Cabinet assembly and installation tools

Home Improvement

To install your own cupboards using Melawood is fairly easy if you are relatively handy, but having the right tools for the job is most important.

Tools are the most important aspect of any project and the quality thereof will reflect in your workmanship. The bare minimum tools required to install your own cupboards include;

* 5m measuring tape

* 600mm and 1200mm spirit level

* 1/2 round fine-toothed file

* Small adjustable steel square

* Pozidrive screwdriver

* Rubber hammer

* Safety glasses

* Electric drill

As said before, the tools listed above are the bare minimum and will only be enough if your laminated board panels are pre-cut and edged. There are other tools that will make the job much easier. A jigsaw, cordless screwdriver and a circular saw, or, even better, a plunge cut saw, makes assembly a breeze.

Measuring tape

A quality 5m long tape measure with clearly visible markings is necessary for accuracy.

Spirit levels
Proper levels are a necessity in any workshop. For kitchen installations, you’ll need a 600mm and a 1 200mm-long spirit level. The longer level is to stretch over two or more units for accurate levelling.

½ round file
ine tooth files are used to smooth edging and sharp corners

Steel square
An adjustable square makes sure all work is square and accurate.

Pozidrive screwdriver
The Pozidrive screwdriver will do all the assembly work. I recommend using a powered screwdriver. This will also be used to dill pilot holes.

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Three Key Preventive Maintenance Tips for Your Plumbing System

Home Improvement

Have you had a recent inspection of your plumbing line? As a home owner, you ought to ensure the drains are in good working condition all the time. Preventive maintenance keeps the odors at bay, saves you some bucks and time. But, how do you maintain your plumbing system in the perfect state? Below are helpful tips.

Conduct Regular Inspection

Check all your plumbing fixtures for leaks. They include faucets, shower heads and laundry lines. Also, check the caulking around the fittings to ensure they are well attached. Clean the shower head on a regular basis to remove sediments that could affect the water pressure.

Check the pipes in the sinks, bathtubs and showers. Test the movement of water to check for bubbling. It could be the drains have obstacles and could lead to complete blockage of the drain line. Clogged materials obstruct free movement of waste water. If you do not solve the problem early, it could cost you a significant amount of cash for extensive maintenance.

Example, if your kitchen sink holds water, it’s possible the trap harbors oils and food particles. Flushing the drain with hot water melts the fats clearing the drain. Also, you may need to open the trap with the help of a plumber to remove lodged materials.

Keep Pipes Safe during Winter

When extremely cold weather kicks in, freezing pipes can create a sudden emergency limiting access to water. Frozen water can cause cracks in pipes leading to leakages. If freezing suddenly occurs, … Read More

Signs You Should Replace Your Garage Door

Home Improvement

Over time, garage doors tend to pick up dents, particularly when put to constant use. Since dents and dings are often cosmetic, a new coat of paint is usually enough to restore the aesthetic appeal. But several other garage door issues can necessitate repairs or replacements, and prices often depend on the services required. Understanding the problem before you call the experts is, therefore, the first step towards getting a final quote. At All Pro Door, Frisco garage door repair, our top priorities are customer satisfaction and providing quality, reliable services. Our years of experience have taught us that keeping all of our prospective and current clients well-informed helps us achieve our objectives. To help us help you, below are some telltale signs that your garage door needs replacing.
Broken sections

Although splintered sections and missing parts are relatively easy to notice, some clues are not as obvious. To keep the problem from escalating, it is wise to check for the following signs:

  • Dented or deformed parts that can have an adverse impact on the door’s fit
  • Panels that are not properly aligned
  • Rollers and hinges that may be loose or missing
  • Missing or loose insert panels
  • Signs of a broken lower part, including a door that rests on the floor unevenlyBroken lower sections can invite infestations and impair the door’s structural integrity. Unfortunately, replacement is contingent on the availability of parts since some models are no longer in production.

Excessive vibration

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Benefits Of Heating And Air Conditioning Maintenance

Home Improvement

You will need to get heating and air maintenance at least once a year. Even if you do not notice any problems with your air conditioner, you will still need to get maintenance from a professional. There are many ways that you can benefit from getting HVAC maintenance.

Lower the Cost of Energy Bills

Your HVAC system most likely uses more energy than anything else in your home. However, if your air conditioner and heating system is properly maintained, then you will be able to save money. A well-maintained HVAC system will not use as much energy if it is well taken care of. In fact, maintenance can make your HVAC unit up to 10 to 15 percent more efficient. This will not only help you save money, but it will also take some of the strain off of your HVAC system.

Extend the Life of Your HVAC System

If your HVAC is clogged with dirt and grime, then it will have to work hard. Your HVAC system will be more prone to breaking down. Preventative maintenance will prevent this from happening. Your HVAC system will last longer if it is well-maintained. In fact, an HVAC system that is properly taken care of can last up to 20 years.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Your filter is one of the most important parts of your HVAC system. It is designed to trap pollen, dirt and allergens from circulating in your home. Your filter will be changed by a technician while … Read More