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Reciprocating Saw: The Best Demo Tool Ever!
Reciprocating saws, introduced in 1951, quickly became favored tools of contractors. The reciprocating saw is a “gateway tool.” It’s the tool you’ll own when you graduate to a serious DIYer tackling a repair or major remodeling. Check out these 17 amazing inventions by DIYers.
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Discovering and Removing Mold
If you have to remove mold concentrations covering more than a few square feet, where the musty odor is strong or where you find extensive water damage, we recommend that you take special precautions.
- Wear old clothes and shoes that you can launder or throw away after the cleanup work.
- Wear special N-95 or P-100 respirators, in addition to goggles and gloves.
- Set an old box fan or a cheap new one in a window to ventilate the room while working. Throw it out when you’re done cleaning, because the spores are almost impossible to clean off. Tape plywood or cardboard around the window openings so the spores can’t blow back in.
- Wrap and tape moldy carpeting in 6-mil plastic, and double-bag mold-infested debris in garbage bags for disposal.
- To control airborne spores, moisten moldy areas with a garden sprayer while you work.
- Turn off your furnace and air conditioner and cover ducts and doors to contain spores.
- Keep your wet/dry vacuum outside when you vacuum.
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When breaking up concrete, take small bites with a jackhammer. If you begin to drill a hole without creating a crack, STOP! Otherwise, you’ll get the bit stuck in the concrete.