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Wisconsin Snaps Up Community Solar in Record Time

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4 mentions2 days ago
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Most Popular Features Found in New Homes

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3 mentions15 hours ago
March 27, 2014 - During New Homes Month in April, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is sharing with home buyers the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014. Builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year, revealing that convenience, livability and energy efficiency are top priorities.“Newly constructed homes can suit the specific requirements of today’s home buyers,” said NAHB Chairman Kevin Kelly, a home builder and developer from Wilmington, Del. “And ...

A Perfectly Purple Little Girl's Room Makeover

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2 mentions4 days ago
We are thrilled to be a part of Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week again this year. It's one of our favorite weeks because it involves some of our favorite bloggers doing amazing things with paint! If you haven't had a look at all of the amazing things happening this ...

Little Ways to Save Big on a Remodel

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Chile Installs Record-Breaking 150MW of PV in Q1, 380MW Under Construction

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4 mentions1 week ago
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According to GTM Research's Latin America PV Playbook, Q2 2014, released today, Chile installed 153 megawatts of utility-scale PV in the first quarter of this year. That's more than three times the amount that any Latin American country has ever before installed in a single quarter.“The last quarter ...

Marathon Crochet Challenge

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3 mentions3 days ago
Remember the name Susie Hewer, as you may well see it in record books again this year! Also known as ‘The Extreme Knitting Redhead’, the lovely Susie is planning to beat her own Guinness World Record for creating the longest crochet chain while running a marathon at this ...

Read This Before You Remodel a Kitchen

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4 mentions2 days ago
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Hold a Meme in Your Hand Thanks to 3D Printing

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2 mentions2 days ago
If you've ever wanted to have your very own Doge, now is your chance. These fun figurines are primed and ready to jump off your News Feeds and onto your desks thanks to 3D printing.Shapeways is a facility that uses over 15,000 designers to produce a wide array ...

Turn Your Drill Press into a Bobbin/Spindle Sander

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2 mentions2 days ago
Drill presses are a staple tool of the typical garage — they aren’t too expensive and are indispensably useful — but have you ever thought of turning it into a spindle sander?You can buy drum sander kits fairly cheap, but the problem is they’re really difficult to use ...

Walnut Coffee Pour Over Stand

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2 mentions2 days ago
In the last few years, Los Angeles has undergone a coffee renaissance and many local roasters and cafes are sprouting up left and right. Because of this, I’ve recently upped my coffee game and have explored and tested different brew methods, grind sizes, and all sorts of coffee ...

flax & twine: Arm Knitting How-To Photo Tutorial // Part 1: Casting On

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1 mentions2 weeks ago
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// You will be working from 3 skeins of bulky yarn at the same time. Place all the ends together and treat it as if it were one strand of thick yarn. Before you start, make sure your yarn can unfurl from your skeins easily. We're well ...

Why I Have Outgrown My Shoulder Planes

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3 mentions5 days ago
I have a couple of these guys made by modern makers. I have a vintage Stanley model too. I bought them early on in my conversion to hand tools because it seemed that all the pundits of the time were telling me I needed to have one. They ...

Register for the Next #SolarChat

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2 mentions1 week ago
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Our April 9th, #SolarChat, the solar industry’s top Twitter chat, will be “Shining a Solar Marketing Light on Women.” Program starts at 11am PST/2pm EST.The solar industry’s ground breaking and first ever survey directed at American female homeowners and moms was recognized as one of the 10 Trends ...

How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers: The Family Handyman

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2 mentions5 days ago
Renew an old concrete patio with decorative brick or concrete pavers. You don't have to remove the concrete. Here's how to do it quickly and easily.A concrete patio is made for practicality, not beauty. It starts out looking plain and goes downhill from there. As craters, cracks and ...

The Heartbleed Hit List: The Passwords You Need to Change Right Now

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1 mentions6 days ago
An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug is already being called one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. The bug has affected many popular websites and services — ones you might use every day, like Gmail and Facebook — and could have quietly exposed ...

What Really Makes Us Happy at Home? Find Out From a New Houzz Survey

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3 mentions6 days ago
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I agree with the readers who mentioned loving the sounds of a happy family gathered in the home. However, my time for that life is over. I am widowed and live alone in a small apartment in a big city. What makes me happy here? The gorgeous skyline ...

Instant $500 Bath Upgrades

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2 mentions6 days ago
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Did Uncle Sam come through with a generous tax refund this year? Put it to good use by making a splash in your bathroom with one of these quick improvements.The undisputed star of the bathroom, a faucet gives the room its focus. (Sorry, tub.) Its shape and finish ...

How to monitor a domestic photovoltaic plant with Arduino

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2 mentions1 week ago
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ArdaSol is the name of a project for a solar energy monitoring system based on Arduino Mega and UNO, made by Heinz Pieren. It’s a system built to monitor energy production and consumption of a domestic photovoltaic plant:- ArdaSol Display based on a Arduino Mega Board The master ...

An Electronic Work Bench with Storage

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2 mentions7 days ago
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Tempel is a unique electrician’s work bench that also has plenty of storage. It has a vintage look, inspired by old writing desks, but underneath houses a modern surprise.The classic wood top opens to reveal a powerful computer rig, a hidden pop-up monitor, and other tailor-made electronic tools.

Adirondack chairs

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2 mentions7 days ago
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I made this set of Adirondack chairs last summer for my wife and I. We needed something to sit on around the fire up at camp. The chairs are made from 2×8 and 5/4 treated lumber so they can be left outside during the unpredictable Pennsylvania weather. They are nice to sit in (when the kids don’t steal them first) and I love the flat arms to put my beverage on!

How to turn a pencil into a diamond

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2 mentions1 week ago
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The Atlantic has a neat post about an accidental discovery made at Stanford’s SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis.A team of researchers at Stanford’s SUNCAT Center for Interface Science and Catalysis say they’ve found another way to control the structural transition between carbon atoms—at the nanoscale. The ...

Medical First: 3-D Printed Skull Successfully Implanted in Woman

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Doctors in the Netherlands report that they have for the first time successfully replaced most of a human’s skull with a 3-D printed plastic one — and likely saved a woman's life in the process.The 23-hour surgery took place three months ago at University Medical Center Utrecht. The ...

Ego Power+ Lawn Mower Preview

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1 mentions2 weeks ago
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Spring is finally here, and it won't be long before the suburbs are buzzing with the sounds of lawns being mowed. That is, unless those lawns are being mowed with the new Ego Power+ Lawn Mower. Powered by a 56-volt lithium ion battery that can charge in less ...

40 Hilarious Houses with Faces

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2 mentions1 week ago
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Have you ever seen a house smile? Raise its eyebrows? What about a house wearing a thong? (Yep, you read that right.) Click through for 40 of the most hilarious houses with human faces.

April Fast Fixes

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10 Uses for Vinegar

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Poll: Are your tools on the level?

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3 mentions1 week ago
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There are lots of things you are supposed to do when you buy and set up power tools. You have to plan for how to get power to them. How they fit into your work flow. How easily they can be moved around the shop.Oh, sure, the reasoning ...

How to Build a Tool Storage Cabinet for Portable Power Tools and Systainers

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3 mentions1 week ago
Tool storage is a challenge for any workshop. Even in my spacious 1800 square foot “warehouse,” I am constantly looking for ways to be more efficient and to prevent my tools from taking up more space than is truly necessary. My current dilemma is how to store my ...

Tyler’s Arts and Crafts Ottoman

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2 mentions1 week ago
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I’ve done rough carpentry work my whole life (all 24 years of it) and I just started getting into fine woodworking about 10 months ago. Pretty much everything I’ve learned has been from online resources (The Wood Whisperer, Matt’s Basement Workshop, The Renaissance Woodworker, etc.) I really love ...

Put On a Good Face: Design Principles for Home Fronts

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Put On a Good Face: Design Principles for Home Fronts Set the right tone from the get-go with an entry that impresses and matches the overall design of your home With a background in preservation and architecture, Boston-based interior designer Liz Miller combines classic style with a focus ...
 

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