Hardware Tip of the Week: Filter Tip: Pleated or Not?

By / Hardware Tips / Tuesday, 26 February 2019 16:42

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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 Tips: Protect Wood:
When you’re ready to hammer and nail in the trim, you’ll want to protect where the nails go into the wood. Here’s how you can put a shield in place.
When nailing decorative molding or any type of milled woodwork or painted trim, don’t let a mis-guided hammer blow ruin the surface. Instead,
protect it with a simple homemade shield. To protect decorative trim from wayward hammer strikes, cut a piece of pegboard a few inches square.
Then start the nail in with a few light taps. Slip one of the holes in the peg board shield over the nail head and hammer away with gusto.
You can do this without fear of damage should your aim waver a tad. Once you’ve driven a nail as far in as possible, lift off the shield and finish the job with a nailset.
Bathroom Design:
While room design is mostly a matter of taste, there are some basic rules to keep in mind.
Today, you'll learn some bathroom design tips and some how-to-avoid-trouble planning tricks.
For example, don't overwhelm your space by cramming too much into a small bath (like a big lavish whirl pool tub in a tiny 5 by 7 space).
Doing so takes away from the room and is a waste. Also consider safety. Tile is slippery when wet; so add anti-slip coatings, nonskid area rugs and handrails in places water and condensation tend to collect. Also consider who'll be using the room; are they tall or short?
This determines the height of everything, from counters to towel bars.
Sight lines are important, too; when the door is open, would you rather see the toilet or a beautiful vanity?
Don't underestimate the importance of lighting -- both for functional tasks and pure glamour.
And that’s the Tip of the week from Island Tackle & Hardware.

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