How to Hide a Transformer Box in Your Yard

Whilst transformer boxes are an essential part of your home’s electricity workings, they sure can look ugly in your yard. A beautifully landscaped backyard can be ruined by unsightly wires, outlets, and appliances connected to the electrical grid.  In this guide I will give you my best ideas for hiding a transformer box in your…

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How Deep Can I Dig in My Backyard?

Last year we had an extension built onto the back of our house. The builders dug some very deep holes in the backyard. This naturally led on to my son wanting to know if we could dig an underground bunker! Being a big kid myself, this appealed to me, but meant I just had to…

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Rick vs Cord of Wood: The Key Differences

As you prepare for the winter thoughts will soon turn to fuel, and that could mean needing to buy some firewood. However, if you are new to firewood heating you might be confused by the various terminology in use. For example, do you buy a rick or a cord firewood, and what’s the difference between…

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How to Clean Out a Fire Pit with Lava Rocks (6 Simple Steps)

Last summer we bought ourselves a new outdoor table set with a built-in fire pit. We certainly got our money’s worth over the summer, but then I had to clean it. I quickly developed a method for cleaning out a fire pit with lava rocks and I’d like to share with you today. I feel…

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How to Disguise a Wheelie Bin (7 Best Hide Tactics)

You take all that time making your front garden look great, then it gets ruined by those unsightly wheelie bins. They just look ugly outside the front of your house. I feel your pain, I’ve been there and recently used a trellis to disguise my wheelie bin, here are all the options I explored before…

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How Much Wood is in a Rick of Firewood + How Big?

As the cold weather approaches, the mind turns to getting some much-needed firewood. When shopping for it, you might have seen ads from places selling ricks of firewood, but if you don’t how much that is, it’s not very helpful. I can help though… How much wood is in a rick of firewood? There should be…

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