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How to Load (and Unload) a Caulking Gun?

If you’ve just picked up a caulking gun and are wondering “how do I load this thing anyway?” – don’t worry – you’re not alone. While caulking guns have been around forever and fairly simple tools, loading and unloading them requires a bit of know-how.

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Can Electricity Travel Through Wood?

If you’ve ever seen a tree split in half after it’s been struck by lightning, you might have wondered “can electricity travel through wood?” Or stated more technically – does wood conduct electricity?

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wood filler and wood glue

How Long Does it Take Wood Putty & Filler to Dry?

When it comes to covering up unsightly blemishes in wood, both wood putty and wood filler can be extraordinarily useful tools to have in your arsenal. While they’re sometimes confused with one another, there are several distinct differences between the two – both in terms of dry times and application.

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lake weeds

Lake Weed Removal: How to Remove Lake and Pond Weeds?

Few things are more frustrating than jumping into a seemingly refreshing lake and coming out tangled in weeds, lily pads, and rotting vegetation. This same issue can arise when you try to boat or fish in weedy waters, as your propeller and fishing line will become entangled no matter how careful you are.

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How to Clear Land of Small Trees and Brush?

Clearing a piece of land of small trees and brush is often necessary before you can undertake any number of landscaping or building projects. Whatever you have in mind for the plot of land, be it installing a patio, a firepit, or constructing a shed, you’ll need to clear away any thorny brush, old logs, small trees, and stumps.

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mason using mortar

Mortar vs Grout: What’s the Difference?

You’ve probably heard the terms mortar and grout used interchangeably before, but you may not know these products actually differ significantly.  While mortar and grout are both cement-based construction materials, they differ significantly in terms of usage, makeup, texture, and strength.

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concrete worker wearing boots

Concrete (Cement) Poisoning: Exposure, Treatment & Prevention

If you’re planning a project involving concrete, or maybe your job involves working around concrete or cement, it pays to be aware of the risks of concrete poisoning. While concrete is fairly safe to work with providing you take the necessary precautions, it can cause serious damage if allowed to come in contact with your skin for a prolonged period of time.

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grout vs concrete

Grout vs. Concrete Explained

You’ve probably heard of grout and concrete before, but unless you’re a professional mason, you likely don’t know all the minute differences when it comes to grout vs concrete. Terms like cement, mortar, concrete, and grout are often used interchangeably, although there are actually major differences between the strength and application of these materials.

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