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Day: June 6, 2022

Metal Stair Tread Brackets – Stair Building Safety
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Metal Stair Tread Brackets – Stair Building Safety

For many good reasons, metal stair tread brackets can be used in place of wooden cleats. As the wood begins to deteriorate, it can become a safety risk. Metal will not disintegrate at the same rate as wood. Most often, the wood stringers or steps will be damaged by termites or wood rot before the metal brackets are a safety issue. Lag screws are often used to attach metal stair brackets to stringers. If the treads are made from 2x materials, these lag screws usually measure an inch and a quarter. Lag screws will not pass through the wood step for a 2x12 or 2x14 stair tread. A screw of the size of a 2-inch will easily pass through an inch and half of a stair tread. This information is useful if you are building a staircase. For more info, check out perforatedsheetsmetal.com.  Meta...
6 Common Furniture Buying Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
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6 Common Furniture Buying Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Did you know that about 27.1 million people moved into new homes in 2021? That's a lot of big decisions made by a lot of people. That also means a lot of people probably made a lot of furniture buying mistakes along the way. Don't let that be you. Fortunately, it's never too late to learn some valuable lessons before your next big furniture purchase. We put together a few tips below to help you avoid common furniture buying mistakes. Keep reading to see what they are. Impulse Buying This is when you see a piece of furniture that you like and you buy it without thinking about it. This can be a big mistake because you may not have the money to pay for it or it may not fit in your home. If you are going to buy furniture, make sure that you take the time to think about...
What Are the Common Types of Household Pests?
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What Are the Common Types of Household Pests?

You may pride yourself on having a clean, orderly house. Spotless floors, shining surfaces, and sterile, dust-free corners -- these are all probably necessary health standards, too. When you notice the odd cockroach skittering behind the curtains or the even more bizarre cluster of flies buzzing at the kitchen window, what are you to do? You've got household pests, and you've got them in serious numbers. Let's look at the common types of household pests and how to keep them at bay! Flies One of the most common types of household pests is flies. While they may not be the most dangerous pests, they can carry diseases and annoy. Flies are attracted to food and garbage, so it is essential to keep your home clean to reduce the risk of infestation. Ants Ants are small, hard...