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    Festive Ideas for Fireplace Christmas Decorations

    Some people like to turn their homes into one giant ball of Christmas decorations, others prefer to be more sparing and modest. Either way, however, the fireplace’s mantel is usually one of the best places for Christmas decorations. Even if you don’t plan on going all-out this year, having a…

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  • How to Paint a Wood Stove?

    Wood burning stoves are a great way to bring a nice dose of warmth and comfort to your home during a cold winter night – they are effective, economic, and even have a cozy and romantic feel to them. That last part can easily be diminished if the stove is…

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  • Indoor Heating Tips for Winter Season

    Heating in the winter season can be complicated, expensive, and often ineffective. There are various indoor heating tips that can be mentioned but a lot of them are too subjective and specific to certain situations. Still, there are some indoor heating tips for the winter season which are pretty much…

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  • Tips for Air Conditioner That’s Running but Not Lowering Temperature

    Having your air conditioner running but not lowering temperature as it should is quite an annoying problem. The reverse is equally obnoxious in the winter if you intended to use your AC to help a bit with the heating of your home. To help you solve these problems, here’s a…

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  • Best Way to Clear Snow from Long Driveway

    Shoveling snow to create a quick path in front of your home’s door is one thing but shoveling snow from a long driveway can be a very different story. Especially if the snow is deep and/or wet you might be for the cardio of your life and lose your entire…

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  • Easy Steps to Make a Homemade Snow Plow

    If there’s one thing we could say about this year’s winter it’s that we can’t say anything for sure about it. The weather is becoming more and more unpredictable every year and that means that every homeowner needs to be ready for anything. This becomes a problem when we’re talking…

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  • How Many Calories Does Shoveling Snow Burn?

    You may have heard that when shoveling snow calories get burned very quickly. Most of us have heard that while we were still in our teens and our parents were trying to incite us to help with this particular chore in the winter. Are calories burned shoveling snow really that…

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  • Installing Wood Burning Stove in Garage

    Having a wood burning stove for a garage is a great boon in the winter as it allows you to keep using your garage for more than just parking your car – you’ll still be able to use it as a weekend workshop, you’ll still be able to let the…

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  • Snow Plowing Tips for Beginners

    The winter season is coming into full swing and for more and more people the question of how to plow snow is coming into the forefront. Especially if you’re new to this, snow plowing can seem outright daunting – how should you position the vehicle, how to windrow, how to…

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  • Can You Burn Pine in Wood Stove or Fireplace?

    Burning pine in fireplaces and wood stoves is a rather controversial subject both among novices and for some professionals. The reason for that is a lot of people believe burning pine creates a dangerous buildup of soot in the chimney called “creosote”. This is, in fact, true, but it’s not…

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