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Top 4 Construction Accidents and How to Avoid Them

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Stay safe while you work with these tips for how to avoid construction accidents and wear the correct personal protective clothing for the job.
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Guidelines On Diy Plumbing

Everybody has plumbing issues, occasionally. When a problem occurs, a lot of people desire to are able to remedy it ourselves. We'd also love to find out more general maintenance hints. This article has both angles covered. Like that, it is possible to reply to plumbing problems as soon as they appear. Ensure that the job gets carried out by not paying your plumber up until you are satisfied, and also the effort is completed. You may have to set money down initially ahead of the plumber begins the work. However, tend not to pay everything at the start instead, pay only after the job is successfully completed. It is important that you simply examine your plumber did all the work he promised prior to deciding to have within the full payment. This may protect you against being scammed by fraudulent tradesmen. Avoid bleach tablets, blue toilet deodorizers or perhaps the other odor removers in your toilet. While these tablets could be a good way to wash your toilet and hide odors, in addition they contain chemicals that may break up the rubber fixtures inside your toilet. Long-term utilization of the products can slow or perhaps stop the functioning of your own toilet. Should your garbage disposal is not really working correctly, you should not make an effort to remedy it by putting your hand in from the drain. Garbage disposals may be dangerous, even if they are turned off. Troubleshooting techniques and schematics of your own garbage disposal are available online. You should avoid using just about any tablet or odor remover inside your toilet if possible. While these tablets could be a good way to wash your toilet and hide odors, in addition they contain chemicals that may break up the rubber fixtures inside your toilet. Long-term utilization of the products can slow or perhaps stop the functioning of your own toilet. You must know the best way to address problems before you really experience them. Additionally, performing some routine maintenance easily keeps problems from cropping up once you least expect them. Utilize the advice in the following paragraphs to get better willing to handle any plumbing problem which could arise inside your future.


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The Dickies Valentine's Day Gift Guide - DickiesStore.co.uk

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Take a look at our interactive DickiesStore Valentine's Day gift guide and pick out the perfect present for him.
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Guest Post: The Not-So-Secret Skills of Great Tradesmen - DickiesStore.co.uk

Guest Post: The Not-So-Secret Skills of Great Tradesmen - DickiesStore.co.uk | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
Today's guest post comes from Gavin Chan at MyBuilder, who emphasises the importance of communication for good tradesmen-client relationships.
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7 Creative Upcycled Shipping Container Homes

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A gallery of homes that repurpose or reuse shipping containers in a broad range of innovative ways, on various scales and styles...


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Zoya Ayaz's curator insight, September 9, 2014 8:18 AM

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Woodworking for Mere Mortals: Free woodworking videos and plans. : Build your own TARDIS!

Woodworking for Mere Mortals: Free woodworking videos and plans. : Build your own TARDIS! | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
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UK construction grows at fastest pace for seven months - BBC News

UK construction grows at fastest pace for seven months - BBC News | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
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Despite the increases, the construction of new homes remains below levels needed to meet demand.
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Need New Kit for the New School Year? - DickiesStore.co.uk

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Whether you’re a student heading back for a new school year, or simply going back to work, DickiesStore stock a range of items to suit your every need.
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12 Photos Of Britons And Their Whimsical Sheds

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Sheds done up like teapots, arcades, retro diners, and more
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BIG's zoo makeover to offer "freest possible environment" for animals

BIG's zoo makeover to offer "freest possible environment" for animals | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
BIG presents a vision for the future of Denmark's Givskud Zoo where animals and humans "co-exist", and all the architecture is hidden within the topography.

Named Zootopia, the proposal reimagines the 1960s zoo and safari park in central Jutland as a continuous landscape of forests, savannahs and rivers that centre around a sunken courtyard of visitors' facilities. 

"It is our dream – with Givskud – to create the best possible and freest possible environment for the animals' lives and relationships with each other and visitors," said BIG, the office led by architect Bjarke Ingels.


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Comme évoqué avec l'exemple de la bicyclette, c'est aussi en créant l'occasion d'expériences plaisantes que chacun peut s'ouvrir à de nouvelles pratiques plus durables ... et partant, être prêt à écouter aussi des informations relatives à la nécessité de sobriété dans les consommations et les déchets, puis modifier son  comportement ?

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keyword: Co-existance!!!! 

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Infographic: Serious About Safety Helmets - DickiesStore.co.uk Blog

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Take a look at our infographic, detailing everything you might not know about safety helmets - an important part of anyone's PPE gear!
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Infographic: 10 Easy Ways to Increase Your Property Value - DickiesStore.co.uk Blog

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Take a look at this infographic on how to improve your property value by 20K. Some great DIY ideas for #DickiesJobDone here!
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How to Care for Flame Retardant Clothing - DickiesStore.co.uk Blog

How to Care for Flame Retardant Clothing - DickiesStore.co.uk Blog | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
Our range of flame retardant workwear is researched, designed and engineered by industry innovators and conforms to international safety standards. However, these garments require special care in order to maintain their flame retardant properties.
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The Pre-April Showers Home Fix Checklist - DickiesStore.co.uk

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Get your home in tip-top shape with the Dickies pre-April showers home fix checklist.
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How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed

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How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed, Modular construction and inexpensive materials make this shed easy to build and easy to afford. We'll show you how to build this shed and provide you with the plans and materials list you need to get started.

 

We designed this shed with money saving in mind. Even the dimensions are designed to make the most efficient use of lumber. Here are some of the ways you'll save with our shed design.

OSB siding
Siding panels made from oriented strand board cost far less than solid wood or plywood panels, and come preprimed, saving you money and labor. Since the panels are also structural, you don't need an additional layer of sheathing under the siding. You'll save about $500 over the cost of cedar plywood siding.

Wood foundation
Hiring a concrete contractor to pour a slab for this shed could cost you $1,000, but the materials for this wood foundation will set you back only about $250. Plus, a wood foundation is easy to build even on sites that slope or have difficult access.

Cost-cutting custom door
Materials for this door cost about $140. A similar style prehung exterior door can easily cost more than $1,000. Of course, this door isn't as weather-tight as a prehung door, and it wouldn't work on your house, but it's perfect for a shed. You get the look of an expensive custom wood door without the cost.

Easy arch-top windows
If you've ever priced arch-top windows, you know how expensive they can be. Even windows that don't operate are likely to cost $400 apiece. But you can simulate the look of an expensive window without spending a ton of money. These windows cost about $60 each and are easy to build with materials you'll find at any home center or lumberyard.

Composite trim
Composite trim saves you money and time right away. It's less expensive than solid wood (you'll save up to $160), it doesn't have knots or other defects to work around, and it comes preprimed and ready for paint. And it'll save you time and money in the long run since it holds paint better and longer than even the best-quality exterior wood.

Getting started

Arch-top windows and a custom door give this shed a high-quality look that belies its low cost and simple construction. The panelized construction technique means you could build the parts in your garage on a rainy weekend and then haul them to the site for assembly. Modest finishes like OSB siding and composite trim and fiberglass shingles help keep the materials cost low. And you'll save hundreds of dollars by providing your own labor to build the door and windows. The modular construction and wood platform foundation mean you can construct this shed almost anywhere, even on remote or sloping sites. In this article, we'll show you the basics of how to build the shed and install the windows and doors.

We found all the materials to build this shed at our local home center. Most of the construction is straightforward and requires only standard carpentry tools and a circular saw. To build the windows and door, you'll also need a table saw, power miter saw and router. We used a Kreg pocket hole jig and pocket hole screws to assemble the door and windows. With a helper or two, you could have the platform and shell built in two or three days. Then expect to spend four or five more days completing the siding, trim, doors, windows and roofing.

A few weeks before you start, check with your local building department to see whether a permit is required and to find out how close to the lot lines you can build. Then call 811 for instructions on how to locate buried utility lines. The first step is to set a pair of treated 6x6s on gravel beds as a foundation for the shed platform.

When you've decided on a shed location, dig two trenches 16 in. wide, 12 in. deep and 13 ft. long. Center the trenches 66 in. apart. Fill the trenches with a 3-in. layer of gravel and compact it with a hand tamper. Repeat this process until the trench is full. Use a level and long board to level the top layer of gravel. If the ground is flat, also make sure the gravel beds in the two trenches are level with each other.

Cut the treated 6x6s to 12 ft. and set them on the gravel so they're parallel and the outside edges are 6 ft. apart. On sloped ground, you'll have to raise the 6x6 on the low side until it's level with the adjacent 6x6. Do this by stacking treated 2x6s, 4x6s or 6x6s on top of the treated 6x6 to reach the right height. Use a 4-ft. or longer level to make sure the 6x6s are level and level with each other. Finally, square the 6x6s by adjusting the position of one 6x6. Slide the 6x6 back and forth, not sideways, until the diagonal measurements from opposite corners are equal. Build the platform with treated 2x6s, 24 in. on center, and cover it with treated 3/4-in. plywood.

 

 

http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Outdoor-Projects/Backyard-Structures/Sheds/how-to-build-a-cheap-storage-shed/Step-By-Step

 

 

 


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William Denem's curator insight, October 20, 2015 10:16 AM

These "affordable storage sheds" are only cheap on cost. They're well built and the quality of material are second to none. You'll save approximately half of cost when you opt to do it yourself.

customerservice@toolkitusa.com's curator insight, February 10, 6:25 PM

A good step-by-step instruction on building a shed that you can afford.

customerservice@toolkitusa.com's curator insight, February 10, 6:52 PM

A good step-by-step instruction on building a shed that you can afford.

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Pallet Dog House Ideas | Pallets Furniture Designs

Pallet Dog House Ideas | Pallets Furniture Designs | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
Dog is very love able and faithful pet. People of Europe countries let this pet in the house they think dog will be lucky charm for them.

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Get Your Trade Business Discovered Online - DickiesStore

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Today's guest post comes from Adam Callow, founder of I Need an Expert. Follow his advice on getting your trade business visible in the online world!
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Dickies Review Squad Puts Our Products to the Test - DickiesStore.co.uk

Dickies Review Squad Puts Our Products to the Test - DickiesStore.co.uk | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
Jeremy Lee, an engineer based in Worcestershire who works at the Morgan Motor Company, took the time to complete our Dickies Review Squad questionnaire after putting our Dickies Clifton Super Safety Shoes and Dickies Lewis Jacket to the test.
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Have You Tried These Nifty Tool Storage Ideas? - DickiesStore.co.uk

Have You Tried These Nifty Tool Storage Ideas? - DickiesStore.co.uk | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
To help you out in all things organisational, here’s our roundup of some of the handiest tool storage solutions we’ve seen!
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Shed of the Year 2014: allotment roof shed wins title - Telegraph

Shed of the Year 2014: allotment roof shed wins title - Telegraph | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
Amazing Spaces presenter George Clarke uncovers some of the UK's weirdest and wackiest sheds competing for the title of Shed of the Year
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How to Build a Treehouse - DickiesStore.co.uk Blog

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Encourage your kids to get outdoors with their very own treehouse – which you’ll be assembling, thanks to our step by step guide.
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Avoid Costly DIY Disasters with the Dickies DIY Tips Sheet - DickiesStore.co.uk Blog

Avoid Costly DIY Disasters with the Dickies DIY Tips Sheet - DickiesStore.co.uk Blog | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
Here’s our roundup of some of handy DIY do’s and don’ts, as submitted by DickiesStore fans.
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24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building

24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
Built during the Great Depression, the project took a little more than a year. The dangerous nature of constructing what was then the world's tallest building can be seen in these photos from t...
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China town: meet the architecture giant with Asian designs on London - The Guardian (blog)

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Now Aedas, one of the largest architecture practices in the world, plans to bring its flashy brand of mixed-use huge projects to London.
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Top 10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do in Under an Hour

Top 10 Outdoor DIY Projects You Can Do in Under an Hour | Architecture - Construction | Scoop.it
You don't need a ton of time or even effort to upgrade your outdoor space. In fact, in an hour or less you could complete a project that will further turn your backyard or balcony into an impressive oasis.

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