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How To : Completely remove an interior door in your home

Have a new door that needs installed? Well, first thing you're going to have to do is remove the old one! Check out this home improvement video tutorial on how to completely remove an interior door in your home. This are easy to follow instructions, and you only need a few si ...more

How To : Install Laminate Flooring on Stairs

Installing Laminate Flooring on Stairs Laminate flooring can be installed on a flight of stairs, and this process can also be used when installing laminate on a floor and having to drop down a step to a sunken room. I will describe how to prepare and install laminate floorin ...more

How To : Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger!!

How to unblock a toilet EASILY & WITHOUT a PLUNGER! That's right, without a plunger! How to unclog a toilet has never been easier. A blocked toilet is without doubt a major inconvenience, but don't call the plumber just yet. Save yourself a truck load of cash and give this met ...more

How To : Fix a faucet leaking from around the handle

This video is a do it yourself project which will show viewers how to fix a leaking kitchen faucet which is leaking water from around the base of the handle. This problem is most likely caused by a broken cartridge, a Moen 1225B cartridge is used to replaced it. The first step ...more

How To : Build and install a cheap dumbwaiter in your home

Home improvement expert Danny Lipford shows how to build and install a cheap dumbwaiter in your home in this video tutorial. Danny constructs a simple dumbwaiter using a garage door opener. Unlike expensive commercial models, this dumbwaiter only cost around $300, and it’s gr ...more

How To : Lay straight tile with a crooked wall

Tiling always looks so easy when you see it done on a straight wall! But how do you do it with a crooked wall? Use a Measureright Pro to get the angle right. So if you've tiled from a straight right angle and you're just reaching the 'odd' shaped spaces between your last row o ...more

How To : Paint new plaster

This video illustrate us how to paint new plaster. Here are the following steps: step 1: First of all take white cement, oil bound paint, fevicol and paint brush. Step 2: Now scrap off all the old paint with scrapper. step 3:Now mix white cement in water along with fevicol ...more

How To : Fix a squeaky door in seconds

Is a squeaky door in your house bringing you down, and making the house seem haunted? Well, it's a simple solution to fix. As Phillips Woodworking shows us, it's merely a matter of greasing the hinges. Once you get some WD-40 and apply it correctly, your door will make no more ...more

How To : Remove a fiberglass shower pan

To remove a fiberglass shower pan you will want to start by removing excess water in the drainpipe. Take a turkey baster and put it down in the drainpipe to siphon out the water. Use a knife and cut along the edge of the fiberglass panel where it meets the linoleum. Put a rag ...more

How To : Build a simple beam bridge

Stuck on one side of a river or ditch? If you are stranded with no other way to get to your destination you will need to build a bridge! Without many supplies, your best bet is a beam bridge which can be made with just a single piece of wood. This video will show you how to ge ...more

How To : Install a shower pan

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to replace a shower pan. This project requires advanced plumbing skills and demolition work. Install a shower pan. Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com

How To : Build an Outdoor Brick Fireplace

This is a how-to video on how to build an outdoor brick fireplace. It has 5 parts and is a total of about 45 minutes long. It covers laying brick, acid washing, installing firebrick, installing flue tubes, and installing a stainless steel grill. It also covers brick string gui ...more

How To : Install a towel ring in the bathroom

Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionsPlus shows us how to install a towel ring in the bathroom. - Line the ring up on a wall stud. - Determine the height of the placement and make a small mark above the top of the towel ring. - Position the mounting bracket so that it lines up with t ...more

How To : Install a Trafficmaster Allure vinyl floor

Trafficmaster Allure flooring is a popular option for many remodels because it is waterproof, durable, and easy to install. Find out just how easy by watching this video, which walks you through the process of installing the faux-hardwood version of the versatile flooring in a ...more

How To : Install closet cods

Do you wish you had a bit more hanging space in your closet? In just a few simple steps you can install new closet rods in nearly any closet and enjoy the additional storage.

How To : Cut a door jamb to install flooring

Installing hardwood flooring is becoming increasingly easy with all the DIY flooring kits. But the difficult part is getting the flooring around your door jamb. Cutting the door jamb instead of the flooring is a much easier alternative. Home improvement expert, Danny Lipford s ...more

How To : Make a decorative wooden bucket

This tutorial teaches you how to make a decorative wooden bucket. This project is suitable for a use as a planter or inside a wishing well. You will need a piece of plywood, a couple of strips of wood, a piece of rod for the handle, two copper straps, nails, and staples. Watch ...more

How To : Clean mildew off of sheetrock

No one likes having mildew on their belongings, and having it on the wall of your house is even worse it threatens the structure rigidity of the sheetrock. Watch this video to learn how to remove mildew from sheetrock walls.

How To : Animal proof a porch with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to animal proof a house. Steps: 1 Dig 8- to 12-inch-deep trench alongside porch. 2 Cut hardware cloth slightly larger than opening under porch 3 Use 2x4 to bend a 6-inch-wide L-shaped flange into hardware cloth. 4 Cut hole ...more

How To : Build & stain concrete countertops

Paul Ryan of the DIY Network shows how to make concrete countertops for the kitchen. Concrete is now available in a wide range of colors and textures. First build forms out of 3/4-inch melamine (a waterproof smooth material for easy casting), according to the blueprints. Use c ...more

How To : Add a door In an exterior brick wall

If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more

How To : Attach Timber to Concrete Using Concrete Anchors

How to install concrete anchors.How to attach timber / wood to concrete or any other SOLID masonry surface using masonry anchors / DynaBolts. DynaBolts (that's the name for this particular anchor in Australia. They are know by other names in other countries) are the ideal anch ...more

How To : Install patio doors in a brick wall

If you've got a brick wall and you're thinking of installing a door, you may have thought you were out of luck. Not so! This helpful how-to walks you through the steps so you can see how it's done. First off, know that this is not a simple task, so be prepared to wield a brick ...more

How To : Clean and Maintain Your Tape Measure

Recently I was working outside forming a driveway in the rain. Working in and around the wet sand was not friendly on my tools, especially my tape measure. About halfway through the day my tape measure would need "encouragement" in order to retract to the closed postion. Not t ...more

How To : Adjust the Alignment of Cabinet Doors

Poor alignment of cabinet doors will cause a kitchen to look run-down and may be embarrassing to the homeowner. Luckily, with a single screw driver and a little ambition, the door alignment can look brand new. European-style hardware (which is pictured throughout this article ...more

How To : Install a piano hinge on a side door

A piano hinge is also called a continuous hinge, and is a popular hinge to use on side doors and other small doors. This tutorial shows you the proper method of installing a piano hinge on your current project. Besides the door and the hinge, you will also need some basic hard ...more

How To : Make a wind-powered generator with MAKE magazine

MAKE magazine never fails to amaze. And this time, John Park tackles a DIY wind-powered generator—and he shows you how to do it! Before you start watching the video tutorial, make sure to download the PDF of this project for reference. So you want to build this wind-powered g ...more

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