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25 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, building maintenance, HVAC design, project management, and facility management. more...

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I've published 673 articles that have been viewed 5,015,648 times. I've received +5,416 recommendations as an expert for my writing. I've answered 367 questions and received +915 positive votes.
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A major component in your home’s electrical system is the main electrical feed coming into the panel board. Between the utility wires and the panel board is the electric meter which is typically installed in a separate meter box, but sometimes they are installed in a panel board with a separate space for the meter. Meter boxes, also known as meter sockets, are often installed outside and mounted on the side of the home.
Published by Daniel Snyder 58 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +3 votes | 0 comments
On brick, stucco, or stone home exteriors, climbing vines can produce a pleasing appearance that unifies the look of the landscape and softens the edges of the home. The problem with this approach is that many of these plants, such as Virginia creeper or English Ivy, pull the lime out of the mortar, creating entry points for water. Vines also hold moisture against walls, which can seriously damage wood clapboards by slowing their ability to dry out after a rain and promoting rot. The vines can a...
Published by Daniel Snyder 61 months ago in Exterior Siding | +4 votes | 0 comments
Most homeowners feel that they can watch a few home improvement or gardening shows and they can tackle their backyard landscaping problems with ease. The major problem with this strategy is that the good ideas shown on television as misapplied or not carried out to completion. You can drastically improve your landscaping success rate by avoiding some of the most common mistakes.
Published by Daniel Snyder 61 months ago in Landscaping, Lawns & Ponds | +8 votes | 0 comments
Many homeowners are aware that it is dangerous to leave lit candles unattended or overload electrical receptacles, but every year there are more than 360,000 home fires every year that require a response from the fire department. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there are about 2,800 deaths from home fires each year. Aside from these glaring hazards, there are less obvious fire dangers in the home that you can prevent and correct on your own.
Published by Daniel Snyder 61 months ago in Home Safety | +7 votes | 0 comments
While there are many repairs that a skilled do it yourselfer can perform on their home heating system, there are several points that require special training and tools. This type of service should be left to professional HVAC technicians. This article will detail some of the more important points that should be included in a typical furnace tune-up. It is important that your furnace is maintained and working properly before cold weather starts.
Published by Daniel Snyder 62 months ago in Heaters & Home Heating | +9 votes | 0 comments
Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) is a rare but potentially fatal viral infection that is spread by mice and rats. People become infected through contact with hantavirus-infected rodents or their urine and droppings. The Sin Nombre hantavirus, first recognized in 1993, is one of several New World hantaviruses circulating in the US. Rodent control in and around the home remains the primary strategy for preventing hantavirus infection.
Published by Daniel Snyder 62 months ago in Infectious Diseases | +10 votes | 1 comments
Performing your own electrical repairs is satisfying, cost effective, and saves time. However working with household current puts you within reach of a lethal dose of electricity. According to a government report, about one person dies every week in a construction-related electrical accident. Before you attempt any type of electrical repair or installation, make sure that the power is off and label the circuit breaker so that no one inadvertently turns it on while you are working. Here are a few...
Published by Daniel Snyder 62 months ago in Electrical Systems & Lighting | +6 votes | 0 comments
Before you start most do it yourself projects, you usually have to remove something. When it comes to bathrooms a common, a fairly easy, project is replacing a bathroom sink. Bathroom sinks can be hung directly from the wall, have a pedestal base, or be installed in a vanity or similar cabinet. This article will help the novice do-it-yourselfer tackle this project before it gets too frustrating, expensive, and messy.
Published by Daniel Snyder 62 months ago in Plumbing, Leaks & Faucets | +7 votes | 0 comments
Edible seeds have a varying array of nutritional value such as fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. While most people don’t think of seeds as a major food source, seeds are nutrient-dense and full of phytosterols which are compounds in plants that studies have shown are as effective as prescription statins at lowering cholesterol.
Published by Daniel Snyder 62 months ago in Healthy Eating | +7 votes | 0 comments
People are very sensitive to any type of odor coming from tap water since it is used for cooking, cleaning, and drinking. Many times the odor is a by-product of the water treatment process, but it could also be from the piping in your home, or the ground water if you have well water. This article will list various sources of odors in tap water and some corrective measures.
Published by Daniel Snyder 62 months ago in Plumbing, Leaks & Faucets | +10 votes | 0 comments
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