5/29/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – WHY IS MOST FIBERGLASS INSULATION PINK ?

May 29, 2015

I have listed some theories I came across. Made by women. Just because, it is. The fiberglass is pink in its original state, before being turned into insulation. To make it stand out more. They wanted it to look like cotton candy, so the mice in the attic would chew on it, grind down their […]

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5/22/15 – FUN FACT FRIDAY – FUN WITH HAMMERS – CAN YOU MATCH THE CORRECT HAMMER TO THE CORRECT PICTURE ? ? ?

May 22, 2015

1.  Traditional curved-claw WT 8 lb / LN 11¼ in. Drives nails well and removes them with the rocking action of its curved claw. 2.       Body mechanic’s WT 0.8 lb / LN 11½ in. Used along with a small curved anvil called a dolly to remove dents from car panels. 3.       Lineman’s WT 2.4 lb […]

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5/15/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – How to Replace a Wooden Tool Handle

May 15, 2015

Remove the old handle.   Drilling is the best way to remove a broken handle for replacement, Grip the head in a metal vise, and then drill multiple holes in the end of the handle until enough wood has been turned into shavings that the remains of the old handle can be pulled out. You’ll almost […]

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5/8/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – How is Sheetrock made?

May 8, 2015

Drywall is made primarily of gypsum. Gypsum is a mineral usually found in massive beds that look like white sand, though impurities can cause beds to appear pink, yellow or gray. One of the most famous gypsum beds in the United States is the popular White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Despite being used […]

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5/1/15 – FUN FACT FRIDAY – 10 Uses for Wood Ashes

May 1, 2015

http://www.stumbleupon.com/…/toh/article/0,,1581470,00.html… 1. De-skunk pets. A handful rubbed on Fido’s coat neutralizes the lingering odor. 2. Hide stains on paving. Absorbs wet paint spatters on cement by sprinkling ash directly on the spot; it blends in with a scuff of his boot, 3. Enrich compost. Before the organic compound get applied to soil, enhance its nutrients […]

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4/24/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – Why Mulch?

April 24, 2015

http://www.themulchmasters.com/whyMulch.html Mulch gives your lawn a clean finished look, but did you know that mulch is very beneficial to your plants and soil. Here are a few good reasons to mulch: Reduce surface evaporation from the soil Improve water penetration and air movement Moderate soil temperature fluctuations Protect shallow-root plants from freeze damage and frost-heave […]

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4/17/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – THE HISTORY OF THE CHAINSAW

April 17, 2015

This is what the first chainsaw looked like. Can you guess what it was used for ? ? ? ? In 1830, German orthopedist, Bernhard Heine used it to cut bone. It had links of a chain carrying small cutting teeth with the edges set at an angle; the chain was moved around a guiding […]

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4/10/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – How to Install Glass in Cabinet Doors

April 10, 2015

Glass inserts can be installed in your existing cabinet doors, enhancing or changing the look of your kitchen. This will save you a considerable amount of money that you will not need to spend on new cabinet doors. All that is required is making sure you have the proper equipment to use and then selecting […]

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03/27/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – WINDOW ANATOMY

April 3, 2015
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4/3/15 FUN FACT FRIDAY – Wood Species and Characteristics

April 3, 2015

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2HWSNV/LcGVCWUP:l0GzzKUO/www.encyclopediaofhomeimprovements.com/topic.html Oak Red oak has a prominent open grain ranging in color from white to yellow and reddish-brown. Red oak is sometimes streaked with green, yellow or back mineral deposits and may vary from a closely-knit grain to a sweeping arch pattern. Maple Hard maple is a strong, close-grained wood predominantly off-white in color, although […]

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