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  • How To Fix a Running Toilet

    The toilet is one of the most essential parts of your house. When a toilet is running -- either stopping and starting intermittently, or running continuously -- it's...
  • How To Clean a Hot Tub

    We all know how great hot tubs can be for entertaining friends and family. However, ensuring that it is kept clean can be slightly tricky, especially if you don't want...
  • How To Unclog a Drain

    A clogged drain is one of the most common household problems out there. You can see it happen slowly. You will first notice that the water goes down slowly. This is...
  • How To Open a Door with a Credit Card

    You're away from your apartment again and you know exactly where your keys are -- right on top of the dresser drawer. You run to the landlord but alas, he is not...
  • How To Remove Hard Water Stains from Sinks and Tubs

    Discover the step-by-step guide to remove even the most stubborn hard water stains and limescale using a proven formula. Learn the easy techniques to restore your...
  • How To Install a Tankless Hot Water Heater

    If you have everything you need before you start, installing an electric tankless water heater can be an easy project. For those with the skills, it can be done in a...
  • How To Replace a Damaged Lamp Socket

    Replacing a damaged lamp socket is not necessarily a complicated job, though some lamps, depending on the style, can make it more difficult. Basic home tools should...
  • How To Paint Pressure Treated Lumber

    In order to correctly paint pressure-treated lumber, a homeowner must know the basics to ensure that the job gets done right. Because pressure-treated lumber differs...
  • How To Install a Washer Dryer Hookup

    Hooking up a washer/dryer is one of the easier do-it-yourself projects around your home. Most installations require only a pair of channel lock pliers, utility knife,...
  • How To Solder

    Many ambitious do-it-yourselfers shy away from soldering their copper plumbing connections, because of frustrating earlier attempts, fear of burning down their house,...
  • How To Install Ceramic Tile

    Installing ceramic tile can be a beautiful upgrade to your home, generally installed in traffic areas that come in contact with dirt and/or water because of the tile's...
  • How To Replace a Toilet

    You will need to have some tools handy to complete this installation: a crescent wrench or open end wrench, a large flat blade screw driver, and a pair of pliers. You...
  • How To Keep Bats Out of Your House

    Live near a wetland or river? Then chances are your home will attract bats, particularly if the home is older, has an open chimney or attic vents. Now bats in your...
  • How To Troubleshoot a Circuit Breaker

    Your circuit breaker has tripped and you have tried to turn the breaker back on... and it will not stay in the 'on' position, but immediately trips again. What to do...
  • How To Get a Bat Out of Your House

    Bats in the house are a common problem, especially in the summer and in older homes or those near a river.Bats are helpful little creatures; a bat will eat her entire...
  • How To Reset a Circuit Breaker

    Resetting a circuit breaker is straightforward, once you locate your electrical service entrance panel in your home. This how-to details how to determine which breaker...
  • How To Replace a 3-Way Switch

    How to replace a 3-way switch in your home. Details how to determine which switch is bad and how to install a replacement.
  • How To Repair Ceramic Tile

    Ceramic tiles are durable by nature, but homeowners will find that there are some common problems with this material. Tiles can frequently break and grout will...
  • How To Tell If Your Roof Needs Repair

    Warning signs that your roof may need to be repaired or replaced. Things to check for and what you can do to fix them.
  • How To Powerwash Your Home

    Powerwashing your home my seem odd but you really need to do it if you plan to paint your home or if you need to remove dirt and any other unwanted debris.
  • Unclogging a Toilet Without Plungers: Toilet Repairs

    Did you know there are ways to unclog a bathroom toilet that does not rely on the traditional plunger? Well there are, and this article is going to teach you how to...
  • How To Garden Safely with Children at Home or in School

    Here are some safety considerations for plant care, gardening and botany lessons with children at home or in a school or classroom garden.
  • How To Make a Good Solder Joint

    In electronics, solder is not used to join things together mechanically; it provides a reliable electrical circuit between components. Learning this skill means you...
  • How To Put Out a Grease Fire

    Okay, say you're frying something in a frying pan and your grease catches fire, what should you do? Items to always have on hand: Small kitchen fire extinguisher...
  • How To Remove Sediment from a Water Heater

    Draining the sediment from hot water heaters isn't terribly difficult. All water that enters into a water heater contains natural minerals of some kind. Heating the...
  • How To Install a Chair Rail

    Chair rails can be a fun and rewarding item to install in your home. They can range from simple to highly extravagant but either way it adds a touch of class to any...
  • How To Implement Safety Tips for Water Heaters

    Every water heater has safety features built into it. In this article are descriptions of these features, as well as descriptions of additional precautions to take...
  • How To Apply Stucco: Texture and Finishes

    So you want to learn how to stucco? I will do my best to show you the quickest and cheapest way to do this. You will need some patience and a few tools that you can...
  • How To Fix a Loose Brick in Your Step

    Do you have a loose brick in your step? Not sure how to fix it or who to call? Well I will save you a lot of time and money with this quick and easy fix.
  • How To Take a Home Inventory

    Although you hope you'll never have to use it, a home inventory is something that is important to take. A home inventory is a list of all of your personal possessions...
  • How To Keep a Fireplace Clean

    There's no better place in your house on a chilly winter night than in front of your fireplace - but is your fireplace safe? Do the soot stains bother you? The...
  • How To Save Money on Anode Rods

    The article provides an inside look at the water heater industry and anode rods in particular, which are an essential part of every water heater.
  • How To Decide Whether to Buy a New Water Heater or Stick with Your Old One

    The information in this article only applies to tank-type water heaters (gas or electric). It does not include information on solar water heaters or tankless water...
  • How To Upgrade Your Water Heater's Drain Valve

    This article contains a discussion of all the different types of drain valves--why some types break easily or leak and which types to use as replacements.
  • How To Keep Your Electric Heating Elements from Failing

    This article is for electric water heater owners only. Many problems can besiege the heating parts in an electric water heater. These problems include sediment...
  • How To Prevent Rusting in a Water Heater

    Provides helpful information about plastic-lined nipples, both brass and steel and how they relate to a water heater.
  • How To Inspect a Leaky Water Heater

    Inspect your fittings. Don’t know which fittings you need to inspect? Check all of the following; make sure the fittings are tight and dry. Use a cotton swap or...
  • How To Shrink Power Bills by Conserving Energy with your Water Heater

    This article teaches you how to save money by instituting all the following devices: Electric temperature controls, heat traps, low-flow shower heads, pipe insulation,...
  • How To Handle Corrosion Problem Spots in a Water Heater

    There are almost a dozen trouble spots for water heaters when it comes to corrosion. You'll find them on electric elements, anodes, combustion chambers, and vent...
  • How To Operate Electric and Gas Water Heater Temperature Controls

    Gas Controls Gas water heaters have a thermostat inside the water of the tank, which is then connected to the front control at the bottom of the water heater. On the...
  • How To Repair Broken Pipe Nipples on Water Heaters

    Many pipes and pipe nipples (small fittings that connect two pipes together) are made out of brass because brass is a noble metal. This means that brass does not...
  • How To Consider a New Water Heater for Your Home

    Gas or Electric Tank Water HeatersTank water heaters are the most common type of water heater installed in American homes. Your home will have a gas-powered water...
  • How To Install, Inspect and Evaluate Anode Rods in Water Heaters

    An anode rod is necessary because it prevents any corrosion of a water heater's metal lining. As long as a serviceable anode rod is installed, the metal of the rod...
  • How To Upgrade Your Electrical Service

    A very common, and anxiety-producing question that many homeowners have asked me through the years is whether or not they need to upgrade their electrical service....
  • How To Choose the Right Style Home

    Do you know the difference between a Cape Cod and a Tudor? A bi-level from a split-level home? Learn what each has to offer and how they vary.
  • How To Make Your Home a Resort

    Turn your home into the space you've always wanted with a few easy changes and steps. There's no place like home but most of us leave it to feel pampered.
  • How To Install a New Switch

    Of all the different home improvement projects that homeowners have to deal with in the normal maintenance or remodeling of their homes, the one area that seems to...
  • How To Handle a Gun Safely

    You should never handle a gun unless you know how it operates. Assume that every gun is loaded. Whether you’re walking up to a gun that’s lying on the street or...
  • How To Fix a Blocked Toilet

    Are you tired of reporting to your building repairman or housemate that “someone” clogged the toilet? Most of us hate to admit when we clog a toilet, mainly...
  • Installing Submersible Water Pumps

    The two types of household pumps that are the most common for homeowners to deal with are sump and ejector. They are both designed to help with water drainage. This...