Steel, when exposed to moisture and oxygen, forms a crusty chemical component called iron oxide -- otherwise known as rust. The best way to remove rust is to never allow steel to rust in the first ...
Why the Right Hydraulic Fittings are Essential
Learn why fittings are so important to your hydraulic system. Get the right hydraulic parts to make your system last. Fittings, Hoses, Hydraulics, Parts
Three Reasons Why Your Air Conditioning System Is NOT Cooling
During this time of year it is hot and you need your air conditioning system to work. The worst thing that can happen when it is 100 degrees outside is for your air conditioner to stop working. There are usually 3 major issues that can occur and I will also tell you how a Sinclair HVAC technician can fix the problem. 1. Refrigerant Leak in the System This is one of the most common issues that occurs during the spring and summer months. A lot of times this is an issue because a customer does not want to get the leak fixed and so we go out every year and put refrigerant into the unit for a temporary fix. The best solution to the problem is to get the leak fixed. Sometimes this…
How To Clean a Washing Machine Naturally
Knowing how to clean a washing machine (specifically a top loader) naturally requires little more than vinegar, baking soda, and a little elbow grease.
Metal Roofing Buying Guide
How Lumber Is Cut and Graded
If you’ve ever wondered why a two by four doesn’t actually measure two inches by four inches or what the grading stamp B&BTR means, you’re probably not alone. Unless you learn to speak the language, a trip to the lumberyard can seem like visiting a foreign country. The best way to begin is by understanding how lumber is made in the first place. Sawmill Basics When logs are sawed into boards, they’re cut to rough dimensions equal to their full thickness and width. While most lumber is sawed into either one inch or two inch thick planks, other dimensions are available as well. For this reason the thickness is often expressed in quarter inch increments with one inch referred to as 4/4 and two inch as 8/4. Softwood lumber is usually cut in…
How to Start Plant and Vegetable Seeds
From tiny sprouts a glorious garden grows. Here's how to cultivate your own—from seed
How to Repair Scratches on Leather Furniture
No matter how careful you are around your leather furniture, it's very common for leather furniture to get scratches due to normal use. This is especially the case if you live in a household with pets or small children: it's nearly...
Roofing Buying Guide
Shopping for a roofing? Read about types, features, and other must-know topics in our roofing buying guide to make an informed choice.
How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade
Cutting grass cleanly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook