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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 : 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 : 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 : Support seats and hanging swings with knot tying

Learn how to tie the the knots necessary for hanging a child's swing. This animated knot tying tutorial is the best you'll find. With this knot tying how to, you can learn how to securely tie a swing fast or slow, or pause it at every step along the way. Support seats and hang ...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 : Replace a shower drain cover

To replace your old rusty drain cover. First, some masking tape over drain cover, to prevent screws from falling into drain. Sweep debris away, as so not to clog up the hole. Remove old shower drain cover to measure, take it to the store, to get the exact size. It's best to ta ...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

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 the sliding door on your closet

Over time, your sliding closet doors can start to wear down, have a hard time rolling on their track, sticky doors, and more. In this video you'll learn some simple solutions on how to fix your sliding closet door quickly and efficiently using a few things laying around the ho ...more

How To : Building a compost bin out of cinder blocks

blockvideos shows how to build a cinderblock compost bin for recycling needs. The builder will need 20 corner blocks, 36 AB York blocks, 12 AB Dublin blocks, 17 wall caps, 5 fifty pound bags of crushed rock, and and 2 tubes of masonry adhesive. To begin, find a location to bui ...more

How To : Remove a tile from your floor or wall

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to remove a tile from a floor or wall. Begin by marking the tiles with a hammer and punch. These marks are used as guidelines for the drill. Create an X shape with the markings. Now use a drill to drill through the tile holes, but not ...more

How To : Lay tile or marble over a fireplace

Remodeling your living room or kitchen can be expensive, but you can save some money by doing it yourself. If you are re-doing your fireplace you can lay the tile or marble yourself. In this Home & Garden how-to video we will show you how to install marble tile over a fireplace.

How To : Design and build an attached pergola

Learn how to design and build a pergola; watch a video demonstrating how the ledger, posts and beams fit together Design and build an attached pergola. Click through to watch this video on ronhazelton.com

How To : Cut floor joists to length quickly and accurately

Fine Homebuilding with Jim Anderson demonstrates how to cut floor joists to length. Inspect the rim line to know where to set the joists. Set the joists to the layout on the rim line using a two man team. Tap a nail into the joist to keep it from moving around. Instead of stan ...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 : 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 : 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 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 : Build a Dream Shed

This video is an overview of all the videos in our DIY Shed Videos Series. Henry briefly goes over what you will learn in all 15 of our shed building videos. Video: . To get started, check out the following guides for building your shed. Part 1: Ground Preparation Part 2: Sel ...more

How To : Cut the perfect inside corner with a miter saw

This video, from Superior Building Supplies, demonstrates the proper technique for cutting the inside corners of crown molding. The presenter suggests downloading several diagrams from the Superior Building Supplies website. These diagrams show the correct position of the mite ...more

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 : Split or cut concrete landscape blocks

This video describes the process of split and cutting concrete blocks. For splitting concrete blocks, a hammer as well as a chisel are required. For cutting concrete blocks, you can either use a skill saw with a masonry blade or a masonry saw. Next, proper safety guidelines an ...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 a Shed, Part 3 : Framing the Floor

Building the base of your shed is one of the most important parts of the shed construction. In this video, Henry shows you how to do the floor framing and plywood sheathing and build it square, flat and level. Video: .

How To : Restore water stained ceiling tiles

Are there dastardly, ugly chilling tiles in your home or business that have been rind by water damage? It happens sometimes, and the ceiling tiles will look awful, either needing replaced or fixed. Well, this video will show you how to restore water stained ceiling tiles. Hide ...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 : 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 : Patch a hole in a hollow core door

Ron Hazelton shows you how to fix a hole in a hollow core door in less than an hour. 1) Make a bevel around the hole. 2) Shove a piece of crumpled paper into the hole. 3) Fill the hole in with expanding insulated foam. When it's dry cut the extra off. 4) Cover the hole with p ...more

How To : Install a mortar shower pan

Mark Donovan is remodeling a ceramic tile shower, and shows how to install a mortar shower pan. First consider the framing of the shower. Plywood, 2x4's and 2x6's provide a good foundation for the weight of the tile. Then remove the cover from the drain. Use duct tape to cover ...more

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