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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You have been given a drill set as a gift and want to know how to drill a hole. This article will teach you how to use your drill and how to drill a hole.

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Before turning to professional pest control, learn how to get rid of the mice in the walls of your home yourself. Learn about how to get rid of mice in the walls in this article.

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You're wondering how to install vinyl siding over your home's wood siding. Learn about how to install vinyl siding over wood siding in this article.

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If you will be remodeling your home, it will be important to learn how to use a caulking gun. Read this article to learn how to use a caulking gun.

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You're about to start a tiling job and you would like to learn how to install backer board. We will now teach you how to install backer board.

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You'd like to change your flooring and are trying to find out how to remove the old linoleum. Read this article to learn how to remove linoleum.

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Follow these simple instructions to prep your garage floor for coating it with epoxy. Learn how to coat your garage floor with epoxy in this article.

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Concrete is a thick and dense material that requires special tools and techniques. Learn if you can put screws in concrete in this article.

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If your basement windows leak whenever it rains heavily, chances are the window wells are leaking and need repairing. This article shows you how to repair leaking basement window wells.

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Anyone who's ever tried to get out a stripped screw knows how frustrating it can be. Read this article to learn how to get stripped screws out.

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You want to replace the shingles on your roof with architectural shingles, but you're not sure how to install architectural shingles. Learn how to install architectural shingles from this article.

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Powder coating is like dry paint that sticks when heated. Learn whether you can use a heat gun to cure powder coating in this article.

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Cutback adhesives were once popular, but they're now known to contain carcinogenic material, so they need to be covered or removed before you apply a floor finish. In this article, learn about using epoxy floor finish over cutback adhesive.

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A PVC conduit is an advantageous alternative to steel or metal conduits. Learn whether you can bend it with a heat gun in this article.

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How can you find where or whether asbestos is lurking in your home? And if you find it, how should you treat it? Read on to find out.

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Would you like to refinish your hardwood floor? Learn how to refinish your hardwood floors in this article.

The control components of a refrigerator are usually housed on the top of the unit. Learn how to access the control components of a refrigerator in this article.

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Use a foam rubber float at a 45-degree angle to apply your tile grout, and make sure the grout's consistency is between that of sour cream and that of peanut butter. Learn how you can make tile grouting easier in this article

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: Installing a manual garage door isn't as complicated as installing an automatic one, but it can still be difficult and dangerous. Learn whether it's hard to install a manual garage door in this article.

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Installing an automatic garage door is complicated and dangerous, and should probably be left for a professional. Learn whether it's hard to install an automatic garage door in this article.

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It may or may not be possible to save a flooded house, depending on the extent of the damage. Learn whether it's possible to save a flooded house in this article.

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Owning a home can be a dream come true, but it's more than just relaxing weekends on the deck and intimate evenings in front of the fireplace. That's right; you have to work at it to keep it running smoothly.

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Has your lamp mysteriously stopped working? Don't through it away. It may only need to be rewired. Save yourself some cash and learn how to rewire a lamp with these easy to follow steps.

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Incandescent lights can help illuminate an area to make a task easier. Learn how to replace these essential lights with these six easy steps.

Find out how to install a fluorescent light in this article.