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  • How To Remove & Replace a Bathroom Faucet

    When it comes to removing and replacing the bathroom faucet, you really don’t need the services of a professional plumber. Plumbers will charge an arm and a leg for...
  • How To Refinish Brass Hardware

    Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper, which is used for decoration as well as in making several items like doorknobs, locks, bearings, gears and valves. Its color is...
  • How To Refinish Banisters

    The main purpose of banister is for security. This protects people from accidentally falling from stairs that can cause severe injury or even death. Aside from this, a...
  • How To Re-Finish a Bookcase

    Is your bookcase already old? Does it look a bit worn out? Well, don’t toss it out of your house. A bookcase is one of the furniture pieces that you can readily...
  • How To Redirect Rainwater from a Downspout

    Is that time of the year already coming, when water just keeps on coming down from the skies like there’s no tomorrow? Well, be prepared!Ideally, your house should...
  • How To Replace a Soffit

    The look of your house is a statement whether you plan it or not. The exterior ambience of your house is affected by the fascia and soffit. They leave an impression,...
  • How To Replace a Moen Faucet

    Being one of the most prominent and most successful manufacturers of a variety of faucets for the common household in the United States, Moen is known for having very...
  • How To Replace a Flapper Valve

    Every year, as much as eighty thousand gallons of precious water can go to waste because of leaks from toilet tanks. This is why it is important to check your toilets...
  • How To Replace a Doorbell Chime Box


    Is your doorbell broken beyond repair? Are you tired of the sound that it makes whenever someone rings it? Don’t fret. Replacing an old doorbell unit is a quick and...
  • How To Repair Holes in a Concrete Slab Floor

    Concrete slab floors are common to see in buildings and houses. It is commonly used as the base material for finished floors such as tiles and other floor materials....
  • How To Repair Cracked Ceiling Paint

    A properly maintained ceiling allows prolonged life and an attractive ambiance. If you are living in a house that is at least five years old, the ceiling will start to...
  • How To Repair Cedar Shake Siding

    You may notice that a lot of forest and mountain cabins are fitted and designed using cedar shake siding. There is a reason for this aside from the fact that the...
  • How To Repair Cat Scratches on Leather

    One of the fallbacks to owning and taking care of a pet cat lies in the fact that cats love to scratch certain materials. It is not the cat’s fault as he is designed...
  • How To Repair Broken Stairs

    While your new staircase may last for quite awhile before replacement will be required, the length of its life will be dependent on how much you take care of it. This...
  • How To Repair Basement Stairs

    While basement stairs may not be as frequently traversed and use compared to the other stairs found in your home, there will come a time when it will wear down and...
  • How To Choose and Install a Heat Pump

    If you choose the right heat pump, you can drastically reduce your heating and cooling bills and save money overall.
  • How To Install Whole House Surge Protection Systems

    Follow these steps to install a whole house surge protection system and you can feel assured that your electronics are protected.
  • How To Remove a Broken Drill Bit

    Handling a drill requires some techniques. Putting too much pressure while using it can spell trouble. Pressure can break the drill bit. That is definitely going to...
  • How To Refinish Patio Furniture

    Refinishing your patio furniture is a fun and rewarding experience. You get to keep the ensemble, and at the same time either restore its beauty or give it a...
  • How To Refinish or Paint Brass

    Brass adds an ancient charm to any household. Along with gold and silver, it is a favorite material for making keepsakes and heirlooms. Daily wear and tear, however,...
  • How To Refinish Linoleum Kitchen Cabinets

    Linoleum kitchen cabinets are trickier to handle than cabinet made entirely of wood. They are slippery which makes it a little difficult for paint to adhere on it....
  • How To Refinish Hardwood Floors Without Sanding

    It wouldn’t be surprising if the thought of sanding the hardwood floors of your house make you cringe. Sanding leaves your house dusty and may take away the...
  • How To Reduce Water Waste in the Kitchen

    Everything you do leaves an eco footprint that affects the world. If you want to go green, you can start in your home. The first place you can begin with is the...
  • How To Install Electric Floor Heat

    Electric floor heating systems are energy efficient and tremendously comfortable, and you can install electric floor heat fairly easily.
  • How To Paint your Pressure Treated Lumber

    Pressure treated lumber is different from raw wood, so a few tips on painting can help you to better paint your pressure treated wood.
  • How To Consider a New Home Water Heater

    Do you need a new home water heater? What size and sort of water heater, and what fuel? Find help on making your water heater choices.
  • How To Rebuild a Snowblower Carburetor

    A carburetor is always a very important mechanical device in a lot of internal combustion engines. Though carburetors are popular in motor vehicles, a snowblower has...
  • How To Put a Rubber Liner in a Shower Stall

    If you worry all the time about water pooling in your shower stall or springing leaks, there’s now a foolproof method of preventing those nightmares. Instead of the...
  • How To Compare Prices on Replacement Windows

    Replacement windows vary tremendously in style, materials, and overall quality which makes it hard to compare prices without help.
  • How To Prepare Walls for Drywall Installation

    Drywall, also called plasterboard, gypsum or sheetrock, is a popular material used to finish building interiors. Here are some guidelines for use.
  • How To Make your Own House Alarm

    Having to buy prepared security systems proves to be very costly and sometimes impractical. Here's how to make your very own house alarm.
  • How To Read a Rain Gauge

    Rain gauges are primarily used for the measurement of rainfall level in a specified area within a particular duration. Majority of rain gauges measures precipitation...
  • How To Read a Machinist Ruler

    One may think that you can easily substitute a regular school ruler when doing some machine work since essentially, all you need is the unit of measurement. But,...
  • How To Make Router Jigs

    The router jig is especially useful if you are planning to cut up a lot of wood pieces of the same shape. Here's how to make a router jig.
  • How To Properly Lubricate a Lock

    Are you having a hard time turning a door’s key into its lock? Or maybe you can feel resistance in inserting its key into the lock? If your answer is “yes” to...
  • How To Properly Handle Insulation

    Insulation doesn’t only keep you warm during the winter or cool during the summer; it also cuts your energy usage to about fifty percent. Because of these, it is...
  • How To Paint Galvanized Steel

    Painting on galvanized steel requires certain preparation before the actual application of paint to make it adhere. Compared to regular steel, galvanized steel has...
  • How To Operate a Gas Snow Thrower

    Having snow in places where you do not want them is a hassle. You have to remove the snow by shoveling it off the location. This can be very hard work, especially if...
  • How To Operate a Microwave Oven

    A microwave oven makes our lives more convenient. This is the best item to use in the kitchen when you are in a hurry and you want to cook food. Microwaves are not...
  • How To Price a Drywall Job

    If you are planning to have a drywall job done in your home or office, it is very important to take into consider the cost that it will take you to have the right work...
  • How To Quiet a Noisy Hot Water Heating System

    If you have a hot water baseboard heat, you surely understand the fact that noise is one of its most typical setbacks. There could be several reasons as to why there...
  • How To Upgrade Electrical Service

    Old and outdated electrical service lines can be a fire hazard and undependable, but you can upgrade electrical service easily.
  • How To Regulate Temperature in an Attic

    We are at an age where the environment is very unstable let alone the weather. We could experience either a very freezing cold weather or scorching hot temperature. ...
  • How To Prevent Water Pipes in a Mobile Home from Freezing

    When winter comes, kids often excited but many mobile home owners aren’t thrilled with the idea simply because most of them have trouble preventing their pipes from...
  • How To Prepare Your House for Natural Disasters

    Though you may not wish it, your house can be one among many to affected by a natural disaster. Whether it is an earthquake, storm or flood, a thorough preparation can...
  • How To Prepare to Install an Electric Garage Door

    If you think that only professional can install an electric garage door, you are quite mistaken. These days, no matter who you are, you can take the responsibility of...
  • How To Measure Tubing

    There are different types and sizes of tubing. These are also used in different ways. There are tubing that can be used on bathroom and kitchen sinks, hose for your...
  • How To Make Sand Blasters

    Nothing cleans as quickly or thoroughly as a sand blaster, and you can make your own sand blasters for jobs at home.
  • How To Make Wood Trim & Molding

    Installing ornamental wooden trims around your doors, windows, and ceilings is a quick and easy way of improving the appearance of any room. It can also be used to...
  • How To Measure How Strong a Magnet is

    Need to test a magnet's strength? Using these steps, you can easily determine it. Here's how to measure how strong a magnet is.