Hardware Tip of the Week: Filter Tip: Pleated or Not? And Fixing Concrete Chips and Tingles

By / Hardware Tips / Wednesday, 28 January 2015 05:00

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ISLAND TRUE VALUE TACKLE & HARDWARE
801 N. Lake Park Blvd.   Carolina Beach, NC  28428 Phone: (910) 458-3049  
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www.islandtacklehardware.com

With your furnace in constant use during the winter months, consider using high-efficiency pleated air filters that help your furnace pump cleaner air into your home.
It's the pleats that help you enjoy improved indoor air quality. You see, the pleated design increases the surface area from that of regular filters.
This increased area enables the filter to capture more lint, dust, pollen, mold and mildew--up to 95% of them from the air. (Ordinary filters let as much as 8 times more airborne particles to sneak through them.) And because the pleats have more area it takes three times longer for the filter to become saturated with dust and dirt. So you only need to change them every 90 days instead of the recommended 30 days for standard filters (and how often do you really change them?). So make the change to pleats today!
Bonus Tip: Concrete Chips and Tingles:
Sooner or later in the course of home repairs you're going to use a hammer and chisel on concrete.
Once you use these tools one of the first things you'll discover, even if you wear heavy gloves is a persistent "tingle". This feeling usually sets in your hands and arms after about twenty or so good hard whacks.
To reduce this effect, caused by excessive shock, punch a hole through a child's sponge-rubber ball and push the chisel through it. Then when you're ready to pound away, hold the ball with the other hand and the sponge rubber will absorb the shock. Before you start hammering also push the tip of the chisel through a square of window screen. When you start chipping away at the concrete, chips and chunks won't fly all over making a mess and possibly hitting you in the face. Just to be on the safe side always wear safety goggles and heavy gloves and then say bye-bye to tingles and chips.
And this is the tip of the week from Island True Value Tackle & Hardware.

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