REMOVING YOUR OLD SLIDING GLASS DOORWritten by John Rocco
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So, now you have to remove side jambs. You want to do this without damaging exterior material that surrounds door frame. Take a heavy chisel and pound it into crack between frame and exterior material, whether it's stucco, siding, etc. Start at bottom 6 inches first. What you are trying to do is pull nail fin away from nails holding it in place. So, once chisel is pounded through metal frame, pry away from side wall. The heavier and longer chisel, more leverage you will have. You will hear frame "pop" free of nail. There will be several nails holding each jamb in place, so you want to start at bottom and work your way to top corner. Once you get bottom third loose, many times you can grab jamb with both hands and pull rest of nails free as you go up. When you get to top corner, work jamb free. Do both jambs, then do top. Sometimes top has no nails, or just one in center, so it will come down pretty easily. Be sure to wear safety glasses and a dust mask when doing this job, especially when removing top header.
At this point you are ready to install new door. The installation procedure is slightly different, depending on whether you're installing a retrofit style frame or a replacement frame. We will discuss both procedures next week.
John Rocco has been installing replacement windows since 1978. To learn more, visit http://www.how-to-install-windows.com
Using candles in Feng Shui decoratingWritten by Jennifer Hall
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It is beneficial to bear in mind productive and destructive cycles while decorating, but for optimum Feng Shui, a room would have an equal balance of all five elements – none being too overpowering. If this isn’t case and there is not one overpowering element, then productive cycle is a good place to start when decorating.
Now that we have a basic understanding of elements, we can see how to best utilize candles in our decorating. In areas with predominately metal or water elements – rooms which would have a lot of blue or silver colors or metallic furnishings – a candle would help minimize overpowering colors and add balance. If you want to start using Feng Shui in a room with no overpowering elements, you could bring in a candle and a complimentary element like a plant or a brown oval rug since that color and shape are associated with earth element.
Candles can be an easy way to bring a natural element into your home and can be a good starting place for implementing Feng Shui design. Not to mention that scented candles are often great Feng Shui because of mood-enhancing qualities certain scents have. Candles provide a simple start in creating a pleasant ambiance and good decorating style.
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