5 Reasons Fireplace Owners Think Early Spring is "Firewood Time"

Written by Susan Penney

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5.Landowners whose property has been logged will welcome you if you ask permission to salvage firewood. Loggers leave behind about 50% of each tree, clutteringrepparttar landscape but providing you with free firewood. With a chain saw and a wood splitter, you can tailor your firewood torepparttar 100407 dimensions of your fireplace. There’s considerably less competition for this free firewood in early spring than there is duringrepparttar 100408 cooler seasons.

So go ahead and let your thoughts turn to springtime, but get a jump on next fall now, too. Whenrepparttar 100409 cool weather returns, you’ll be glad to have your seasoned firewood waiting for you.

Susan Penney appreciates simple ways to make our homes renewing spaces for our families. She invites you to visit http://www.FireplaceMall.com for fireplace accessories to serve your fire-less or your fire-filled fireplace.

Repairing holes in Sheetrocked Walls

Written by Mark Donovan

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Holes larger than 2 inches.

With large holes, I recommend cutting out an area such that a new small piece of sheetrock can be applied torepparttar 2”x4” studs. For example, I would consider putting in a new 16”x16” piece of sheetrock for a hole that is greater than 2” in diameter and less than 16” in diameter.

The best method to removerepparttar 100406 piece of damage sheetrock is to use a Carpenters knife (razor blade) and scorerepparttar 100407 area where you want to cut out. Repeatedly applyrepparttar 100408 knife until you have worked your way throughrepparttar 100409 sheetrock. When complete, you should have about ½” to ¾” ofrepparttar 100410 2”x4” stud showing on each ofrepparttar 100411 two exposed studs.

Note: Care should be taken to ensure no wires are cut behindrepparttar 100412 sheetrock when cutting outrepparttar 100413 damaged piece.

Next, cut a piece of new sheetrock torepparttar 100414 size ofrepparttar 100415 hole, and secure with sheetrock screws or ringed sheetrock nails.

Next, taperepparttar 100416 cracks withrepparttar 100417 mesh tape material mentioned above. Then as described earlier, apply three skim coats of Joint Compound, with each successive coat getting flared out further. Make sure you wait forrepparttar 100418 Joint Compound to dry before applyingrepparttar 100419 next coat. Perform a final light sand afterrepparttar 100420 final coat has been applied and has had time to dry, and then paint.

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Over the past 20+ years Mr. Donovan has been involved with building homes and additions to homes. His projects have included: building a vacation home, building additions and garages on to existing homes, and finishing unfinished homes. Mr. Donovan's formal education and profession have been as an Electrical Engineer and Marketing Manager.

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