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Legal Notice

The Federal Trade Commission requires that we disclose any relationship we have between a product manufacturer or service provider when we write or refer you to a product or service. Please see our Disclosure.

Because ours is such a litigious society we ask you to please read and understand the following legal information.

Please know that by visiting our website and using our information, you are agreeing to do so at your own risk.

This is not a "how-to" web site. The purpose of this site is to show ideas for in, on, and around your porch. We may list steps involved in a construction or similar project but only for the purposes of giving you sufficient information upon which you can make a decision as to your own abilities.

No two houses are alike, and just because we do things one way doesn't mean it will work for you. If you choose to follow the suggestions, techniques, and methods shown on this site, then you are electing to follow them at your own risk. Home improvements are risky and can be dangerous, whether they be repairs, remodeling or construction.

We strive to highlight and expose the risks for our readers, but we cannot anticipate all possibilities.

If you are not absolutely sure of your abilities, find someone who is, such as a licensed or certified professional.

If you want the lowest risk of improving your home, we recommend that you hire a contractor. In many states and provinces contractors are required to be licensed and insured.

In no way will the publishers of this web site be held liable for any injuries or damages, direct or consequential, incurred by any person or persons who attempt to follow the examples shown herein.

We work hard to bring you the best ideas and don't want it ruined by someone who is negligent or does something beyond their capabilities and knowledge. It is ok not to use our site or the information contained therein.

We really appreciate our site readers and strive to publish quality information that is very helpful. Please be safe, enjoy your life and take time to enjoy your porch!

Warm regards,
Dave & Mary

Some General Safety Guidelines for
Home Improvement Projects

This is not a complete list.
  • Always follow the recommended safe working guidelines and instructions of any tool or product you are using.
  • If a product includes instructions, follow them to the letter. Follow all manufacturer's safety recommendations.
  • Wear safety glasses when operating any power tool - always.
  • Wear safety glasses when striking any object with a hammer or other striking tool - always.
  • Do not wear loose clothing around moving machinery or power tools. (Had a router catch my shirt (untucked) - could have been disastrous).
  • Make sure all ladders and scaffolding are placed securely and on a firm, stable surface (ladder slipped and I fell- it hurt - a lot).
  • Work at a calm and reasonable pace. Accidents are the result of taking short-cuts or attempting to work too fast. Be really careful if you've done the process a million times - the odds are against you due to familiarity.
  • Do not attempt to repair or make modifications to electrical equipment or wiring unless you are absolutely (and I mean absolutely) certain of your abilities. Always disconnect power when making electrical repairs (and verify that power is off).
  • We recommend wearing hearing protection when using most loud power tools. If you hear ringing in your ears after using a loud tool or machine, that is a sign that the noise is loud enough to eventually cause hearing loss. Take this seriously. Many people who often use power tools eventually experience hearing loss, including me.


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