Monthly Archives: October 2011

7 Tips to Clean Up Your Old Lawnmower

To keep your lawnmower’s engine running all season long, make sure to take some time to keep it maintained. It’s a good idea to give your lawnmower a tune-up every few months, but especially at the start of the mowing season. Lay down a drop cloth to catch any oil or debris. Replace the paper air filter. If your lawnmower has a sponge filter, replace or clean it. If you replace it, lubricate it with oil before placing it in. Use a spark plug socket wrench to remove the spark plug. Replace your spark plug with a new one if it looks worn down or …

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13 Steps to Ready Your Lawnmower for Mowing Season

It’s a good idea to give your lawnmower a check-up under the carriage every few months, but especially at the start of the mowing season. Here are some of the basics of lawnmower maintenance and blade sharpening, which will help keep your mower operating efficiently. 1. Clean off the lawnmower by brushing off debris before you begin mowing your lawn. 2. Clean your lawnmower by spraying it with cleaner and wiping it dry. 3. Inspect the lawnmower handle to make sure all connections are tight and in working order. 4. Before working on the mower blades, always disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark …

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Install a Smoke Detector for Your Safety

Installing a Smoke / Carbon Monoxide Detector can save your life. A combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector is one of the best ways to ensure your family’s safety. They save lives and they’re easy to install. Friedman’s Home Improvement offers the following advice on installing Smoke/CO Detectors in your home. Many home improvement projects can help save on energy costs, nothing helps saves lives like a combination smoke and carbon monoxide detector. The National Fire Protection Association estimates that ⅓ of homes in the United States are not protected by smoke/CO detectors. There are different options and features in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. …

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