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How Can a Sailboat Travel in a Direction Different From the Wind?

How Can a Sailboat Travel in a Direction Different From the Wind?

Since Nathaniel Bowditch first wrote "The American Practical Navigator" early in the 1800's, millions of people have taken to the sea on sailboats. Powered by the wind, sails are shaped to catch (or release) what wind is available, and use it to drive the boat forward to its destination.
Giving The Best Possible Finish To Your Home, Try The Georgia Window Installation Team

Giving The Best Possible Finish To Your Home, Try The Georgia Window Installation Team

There is no doubt that in a finished product, every single element is very important but no one of us can deny the importance of a good finishing touch. In a similar way, a home is made of up of so many elements yet the finishing touches at the end of the process give it a whole new look.
How to Reuse Milk Jugs

How to Reuse Milk Jugs

Get more out of a plastic milk jug than just milk. That simple gallon or half-gallon jug can make many household and yard tasks easier to accomplish. With a little creativity - and a pair of scissors - the alternative uses are virtually endless.
Sofa Or Home Theater Seating - Which Is Ideal For Your Home

Sofa Or Home Theater Seating - Which Is Ideal For Your Home

Home theater seating offers a comfortable viewing experience for you and your family. Apart from different improving the comfort level, it comes in different colors and styles that blend well with your interior decorations. Verwanglatex.com offers a wide range of home theater seating at affordable p
How to Hook Up Solar Lights

How to Hook Up Solar Lights

Solar lights do not require a connection to your home's electrical system. Solar lights store the sun's energy in battery charged by a photovoltaic cell on top of the light. When it gets dark, the circuitry inside the light turns on the power and the bulb uses the stored energy. Even with advancemen
Installation Instructions for Vinyl Siding

Installation Instructions for Vinyl Siding

Adding vinyl siding can improve the look of your home, and give you a pretty good return on your investment. You can either hire a contractor to install your siding for you or save several hundred dollars by installing it yourself. Installation instructions for vinyl siding vary depending on the lay
How to Repair a P Trap in a Kitchen Sink Drain

How to Repair a P Trap in a Kitchen Sink Drain

An under-sink trap is relatively simple, both in premise and repair. Traps are curvatures in plumbing that, due to shape, retain a small amount of water at all times. This water creates a seal that prevents sewer gases from entering your home. Modern homes commonly use two traps -- the "P" trap and
Astuces Pour Mettre Une Piscine

Astuces Pour Mettre Une Piscine

Il est utile d'envisager l'installation de piscines dans votre jardin quand vous considérez que cela augmentera la valeur de votre propriété. Cependant, la maintenance représente un certain coût et du temps et vous avez besoin d'être vigilant da
How to Mount Pole Weather Instruments

How to Mount Pole Weather Instruments

Most weather measurements can be made either at or near ground level. But instruments that measure wind, such as weather vanes and anemometers, often have to be mounted on poles that are more than 30 feet above ground. Most pole-mounted instruments are sold with hardware fixtures that connect the in
The Hot Water Heater: A Look Inside An Important Appliance

The Hot Water Heater: A Look Inside An Important Appliance

Ask almost any plumber, and they will tell you that a homeowner's hot water heater is typically one of the most frequently ignored appliances they own. It is an appliance that is simply expected to ...
Types of Sheet Metal Screws

Types of Sheet Metal Screws

Screws are cylindrical fasteners with raised external threads and a formed head. There is a slot in the head to hold a screwdriver bit for twisting the screw into another material. Screws, because of the thread, have greater strength of bonding than nails and, in most cases, are easily removed. The
Directions for Using an Electric Drill

Directions for Using an Electric Drill

The electric drill is an essential part of any tool collection. It is used to bore holes into various materials, and is extremely useful for maintenance and repair tasks. With the appropriate attachments, an electric drill can also be used for sanding, cutting and polishing. There are many differen
Steps To Take Before Paying For Home Improvements

Steps To Take Before Paying For Home Improvements

A home improvement can be anything from replacing the floor covering to fitting the kitchen with a new counter to something really big like adding or renovating a room or put some roof windows or skylight on it. Most people do home improvements for convenience. If you just had a new baby, for instan
The Average Cost of Drilling a Water Well

The Average Cost of Drilling a Water Well

Installing a water well on your property can be a large investment. Drilling companies charge for their equipment, material and expertise. It's important to have an idea how much the installation will cost so you can evaluate a drilling quote. The total cost will vary depending on the depth of your
Carpet Cleaning What You, As a Consumer, Need to Know

Carpet Cleaning What You, As a Consumer, Need to Know

With owning a home, more than likely youre going to have some carpeted flooring. With due time you should have your carpets cleaned. Manufacturers suggest at least once a year but no more than once ...
Methods Of Curtain Rods Selection

Methods Of Curtain Rods Selection

Hey, we’re here – are you there?Looking for window covering answers?Well, you’ve come to the right place.We’re not saying we’re experts or anything, but we sorta know a little about window coverings, curtain rods, finials, holdbacks, curtains . . . you know, that stuff.
Should I Be Concerned About Mold?

Should I Be Concerned About Mold?

The conscientious homebuyer takes great pains to ensure that the home being purchased is solidly built and has no outstanding repair or other issues prior to the closing date. This is one of the primary ...
How to Cut Baseboard Molding Using a Circular Saw

How to Cut Baseboard Molding Using a Circular Saw

Cuts for baseboard trim can be made with a circular saw. Most circular saws have a lever that allows the user to use the tool to cut at the desired angles. Buy the trim and cut it yourself to spruce up your house and save money on a remodel.
How to Use a Clamp to Repair a PVC Hole

How to Use a Clamp to Repair a PVC Hole

If a plastic PVC pipe begins to leak due to a crack or hole, there are a number of different ways in which is can be fixed without having to replace the pipe entirely. One way is with a pipe clamp, which will effectively cover the hole and keep any water from leaking out. Pipe clamps can be bought a
Removing Mobile Home Door Hinges

Removing Mobile Home Door Hinges

Some people find that mobile home provides them with an inexpensive, comfortable and pleasant living situation. Mobile homes seem to need more repairs than other types of homes. Their construction must meet the National Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, yet mobile homeowners find