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The Most Profitable Home Improvement Projects

Here are some great home improvement projects that can help you accomplish your goal- A Modern Kitchen A contemporary and well-equipped kitchen can add wow factor in your house immediately. Upgrading your old and ordinary ... ...More...

Easy Home Improvement Tricks You Can Try Today

Fix floor squeaks with a few drywall screws. While a second person waits below in the crawl space or basement, walk over your floor and locate where the squeaking is occurring. Signal to the person below where the problem is. They can insert a drywall screw through the sub floor and into the floorin...More...

Metal Roofing Installation - Using Installation Instructions

Do-It-Yourself products, manuals, and instructions are very popular nowadays because of the need to trim unnecessary expenses. Many homeowners are now performing their own metal roofing installation with the use of do-it-yourself roofing installation manuals and guides......More...

How to Tension a Band Saw Blade

Band saws are a staple in any serious woodworker's shop. They can cut circles as well as straight lines in virtually any thickness of material, but to do this effectively, they need to be properly tensioned. Many band saws come with built-in tension gauges, but they don't always work correctly or th...More...

How to Repair a Broken Sprinkler Line

Underground lines are required to supply the water sprinkler heads used to irrigate landscapes. Lines can crack and break due to pressure changes, temperature changes, line deterioration, joint failure and human contact. Broken sprinkler lines can waste water, cause flooding and erosion, and reduce ...More...

Typical Cost to Repair a Cracked Foundation

If you have uneven flooring, cracked walls, cracked tiles and windows or doors that don't open or close properly, you probably have foundation failure, which is often caused when property shifts and settles after construction. The typical cost to repair a cracked foundation can be quite high. Theref...More...

How to Dry Cast Iron Pots

Cast iron pots and pans have been staples in kitchens for centuries. They are manufactured today as they have been for hundreds of years: Molten iron is poured into sand molds and allowed to cool. After the metal hardens the sand is blasted off and rough edges are removed. Once you bring one of t...More...

How to Adjust Glow Boy Pellet Stoves

Canadian Comfort Industries’ Glow Boy pellet stoves need the air inlet damper and fuel rate to be set correctly to work efficiently. The air inlet damper needs to be set so that the stove doesn’t “popcorn.” Popcorning is when the fire takes whole, fresh pellets out of the gra...More...

Tips On How To Find Cheap Sofas

With the sofa being quite possibly the largest piece of furniture in your living room you will have a plethora to choose from. Finding the right sofa for your needs is not the only tricky part; the real work begins when you are trying to find cheap sofas. You don't have to drain your bank accou...More...

How to Put Up Gutters

Putting up and maintaining gutters is necessary to keep water away from a building's foundation. Lacking gutters and downspouts, a foundation will show premature wear and potentially allow water inside. Additionally, putting up gutters prevents soil erosion where the classic "drip line" can be seen ...More...

Baldwin 5225 Lockset Disassembly Instructions

Disassembling a Baldwin 5525 lockset is necessary in order to upgrade the hardware on the door. The Baldwin 5525 lockset has a set screw in the shaft behind the door knob that locks the knob to the shaft assembly. Removing the Baldwin 5525 lockset can be accomplished with just a few basic tools in l...More...

How to Replace a Legged Bath Tub Faucet

Most legged bathtubs, also known as claw-foot bathtubs, use dual faucets and a single spigot attached as a single replaceable unit. Therefore, when you plan to replace one faucet, understand that you will also replace the second faucet and spigot at the same time. Replacing all three pieces does not...More...

How to Unclog a Bissell Momentum

Since 1876, the primary focus of Bissell Homecare Inc. has been the design and creation of efficient carpet and floor cleaning products that residential or commercial users can easily use, clean or repair. The Bissell Momentum--a bagless cyclone-style upright vacuum--continues this tradition with pa...More...

Bora-Care Vs. Timbor

Insecticides are products used to eliminate pests. Bora-Care and Timbor are designed specifically for use on wood destroying insects. Bora-Care is typically used in liquid form. Timbor can be applied in several ways....More...

How to Change a Sump Pump in a Septic Tank

Septic systems, or home waste disposal systems, are made up of two basic components. The waste accumulates in the septic tank where the solids break down through bacterial action. The watery waste then flows into a drain or leach field. In most systems, a pump is used to move the waste from the sept...More...