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Tree Trimming Tools and Tips

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

stihl-wall-display-true-valueTools Used in Tree Trimming

Tree trimming can be done for a variety of reasons. It can be done to protect your home or other properties from being underneath tree branches that could break off in a wind storm and damage the home or other properties or it may just be done for aesthetic improvement.

Pruning, or tree trimming, is one of the essential tree maintenance, whether it is an ornamental tree or fruit tree.

extension-ladderIn order to do the task efficiently and safely using the correct equipment, including the extension ladder, for the job is a must.

Some homeowners will trim their trees themselves or will hire a tree service to trim the trees on a regular basis.

Tree trimming is not as simple as it sounds as there are certain tips that make the cutting of the branches safe.

You want to make sure that you are not in the presence of electrical power lines, you should make sure that the branches cut are not too far or too close to the tree collar, and make sure that you mark the area so no one walks near the tree while it is being trimmed.

The ideal period for tree trimming is spring until early summer but the time frame can differ according to the species. It is also important that you are using the correct tools.


How to Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

How to Stop a Door From Squeaking

Fixing a squeaky door is easy with True Value's expert advice!

We’ve all experienced it, mysterious house squeaks that never seem to go away. They can irritate you to no end, and start and stop without any explanation.

fix-a-squeaky-door-hingeThere is a fix for these common noises and it all starts with finding the source. And, that’s the value of peace and quiet.

Today, I’m going to show you how to fix a squeaky door hinge. Most of the time just lifting the hinge pin and squirting a little oil into the hinge will work for the short run. But, the squeaking will inevitably return.

To ensure long lasting silence use a flat head screwdriver and rubber mallet to tap the hinge pin out from the housing. Then, coat the pin with white lithium grease and tap the pin back into place.

Now, test the door. The door should open and close silently, though you may have to lubricate both the top and bottom door hinges.

true-value-projectIt’s that easy and should leave you squeakless for years to come.

That’s it, need more expert advice? Stop by Martens True Value Hardware store in Reedsburg and ask one of Hardwarians for help.

Behind Every Project is a True Value!