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Home Hacks: Adjusting Doors

In this YouTube video, This is Carpentry shows how to fix hinged doors. Doors do not always stay adequately hung. Start by looking at the whole door and the jams. Determine which sides have wider gaps versus the sides that are too close. Video Source There are two ways to bend a door hinge: the squeeze and the spread. The squeeze will bring the door closer to the hinge jam. The spread will push the door closer to the strike jam. Before doing either method, it’s required to thoroughly examine the door to determine which direction the door will move within the door jams. A more significant gap will require less spreading to achieve the correct spacing versus a narrower one. Spread the hinge by taking a nail set to the center of the hinge, pushing hard against the centerpiece while gently closing the door on it. The combination of these actions spreads the gap a tiny bit. Don’t do this with shiny brass or soft brass hinges to avoid denting. Squeezing the hinge involves taking a crescent wrench to the knuckles of the hinge and bending it in one direction or another. Getting it right can be tricky for the beginner.

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WATCH THIS Home Renovation

The individuals who have always wanted to remodel their houses might not know where to begin. The entire process can seem intimidating, especially for people who have never seen it in practice. They’ll learn about residential renovations very quickly just by seeing this video. When the video starts, people will see a somewhat older home that’s about to be remodeled. Video Source They’ll then see the scaffolding put into place as the workers start to remodel the building. From there, the area surrounding the house will get upgraded during the video. People will also see the house get gradually changed. The video doesn’t use much narration. People will spend most of the video seeing the technicians at work, updating the house. The video uses a lot of fast-motion techniques, making it easier to fit a lot of work into a video that’s under ten minutes long. At the end of the video, the original house is shown, giving people the chance to quickly see it compared and contrasted with the house in its current form. People will see that the location is the same, and yet everything looks completely different because of the renovation process. The new home is modern in every way.

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How Professionals Handle Water Restoration

When water enters your home (usually your basement), a large amount of damage occurs. Whether it is your belongings or the structure of your house, it can be quite dangerous. Mold becomes a risk for your loved ones, on top of losing damaged valuables. To truly fix the problem, you need to call and hire professionals who are qualified to work on water damage restoration. In this video, you will see how the job is handled. Video Source The first step is water extraction. These professionals use industrial vacuums to suck every bit of moisture from your surfaces. This can take a while depending on the size of the affected areas. Then you will want to remove all carpeting that got wet. This includes the pad underneath. The carpeting can be replaced once the entire process is complete. A dehumidifier is then used to lower moisture levels, and this monitored on a regular basis. Patience is key for water restoration.

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Choosing the Right Hose Clamp Size

In this video, you will learn about hose clamp sizes. It explains with visuals, which hose clamp size is the right choice based on the project or issue. Some sizes include the worm drive, quick release clamp, and clamp banding. Video Source The worm drive is it is 12mm in width, and usually stainless steel. It has a carbon-plated stainless steel screw. It makes full contact with the band, giving it a lot of durability for your project at hand. There are a few easy and convenient ways to tighten them such as using power tools or a flat screwdriver. Next is the quick-release clamp. This is bigger but is slotted to alot for a tighter fit. These are used when you need to holster something really tightly. They range from 38-44 mm usually. Generally, you don’t need tools to tighten the quick-release clamp, hence why it is referred to as the quick-release clamp. You can tighten it right on the required item. Lastly, the clamp banding. These are more versatile and used most commonly. The video states that these work the best. You can either use a drill or screwdriver to tighten this around the object. These are most commonly used for home improvement tasks because they are the most versatile. .

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How does your AIR CONDITIONER work

Your air conditioner performs a lot of functions. It removes some of the humidity from the room, traps some of the room’s airborne particles, and it cools the room down to a comfortable temperature. There are two coils inside it that have refrigerant fluid inside them that is always flowing. The condenser is the coil that is outside of the room being cooled. Video Source The evaporator is the coil that is in that room. The evaporator is kept at a temperature that is lower than that in the room. The condenser is hotter than the air around it. The refrigerant fluid that runs through the coil in the room will absorb some of the heat that is inside the room. It then takes that heat to the coil that is outside the room. There is a part called the compressor that is a part of this system. It changes the pressure of the fluid inside the system so that the hot temperatures run through the coil and are ejected through the condenser. There is also a fan attached to the condenser that makes the ejection of heat easier. As long as the system is working, it will keep cooling the temperature until it gets to the temperature you have set it on.

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