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Different Types of Tape

Learn about different types of tape and their uses around the home with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Home projects, crafts and more all require the right tools and supplies. A lot of these projects can include the right type of tape. From duct tape to electrical tape to painter’s tape, there are different types of tape for all sorts of projects. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you(…)

Installing a Mailbox DIY Project

Learn all about installing a mailbox with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Whether you’re moving into a new home or you just want a new mailbox, installing a mailbox is easy. With a few tools and a little patience, you can install a mailbox in no time. Follow these simple directions from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Installing a Mailbox: Before you begin the installation process, it’s important to(…)

Add the Illusion of Space to Your Small Bathroom

Add the illusion of space to your small bathroom with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Not surprisingly, the average size of the home bathroom has almost doubled during the past few decades. Still, many of us live in older homes with considerably smaller bathrooms–those that are 75 square feet or less. While they might be short on space, these small bathrooms need not lack style, character or most(…)

Where to Place Your Carbon Monoxide Detector

Install your carbon monoxide detector with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. At low levels, the symptoms of carbon monoxide at first are seemingly innocent and could be taken as signs of other conditions–headaches, fatigue, shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness. Higher levels of CO poisoning resu in progressively worse symptoms, such as mental confusion, vomiting, loss of muscular coordination, loss of consciousness and ultimately death. To properly install a carbon monoxide(…)

How to Install a Pedestal Sump Pump

Learn how to install a pedestal sump pump with the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. If your house is below the water table, or your basement is prone to flooding, you will want a sump pump in your basement. There are two different kinds of sump pumps: pedestal and submersible. Pedestal sump pumps are the more inexpensive option and the motor sits above the basement floor. With the help(…)

How to Fill in Nail Holes

Learn how to fill in nail holes in your home before you start your next home improvement project. Whether you’re a renter who’s moving out or you’re going to put on a fresh coat of paint, nail holes can present a problem. They leave your walls and trim looking beaten, and well, full of holes. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can easily fill in the nail(…)

Install an Electric Garage Heater

No matter where you live, there are bound to be times when you can’t wait to finish a project, but it’s too cold in your shop. By installing a versatile electric space heater, you’ll be able to spend hours finishing that project in your garage, basement or workshop – no matter what time of year or temperature. Find an Electric Garage Heater at your local Blain’s Farm & Fleet store today.(…)

How to Clean Rain Gutters & Downspouts

Clean out your rain gutters and downspouts this fall with help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Even though the task may seem daunting, cleaning your rain gutters and downspouts is more than simply keeping the exterior of your home looking nice. It may also prevent damage to your home’s interior from leaks in the roof, or flooding through foundation and walls. With help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can(…)

How To Patch Drywall

It’s happened to most of us. You’re moving furniture or the kids are playing, and you end up with a hole punched in your drywall. Usually, it’s right in the middle of a sheet of drywall between two studs. To make a proper repair, you’d have to cut out a large section of the drywall to get at the studs and put a new section in its place. Avoid that(…)

Winterizing Your Home

Winterizing your home can save you cash and make your winter much more comfortable and relaxing. Make sure your home is ready for another Midwest winter with these Fall Home Maintenance Tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Winterizing Your Home A big part of winterizing your home is making sure your heat works well and stays in the house. There are a few things you(…)

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