More Home Maintenance & Repair Articles Page 21

  • Restoring Cast Iron Cookware

    The beautiful thing about cast iron it that it can last virtually forever if it is well cared for.  Even if it has not been properly treated it can most often be...
  • How To Prepare for an Earthquake

    Earthquakes occur more frequently than you think. Some earthquakes are too weak to be felt, but are daily risks, nonetheless. If you do live in earthquake prone areas,...
  • How To Teach Kids About Natural Disaster

    Children must be taught on disaster control and how to respond during natural calamities. They need to be taught the key measures on how to respond during and after...
  • How To Protect Windows Against a Ball

    When you've got kids (or even a rowdy husband), your windows are vulnerable when ball games are being played nearby. Save yourself the stress of having to replace...
  • How To Artificially Age Concrete Garden Ornaments

    Some gardeners prefer their concrete garden ornaments to have an aged look, even from new -- I'm not talking about a coating of algae, this can be achieved by...
  • How To Measure Voltage

    Voltage is an indicator of the force (electromotive) required by electrons, to move through objects capable of conducting electricity. It is calculated as a product of...
  • How To Measure Power Consumption

    A twofold problem - optimally utilizing scarce resources and the necessity of acting now to save the earth for future generations - is a dilemma faced by all of us who...
  • How To Use Your Washing Machine

    As far as I am concerned, a washing machine is one of the most life-changing inventions of modern times. When my machine doesn't work, there is chaos in the house, the...
  • How To Repair Broken Concrete Ornaments

    Just because a concrete gnome, birdbath or urn is broken, doesn't mean you have to throw it away. A perfectly sound repair can be made, leaving no sign that it was...
  • How To Insulate Garage Floors with Plywood and Rigid Foam

    Measure the garage floor to determine how much material will be needed. You will need the following materials: Wood sleepers (or 2x4’s instead of the sleepers) and...
  • How To Choose a Garage Heater

    The choice of a garage heater is very critical in that, it can save us not only in terms of energy, efficiency and more good times in the garage, but also the stress...
  • How To Handle Appliance Problems

    Appliance problems can be difficult to handle. Whether it’s your washing machine or your freezer, what do you do when one of your appliances suddenly stops working...
  • How To Find Replacement Globes for Oil Lamps

    Antique oil lamps are beautiful, but their glass globes can be fragile. When one breaks, it may seem impossible to find another one that will fit. Replacement globes...
  • How To Care for Your Rotisserie

    Rotisseries are an easy way to make delicious meals. Although they require more storage space than other roasting methods, many people prefer rotisserie meats....
  • How To Give Your Paving Slabs a New Lease on Life

    The great advantage of this process is that it can be applied to slabs that have already been laid, as well as un-laid slabs.
  • How To Decorate Concrete Ornaments for Use Indoors

    This process is similar to another article I have written for decorating concrete ornaments, the difference being there are a couple of further refinements to this...
  • How To Clean a Ceiling Fan

    With these simple steps, you can clean out your ceiling fan safely and effectively.
  • How To Measure Wind Speed

    Through the years, measuring wind speed has been done in a variety of ways -- from the original weather vanes where the cockerel head would point in the direction the...
  • How To Prevent Sticky Shelves

    Have you noticed that items on your shelves seem to stick whenever they have been sitting on the shelf for more than a few days or months? If so you might think that...
  • How To Set Up a Washer and Dryer

    Moving brings lots of stress, including setting up all of your appliances again. But before you run to the nearest handyman and pay his fees, you should know that you...
  • How To Choose Exterior House Paint Colors: Choosing Paint Colors

    You know the house needs a new coat of paint, but how do you decide what color to paint it? Choosing paint colors takes time and consideration because you'll probably...
  • How To Remove Mineral Deposits from a Showerhead

    If you've got hard water, you know about mineral deposits. They leave your sinks, tubs, counters and especially your showerhead looking unsightly and often clogged. If...
  • How To Decorate Concrete Gnomes and Other Garden Ornaments

    This article will show you how to customize your concrete ornament in such a way that it will be exclusive to you, because store bought concrete ornaments are never...
  • How To Turn Concrete Pots and Ornaments into Terra Cotta

    Here is a method for making dull, gray concrete pots and ornaments look exactly like terra cotta.
  • Simple Double Hung Window Repair

    Windows in your home can be expensive and complex to replace. The good thing is, you often don't have to. There are several different things that you can do to...
  • How To Make Drawers Slide and Glide: Drawer Slide Hardware

    Have you ever gotten frustrated at a drawer that seemed to stick closed, leaving you yanking on the handle before it would budge? Did you know that there are a few...
  • How To Repair Annoying Loose Chair Rungs

    Do you like going bargain hunting in flea markets and find old antique furniture? They have really cool stuff if you look hard enough. You can find wonderful looking...
  • How To Stay Safe While Installing Roofing

    Roofing may be one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Most roofers are young and full of confidence that they won’t be hurt. If they stay in the business for a...
  • How To Choose the Best Roofing Material

    A very important question when roofing your house is, “What roofing material do I use?” When choosing a roofing material, the best depends on what your particular...
  • How To Find Used Building Parts

    If you want to complete a building project on a budget, you may have considered buying used building parts. It's inexpensive, great for the environment, and easy to...
  • How To Insulate a Window Against Winter

    Winter is cold enough on its own, but add to it the chills from a drafty window, and you may feel like you're living in the Antarctic. Follow these easy steps to learn...
  • How To Cut Concrete

    Concrete cutting is to be done above all in a safe manner, as most if not all concrete contains silica particles.
  • How To Clean an Old House Radiator

    Freestanding radiators have been keeping us warm since the 1860s. They warm homemade pies, dry your wet gloves, and humidify the room when you place a pan of water on...
  • How To Organize Cords and Cables

    Technology, and the convenience of using it to get your work done, or for your entertainment and pleasure, comes with strings...literally!! We're referring here, of...
  • How To Locate a Buried Pipe

    Most utilities such as water, gas, electricity and communications are piped into homes and other buildings with a network of pipes, cables or wires, all buried...
  • How To Reduce Toxic Chemicals in the Living Environment

    Global warming and pollution are some the biggest problems we all face today. For the past few years, there has been a growing emphasis on "going green" -...
  • How To Prepare for a Fire

    You never know when fire will strike, so it's always good to be prepared. You want your family to be safe in the event that a fire strikes your home. Follow these tips...
  • How To Eliminate Hard Water

    Your local water supply could be soft or hard water and each has their ‘good' and ‘bad' points. Hard water has a stronger percentage of minerals such as magnesium,...
  • How To Determine Whether You Have Hard or Soft Water

    The quality of groundwater and the water which is piped into your home differs from location to location. A popular distinction is made between hard and soft water,...
  • How To Repair Holes in Walls Before Painting

    If you want a really nice paint finish in your room, you have to start with clean, smooth walls. Repairing any holes is an essential part of prep work, and is actually...
  • How To Seal Wood Scratches with a Walnut

    It can be very distressing to find a scratch in a favorite piece of wood furniture, or any wood item for that matter, and you may be tempted to get rid of the...
  • How To Prevent the Freezer from Building up Frost

    Frost on the freezer builds up and can cause the freezer to quit working or cause freezer burn to the foods you are storing. If you have notice frost becoming a...
  • How To Remove a Screen Window

    When the seasons change and the weather grows colder it is time to change your screen window coverings to storm windows. Before you trade in the old for the new, you...
  • How To Clean Paint Brushes and Rollers

    For a quality paint finish, it is important to use quality paint brushes and rollers - and these can become relatively expensive. Thus, it is important to keep your...
  • How To Stop Fire

    Fires are dangerous and can cause fatal injuries, if you do not know how to handle or put out a fire in the proper manner. Fire stoppage or fire fighting is a task...
  • How To Crack a Master Lock Combination Lock

    Sometimes, you may forget or misplace the combination sequence to open a "Master Lock" combination and lock. Short of physically hacking away at the lock to...
  • How To Troubleshoot the Washing Machine

    Washing machines have a number of different systems that need to work together as a single unit. But, because there are 3 different systems, it is easier to locate and...
  • Charging an Air Conditioner: Repairing Compressor Problems

    If the air conditioner at home is acting up, chances are you may need to charge the refrigerant in the unit. They normally do not need frequent charging, the situation...
  • How To Pick a Lock

    In your hurry to get out, you forgot your keys inside the house. You turn and reach for the door before it closes but then you hear the all too familiar click. Oh...
  • How To Clean Mineral Deposits

    Mineral deposits can be very tough to remove with ordinary cleaners – but with the right approach they are easily eliminated! Using soap and elbow grease is a poor...