Home Repair

Any household requires general home repair. Learn how to fix leaky roofs and sticky doors and use general home repair tips to knock items off your to-do list.

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Old houses have an undeniable charm, but there are inherent issues that can turn an older property into an emotional and financial nightmare for an owner. Knowing what to watch for can be the key.

By Patrick J. Kiger

When it rains, it pours. And when that rain pours into your basement, that's bad news. But there are ways to keep that rain out. We'll tell you how.

By John Perritano

Most expensive home repairs come from items we don't pay attention to every day – like the roof or foundation. And yet, routine maintenance is often very cheap. Which items should you focus on most to avoid costly replacements and repairs later?

By Dave Roos

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Repair your Christmas lights can help you green you holiday. Read this article to learn more.

By Collin Dunn, Planet Green

Stains can be tricky to paint over, but it can be done. You'll need to do the proper prep and pick the right paint to get a professional look.

By Sara Elliott

You'd like to build a mantel shelf above your fireplace. Learn how to build a mantel shelf from this article.

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Natural products such as vinegar can be used to safely separate substances that are stuck together by breaking their adhesive bonds. Learn more about how vinegar removes adhesives from plastic.

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You need to choose sandpaper grit size according to the material you're preparing to prime. Learn more about what sandpaper grit you should use before priming from this article.

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What's the best way to apply vapor barrier in an inside wall on a house with cement brick exterior walls?

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You just finished painting your house and now want to remove all the paint that splattered on the windows. This article will give you some suggestions about how to remove paint from glass.

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If the scratch in your glass isn't too deep, you may be able to remove it by buffing and polishing the glass. Learn about how to remove scratches from glass in this article.

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Lately you have been noticing water on the floor around the toilet, and suspect the toilet flange may need replacing. Learn how to replace a toilet flange from this article.

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You've noticed that the sidewalk in front of your house has gaps between the slabs of concrete, and you'd like to replace the concrete expansion joints that were once there. Learn how to replace concrete expansion joints in this article.

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Make sure that your decks and piers stand tall and last the winter by learning how to pour concrete footings. Learn about how to pour concrete footings in this article.

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When you know how to prevent acid rain pollution you know how to do your part for the environment. Learn about how to prevent acid rain pollution in this article.

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You want to put up a ceiling fan, but you're not sure how to do it. Learn about how to put up a ceiling fan in this article.

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Your toilet is clogged, and you can't find a plunger. Learn about how to unclog a toilet without a plunger from this article.

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You recently discovered a crack in some fiberglass, which you'd like to repair. Learn how to repair a crack in fiberglass in this article.

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The French doors from your living room to the patio are very difficult to open, and you'd like to repair them yourself. Learn about how to repair exterior French doors in this article.

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If your sliding glass door is too difficult to open or it's just very noisy, the rollers probably need fixing. Learn about how to repair sliding glass door rollers in this article.

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If one of your home's circuit breakers keeps tripping under normal use, it may be a sign of a faulty part. In this article, we'll tell you how to diagnose and replace an old breaker and keep your home running smoothly.

By Talon Homer

You'd like to figure out how to make pleated drapes. In this article, we will show you how to make pleated drapes.

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Replacing your ceramic tiles gives your home a relatively cheap facelift. Learn about how to lay ceramic tile in this article.

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You would like become an electrician, and are wondering how to learn about electrical wiring. This article will teach you how to learn about electrical wiring.

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Your ceiling fan is wobbly and appears to be coming loose. Find out how to fix a wobbly ceiling fan in this article.

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