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3 Important Questions to Ask About a Portable Toilet Hire

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Hiring or renting a portable toilet can be a good choice for when you’re hosting an outdoor event on your property and know your home doesn’t have enough toilets for everyone, or for when you’re doing renovation work and don’t want contractors to use your indoor bathroom. Whatever your reason for hiring a portable toilet, note a few important questions to ask first so you know what to expect and can plan for it as needed.…

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Do you need a plumbing permit for your renovations?

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When you are planning on home renovations, there may be some things you need to do first, such as getting permits. However, not all plumbing repairs require one. Here are some ways to figure out if you need a permit for your plumbing job. Are you replacing a water heater? While replacing simple plumbing fixtures in your home, such as installing a new sink or bathtub, doesn’t usually require a permit, a new water heater might.…

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Common Land Division Types

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You need to know which type of land division to apply for if you would like to modify the boundaries of your property or change the documents of ownership. This article discusses the common land division types that you can choose from. Torrens Title Divisions A Torrens title is a document that signifies that one has exclusive ownership of a piece of land. Torrens land divisions involve the division of a piece of land into a minimum of two separate lots.…

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Final Drive Down? FAQs About Repairs, Remanufacture And Rebuild

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A defective final drive/gearbox will not be in a position to power an excavator working at maximum efficiency. Many times when the gearbox in an excavator fails, business owners rush to call in a technician for repairs. However, undertaking repairs is not the only option to get such equipment back into excavation mode. This article provides answers to a few questions about dealing with the problem of defective gearboxes in excavation equipment.…

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DIY Split System Air Conditioner Installation? Read This First

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Choosing a split system air conditioning unit for replacement purposes is a wise decision. Because split system air conditioners seldom come cheap, a large number of homeowners opt for DIY installation of these appliances in a bid to save on the upfront costs involved in trying to get the house warmer or cooler. Discussed below are important tips on proper selection of the installation site for homeowners who dare to follow the DIY route.…

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Considerations When Choosing Decking Timber

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One of the most popular materials that is used for decking is wood. Since a deck is usually erected to create an outdoor living space, decking timber is a great way to give it a rustic feel and enhance how it incorporates with the environment. However, choosing timber decking is not simply about selecting the first option that you come across. You need to know what you require from your timber decking to ensure that it will meet your needs for your outdoor living space.…

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7 Ways to Use Poly Tarps at Your Campsite

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There is not any type of camping equipment that is more versatile than poly tarps. Rather than leaving this piece of equipment in the truck or at home, take it out and use it to its full potential. Here you will find 7 ways to use poly tarps at your campsite. Protection for the Bottom Part of the Tent One of the simplest ways to use a regular poly tarp is to provide protection for the bottom area of the tent from any stones or sticks that may damage or puncture the tent’s material.…

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3 Tips for a Successful Attic to Study Conversion

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If you are anything like vast swathes of the population, you no doubt have boxes piled up in your attic that are accumulating dust month after month, year after year. But the attic often offers enough space to be converted into another room – a room that could both add to your quality of life and increase your home’s value by up to 20%. A great choice for an attic room is a study.…

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3 Times When You May Need to Hire a Building Consultant

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A building consultant is a professional that is familiar with many aspects of buying, selling, and owning a building and can help you with many areas of service you may need to have done on your property. If you’ve never thought about calling a building consultant, you may want to think about hiring them versus handling certain tasks yourself. Note a few of those particular tasks here and why a consultant is a better choice than trying to manage these jobs on your own.…

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How To Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Excavation

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Protection of the environment is a great issue of concern for all modern day professionals. Excavation-related activities during the construction of a building often have a negative impact on the environment. This creates the need for increased awareness on how to minimize the negative effects of such activities. Therefore, general contractors need to be familiar with the basics of environmental good practice for excavation-related activities. Discussed below are a few ways through which a general contractor can ensure minimal damage to the environment as a result of excavation.…

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