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Signs Of A Faulty Septic System

I thought I had a septic problem when my toilet and sink wasn't draining properly. This suspicion was confirmed when sewer water started backing up in my bathtub. I figured that this was a job for a professional, so I called a local sewer service company. Sure enough, my septic tank was full and this was causing the problem. After having my tank pumped out, my drains run freely and my toilet flushes better than it has in a long time. My name is Wesley Hammond and the experience that I had with my septic system is the reason that I'm writing this blog. Since sewage backup in the house is very unhealthy, everyone should be aware of the signs of a faulty septic system. As you read these articles, you'll learn about the different types of septic system problems and how you can keep them from happening.

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Four Types Of Lumber That Are Great For Door Frames

by Jacob Reed

If you're going to be building some door frames, then it's important that you choose a wood that's up for the job. Not all wood mills and finishes well, after all! Here's a look at four woods that are perfect for making door frames.

Ash

Ash can be a bit tough to find outside of the Eastern U.S. and Canada where it grows, but if you do happen to come across it, ash makes for some very nice door frames. It has a light, nearly white color and takes stain well, meaning that you have your choice of almost any finished color. The wood is very strong and shock resistant, so you don't have to worry about it splitting or breaking if someone slams the door. It is easy to mill and cut, takes nails and screws well, and develops a very interesting, detailed finish thanks to its coarse grain.

Cypress

Cypress trees grow in the southern U.S., but this wood is shipped all over because it is so sought-after. Cypress is not the easiest wood to machine, but it can be machined successfully by a miller who has experience working with the wood and is willing to be patient. Its pale yellow color and unique, curly grain make it the star of a room. It can be stained slightly darker if you prefer, though to stain it very dark would be to hide its natural beauty. Cypress can be nailed or screwed together successfully.

Red Elm

Grown throughout eastern and midwestern Canada and the U.S., red elm can be found in some specialty lumber shops. It is known for its grayish color, which seems to remain as an undertone no matter what color it is stained. Its coarse grain also makes it a popular choice in more rustic-style homes. Red elm is easy to mill, and it takes to nailing and screwing well. It has excellent shock resistance and resists splitting, so it's a good choice for exterior door frames with heavy doors.

Willow

Willow grows mostly in the southern U.S., but it can be purchased most anywhere because it is so common. The wood does not bend well, so it is best used for straight, uniformly shaped door frames. However, it is easy to mill. Willow's fine, straight grain resembles that of walnut and makes it a popular choice in more upscale homes. It is a creamy light brown in color, but is often stained darker. Willow holds nails and screws well, so multi-paneled door frames are an option.

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