Turning a wood box into a planter is a fun project, but if you don't take a few precautions, the box will get wet, and the wood will start to rot. Want to have your homemade planter last as long as possible? Then check out these ideas: 1. Paint the box. Paint helps to seal wood from moisture and sunlight, and it can help your box last longer. Sand the box before painting it so that the paint adheres readily to the box, and if possible, choose paint designed for outdoor use.
- If you have well water and the water pressure in your home drops, your pump may not be working correctly, but in other cases, the problem may be something else. Luckily, ascertaining the root of the problem is relatively easy. Simply, take yourself through these troubleshooting tips: 1. Make sure the pump has power Before you panic, make sure your pump has power. Is it switched on? Is the pressure control switch on?
- If you live in a hot climate, a sealed, conditioned attic can save you money on your cooling bills. Recently, researchers in a hot climate looked at four houses with the same floor plan, and they played with different configurations of ventilation, sealed spaces and conditioned attics. Ultimately, they determined that running your duct work through a sealed and air conditioned attic is the most efficient option. If you are ready to reduce your energy consumption, here are the five steps you need to prepare your attic: