Home Improvement Resources (08)

Home Improvement - Tips for Hiring a Contractor
This Consumer Alert by the Federal Trade Commission offers advice and tips on finding and hiring a contractor. Topics covered, very briefly, include referrals, local trade organizations, references, contracts, insurance, and warranties. There are links to facts for consumers and consumer quiz links, as well as a link to file a complaint online.

Auto Body Repair: Bumper Repair on YouTube
If you prefer to get instructions on find out how to perform a bumper repair by watching a video, consider checking out this video. The vehicle used in this example is late-model car. The video covers sanding the affected area and filling in the scratches with a repair compound. Priming and painting the area completes the bumper repair process. For great service and price on dent repair Los Angeles, see Westwood Auto Body, serving the West side of Los Angeles for many years.

10 Tips for Buying a Chiminea
The Blue Rooster provides 10 suggestions you can use when buying a chiminea for your outdoor space. Prospective owners will find out why they need to consider the size, location and weight of a chiminea before making their selection. Discover why cast iron is recommended for outdoor fireplaces, and why you should always consider safety first.

It's Not a Workbench: It's a Computer Table
A computer table isn't exactly the same thing as a workbench, but you will find instructions for building your own on this informative web site. With diagrams and detailed instructions that include images, you will be able to finish your project quickly.

Building a Fine Home from the Ground Up
Professionally-written articles on many aspects of home design and home building make this site a must-read for the serious do-it-yourselfer. Learn the ins and outs of laying three tab shingles and why it pays to spend 30 minutes laying out proper chalk lines. Understand the differences in type of mortar and pick the right type for the right job. Learn the right way to paint you house to avoid blistering and peeling. Watch a video on the use of a router to replace a costly shaper, or on the proper use of extension ladders. Learn to protect yourself from costly insurance claims and skyrocketing premiums. The Fine Homebuilding online archive contains more than 700 professionally-written articles covering virtually every aspect of home building and home remodeling, everything from a recycled greenhouse to laying a tile floor to the best wall bracing—whatever your home building questions, this site has the answer.

How to Build a Propane-Fueled Fire Pit
A propane-powered fire pit is a bit more challenging than the standard backyard project. Find out about the process involved by visiting this informative site to learn how much time it will take and what the budget considerations are. Helpful images and text lead you through the process of preparing the area for the propane fire pit, building the wooden frame and adding concrete to it. Find out how to add the cinderblocks and attached manufactured stone to give the fire pit an attractive appearance. Having a professional connect the gas line completes the project.

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