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Like Shooting Fish In A Barrel: Heaters That Help Concrete Contractors Help Hatcheries Too

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Barrel heaters are usually used by concrete contractors to keep their concrete from freezing, drying out and cracking. However, barrel heaters can have other applications. Fish hatcheries, for example, rely on heated tanks to hatch eggs and grow little fish into bigger fish before they are released back into the wild. Hatchery farming raises “domesticated” fish for food. In the event that your tank heaters fail, you can use a barrel heater in the following ways.…

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3 Things You Should Know Before Building A Custom Home

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Building a custom home is a very exciting time. For many people, this means that they have finally achieved a life long goal of having the means and the ability to build their dream home. However, if you aren’t prepared you can make some costly mistakes that can make your home building experience miserable rather than positive. Here are some things you should know. 1. Don’t Act As Your Own Contractor…

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4 Ways to Reduce the Amount of Moisture in the Basement

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A large amount of moisture in the basement is common since the basement is the lowest part of the home and sits underneath the soil. The basement also makes the perfect environment for excessive moisture buildup since it can be difficult to air this space out. With excessive moisture comes the potential for water damage as well as mold growth, which is why you want to know these four ways to help reduce the amount of moisture in your basement:…

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Why Is My Bath Water Never Hot Enough?

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There’s nothing like a hot bath to soothe sore muscles and help you unwind, but a bathtub that’s too cool is anything but relaxing. Depending on your hot water heater, you may find yourself settling for a luke-warm bath, even on days when you’ve used very little hot water throughout the home. Fortunately, these four easy fixes can help keep the hot water flowing to ensure you get that hot bath you’ve been craving.…

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Three Advantages Of Metal Roofing Over Asphalt Shingles

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Initial cost is only one of the costs you should consider when buying a roof for your home. In truth, initial cost is not even the most important cost. For example, you should consider how your roof will contribute to your HVAC costs, how much you stand to spend on repair and replacement costs, and how your roof will protect your home from weather damage. If you are looking for a roof that will help you to save money down the road, you should buy a metal roof instead of asphalt shingles.…

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A Short Guide On Testing Your Well Water For Contaminants

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You are personally responsible for making sure the water you use is safe when you rely on a well on your property. There are a number of contaminants that can enter the well through groundwater and runoff from rain and snow. You should have your water checked periodically by a reputable water testing service to see if your well water is safe to drink and use in your home. Here is a quick guide on how to test your well water.…

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Use A Hook, Not A Strap, To Replace A Broken Slate Roofing Tile

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Slate is a beautiful roofing material, and although it can hold up well to the elements for centuries, a falling limb can break tiles and cause problems. If you want to get as much life as possible from your roof, it is necessary to replace any damaged tiles as quickly as possible. As long as you are careful with how you walk on your roof, you should be able to make repairs on your own.…

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Fresh Options For A Tiled Kitchen Backsplash

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The backsplash of your stove, sink or countertop is one area where you can get creative. The visual space also has the ability to pull all of your d├ęcor together. Ceramic tile is not only a durable and attractive material, it affords you numerous opportunities for freshening up your kitchen backsplash. Dark Backsplash Using dark tile can be very chic in your kitchen. For instance, choose ceramic subway tiles in charcoal also grouted in charcoal.…

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Well Water Pump Choices For Farm Convenience

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Pumping your own water from a well on your property is a rite of passage for any farmer, but it’s also a way to reduce reliance on regulated, often costly water that could cut into your farming profits. As you divvy up your land and decide on where you need to place everything, consider a few well water placement and distribution concepts that can reduce your time spent dealing with water and give more time to tackle the rest of your farm’s challenges.…

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Why Spring Is The Best Time Of The Year For Termites

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After a very cold winter, you might welcome a warmer than usual spring. But so do termites. They are likely to become much more active and are more likely to cause damage to your home. After spring hits, you can expect your home to experience very expensive damage. Pests slow down in the winter because the cold weather slows down their metabolism. However, all of this speeds up when the temperature warms, regardless of the time of the year.…

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