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How To Use a Shop Vac for Water

How to use a shop vac for water removal is not a difficult task.  The first manufacture of vacuums took place in the early 1900’s. Williamsport Pennsylvania is home to the Shop-Vac Corporation, employs 1600 workers here in the US.  Shop-Vac manufactures vacuum cleaners for consumer, industrial, and commercial applications.  The company …

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How to Pump Out a Flooded Basement / Don’t Rush

Do you know how to pump water out of a flooded basement?  The first thing is don’t start too early or too fast. Prior to beginning any work take pictures, plenty of pictures. The following are steps that will allow you to safely remove water from a flooded residence or …

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The Best Chainsaws for Women 2020: A Helpful Illustrated Guide

We are back with our reviews for the best chainsaws for women 2020. There are numerous outstanding chainsaws available. There are a couple of new saws that our testers found to be good products. There are numerous outstanding chainsaws available. Selecting those suitable for women is the subject of this …

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How to Dry Out a Flooded House

Where Do You Begin After Water Damage When floodwaters move away, many homeowners wonder what to do next and in what order. How to dry out a flooded house or basement is the main goal. You can reduce the cost of rehabilitation. Take these steps first to begin to repair …

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How to Work Safely with Electricity

Safety is Key When Working with Electricity As reported by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration over 350 electrical-related fatalities occur each year. What electrical hazards do workers face? Knowing how to work safely with electricity can prevent injuries and fatalities.  Electrical and Arc Flash Safety is a link to a …

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How to Select the Right Chainsaw the First Time

A German physician invented a device similar to a modern day chainsaw in the early 1800’s. Although it was named a chain osteotome is was a basic mechanical chainsaw. Fuel and electricity power chainsaws now. There will always be debate over the best chainsaw manufacturer. Professionals choose between manufacturers like …

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How to Use a Multimeter | A Guide (with Pictures)

How to use a multimeter. This paper describes the basics of using a multimeter.  The multimeter depicted here is a basic low cost meter.  A basic multimeter will measure: DC voltage, AC voltage, Resistance, Continuity and  Amps. Direct Current The main sources for Direct Current, DC voltage, in devices we …

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Buy a New or Fixer Upper Home

This article lists the pros and the cons of buying a new home or buying a fixer upper home. The first portion of the article addresses the question can one or should one be their own contractor and build their home. My recommendation is do not try to be your …