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Reinstalling shower arm is easy fix

There shouldn’t be any movement in the shower arm, only in the showerhead. It may be that the riser wasn’t strapped to the wall, or it may be that you need to reinstall the shower arm.

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Predrill hole to prevent split wood

When you screw together two pieces of hardwood, you need to predrill the hole. This allows the shaft of the screw to enter the hole without splitting the surrounding wood.

Fruit trees that flower early produce fruit early

Generally, the varieties of fruit trees that flower earliest produce the earliest fruit. If there is a frost while the flowers are open, it will produce less fruit or maybe no fruit at all.

Tips for small-space gardening

Many homeowners now experiment with gardens in small (sometimes less than ideal) backyard spaces; apartment residents have even gotten in on the action, too. In fact, Apartment Guide recently listed Las Vegas as one of the best cities for gardening.

Time running out to apply iron fertilizers to soil

We are nearing the end of any soil applications of iron fertilizers that work. Once early spring through early summer has passed, the only thing that cures leaf yellowing is the leaf sprays applied directly to yellowing leaves.

Drain pan is useless if it is not connected to drainpipe

Many people have drain pans installed under their water heaters or washing machines, but many of those pans are not connected to a drainpipe. With that setup, all you are doing is delaying the inevitable flood by about two minutes.

Keep Las Vegas sun at bay with custom shades

There are shades that let in the light, but not the harmful sun rays. DropShade provides sun-control systems with the touch of a button.

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