In this article, we will cover different types of recessed lighting fixtures and discuss where they can be used. While there are hundreds of different styles of recessed lights, there are only two basic types. They are IC rated and Non-IC rated recessed lights. IC stands for Insulation Contact.
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If you take notice when you drive down a neighborhood street, the houses have many different and interesting types of handrails on their front porches. They are usually made with pressure treated lumber, metal or a combination. In this article we are going to talk about making railings out of all wood.
Since there are several ways that you could construct handrails from wood, we are going to start by discussing the simplest railings with minimal materials and tools. Once you know the basics, you can make your own modifications that make the railings your own.
• Tape measure
• Power drill with a Phillips head screw bit
One thing that I find odd is that manufactured stone fireplaces are sometimes referred to as natural stone. On this page, Natural stone will refer to actual stone, while manufactured stone will refer to the up and coming man made alternatives. Manufactured stone fireplaces may also be referred to as cultured stone or thin stone fireplaces. Cultured or manufactured stone is made from stone aggregates, different dyes and cement. Got it?
Benefits of Manufactured Stone Fireplaces
Can you use paint sprayers with latex paint, and if so, what type of paint sprayer do you use? What are your choices? Read on.
There are basically three types of paint sprayers to choose from when painting around the home. They are compressed air sprayers, airless sprayers and HVLP sprayers which stands for High Volume Low Pressure. We will discuss general information on each type of sprayer and cover which type is best for using with latex paint.
The 3 Standard Paint Sprayer Types
One of the keys to a beautiful garden is good soil. You can buy high-quality soil mix from a garden supply company or make your own for less, although you will still need to purchase some of the ingredients.
You should never use the soil “as is” from your yard. This is because it has things like the seeds from weeds and disease causing bacteria. It is also probably too heavy. For a healthy garden the soil should be light, not compacted and have good drainage. Good soil also contains high levels of nutrients that plants need in order to thrive.