Installation of an Entry Door-Direct Fasten to Masonry

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Installation of an Entry Door-Direct Fasten to Masonry

 

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I’ve always enjoyed installing residential entry doors. There’s something about thinking and working in three planes that appeals to me. Making customers happy and feeling comfortable in their home environment makes me happy, too. Nothing can compare to the satisfaction of knowing a job has been well done, seeing and feeling a beautiful and properly installed door operate smoothly. In modern homebuilding techniques, most housing built here in the Salt Lake City area after the mid-1960’s is 2x4 or 2x6 wood stick frame construction with an exterior veneer of brick, stucco, or some type of lap siding. Prior to that time, many, if not most, homes around here were built using four inch wide cinderblock (4”x8”x16”) masonry walls with a brick exterior veneer.

 

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Glass Mosaic Tile Installation

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 Glass Mosaic Tile Installation in a Steamer/Shower Surround

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I’ve always enjoyed installing residential tile. There’s something about thinking creatively and making an artistic statement that appeals to me with the challenge. To express a customer’s design vision calls for good communication skills and at least some intuition. Making a customer happy and feeling comfortable in their home environment makes me happy, too. Nothing can compare to the satisfaction of knowing a job has been well done, in seeing a beautiful and properly installed tile job. And, indeed, a glass mosaic tile installation can look fantastic. This glass mosaic installation sure was a challenge in it’s complexity. Link to Cottonwood Hts Glass Mosaic Tile Contemporary Bath for photos of the following job.

 

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Remove Interior Walls Safely and Efficiently Without Wrecking the House

Remove Interior Walls Safely and Efficiently Without Wrecking the House

 

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A lot of people's first thought in undertaking a remodeling project is to start with tearing down walls. That's an ambitious (if not impulsive) beginning to a project, with focused action for one's built-up energy, but it's a decision that needs to be well considered and fully realized before any actual work can safely begin. Walls are built for several reasons, whether as bearing walls designed to hold up a house and transfer loads from above, or as partitions designed to provide privacy or define space. Bearing walls and partitions both provide safe places to run electrical wiring and mount switches, fixtures, and outlets. Walls also provide safe places to run plumbing water supply lines, drains and vents, and heat ducts and registers. Are there practical alternate routes for these mechanicals? An important consideration, often overlooked, is what floor covering will fill the void left by removal of the wall’s base moldings and base plate. So, plan accordingly.

 

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How To Paint A Room In One Day

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 How To Paint A Room In One Day 

Paint a room in one day? Wow, now I’ve got your attention! Yeah, it’s possible for ceiling and walls, but be ready to budget time for a long day to claim a successful finish. However, you’ll need to be well prepared by planning ahead, and ideally, another day should be allotted for preparation, which is the key for painting success. You’ll have to start early in the morning, but it is indeed possible to paint a room in one day with this method that will produce a long lasting, attractive finish by bedtime. Be forewarned what I’m recommending in this article will take some elbow grease and effort. Relax, I’m not including the windows, doors, jambs, and trim moldings, which will take added time and care and require more precision.

 

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EPA Lead Paint Safety Rule

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This news may hit you like a ton of lead. It's new, effective as of April 22, 2010, and it’s information that is vital to any plans to do any remodeling of your home. Actually, this is an EPA Rule has been under consideration for over 10 years. If I, as a Contractor, remodel your interior, and need to disturb more than just 6 sqft of a painted surface, I may be required to comply with a new Federal Rule regarding lead paint dust. The Rule may apply if 20 sqft of exterior painted surface is disturbed. If your home was built before 1978, and if lead paint is detected, Environmental Protection Agency Lead Safety work practices must be followed for Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP). HUD requirements for federally assisted housing are similar to those in the EPA Rule with some more stringent exceptions.

 

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07-23-09 Earnings Report  Whirlpool Corp., whose brands include Maytag and KitchenAid, reported a significant drop in second quarter consumer demand as revenue dropped 18 percent. Second quarter profit dropped 33 percent, though results were better than analysts expected, and the company brightened its full-year forecast.

11-16-11  Whirlpool hits the big 1-0-0! The appliance manufacturing giant recaps some of it's milestones as it nears it's 100 year anniversary. www.whirlpoolcorp.com/100. 1948 — The Nineteen Hundred Corporation successfully launches the first Whirlpool brand name automatic washing machine. 1975 — Whirlpool plays a key role in crafting U.S. Energy Policy and Conservation Act. 1986 — Whirlpool purchases the iconic KitchenAid brand. 2003 — Whirlpool Corporation becomes the world's first appliance manufacturer to set a global greenhouse gas reduction target.

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