Pole-mounted transformers are those odd-looking electrical boxes and coils that are attached to the tops of electrical poles. They tend to remind you of the scenes from old black-and-white Frankenstein movies when Dr. Frankenstein was in his lab and elevating his creature toward the roof to be electrically awakened. If you see your power company installing transformer on a pole in your neighborhood, you might be wondering why. Here are some of the more common reasons why this type of field dressing may be happening in what seems like a mostly residential area.
- If you've recently made the disturbing discovery that one of the key beams holding your foundation together has rotted from moisture exposure or has been chewed through by termites, you may be wondering about your options -- and how much of a repair bill you may be facing. Fortunately, in many cases you may be able to perform this repair on your own with a few heavy-duty rental tools rather than pay a professional contractor to do the job.
- Sanding wood is a process that seems like it can take a long time, but with the right techniques and the right equipment, it is possible to sand wood more efficiently. If speed is essential, such as if you own a business and must sand products at a high volume, it may make sense to use both hand sanders and orbital sanders. The Right Grit You will want to use at least three sandpaper grits to be able to remove different degrees of coarseness more efficiently.
- A deck is a great place for you and your family to sit and relax, as well as for entertaining. If you plan to add a deck onto your home, you may be considering hiring a construction company to build and install it for you. You may be able to do this on your own, or at least give it a try. If so, below are some tips to help you get started.
- Even the nicest of homes and buildings can end up crumbling if they have a weak foundation. Unfortunately, many people tend to overlook the importance of their foundation until it is too late and the damage has been done. This leads to rather costly repairs. You are better off trying to do what you can to prevent the damage from happening in the first place. To keep your foundation in the best shape possible, implement the three tips below.