high priority. Multiple potential problems may cause the kitchen lights to flicker, including some problems that put everyone in the house at risk of

How to Measure Mobile Home Windows for Replacements

To find the measurement for a mobile home window, it is important you know that mobile home windows get their size from the "rough opening" window size, according to Mobile Home Hardware. This means that the windows are not measured on the outside or by using the outside edges of the window, but by

DIY Engineered Wood Floor

Engineered wood floors are usually particleboard planks topped with a veneer of hardwood. This allows the boards to be made thinner and more reliably straight. While some engineered wood floors are nailed down like regular flooring, the prime use of engineered flooring is so it can be installed as a

How to Raise Houses in Flood Zones

If your home has experienced substantial damage (for instance, more than 50 percent of pre-flood market value) as a result of flooding, your community's floodplain management plan may require you to flood-proof or elevate your home. There are several key steps you must follow in order to prepare for

How to Raise the Rafters in a Garage

Most houses today are built with prefabricated roof trusses, rather than rafters. Trusses are lighter and easier to install at a job site because they are put up as a single unit rather than individual elements. Many garages, however, still use rafters which can provide a bit more storage area beca

How to Build A Home Key Vault

Keys may become lost or stolen at any time, especially if out in public. Many homeowners, however, face the risk of unauthorized use of their vehicles or machinery from family and friends. One solution to this problem is a homemade key vault. It will keep anyone not given the combination safely away

How to Make a Block Backing for Crown Molding

One issue with crown molding that plagues virtually every installation occurs when a nail won't reach the wood hidden behind the drywall. You can use a stud finder to look for a rafter, but on a wall that runs parallel to the rafters, you can't count on finding a rafter. A block installed behind the

How to Get on the Internet on the Gravity 2

The Gravity 2 phone from Samsung allows you to connect to a cellular data network to access the Internet. The phone's built-in Web browser connects to web pages the same way your computer's browser does. All you have to do is turn the phone on, open the web browser and type in the URL of your favori

How Do I Bleed My Steam Heater?

Trapped air in your steam heater system could prevent the system from heating your home properly. Trapped air can also cause corrosion, which can damage the heater. To rectify this issue, you must bleed your heaters throughout your home. This process takes less than five minutes for each heater and

How to Do Stucco on Wood

Stucco is a versatile and durable material that can be used on many surfaces. A type of plaster, stucco can be applied directly to concrete or cement block. However, adhering stucco to other surfaces, such as wood, requires a base of building paper and metal lath, a lightweight sheath of metal gridw

How Do I Repair an Unlevel Floor After a Laminate Install?

You will sometimes notice after installing a laminate flooring that the floor is not level. There is a way this can be fixed if you have a crawl space. This will require at least two people to accomplish the project but you will only need a couple of simple tools.

Mealworms in the Carpet

Mealworms, or insects of the Coleoptera order, are insects that regularly appear in the wild. Typically harmless, these bugs spend the majority of their lives assisting in the biodegradation. Outside of the wild, mealworms are used for fishing and studying. If they are left unchecked, however, mealw

How to Use an Insulation Blower

If your home has hollow walls you can fill them with insulation designed to keep your home warm. Cellulose insulation is fed into the cavity using an insulation blower. You can get a specialist firm to do the job for you or you can rent the blower yourself. The job is straight forward but is made ea

Can You Install Tile Over Existing Linoleum?

Many homeowners consider their linoleum flooring to be dated. Linoleum flooring can also become worn out over time. Tearing up this flooring can be dangerous because the adhesive beneath it can contain asbestos. Learning how to tile directly over existing linoleum will allow you to get the look of b

How to Remove a Slide in Stove

Attached to one or more base cabinets, slide-in stoves are flush with your kitchen cabinet and countertop surface. The stoves, held in place with screws, come in a variety of colors and styles. Slide-in stoves are available in both gas and electric models as well. The stoves are easily removed for r