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Personal_Finance

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

DIY Money Saving Magic with Wood Moisture Meter for DIY Repairs / Personal_Finance / Home Maintenance

By: HGR

Here's how a cheap moisture meter can save you a lot of time and money in DIY repairs. For instance we bought a cheap meter from Amazon for just £14 (https://amzn.to/2GZZnlA) to test the boards on a 10 year old decking so that we don't unnecessarily replace good boards, better to get the job all done in one go rather than having to revisit a few months later.

The Moisture meter has 4 sharp prongs, It basically works by sticking the prongs into wood and then gives a percentage moisture reading, anything over 20% means the woods likely rotting, most wood should read less than 20%. I tested it on a tree and it came back at 40%. The dry deck boards generally gave 0%-5% readings so were fine. 1 board that needed replacing underside was giving readings of over 30%!

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Personal_Finance

Friday, October 14, 2016

DIY Winter Home Maintenance Money Saving 22 Point Checklist to Get Ready for Winter/Fall / Personal_Finance / Home Maintenance

By: Adnaan_Walayat

Now is the time before the temperatures drop to conduct a relatively quick but comprehensive preventative home winter weather proofing survey that than can save on costly repair bills such as damage form blocked drains, gutters, leaking roofs, and burst pipes, claims from which can result in soaring insurance premiums, as well as save on costly excessive energy usage due to drafts, poor insulation and boiler problems.

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Personal_Finance

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

22 Step Home Winter Weather Proofing Checklist to Save Money and Energy Costs / Personal_Finance / Home Maintenance

By: Sami_Walayat

With October soon drawing to close, now is the best time before the temperatures drop to conduct a relatively quick preventative home winter weather proofing survey that than can save on costly repair bills such as damage form blocked drains and gutters, leaking roofs and burst pipes that can result in soaring insurance premiums on claims, as well as save on costly excessive energy usage due to drafts, poor insulation and boiler problems.

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Housing-Market

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Winter Storms Snow and Wind Tree Damage Dangers, DIY Pruning / Housing-Market / Home Maintenance

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Barely a fortnight after the last snows melted, the weather forecasts are again for both more snow and strong winds ahead that despite deciduous trees having shed their leaves several months ago nevertheless they are still are in danger of broken branches or even toppling over just as Evergreen trees are as Britain's trees are about under go structural shocks following a couple of years of growth with no significant snowfall.

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Personal_Finance

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Home Winter Weather Proofing 22 Steps to Save Money on Energy and Repair Bills / Personal_Finance / Home Maintenance

By: Sami_Walayat

Now is the time before the temperatures drop to conduct a relatively quick preventative home winter weather proofing survey that than can save on costly repair bills such as damage form blocked drains, gutters, leaking roofs, and burst pipes that can result in soaring insurance premiums on claims, as well as save on costly excessive energy usage due to drafts, poor insulation and boiler problems.

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Personal_Finance

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Home Winter Weather Proofing 22 Point Survey, Save Energy & Repair Bills / Personal_Finance / Home Maintenance

By: Sami_Walayat

Conducting a preventative home winter weather proofing survey can save on costly repair bills such as damage form blocked drains, gutters, leaking roofs, and burst pipes, as well as saving on excessive energy usage due to drafts, lack of insulation and boiler problems.

This comprehensive 22 point video DIY home survey will show you all of the main areas that should be covered that has the potential of saving £ thousands each year.

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