How to Remove Snow from the Roof

Snowfall can affect the roof in several ways. Every inch of snow weighs a lot. When this weight is scattered all over the roof, it can become a reason of permanent structural harm to it no matter how sturdy the roof is. Accumulated snow over the roof is also a reason for leakage.

Unlike your driveway where you can use a good four wheeler snow plow, the roof requires someone to physically remove the snowfall. If you are interested in a good attachment for your tractor though check out best  lawnmower plow blades guide for a good starting point.
How to Remove Snow from the RoofAnother problem begins with the melting of the snow and the re-freeze. With this phenomenon of melting and refreezing becomes the reason of ice formation on the rooftop which becomes the reason for more weight.

If you fail to remove the snow from above a flat roof before the melting and freezing process begins, you may have to deal with a lot of weight on your roof that it won’t be able to cope with. It is extremely important to remove the snow from the roof. However, it is also extremely important to do it in a safe and satisfactory manner.

Steps to take in order to get the top of your house clean

Before beginning to remove snow from your roof, you must make a thorough assessment about the kind of roof you are dealing with. Is it slick, steep or angled? In any of these cases, you would be better off not mounting it. It will be much better to replace this kind of roof altogether. On the other hand, if you see that the roof is flat enough to tread and there is not serious problem if you mount it, you can go about removing the snow.

Beware that the air will be much colder on the top of the roof as compared to your living room. When you climb out, be fully prepared to confront the cold. The first thing to take care of is what you wear. The boots should be thick soled and properly insulated. The soles must also be of the gripping kind. The clothes must be comfortable and dry. Make sure that the clothes provide you an ability to move around without hindrance. You must also have a pair of gloves, a scarf and a hat.

It may sound a little stupid to strap a safety harness around your clothes. However, if God forbid, you fall, the rope will take care of you, and you will be very grateful that you had it on you. A safety rope is ideal for this. Connect a rope to the harness and connect its other end to something inside the house that has significant weight.

What tool will I need to remove the accumulated snow?

Now you need a shovel with a telescoping handle. A light-weight shovel will be much more suitable. Gently, start shoveling snow from the roof. You don’t need to shovel to the surface area of the roof because you may scratch it coating. The remaining snow over the roof can be removed with the help of a rigid broom.When you are tossing snow off the roof, watch that you are not hitting the electric lines or the trees of shrubs. When you have cleaned the roof to your satisfaction, get off the roof and get inside.
Shoveling snow off the roof is a dangerous job. You may do much better with a roof rake since it does not require you to climb the roof for the purpose of cleaning it.

How to Replace & Sharpen a Pole Saw Blade

Vice for Holding Pole Saw BladeWhen homeowners are at work sharpening their pole saw blades, they should make sure that they have very good lighting in order to really get a sense of the blade’s edge and how it reflects light.

Homeowners should then take orange oil and use it to help remove the tree residues and sawdust from the pole saw blade, especially its teeth. They can use a brass bristle brush to apply the oil and scrub off the tree residues. Some other types of brushes may harm the teeth of the saw blade. Once the blade is fairly clean, homeowners can take a compressed air hose and run the air over the pole saw blade.

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Top Sharpening Technique

The best way I know how to sharpen a pole saw blade is to use knife files to sharpen the individual teeth of their pole saw blades, after having the blade set into a vice so it will remain steady during the process. You set the file at the back of each tooth, and stroke the knife file against each tooth a few times, although a particularly dull blade may need more strokes. The newly sharpened tooth will cut through tree limbs much better. Whether or not you have experience with the process of sharpening blades, we always recommend that you  should wear leather safety gloves.

It’s best to sharpen pole saw blades sparingly, since they can only be sharpened so many times before they wear out and have to be replaced altogether. The manufacturers will usually offer replacement pole saw blades for as little as eleven dollars each. Pole saws have a locking mechanism that will have to be worked with in order to remove the existing blade. Homeowners will need to secure their pole saws properly during the replacement process for the sake of safety, but they should be able to easily loosen the current blade and secure the new one. Knowing how to replace and sharpen pole saw blades can save homeowners time and money.

Replacing a Pole Saw or Saw Blade

You If you are in the market for a new pole saw or blade then you should check out some of Amazon’s replacement items. I prefer to shop on Amazon for these items because they ship large items like pole saws and replacement blades for free (as long as the order is over $25). This can be helpful for people like me who only drive a car, and cannot physically pick most items up at the store and drive home with them. I usually check out the reviews from places like BestPoleSaw.com  & order the best reviewed item.

If you just want to get a new saw blade then go to Amazon and search for the “model” plus “replacement saw blade” and usually you will find one the right length to fit that particular brand.  Plus like I mentioned earlier, you just about can’t beat their prices, especially if you get free shipping on the items.

 

How to Start a Commercial Bounce House Business

People that are throwing birthday parties or other types of parties will often rent bounce houses. People trying to start commercial bounce house businesses should try to familiarize themselves with the party and recreation business in general. Prospective business owners will need to get properly insured. The more bounce houses you rent out to people, the higher your insurance rates should be, as a general rule.

How to start Jumpy House Business

How to be Successful Renting Commercial Bouncers

Most bounce house business owners will have at least five bounce houses to rent out to potential customers. Turning a profit with less than five bounce houses is difficult. Start looking into how to buy a bounce house so that you can be prepared on what size and quality of  jumpy house to buy.

Bounce house business owners will spend a great deal of money on equipment when starting up. I recommended trying to get a used bouncy house if you are starting out on a limited budget. This will get you into smaller fairs, trade shows, and local festivals for less money than buying a brand new bouncer right off the bat. Another way to get the best deal is to check out the site Best Bounce House Reviews for top rated jumpers that get high rankings.

In addition to the bounce houses themselves, bounce house business owners should have trailers, trucks, and tarps for the bounce houses.

The demand for bounce house rentals is only going to be so high in a given area, so people in the bounce house business may end up traveling over great distances in order to expand their range of customers. Many of the skills involved with starting a commercial bounce house business are skills that would apply to all businesses. People that are good at marketing and self-promotion will know how to get a commercial bounce house business off the ground.

Anyone interested in the jumpy house business should know that the competition is fairly well-established, and it can be a difficult business to get into for people that aren’t especially familiar with the general field. The demand for bounce houses can fluctuate significantly. Successful people in the field will spend their weekends working hard, and it is often said that business owners never truly have days off, since they will always have to promote their businesses. However, people that are passionate about the field of recreation and have the necessary skills and work ethic should be able to run successful bounce house businesses.

How to remove or cover up fish breath?

No one likes to have bad breath. It makes social situations uncomfortable and lowers self esteem. Bad breath is especially a concern after eating certain foods. One of the worst foods for breath is fish. Fish, although delicious leaves behind a lingering fishy odor that is hard to mask let alone eliminate. To make things worse, the smell can linger even after brushing. Further steps have to be taken to remove or cover up fish breath. You just have to know what methods are effective at doing so.

How to Remove or Cover up Fish Breath
If you need to freshen up quickly, there are many ways to cover up fish breath temporarily in order to reduce the odor.

After you eat fish, fish breath can be improved by sipping on green tea, eating an apple slice or taking a sip of vodka. Do not go overboard with the alcohol though because too much alcohol leads to bad breath. Plus you don’t want to worry with using a breathalyzer if you plan on driving.

Green tea helps to improve bad breath because it is rich in polyphenol, a powerful antioxidant that inhibits bacterial growth in the mouth. Plus tea tastes good too! Apples are are rich in fiber which helps combat fishy breath while vodka kills bacteria in the mouth and has no lingering aftertaste.

How to Cure Fish Odor Syndrome or Trimethylaminuria:

If your breath has a bad fish odor, and you have not eaten any seafood then you may have Fish Odor Syndrome. If you have Trimethylaminuria not only will your breath have a pungent fishy smell, but also your whole body.

In order to cure it, a doctor will usually prescribe some antibiotics on a low dosage in order to balance out the bacteria located in the stomach. Talk to your physician about all of your options.

How to Remove Bad Seafood Breath:

To remove fish breath you have to start with good oral hygiene. Many hear the phrase “good oral hygiene” and only think of brushing when in fact flossing, tongue cleaning and mouthwash are extremely important. Flossing removes trapped food particles from in between teeth that toothbrushes often miss. You won’t be able to see the trapped food and it will get left to aid in the decay of your teeth. Tongue cleaning gets rid of odor causing bacteria from the mouth and mouthwash adds some extra freshness. Another way to remove fish breath is by cleaning your mouth right after eating. A toothpaste or oral rinse with chlorine dioxide will also remove the fish smell from breath.

Overall, no one wants bad breath of any kind. Fortunately, there are ways to cover up this problem and remove it. Certain foods and beverages such as green tea and apples can improve the smell of breath. Cleaning your mouth right after eating and using a chlorine dioxide toothpaste or mouthwash can remove it. All in all, learning how to remove or cover up fishy smells on breath is easy once you learn what works for your particular body.

Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting

If your garage door opener is not working, do not panic!  A few little clues can help you with garage door opener troubleshooting, and you’ll be in or out of your garage in a jiffy.

Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting

This article aims to give you a few key tips and pieces of advice to get that garage door working without costly expenses.  If you end up having to replace your garage door check out the best replacement garage door openers on the market today.

What is not working on the garage door?

To start with, if it’s the control pad that is failing to light up or if there is a weird adn unusual sound coming from the garage door motor itself, then you should be aware that this means those individual components are out of wake.  You have to look at the symptoms of the problem to see where to go for fixing.  If you are not sure if your garage door remote is working, try opening or closing your door by another way, perhaps with the wall mount operator.  If the wall mount works, you know you need a new battery or remote.  Sometimes there will be a blinking LED light on a remote to let you know the batteries are dead.  ,

If your wall mount does not work, but you know it’s not the component, because your remote still opens and closes your garage door, consider that the wall mount is often not battery run but instead usually runs on electricity from your home.  Examine the plug and wiring (just take precautions) and see if you can see any scorching, wires that are broken or exposed or any other obvious problem.  If there are electrical issues, consider speaking with and hiring a professional electrician unless you have experience in this area.  You can try resetting your breaker, though, as this causes little electric shock threat.

Finally, consider whether the sensors on your garage door are blocked.  On newer models, if something is obstructing the path of the garage door coming down, then it won’t open.  Even a small toy could cause this problem.

If you end up purchasing a new garage door, be sure to get a universal keypad to help you from getting stuck outside the house without a remote.

Check out these things first when you have problems with your garage door.  Chances are you can fix it yourself and avoid hefty fees and a hassle!

How to Make a Diaper Bouquet

Finding the perfect baby shower gift is becoming increasingly difficult: gone are the days where all that was was expected of you was a couple of pacifiers and a teething ring. Mums-to-be are expecting more and more, and we all want to find that extra special and totally unique gift that speaks from the heart. One of those gifts can be found by looking into camo diaper bag reviews for a great gift that you can buy. This review is one of many from the DIAPER BAG REVIEWS website. If you are like me though and want to be more personal and build something with your hands, keep reading!

How to Make a Diaper Bouqet

Look no further than a diaper bouquet: it’s the perfect baby shower gift and makes an ideal centerpiece too! Not only does it say, ‘I put thought and effort into this’, a diaper bouquet will not break the bank and can be whipped up in no time at all.

What You Will Need

- 1 pack of diapers
- Rubber Bands
- Tissue Paper
- Vase or Jar for presentation
- Styrofoam Ball
- Wooden sticks or pencils/ knitting needles etc
- Ribbon/ tags (Optional)

Directions

Firstly, place tissue paper at the bottom of the vase or jar for aesthetic value. Then take the Styrofoam ball and place into the base so that the wooden sticks (or whatever you are using) have something to stick in to.
You then need to take a diaper and roll it up, fixing it with a rubber band wound tight. Repeat until you have enough for the arrangement and then roll them down the wooden sticks and place into the Styrofoam ball. Note: The number of diapers you use is a personal choice – use many for a fuller bouquet, or few for a delicate and more discreet flower arrangement.
For a more even coverage – and for disguising the sticks – use extra tissue paper. You can then decorate the bouquet however you wish: ribbon, tags, etc. To ensure that you are in keeping with the baby shower colour scheme, choose the perfect coloured tissue paper prior to making the bouquet, and then you are sure to make an even greater impression on the host!

Where to find Antique Cast Iron Skillets

Many pieces of cast iron cookware have been passed down through generations in families, and are still used today to make the same great tasting food that was originally made in them by the first generation.  To start a new collection of cast iron cookware of your own, head over to Best Cast Iron Skillet Reviews for a “heads up” on which skillet is right for you. However, if you are wondering where to find antique cast iron skillets because of your love for these pieces, you will be easily able to find them in various places.

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Identifying Antique Cast Iron Skillets

To make sure you have indeed found an antique piece of cookware, you should know some identifying factors first. The foremost thing to check for is the manufacturer, which you should be able to find by looking at the bottom of the skillet. Most companies will have imprinted their logo, name and/or city where the pan was made on the bottom. You can also look for any letters, symbols or numbers which seem extraneous, since these are what is called pattern-maker marks and will identify the maker or the pattern. You might find the size marking as well that can help you to determine the age of the skillet.
The surface of the skillet can be a telling sign as well. A shiny surface can tell you that it is nickel-plated, which was a process that started around 1890. Later on many of these cast iron skillets had porcelain covering them. Other things such as the type of handle that the pan has, or if there is a heat ring on the bottom can tell you the age of a particular skillet. Also, if the skillet has a lid with it, it can tell you that it was made in the 1900’s, as they were not made until around 1915.

Where to Purchase Antique Skillets

Once you know some of the things to look for to correctly identify an antique skillet, you can start searching for them. Locally, you can first try any antique furniture or collectibles stores. Many times you can happen upon these pans at such places, and you can easily examine them to be sure of how old they truly are. You can also check places like a Salvation Army, flea markets and similar places.

If you want to search further, and perhaps with a lot more choices, you should search on the Internet. The major disadvantage here is that you won’t be able to physically examine the pans and will have to rely on the pictures that the seller provides. Make sure that you are buying from a reputable seller so that if there is a problem you can always return your purchase.

Where can I buy Antique Cast Iron Skillets Online?

There are some sites that are perfect to check out and specialize in such things, like antiquefurnitureandcollectiblesonline.com. However, you can also check sites such as eBay.com, where you can find a whole separate antique section, and also Etsy.com, where there are several different sellers who have these pans for sale.

With a bit of searching, whether locally or online, you are sure to be able to discover where to find antique cast iron skillets and get the pieces you are looking for. Whether you want them for your own use, or for decoration, these antique pans look great in any collection.

Use Natural Fertilizer for Lawns: Get Beautiful Results

Let’s face it. Some people have an amazing green thumb, while others don’t know their thumb from their pinky finger when it comes to producing a thriving lawn. Most novice gardeners go out and spend obscene amounts of money on specially cultivated soil. The soil is usually advertised as a miracle find, that will allow your spotted lawn to sprout into full, thick, verdant blades overnight. This is not the case at all.

 

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Instead of depleting your funds on a new soil that promises all this super growth, you should just focus on putting in the time and the energy on making your yard the best that you can with some tried and trusted ingredients to make your own low-cost fertilizer that is guaranteed to get the job done. I recommend looking at research done on the best home broadcaster spreader website, for expert reviews on fertilizer spreaders to use around the house.

Believe it or not, sheep manure makes a great fertilizer for your lawn. Most experienced gardeners claim that sheep manure is at the top of the list of fertilizer to use when it comes to using animal manures to create a luscious green lawn, due to the level of nitrogen that it possesses. Another couple of advantages of utilizing sheep manure on your lawn is that it is easier to apply by crumbling it up and sprinkling it on the lawn. Plus, it is practically odorless and, therefore, making it even easier to work with.

Another natural fertilizer to add to your lawn comes in the form of egg shells. So, before you throw your eggshells away after polishing off that delicious morning breakfast, put them to the side to promote ultimate health and growth in your lawn as well as your new plants. Instead of investing in that high-priced liquid fertilizer, you can pulverize dried out eggshells, which contains over 90 percent of calcium and is very valuable to your grass. You should also sprinkle them around your trees and into your potted plants.

Finally, concoct a beer recipe to create a lush lawn that will make you the envy of all your neighbors. Combine a beer, mouthwash, soap, and ammonia solution to add nitrogen to your grass. Nitrogen is important to keep your lawn beautifully green. Take your solution and dilute it with water and spray it evenly over your yard. You will be happy with the final results.

So, as you can see from the above tips for a healthier and greener lawn, you don’t have to rush into your local home supply store and pick up one of everything to create a gorgeous yard. You can use everyday items to produce and maintain your lawn’s perfection.