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Repainting Your Home's Exterior? Here's How To Pick A Colour

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All buildings need a little touching up every now and then, and a new paint job breathes fresh life into the exterior of any home. Picking a colour can be a bit of a stumbling block, though: Should you stick with what you’ve always had or go for something new and interesting? If you’re considering having your home repainted, here are the five questions you should ask yourself to help you decide.…

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Qualities of a Good Cooktop Installation

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Performing a gas or electric cooktop installation takes more than just buying the cooktop and hooking it up. There are several considerations you need to make; these will also ensure that you have a safe and high-quality cooktop guaranteed to meet all your cooking needs. The first step is always to note down the qualities to look out for. Some of the qualities you need to keep an eye out for when it comes to getting a good cooktop installation include the following:…

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The Secret Life of the Cardboard Box

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You may see a cardboard box as simply a receptacle, but in truth it has a myriad of uses. How can you take advantage of this simple yet flexible invention? Here are some ideas. Car Organiser Open the boot lid of your car and have a look at the mess in there. Chances are there’s an emergency kit, some battery jumper cables, leftover oil, top up coolant. What you need is a medium-sized box as an organiser.…

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Tank Wars: Convenience Or Customization?

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Living in suburb with an erratic supply of mains water can be daunting. Installing a metal water storage tank within your compound is one of the best ways ensure that your taps never run dry. Stainless steel is perhaps the most common metal used to fabricate water tanks. A new steel tank can be welded and assembled on-site (within your compound) or you can buy a pre-manufactured ‘stock’ tank from your nearest tank dealer.…

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Looking for a power equipment supplier? Four considerations you should make.

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Whether it’s a manufacturing plant, a mining site or even a construction site, the need for power equipment to provide and distribute the necessary electrical energy cannot get neglected. It is, therefore, essential to find a suitable supplier who has adequate knowledge of different kinds of power equipment required for various purposes. Be it transformers, switch gears, lifts or mining substations for purchase or hire, it’s paramount to work with a trustworthy supplier for safety purposes as well as to get well-maintained equipment.…

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Tourist Guide: Top Tips for Hailing a Taxi Cab

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If you are about to travel on a trip to Australia, you may be planning to use a taxi to explore when in the major cities. There is nothing more frustrating than standing by the side of the road trying to flag a taxi cab down, only to find that everyone you see drives straight by. Below are some top tips which will help you to get a cab in double quick time.…

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Questions to Ask When Renting a Self-Storage Unit

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A self-storage unit can be a great choice for those who live in apartments or small homes and who don’t want sporting goods and other items always underfoot or taking up precious space in the garage or spare room. Whatever your use, when you are ready to rent, note a few important questions to ask of any self-storage facility. 1. Always ask if there are items that cannot be stored in the unit…

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Some Important Safety Tips for Generator Users in Residential Areas

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Generators can restore power when there is an interruption in the supply of mains electricity. They can supply the power needed to use important household appliances and electrical installations such as electric water heaters, fridges and freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, air conditioners, and so on. However, the use of generators is not without dangers. If you intend to use a generator, it is critical that you take precautionary steps to ensure your safety and that of your loved ones.…

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Choosing Between Magnesium and Aluminium Anodes

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Corrosion is a nightmare for boat owners as it causes damage to the boat hull, propeller and other metals used to make the vessel. Corrosion occurs when the boat’s metallic surface comes into contact with oxygen ions present in water which leads to the oxidation of the metal surface. Once the metal is oxidized, it loses its resistance to corrosion. It is for this reason that sacrificial anodes such as magnesium anodes and aluminium anodes are used to prevent the corrosion by providing the protective electron necessary to counter the oxidation process.…

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How-to Store Antique Jewellery

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Antique jewellery is often of significant monetary and sentimental value. With such substantial value placed on these items it is essential that antique jewellery be stored carefully, in order to adequately protect from loss or damage. As antique jewellery can be made of a variety of different materials it can be difficult to know how best to store these pieces of jewellery, there are, however, several simple steps that can be followed to keep precious items in good condition.…

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