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Wear a Hard Hat When Working Over Your Head
Wear a hard hat or helmet to protect your head any time you’re working with heavy objects that could fall from above. A hard hat should be worn any time you’re doing any tree maintenance such as trimming or cutting.
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Demo Vinyl Flooring
Measure out 10 in. from the wall and score the vinyl flooring with a utility knife. Then repeat scoring every 10 in. all the way across the room. Steer a power scraper down the scored swath and let it do all the work. Let the stripped vinyl roll up in front of the scraper blade if you're doing kitchen demolition work or bathroom renovations.
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A sledge can be surprisingly effective in breaking up a concrete slap to about 4-in. thick, more manageable pieces. Give it a try first, before moving on to heavier rental equipment.