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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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    A Tip For Getting Straight Lines When Painting

    If you are trying to find an affordable and cost effective bathroom remodel, you should consider painting the interior. Painting is a smart remodel because it does not cost a ton of money, but it will instantly make your bathroom look much newer and classier. Furthermore, it will protect your bathroom walls from moisture damage. This article will give you one special tip for getting the cleanest and straightest lines when painting textured bathroom walls.

    Answers To Your Important Questions About Duct Cleaning

    If you or other members of your family seem to be allergic to your house, and coughing or sneezing is as common as snoring at night, it is time to see if your air ducts are dirty. If your home often has the windows closed, allowing the heater or air conditioner to run non-stop, your air is simply being recycled. Unfortunately, that means that the allergens from both outside and inside linger within the ducts causing a feeling of general poor health for some individuals.

    4 Important Electrical Safety Tips

    When you need to make sure that you are able to handle electrical work around your business, safety should be at the forefront at all times. By taking advantage of some safety issues, you will be able to give yourself the opportunity to protect both lives on the job and the electrical circuitry itself. Consider these safety guidelines, so that you can put yourself in a position to succeed and to maintain the utilities that keep your business thriving.

    Four Ways To Reduce Air Problems In Radiators That Use Boilers For Home Heating

    If you use a boiler for home heating, radiators are the most common type of installation. Radiators can be a great way to heat your home, but you can have problems with things like loss of water and air in the system. This can reduce the efficiency of your heating, and make it run a lot more, which can add to wear and tear. There are some things that can be done to reduce these problems, such as adding non-return valves, flushing the system, and using antifreeze in the radiators.

    Two Situations Where Specialized Air Duct Cleaning Is Required

    Air conditioners and furnaces blow a lot of air through your air ducts, so it only makes sense to have them cleaned periodically. But there are certain situations where a regular air duct cleaning may not be enough to truly clean your ducts. If you have any of the following in your home, you should make sure to tell the air duct cleaning company before they come out. This way, they can come prepared to do a deep clean.

    Troubleshooting Your Garage Door Opener

    Today, virtually all homes have automatic garage door openers. This luxury not only makes it easier to get in and out of your garage, but keeps you dry and warm inside your car when you arrive and depart your house. However, when something goes wrong with your door opener, your vehicle can get stranded in the garage, making it difficult, if not impossible, to go to work, school or other obligations.

    A Guide To Finding The Best Water Heater For Your Needs

    The process of purchasing a water heater is not as simple as waltzing in to a hardware store and picking the first one you may see on the shelf. In order to purchase a water heater that will provide you with enough hot water for you to enjoy your shower in the morning, you need to take the time to learn about the different types of water heaters available on the market.

    How To Deal With Drafty Windows

    If you have drafty windows in your home, it can make you dread the winter due to cold temperatures and increased heating costs. Window drafts are not something you are stuck with forever, as there are things you can do to fix the problem. By understanding your options, you can decide on which one is best for your home. Completely Reseal The Windows Drafts can often come from the pane of glass within the window frame not forming a good seal.