More Home Maintenance & Repair Articles Page 21

  • How To Repair an Oven

    Repairing an oven first requires a diagnostic evaluation which can be performed by you. The problem may be a defective door gasket or clogged burners.
  • How To Repair a Washing Machine

    Home repair of a washing machine involves an evaluation of what the problem may be. Check the drainage system for clogs first.
  • Types of Air Conditioning

    You don't have an air conditioner? Fret not. Here is a list of the types of air conditioning systems to choose from before heading out to the dealer store and...
  • How To Repair a Dishwasher

    If you want to repair a dishwasher, you should know that the dishwasher is one of the easiest things to use, but one of the most complicated to fix.
  • How To Learn about Types of Dinnerware

    Interested in learning about dinnerware styles and designs? Here's how to get started.
  • How To Make Electricity

    Electricity can only be made from other forms such as mechanical energy, chemical, heat, light, etc. This is because of the limiting physical law that governs all...
  • How To Make a Connection to a Gas/Electric Dryer

    Consumer reports state that the gas dryer is more efficient than the electric. Whichever type you may use, both will need to have a secure connection to the vent in...
  • How To Mend Drywall

    Here's a step-by-step guide to easily repair any drywall damage. Don't pay a fortune to a professional for something you can do in under an hour!
  • How To Buy the Right Lawnmower

    Spring is here and you need a new lawnmower. This article is all about how to find the right one for you.
  • How To Change a Door Lock Cylinder: New Door Locks

    Periodic changing of locks is important nowadays to ensure added security in our homes. This is especially true if you and your family are not the first residents of...
  • Fix Air Leaks in Your Home and Save on Your Heating Bill

    Want to save on heating expenses during the winter without actually freezing to death? Just fix air leaks in your home, and you'll save a lot of money on your heating...
  • Troubleshoot and Repair a Garbage Disposal

    Having problems with your garbage disposal? Here is how you could fix it:
  • How To Remove Lead Paint

    Lead paint is toxic. Learn the best method to remove paint containing lead and repaint your home. The results will be safe for your family, safe for the environment,...
  • How Do Wet-Dry Vacuums Work?

    The wet-dry vacuum is a modern marvel of convenience. Learn how this effective machine works.
  • How To Clean and Repair a Woodstove Oven

    Step-by-step instructions for how to repair and clean your woodstone oven, regardless of the problems you may be having.
  • How To Survive Winter Storms

    Enduring and surviving winter storms entails a lot of readiness.
  • Cleaning a Laminate Wood Floor: Laminate Floor Cleaners

    You’ve decided to install laminate flooring in your home or office. While the flooring itself looks great, eventually it will fall on you to figure out how your...
  • How To Choose a Vacuum Cleaner

    Back in the 1960s, choosing a vacuum cleaner is an easy task, simply because there are fewer options to choose from. You either get a canister or upright vacuum...
  • 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.