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Use Caution When Closing Heating Vents In Unused Rooms

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It’s no secret that heating your home in the winter can be costly. Many make the mistake of closing the vents to all unused areas of the home thinking it will save both money and energy. Surprisingly, that isn’t always the case and can even lead to further problems with your furnace. To understand why, you will need a basic understanding of how your furnace and ductwork work together to heat your home.…

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Preventing Falls: Basic Ladder Safety In Construction Zones

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Each year, more than 300 people die due to fatal falls in the construction workplace. 23.6% of these fatal falls are caused by falls from ladders. Ladder safety is often overlooked in the workplace. They are not often very tall, and they are so ubiquitous to all construction jobs that many people simply take it for granted that contractors know and practice proper ladder safety. However, because the number of injuries and deaths from ladder falls is the second highest in the industry (falls from roofs are the first), it is clear that ladder safety needs more emphasis.…

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4 Costly Masonry Mistakes To Avoid

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Bricklaying can be one of the most satisfying DIY projects to complete. However, there are a few common pitfalls that you need to avoid if you do not have experience with bricklaying. Here are four of the most common masonry mistakes, and what you can do to avoid them. Choosing the Wrong Mortar Not every mortar is compatible with every type of brick. This problem usually presents itself when you decide to repair or add a new section to an existing brick wall.…

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