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  • Air conditioning repairs are never cheap, but why do they seem higher now than ever? This may help you decide if it's better now to replace an old unit than to repair it.

    Why Air-Conditioning Repair Costs Are Going Up

    Why Air-Conditioning Repair Costs Are Going Up

    by Dan Robbins4

  • Detailed instructing by choosing, installing and wiring a GFCI outlet. Written by an electrician for the homeowner doing their own work.

    How to Install a GFCI Outlet

    How to Install a GFCI Outlet

    by Dan Harmon7

  • With some simple tools, a little effort and a few safety precautions, building a fieldstone fire pit is a weekend DIY project that your family and friends will enjoy for many years to come.

    How to Build a Fieldstone Fire Pit

    How to Build a Fieldstone Fire Pit

    by Anthony Altorenna158

  • 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

  • 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.Alexis33

  • The cost to paint kitchen cabinets depends on various factors. The application method, materials, and what you want done with the cabinets, play a role in the cost to paint them.

    What's the Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?

    What's the Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets?

    by Matt G.0

  • 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

  • The best way to make any significant purchase is with sufficient knowledge. Get a basic understanding of an A/C system and tips on how to maintain your new air conditioning unit as well.

    How to Buy Air Conditioners

    How to Buy Air Conditioners

    by Dan Robbins7

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • A plate joiner, commonly called biscuit joiner, biscuit cutter, or biscuit jointer, is a power tool used to make very strong wood joints. Learn how to effectively use these amazing tools.

    How to Use a Biscuit Joiner for Strong Joints

    How to Use a Biscuit Joiner for Strong Joints

    by Dan Harmon15

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • This is an easy to follow step-by-step guide to installing your new peel and stick vinyl tile flooring yourself, no matter what your skill level. I did it, and so can you!

    How to Lay Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

    How to Lay Peel-and-Stick Vinyl Tile Flooring

    by Sherry Hewins19

  • 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

  • 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 Snow6

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