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How do I safely dispose of an old, painted picnic table?

How do I safely dispose of an old, painted picnic table?

What you need to know about disposing of unwanted, painted objects such as an old picnic table.
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What kind of solar power system will I need to power my cottage?

What kind of solar power system do I need to power my cottage?

What kind of solar power system do I need to power my cottage?
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When and how often should you pump out the septic?

Is it time to pump the septic?

When and how often should you pump out the septic?
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What would a solar-powered generator power in a summer?

What would a solar-powered generator power in a summer?

What would a solar-powered generator power in a summer?
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Am I safe sleeping in an iron bedframe during a thunderstorm?

Am I safe sleeping in an iron bedframe during a thunderstorm?

Find out whether you have anything to worry about when sleeping at your cottage during an electrical storm
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How do you install a removable dock?

How do I install a removable dock?

We want to put in a dock that can be taken out every time we leave the cottage. Any recommendations?
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Why do North American boat manufacturers place the steering controls on the starboard side?

Why do North American boat manufacturers place the steering controls on the starboard side?

Why do North American boat manufacturers place the steering controls on the starboard side?
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Where do all the bugs go when it rains?

Where do all the bugs go when it rains?

Where do all the bugs go when it rains?
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How do I preserve the colour in my pressed flowers?

How do I preserve the colour in my pressed flowers?

How do I preserve the colour in my pressed flowers?
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Do I have an albino frog living on my lake?

Do I have an albino frog living on my lake?

Our experts shed light on the possible existence of albino frogs and other species that could be living on your lake
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