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If you've ever received a splinter from a pressure-treated wood fence, you've found that they’re somewhat more painful and difficult to get rid of than others. Your body can react unpredictably to the chemicals in this lumber, and slivers left behind cause swelling and infection. For this reason use special care when maneuvering around pressure-treated wood structures, and wear safety gloves and glasses when working with it
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Do you have spare building supplies laying around from a completed project? Maybe you remodeled your bathroom and switched out a perfectly good faucet or exhaust fan for an updated style. Consider taking these to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. There’s one close to Downtown Indy on 22nd Street.

This is also a great place to check for windows, doors, vintage cabinets, or even caulk and paint for your own projects when you’re working on a budget. (Who isn’t?)

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Greater Indianapolis Area | Habitat for Humanity | ReStore
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Making a change to your home? If you are remodeling, getting new furniture, downsizing, moving, upgrading or just cleaning out the garage, don't…
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You should clean your clothes dryer vent a minimum of twice/year to prevent dryer fires. No, not the lint trap, though you should clean that too—after every load. To clean out your dryer vent, scoot the appliance away from the wall, and unplug it. If it’s a gas dryer, turn off the gas supply at the shutoff valve. Unhook the tube that goes to the vent and clear away as much lint as you can. Then get your shop vac (Don’t have one? It’s a homeowner essential, and you can pick up a mini 2.5 gallon one at most hardware and department stores for -.), head outside, and vacuum the vent from the outside too.
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You might be familiar with “blanching” as a culinary term. In the kitchen blanching is arresting the cooking process by plunging vegetables into boiling water for just one or two minutes and then immediately submerging in ice water so that they retain color and crispness when sautéed. In vegetable gardening, what you are arresting is the development of color by protecting the “fruit” from the sun. Without blanching cauliflower as it’s growing, the curds will turn tough and green—still edible but not what you’re used to buying in the grocery. To blanch cauliflower in your garden use a rubber band to draw some of the leaves up around the developing white curd. More info: http://ow.ly/LXJKx


What Is Blanching: Learn When And How To Blanch Cauliflower
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Learning how or when to blanch a cauliflower is a commonly asked gardening question. It’s also a fairly important thing to know. So to help with…
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