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Save time and money when you do it yourself with articles that help you with repairs, choosing the right parts, and making more accurate measurements.

Much like shaving with a dull razor, mowing a lawn with a dull lawn mower blade can yield similar undesirable results. Using a dull razor can leave nicks, cuts, abrasions, and make for an overall uncomfortable shave. But, with a nice, sharp blade you'll get a smooth, clean shave.

Duct tape refers to strong, versatile adhesive tapes that are made with three main components: rubber adhesive, cloth, and film backing to use in a variety of applications. There are many different types and grades of duct tape.

Heating and cooling units use thermostats to control and regulate building temperatures. Units either have a line voltage system or low voltage system, and each operates with specific types of thermostats. The guide below explains which type of thermostat can be used with each system.

Glove sizes can vary slightly from brand to brand. So to help you choose the best fit we have provided the "handy" sizing chart below.

Determining what size pipes you need for your project can be confusing. Many people assume pipe size is the outer diameter of the pipe—but “pipe size” actually refers to what is called “nominal diameter.”

The best way to avoid a plumbing emergency at your home, business, or property is to take steps to maintain your pipes and fixtures. Follow these five tips to keep your taps in tip top shape.

“Sustainability,” “go green,” “eco-friendly,” “carbon footprint” … for many businesses, adopting environment-friendly practices can help cut costs (while taking care of the earth at the same time). Talk about a win-win!

An AC motor is an electric motor driven by an alternating current (AC) and consists of two basic parts: an outside stator having coils supplied with alternating current to produce a rotating magnetic field, and an inside rotor attached to the output shaft producing a second rotating magnetic field.

A water pump moves water or fluids from one place to another. The type of pump that best suits your needs depends upon the type of liquid you want to pump, the volume of liquid you require, and the distance you want the liquid to move.

In researching the options available in benchtop and floor mount drill presses, you'll learn they're available in a variety of sizes, from 8" to 13" on up to 20". Those sizes measure the swing of the drill press.

Have you ever looked at the head of a bolt, saw some markings or numbers on it, and then scratched your head and thought, "I wonder what those mean?" This guide will help you understand how to read bolt grades so you can choose the right bolt for your application.

When you choose the right electrical enclosure, you can be confident your electrical components will be well protected.