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  • Window treatments for sliding glass doors are not always easy to pick out when decorating your home. A slider is usually a large part of the room and choosing a window treatment should not be a rush decision.

    Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

    Window Treatments for Sliding Glass Doors

    by 197414

  • Sooner or later everyone will have to replace a blown fuse; description of types of fuses and tips on changing different styles of fuse.

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    How to Replace a Fuse in a Fuse Box

    by Dan Harmon6

  • If you're thinking about replacing your casement window glass just because they're draffy, fogged up or just hard to open, consider this: You can fix most of the problems yourself for a fraction of the cost of new windows-and it won't take you more...

    Casement Windows Repair Tips

    Casement Windows Repair Tips

    by Fairus Mohd Aziz4

  • 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 Rubenoff17

  • While pretty to look at, moss can be slippery and dangerous on walkways. Find out how to remove it simply and effectively with these step by step photos and instructions.

    How to Remove Moss From Brick or Concrete

    How to Remove Moss From Brick or Concrete

    by Glimmer Twin Fan28

  • 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

  • Sherwin Williams provides quality interior and exterior paints and stains at reasonable prices compared to other paint brands. Read my Sherwin Williams paint reviews for paints I frequently use.

    Sherwin Williams Paint Reviews

    Sherwin Williams Paint Reviews

    by Matt G.6

  • A guide to painting stairs in your home. Tips on how to plan the project, and steps to follow for a great finish using paints and stains. Information provided by a professional Toronto painter.

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    How to Paint and Refinish Your Stairs

    by paintingToronto9

  • A basic guide for the homeowner who would like to know the pros and cons, and the installation methods of the different types of faucet supply lines.

    Faucet Supply Line Types and Installation

    Faucet Supply Line Types and Installation

    by Bert Holopaw1

  • Hate the trouble of getting out an air compressor, then fighting with an air hose? The best cordless nail gun can save your arms and your ears while delivering all the power you need.

    The 5 Best Cordless Nail Guns

    The 5 Best Cordless Nail Guns

    by Will Apse7

  • Instructions for how to stain a hardwood floor. It's not as difficult as you may think! Learn how to remove ugly old carpeting, sand a hardwood floor & apply wood stain for a beautiful shiny finish.

    How to Stain a Hardwood Floor in 5 Steps

    How to Stain a Hardwood Floor in 5 Steps

    by punkmarkgirl9

  • There are both pros and cons to marmoleum,flooring. Is it the perfect option for your home or a complete nightmare that you will regret for years?

    Pros and Cons of Marmoleum Flooring

    Pros and Cons of Marmoleum Flooring

    by Marye Audet18

  • This is an easy-to-follow guide for replacing a kitchen sprayer nozzle. These three easy steps take very little time and save you loads of plumbing costs by doing it yourself.

    How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Sprayer Hose

    How to Replace a Kitchen Sink Sprayer Hose

    by India Arnold8

  • How to install or replace a light switch, including 2 way, 3 way and 4 way switches. Easy to understand instructions for the homeowner doing their own home repairs.

    Installing or Replacing a Light Switch

    Installing or Replacing a Light Switch

    by Dan Harmon13

  • Is NeverWet good for waterproofing your clothing, furniture, and outdoor planters? Possibly not, but it certainly has other uses!

    Uses for NeverWet by Rust-oleum

    Uses for NeverWet by Rust-oleum

    by jellygator7

  • Some easy tips on removing caulk and lessening your cleanup time while effectively removing all caulk residue.

    Tips on Neatly Removing Caulk

    Tips on Neatly Removing Caulk

    by Jared Zane Kessie5

  • Carpeting was a fad in the 60s and 70s. What homeowners covered is a grade of wood that is now impossible to find. Refinishing these old wood floors will improve your home's look and health. Read why.

    How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    How to Refinish a Hardwood Floor

    by LiamBean6

  • 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

  • Living in a damp house can be very depressing & unhealthy, but thankfully there are steps we can take to alleviate the problem.With a little bit of knowledge we can start to get on top of the problem.

    How to Cope with a Damp House

    How to Cope with a Damp House

    by Rob Butler0

  • I have been laying bricks for nearly 8 years now. When i first picked up a trowel i didn't have a clue how to use it, the people who were supposed to be teaching me were too busy with their own work so for a few months i struggled along trying to...

    Basic Bricklaying and Cement Mixing for Beginners

    Basic Bricklaying and Cement Mixing for Beginners

    by Fuller_legend24

  • Painting staircase spindles is easy when you use the right tools and paint. Check out these tips to help you get the job done professionally.

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    Tips for Painting Staircase Spindles

    by Matt G.0

  • 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

  • The goal you are probably trying to accomplish with your outdoor security lighting is to make your home safer from unwanted intruders, right? A dark home is a vulnerable home! Security lighting around your home gives you much more of a chance to...

    10 Tips to Maximize Your Outdoor Security Lighting Efforts!

    10 Tips to Maximize Your Outdoor Security Lighting Efforts!

    by Cyberskies3

  • 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

  • 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 Rubenoff201

  • 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

  • Painting the exterior of a two story house can be quite a daunting project. We rented a boom lift for the upper story. It was the best way to get at the high peaks and those areas where it would be difficult to negotiate the pitch of the roof.

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Two Story House

    How to Paint the Exterior of a Two Story House

    by Sandi2

  • Sherwin Williams Duration is a popular paint available for interior and exterior use. Read my review to find out how Duration performs and whether it's worth the cost.

    Sherwin Williams Duration Paint Review

    Sherwin Williams Duration Paint Review

    by Matt G.0

  • Technicians troubleshoot malfunctioning electric baseboard heaters before replacing anything. Troubleshooting isolates the exact fault and helps determine which part has failed.

    Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

    Troubleshooting an Electric Baseboard Heater

    by Bert Holopaw6

  • 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

  • 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 Robbins15

  • Directions and tips on how to check various fuses to see if they are blown.

    How to Test a Fuse

    How to Test a Fuse

    by Dan Harmon5

  • You only need a few simple supplies to help you remove a wallpaper border without damaging your walls. See the step-by-step instructions below.

    How to Remove a Wallpaper Border

    How to Remove a Wallpaper Border

    by chrissieklinger15

  • Cross ventilation can clean your home's air, save you money and is easy to create without spending money. Start breathing cleaner air and saving money today.

    How to Cross Ventilate Your Home

    How to Cross Ventilate Your Home

    by Dan Robbins4

  • Here is a comprehensive list of what not to put down the drain (and why), as well as the correct use of the garbage disposal, and how to maintain it, clean it, deoderize it, and de-grease it.

    What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain

    What Not to Put Down the Garbage Disposal or Drain

    by Kathryn53

  • Here is a simple and economical way how to keep your water tank cool in hot summer. Keeping water tank cool in summer is really a challenge but with this simple procedure, things would be much better.

    How to keep your water tank cool in summer

    How to keep your water tank cool in summer

    by Asif34

  • Window Film Insulation is one of the best, quickest and most cost effective ways to stop condensation, reduce heat loss, heating bills and stop drafts. It is especially effective on sash windows.

    How to Stop Condensation With Window Film

    How to Stop Condensation With Window Film

    by SpaceShanty2

  • 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

  • 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

  • If your PVC window is jammed or not closing properly, find out what the problem could be and learn how to fix it.

    uPVC Window Not Closing Properly

    uPVC Window Not Closing Properly

    by Martin-ddp53

  • The following pictures of a house electric panel can help readers who wish to know how the panel controls electricity to the whole house. These pictures can give you a better insight into how it works. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx NOTE: See also...

    House Electric Panel Pictures

    House Electric Panel Pictures

    by Lee6510

  • My design concept and build of timber frame conservatory with cedar wood cladding and roof tiles. Self-build low budget, key stage step by step guide e.g. recycled windows and laying cedar wood tiles

    How to Build a Timber Frame Conservatory

    How to Build a Timber Frame Conservatory

    by Arthur Russ4

  • There has been a debate about this for as long as I can remember. What product works better? Good old fashioned tar paper or house wrap materials like Tyvek produced by DuPont? Well that depends. House Wrap The most popular brands of house wrap...

    Building Paper vs. House Wrap- Which One is Better?

    Building Paper vs. House Wrap- Which One is Better?

    by Energy Guild4

  • 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

  • Venetian Plaster is a faux finish technique that gives walls a vintage plaster appearance that really shimmers with light. Learn how to do this simple technique.

    How to Venetian Plaster

    How to Venetian Plaster

    by Marye Audet28

  • Instructions on how to fix a broken door frame. A DIY job that can be accomplished by most homeowners for little cost, door frame repair is well worth checking into doing it yourself.

    How to Fix or Replace a Broken Door Frame

    How to Fix or Replace a Broken Door Frame

    by Dan Harmon24

  • 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

  • No hot water? Don't call the plumber quite yet. Take a moment to troubleshoot because there are several minor issues that are easy to fix.

    DIY Plumbing:  No Hot Water!

    DIY Plumbing: No Hot Water!

    by Mrs. Menagerie17

  • A friends daughter whose wedding I sewed and organized a few years ago came over last night with her 'Hubby'... saying that the deal on the house they had bid on had been accepted. The young couple was in seventh heaven. Their first house was a...

    Common Drapery Terminology---Basic Window Treatments Explained

    Common Drapery Terminology---Basic Window Treatments Explained

    by Zsuzsy Bee18

  • How do you put up shelves, cupboards or coat hangers on a wall? This hub explains how to drill walls , and outlines the tools, fixings and drill bits required

    How to Hang Stuff on Walls

    How to Hang Stuff on Walls

    by Eugene Brennan1

  • Why keep moaning and groaning about a showerhead being in the wrong place, when you can do something about it? This do-it-yourself article shows how to improve the location of your showerheads.

    How to Move a Shower Head Up or Out

    How to Move a Shower Head Up or Out

    by watergeek0

  • Apartment Living is something that many believe everyone should experience, if only once. While you don't have some of the luxuries that you'd enjoy in your own home (a yard, for example), most apartments have perks of their own. These can include:...

    Living High VS Lying Low:                                     Deciding Which Floor Is Best For You

    Living High VS Lying Low: Deciding Which Floor Is Best For You

    by mickmanson0

  • 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

  • DIY guide to changing your own locks, including an explanation of common lock types and the basics of how to replace cylinders and get new keys.

    How to Change Your Lock Cylinder

    How to Change Your Lock Cylinder

    by Tom Rubenoff37

  • Staying cool during the summer in an apartment is especially challenging if you don't have air conditioning. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to reduce the temperature in your apartment.

    How to Cool an Apartment Without Air Conditioning

    How to Cool an Apartment Without Air Conditioning

    by cactusbythesea3

  • 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.Alexis28

  • 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.12

  • This is not a guide to help people break into someone's house, but what it will do is help you make your PVC door more secure.

    How Secure Is Your PVC Door?

    How Secure Is Your PVC Door?

    by Martin-ddp3

  • A toilet that seemingly flushes itself, also known as phantom flushing, is a common problem. Addressing this problem may require replacing the flapper, flush valve, or flush valve gasket.

    How to Fix a Toilet That Flushes by Itself

    How to Fix a Toilet That Flushes by Itself

    by Tidbitz3

  • It doesn't take more than a few hours to replace a porch column. This tutorials will walk you through the process step-by-step and give you tips and tricks on how to prevent some of the more common errors that occur during this process.

    How to Replace a Load Bearing Porch Column or Post

    How to Replace a Load Bearing Porch Column or Post

    by Everyday Green0

  • 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 Harmon5

  • Whether you’re planning on installing a floor or simply calculating how much you need to budget for, you can determine how much tile you need. For a wall project, the steps are the same.

    5 Steps to Calculate How Much Tile You Need

    5 Steps to Calculate How Much Tile You Need

    by versatileflooring8

  • Learn how to easily identify and fix problems with your bathtub drain stopper. Avoid paying expensive service fees to call out a plumber! Follow these instructions to find out how to unclog a bathtub drain or, if necessary, how to replace your bathtub stopper.

    How to Fix Problems With Your Bathtub Drain Stopper

    How to Fix Problems With Your Bathtub Drain Stopper

    by Cloverleaf16

  • Sewer lines are one of those things we don't think about until something goes wrong. You start noticing the problem when you hear gurgling noises from the toilet, or when water drains more slowly than usual, or when a smelly sinkhole appears in your...

    Dealing with a Broken Sewer Line

    Dealing with a Broken Sewer Line

    by VictoriaNeely136

  • The PEX tubing and brass ball valve are sweating substantially in a basement that the building owner wants to finish but can not until this issue is corrected. ARS Construction In hot summer months, it is not uncommon to find the pipes sweating in...

    When Pipes Sweat:  Causes and Cures For Sweating Pipes

    When Pipes Sweat: Causes and Cures For Sweating Pipes

    by Energy Guild4

  • Heart pine is the wood from old growth trees and is no longer available. Flooring made from these trees has unique colors and patterns. Learn how to care for and restore yours to keep them beautiful.

    Restoring and Maintaining Antique Heart-Pine Floors

    Restoring and Maintaining Antique Heart-Pine Floors

    by Marye Audet11

  • 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

  • If you’re like me, you don’t even know what the parts inside a toilet are called. All you know is, it is taking all your strength to push that little handle that flushes the toilet. What’s up with that? If your toilet has suddenly become...

    Help! Why Is It so Hard to Flush My Mansfield Toilet?

    Help! Why Is It so Hard to Flush My Mansfield Toilet?

    by SaraleeEtter38

  • This hub explains how to install a toilet paper holder in a bathroom. Using this step by step guide you can complete the installation of your new holder in about 20 - 30 minutes. The hub also explains the proper height for mounting the bath tissue holder on a wall.

    How to Install a Toilet Paper Holder in a Bathroom

    How to Install a Toilet Paper Holder in a Bathroom

    by Sam Kear5

  • Flat roofs have been a daunting task for contractors and homeowners alike since they were invented. They are hard to waterproof, hard to maintain, and hard to insulate. For today's purposes, we will stick with the insulation issue. In order to...

    Insulating a Flat Roof

    Insulating a Flat Roof

    by Energy Guild38

  • 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 Hewins17

  • 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

  • Damp can be a serious problem in homes leading to mildew on walls, ceilings, curtains, and clothing. It has several causes but can often be remedied or reduced in severity.

    What Causes Dampness and Mould in Houses?

    What Causes Dampness and Mould in Houses?

    by Eugene Brennan5

  • Painting kitchen cabinets is a project that calls for only the best paints that are going to last and look great. Read my two reviews about kitchen cabinet paint from Sherwin Williams.

    Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint From Sherwin Williams

    Best Kitchen Cabinet Paint From Sherwin Williams

    by Matt G.6

  • Aqua Coat is a clear wood grain filler that can be used for a number of painting and wood working projects. Read my review to find out if Aqua Coat is a good product or not.

    Aqua Coat Clear Wood Grain Filler Review

    Aqua Coat Clear Wood Grain Filler Review

    by Matt G.0

  • Priming is crucial when prepping the surface for paint. Check out this article to find out the best primer for kitchen cabinets.

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    Best Primer for Kitchen Cabinets

    by Matt G.0

  • To apply tile grout isn't as hard as you may think. It's a task you as a DIY home repair enthusiast can do, especially if you plan to remove the unsightly 'yucky' old grout on your bathroom walls...

    How to Apply Ceramic Tile Grout

    How to Apply Ceramic Tile Grout

    by viryabo10

  • Planning to repair peeling paint in your home? Learn how to fix the flaking paint problem on your walls or ceiling. See how to remove the old paint, prepare the surfaces, and repaint them.

    How to Fix Peeling Paint on Your Walls or Ceiling

    How to Fix Peeling Paint on Your Walls or Ceiling

    by Januaris Saint Fores0

  • Find out the many awesome ways the Empire Protractor can be used to make measuring angles a breeze. This tool is truly underestimated.

    How to Use the Empire Protractor

    How to Use the Empire Protractor

    by NiaG7

  • Dripping taps are not only a noisy nuisance, they can be expensive as well, especially if it is hot water leaking away.

    How Does a Water Tap Work?

    How Does a Water Tap Work?

    by Several Ninjas6

  • Sometimes your desk, chair, or bed is just too low to be comfortable or safe. You don't have to buy new furniture. A good set of bed risers is an affordable and effective solution.

    Tips on Using and Choosing Bed Risers

    Tips on Using and Choosing Bed Risers

    by mulberry13

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