Written by John Rocco

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So, now you have to removerepparttar side jambs. You want to do this without damagingrepparttar 100084 exterior material that surroundsrepparttar 100085 door frame. Take a heavy chisel and pound it intorepparttar 100086 crack betweenrepparttar 100087 frame and exterior material, whether it's stucco, siding, etc. Start atrepparttar 100088 bottom 6 inches first. What you are trying to do is pullrepparttar 100089 nail fin away fromrepparttar 100090 nails holding it in place. So, oncerepparttar 100091 chisel is pounded throughrepparttar 100092 metal frame, pry away fromrepparttar 100093 side wall. The heavier and longerrepparttar 100094 chisel,repparttar 100095 more leverage you will have. You will hearrepparttar 100096 frame "pop" free ofrepparttar 100097 nail. There will be several nails holding each jamb in place, so you want to start atrepparttar 100098 bottom and work your way torepparttar 100099 top corner. Once you getrepparttar 100100 bottom third loose, many times you can grabrepparttar 100101 jamb with both hands and pullrepparttar 100102 rest ofrepparttar 100103 nails free as you go up. When you get torepparttar 100104 top corner, workrepparttar 100105 jamb free. Do both jambs, then dorepparttar 100106 top. Sometimesrepparttar 100107 top has no nails, or just one inrepparttar 100108 center, so it will come down pretty easily. Be sure to wear safety glasses and a dust mask when doing this job, especially when removingrepparttar 100109 top header.

At this point you are ready to installrepparttar 100110 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

Using candles in Feng Shui decorating

Written by Jennifer Hall

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It is beneficial to bear in mindrepparttar 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’trepparttar 100083 case and there is not one overpowering element, thenrepparttar 100084 productive cycle is a good place to start when decorating.

Now that we have a basic understanding ofrepparttar 100085 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 minimizerepparttar 100086 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 withrepparttar 100087 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 ofrepparttar 100088 mood-enhancing qualities certain scents have. Candles provide a simple start in creating a pleasant ambiance and good decorating style.

Jennifer Hall is a writer who provides information on shopping online for and When she's not online, Jennifer's spending time with her family, gardening, or playing the piano or accordion.

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