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  • How do people put up Christmas lights? Why do other people's lights seem to look so much better? Does everyone put huge nails and holes in their walls? What other options are there?

    How to Hang Christmas Lights

    How to Hang Christmas Lights

    by Debbie Hawkins12

  • Plumbing problems come in all shapes and sizes, from dripping faucets to sewer system backup to burst pipes. This article lists the most common issues and what causes them.

    The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

    The 10 Most Common Plumbing Problems

    by Paul Goodman0

  • Lessons learned from someone who thought she knew what there was to know about how to choose a countertop but really had no idea.

    Finding the Perfect Countertop

    Finding the Perfect Countertop

    by Lorelei Nettles0

  • Hot and neutral supply power to an appliance, so why the need for a "ground" wire? Well basically it's included for safety reasons. This article explains how it all works....

    What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

    What Is the Ground (Earth) Wire For?

    by Eugene Brennan19

  • Leaky outdoor spigots can be easy to fix for do-it-yourselfers. If you don't like to spend money where you could figure it out for yourself, then this article is for you.

    How to Replace an Outside Water Spigot

    How to Replace an Outside Water Spigot

    by watergeek14

  • Many older homes have been painted so many times that the paint becomes a series of thick layers. Humidity, moisture and time have a way of causing these layers to separate and bubble. Eventually it will start cracking and chipping. When this...

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    How to Fix Bubbled and Cracked Paint Before Painting Walls

    by C.S.Alexis30

  • If you have an animal companion in your home, it can do wonders for the satisfaction of all concerned to allow free access to the outdoors. It can be easier (and less expensive) than you might think. Read how--and how NOT!--to do it here!

    Pet Doors:  How (Not) to Install Them

    Pet Doors: How (Not) to Install Them

    by Doc Snow5

  • Painting oak cabinets is an inexpensive way to modernize an outdated kitchen. Check out these helpful cabinet painting tips.

    Tips for Painting Oak Cabinets

    Tips for Painting Oak Cabinets

    by Matt G.17

  • One of the more common bends made in electrical conduit is the offset bend - this page of a comprehesive conduit bending guide describes how to bend an offset using multipliers.

    A Conduit Bending Guide on How to Bend an Offset

    A Conduit Bending Guide on How to Bend an Offset

    by Dan Harmon13

  • Make your radiator look brand new by thoroughly cleaning and painting your steam radiator heater. It is a perfect DIY job that will improve your environment, the look of your home, and save money.

    How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

    How to Clean and Paint a Radiator

    by Shasta Matova19

  • Roofing your own home can save you a lot of money. It is a physical job but, with the invent of newer materials and a little know how, the work can be accomplished by a "do it yourselfer". It does take physical ability and two or three people who...

    "Do It Yourself" Steel Paneled Residential Roofing

    "Do It Yourself" Steel Paneled Residential Roofing

    by C.S.Alexis29

  • How to install a light fixture as well as how to wire that same light fixture. Written by an electrician that has installed thousands of fixtures.

    Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

    Installing and Wiring a Light Fixture

    by Dan Harmon29

  • The numbers and letters on the head of your key always mean something. Here is a brief guide to the most common meanings of the numbers and codes.

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    What Do the Numbers on My Key Mean?

    by Tom Rubenoff25

  • The house I live in is not my "dream house." The floor plan is just okay, and it sure would be nice to have one more bedroom. We're not moving any time soon though, so I've been taking steps to transform my house into a place I really love. Instead...

    Bring New Life To Your Walls With Paint

    Bring New Life To Your Walls With Paint

    by shawna.wilson23

  • How to wire 3 way light switches, with wiring diagrams for different methods of installing the wire between boxes. Detailed instructions and wiring diagrams.

    How to Wire a 3-Way Switch: Wiring Diagram

    How to Wire a 3-Way Switch: Wiring Diagram

    by Dan Harmon68

  • Replacing an exterior door isn't like it used to be, back when you built your jambs from scratch and hung the door itself with elaborate care. In fact, it's very possibly within YOUR reach--especially with this illustrated guide!

    Exterior Doors:  How (Not) To Install Them

    Exterior Doors: How (Not) To Install Them

    by Doc Snow8

  • This guide shows you how to wire a UK style, standard 3-pin plug and select the correct fuse. These basic principles can be applied to wiring plugs from other countries, only the colours are different

    9 Easy Steps to Wiring a Plug Correctly and Safely

    9 Easy Steps to Wiring a Plug Correctly and Safely

    by Eugene Brennan1

  • If your wood floor is looking worn and in need of repair and refinishing, you can do it yourself much less expensively than hiring it done. As long as you understand the process and the tools used you can successfully refinsh your wood floor and increase the value of your home.

    Step By Step Illustrated Guide to Refinishing Wood Floors

    Step By Step Illustrated Guide to Refinishing Wood Floors

    by Marye Audet31

  • Many old French houses have issues with damp. Some of these issues relate to humidity in the home and can be easily dealt with, but rising damp is a serious underlying problem which needs addressing.

    Rising Damp: How to Recognise It and What to Do

    Rising Damp: How to Recognise It and What to Do

    by Annabelle Johnson10

  • If you have traditional wooden fascia boards on your eaves, then they will need maintenance at some time or another. It's not so terribly hard. Here's some tricks and traps, described and photographed.

    Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) to Fix Them

    Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) to Fix Them

    by Doc Snow18

  • DIY illustrated step-by-step how-to guide for making a wooden kitchen plinth drawer to utilise wasted space under kitchen cupboards; bespoke drawer designed to fit an oversized cutlery tray.

    How to Make a Kitchen Plinth Drawer

    How to Make a Kitchen Plinth Drawer

    by Arthur Russ36

  • Heating and cooling a room with vaulted or high ceilings as well as how to better cool and heat the second floor of our homes are very commonly asked questions about our HVAC system. Find out a few options and tips you may try to use to help you accomplish a more comfortable environment efficiently.

    Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings & Rooms

    Efficiently Heating and Cooling Homes With High Ceilings & Rooms

    by Dan Robbins17

  • The theory and practice of door closer adjustment, with steps and detailed instructions to adjust the swing of your hydraulic door closer.

    How to Adjust Your Door Closer

    How to Adjust Your Door Closer

    by Tom Rubenoff205

  • Wainscoting is a great way to update your home, but hiring a professional to design and do the woodwork can add up. I've provided three DIY options as well as my experience with DIY wainscoting below!

    How to Install Wainscoting Without a Professional

    How to Install Wainscoting Without a Professional

    by Ruth Coffee51

  • Owning a home is an investment which carries a the responsibility of maintaining it and performing repairs when necessary. Many people avoid performing regular maintenance however doing so could cost you in the long run. Here are several reasons why it's important to maintain your home & property.

    Why Investing in Home Maintenance Is Worth It

    Why Investing in Home Maintenance Is Worth It

    by CWanamaker0

  • How to install an over the range microwave oven. Installing a microwave isn't difficult, but here are some tips for potential problems and their solutions.

    How to Install an Over-the-Range Microwave

    How to Install an Over-the-Range Microwave

    by Dan Harmon10

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