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When working on a do-it-yourself project, you should also take into consideration the safety procedures that should be complied with when doing a particular task. This isn't only for you but for your family and neighbours as well. For example, if you're fixing your worn out fence, be sure that the neighbour’s garden isn't damaged in the event that you are repairing, painting or putting up another fence. The number one tip to keep you safe when doing a task yourself is to keep first aid kits at stock at every workplace you perform in, from the garage, loft, stockroom, garden, etc. Having a first aid kit with you will be handy in the unfortunate event that you are injured during your do-it-yourself task. For instance, you sustain cuts during a carpentry project, you can easily sterilise your wound and apply a plasterband-aid on it before it worsens. You should also make it a point to post emergency hotline of every local medical facility and firehouse in your area. Also, if you're going to install a fire extinguisher or any other safety device in your workplace, make sure that you know how to use it properly. Another safety guideline when working in a do-it-yourself approach is to know and have the right tools for a given task. Working with power tools on your garage should be practiced with caution as these tools may severely injure you if not properly installed or handled. Lastly, never work in a messy workplace.

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Save Money on Decorating

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Save Money on Decorating
There are several ways to save money on decorating your home. A minimalist approach is sometimes the best when you are

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Installing Dimmer Switches at Home

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How To Install A Dimmer Switch
Replacing an ordinary light switch with a new dimmer switch can enhance both the atmosphere and the character of

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Installing a New Shower Head

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Installing a New Shower Head
People think that they need a plumber to install a new shower head, but all they really need to do

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Properly Drilling Out a Vanity

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Properly Drill Out a Vanity
Once you’ve got your vanity and sink fitted, drilling out the holes in the back to fit the water pipes

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The Flashlight

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The Flashlight
Where would the world be without the trusty flashlight?
Not only are they the most important tool in any home improvement task, they’re

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Pliers

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Essential Tools – Pliers
Pliers are one the most versatile items you have in your tool box, being designed for gripping, holding and twisting in

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Create a New Backsplash

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Create a New Backsplash
Give your kitchen a makeover with this inexpensive and impressive upgrade. This do it yourself project can easily be completed over

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Lighting the Exterior

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Lighting the Exterior
Lighting the exterior of your home has two advantages – while it adds beauty and ambience to the exterior of your home,

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Removing Debris from Drains

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Removing Debris from Drains
When water is no longer draining away efficiently, your first instinct to try and remedy the problem may be to use

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Putting Up a Lattice

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Putting Up a Lattice
The main consideration when installing your lattice is that it is strong enough to withstand the wind and weather. To contend

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Ratchets

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Ratchets
Ratchet sets are one of those things that every person needs to have around the house. A ratchet set is one of those great

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Refurbish Old Furniture

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Refurbish old furniture
In the current economic climate, more people are turning to DIY as a way of saving money. The main tasks that come

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Installing a Programmable Thermostat

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Installing a Programmable Thermostat
Most homes are today grappled with huge electricity bills, with approximately half of the energy cost being devoted to just heating

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Installing a Toe Touch

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Installing a Toe Touch Stopper
The toe touch stopper is one of the newest high end bath tub and plumbing product flooding the UK market.

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Drill Safely and Properly

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Drill Safely and Properly
Operating a power drill safely is a skill that can only be learned with some proper instruction, and a bit of

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Stud Finder

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Essential Tools – Stud Finder
If you are unsure whether the wall you are drilling into is actually safe to drill into, a stud finder

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