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Lawn Mower Buying Guide
Looking for the best lawn mower for your home? Read through our Simplicity Mower Buying Guide to learn which yard, garden or lawn tractor is right for you!
The why and how of sharpening your lawn mower blade
Sharpening your lawn mower blade benefits your lawn and your mower. Here's everything you need to know about getting the chore done.
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 Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades
Sharp lawn mower blades are essential for evenly and accurately cutting your lawn. See this step-by-step guide explaining how to properly and safely sharpen lawn mower blades using a bench grinder.
How To Find Your Engine Model Number
Need help finding your engine model number? Knowing your engine model number is important so you can maintain and service your engine if necessary. Watch thi...
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
How To Cut Stainless Steel Pipe
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How to Diagnose Plumbing Drain Problems
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10 Questions to Ask Your Insulation Contractor
As one of the major design decisions when you build a new home, get the answers and insight you need to ensure you have made the right insulation choice. Armed with this knowledge you'll avoid costly quality and insulation issues in the future. If your builder doesn't usually use spray foam insulation, here are some questions you can ask that will help you decide on spray foam.
10 Surprising Ways to Clean Stainless Steel Appliances
Keeping your stainless steel appliances clean and fingerprint-free can be a challenge. Here's ten cleaning methods you probably didn't know would work.