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How To Keep Grout Lines Clean While Tiling

Tiling can be a lengthy job, especially if you don’t know the easiest way to do it. One of the most important aspects of laying tile is keeping the grout lines clean from the thinset underneath, but this can sometimes be a hassle. Is there …

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Can Doorbell Wires Shock You? 4 Important Facts

When working with appliances or anything involving live wires, many people tend to worry that they’ll be electrocuted, and understandably so. However, this isn’t the case with doorbells. Doorbell’s wires can’t shock you if you happen to come in contact with them. The majority of …

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How Much Tile Can Be Laid in a Single Day?

Tiling can be a DIY job, or you can opt to hire a professional tiler. However, exactly how much tile can you lay in a single day? Professional tilers and contractors can lay around 100 12×12 inch (30.5×30.5 cm) tiles in an hour or 900 …

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What To Do if You Can’t Match Brickwork

When replacing bricks, building an addition, or remodeling your home, there’s typically a desire to match brickwork. This is why it’s so frustrating when you can’t find the same colors or anything even close to what you currently have. If you can’t match brickwork, it’s …

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How To Install Drywall on a Ceiling Without a Lift

Installing drywall on the ceiling is not the most comfortable task. Working on ceilings often means twisting at odd angles and potentially causing pain in your back and neck. A drywall lift is the easiest way to get things done but if it’s not available, …

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How To Fix Too Much Mud Applied to Drywall

When it comes to drywall use and installation, the most challenging part of the process is applying “mud” to the drywall. If you use too much or too little mud or do it poorly, your drywall will not look good and can be a mess …

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Do All Brick Homes Have Studs?

Studs are widely viewed as a crucial component of a structurally-sound wall. After all, they’re able to provide most of the vertical support a house needs at minimal costs. However, are they always necessary or present in a brick house? Not every brick home has …

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Should Your Brick Steps Be Sealed?  

Brick steps are a nice addition to any home, and not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also increase the value of a home and its appeal. They’re also long-lasting and durable, especially when treated appropriately. When you’re installing a new set of brick …