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What is Needed for a Beautiful Yard

When winter is fading away many homeowner’s thoughts turn to their yard and what they can do to ensure that they will have a beautiful yard when springtime arrives. Although you may not be able to get outside and work on your yard there are some things that you can do to get ready. You should make sure that you look at all your yard tools including your lawn mower, garden tools, and trimmers. Take the time to clean, sharpen, repair, and lubricate all of them so they are ready. Once you can…

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Added by Morna Collins on June 30, 2015 at 4:29am — No Comments

Concrete Construction Safety Tips

In the construction of almost every new building and home, concrete is used. Although it may seem like a harmless substance to most individuals, in actuality it can be a very dangerous substance. This is why it is important to use these safety tips when doing concrete construction. Any worker that works in a concrete construction company should have concrete safety training to make sure that they are working with concrete…

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Added by Morna Collins on June 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Best practice for buying a property

If we put aside wedding and birth of your child, or if you simply did not have either of those, purchasing a property is probably the biggest and most important thing that ever happened to you. It can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very stressful, especially legal part.

Before it comes to searching and looking, you and your partner, that is if you have…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on June 28, 2015 at 4:00am — No Comments

10 phone numbers you need to tape to your fridge

Important phone numbers

It is very important to have a few phone emergency phone numbers close at hand, and there is no better place than your fridge. Easily accessible and present for everyone to see and use.

  1. One number for different services

By calling triple zero, it is possible to get a mutual emergency service. You can further ask for help from either the police,…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on June 19, 2015 at 6:02am — No Comments

The Ponderosa II is For Sale!

My wife Louise and I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to restore the Ponderosa II over the past four years. We have been thrilled to be able to share the house with fans and otherwise keep the memories of BONANZA alive. On a personal level, as we begin to seriously prepare for our future, Louise and I have made a tough decision.   We began the process to sell the Ponderosa II. Since we are both near the age of retirement, and are supporting Louise's elderly mother,…

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Added by Tom Swann on June 18, 2015 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Ever dream of building your own Ponderosa?

Now you can! After years working on this project, we are finally able to offer full architect designed plans for a Ponderosa replica home, including permission to build it from Bonanza Ventures, the world-wide holder of the rights to all things "Bonanza."

You can learn more about these plans by visiting www.ponderosahouseplans.com.…

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Added by Tom Swann on June 17, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

Spice Up Your Kitchen Wall

With modern kitchens becoming smaller and smaller and the number of items in them constantly rising, they are rather crowded and cluttered. When there are too many things around, the atmosphere and overall ambient becomes unpleasant and quite unnatural. However, by introducing some changes, you can create a much more enjoyable feeling in the kitchen and make your time spent by the stove natural and green. Therefore, here are a couple of benefits of green walls you need to…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on June 16, 2015 at 5:54am — No Comments

Low-Cost Bathroom Remodeling

Everyone reaches that point when you know that you have to remodel your bathroom, and you cannot delay it anymore, but you would rather spend that money on a new porch, or to change windows, plumbing, or even vacation. Who wouldn’t love to go on vacation instead of working on bathroom remodeling.…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on June 9, 2015 at 6:20am — No Comments

Keeping Your Bathroom Fixtures Well-Maintained

Plumbing installations are the headliner in the bathroom: toilet, sink, shower and tub. In each of these classifications, you can spend too much and take the bathroom (and your financial plan) to resort extents. Then again, you can stay inside of a thin spending plan and pick quality designed installations that will take care of business. The ideal approach to start selecting these essentials is to visit a lavatory showroom where you can see, try to make inquiries. Your creator will direct…

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Added by Sophie Andersen on June 8, 2015 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Celebrating the importance of Log Cabins in America’s Past and Future

Honest Abe Log Homes is celebrating National Log Cabin Month by hosting open houses, home tours, log raising demonstrations, factory tours, seminars and more during the month of July.…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on June 8, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

Screw Jacks Not Installed in my Southland Log Home

Thanks for your comments, Bill & Scott. Yes, I am still concerned. Is it realistic and/or possible to installed screw jacks now that the house is built?

Kathryn

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Southland's "Preferred Builder" failed to install Screw Jacks on posts in my Log Home, even though their Construction Manual has clear instructions for installation and making adjustments for settling. Their Customer Service representative claims it is nothing to worry about. Still, I am…

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Added by Kathryn Charles on June 3, 2015 at 5:19pm — 3 Comments

Going Green: How to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient this Summer

Reduce Energy Consumption



In the summer, many homeowners experience a huge increase in a home’s energy bills. There are several reasons for this, including global warming and families staying home more. In many geographic locations,…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on May 26, 2015 at 11:01am — No Comments

6 Tips to Maintain Your Landscape and Garden

Having a garden is not less than having a sanctuary. It is a place that if all the natural elements are brought through a clever and harmonious design, can effectively help a person to gain peace of mind and sound health.

Even though maintaining a garden landscape is not very difficult process, it has its own…

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Added by Morna Collins on May 21, 2015 at 12:56am — No Comments

Resealing my log home

l wa s told that you need to reseal a log home every 2 or 3 yrs. l have owned my home 2 yrs now, so how do l know if l need to reseal it? Bascally l have about 100 questions, where do l start researching it. Do l need to strip the house? What do l seal it with? thxs all

Added by Kevin Witt on May 19, 2015 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Eloghomes... dream or nightmare?

Eloghomes is building our home. The contractors they send out have been ridiculous to say the least. We were told 6-8 weeks after delivery of logs and our shell would be finished. Here it is almost a year later, and we still have work that needs to be done on the shell.Anybody else dealt with them?

Added by Christina Odom Smith on May 19, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Treat Your Logs First To Make Them Last.

Treat Your Logs First To Make Them Last.



You've just spent a long time leafing through planning books, selecting the logs, choosing the perfect lot--waiting for your dream home to be built. Why put all that at risk? Rot, weather, insects, fungi all pose a serious threat to your logs. Protect your investment--treat your logs first to make them last.





Applying A Borate To A Log Home.



Questions and Answer to apply a borate to a log…

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Added by Kelly on May 18, 2015 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Central Mass Log Home Maintenance Contractors?

Looking for contractor recommendations to wash/stain/seal my log home.  Bought in Aug 2014 and unsure of last maintenance.  Appreciate any recommendations or advice!  Thank you in advance.

Added by Jay Boucher on May 14, 2015 at 9:08pm — No Comments

Tips to Make Your Garden a Summer Oasis

Two things are commonly known and we are direct witnesses and participants, our lives are becoming faster and faster, leaving us less and less time for ourselves and our summers are getting hotter and hotter. Therefore, when the summer comes, anxiety rises even more, we come home from work…

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Added by Tyler M. Newport on May 12, 2015 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Look what they are doing to our log home :(

Dear Log Home Neighborhood,

We just bought this log home and hired a company to do some work on our house.

Our contact says the following:

"The removal of all failing material using a commercial grade pressure washer. The removal of any failing chinking on the home. The chinking of all gaps on the logs that are greater than ¼ inch. All windows will also be sealed using Log Jam Conceal caulking.  All exterior siding and logs on the home will receive one…

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Added by Karen on May 11, 2015 at 12:56pm — 4 Comments

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