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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There are two main components to a garage door: the door itself and the opener. If you can make both types of repairs, your garage-door problems will be minimal. Learn how to repair a garage door.

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A deck can be a great spot for peace and tranquility. Caring for a deck, though, can be a nightmare because they constantly exposed to the elements. Learn how to repair a deck.

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Rising energy costs make a cold, drafty house a misery that grows increasingly expensive. Sealing your home with weather stripping can keep you warm all winter long. Learn how to install weather stripping.

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Small engines serve as useful home tools and power our toys. To keep them operating efficiently, an owner should know how these engines work and what to do when they don't. Learn more.

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When clapboards or shakes are rotten or broken, your home's siding can no longer do its job. Damaged siding lets air, water, dirt, and insects through to the inside. Learn how to replace damaged siding.

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There are many electrical repairs you can make without the help of a professional electrician, including replacing wall receptacles and rewiring lamps. Read this article to learn how to do basic home electricity repairs yourself.

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Compared with a clogged toilet, tank troubles can seem relatively insignificant. Yet strange noises or continuous water running can be more than annoying; it can cost money. Learn to repair toilet tank problems.

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Usually it's easy to unstick a stubborn door. To diagnose the problem, close the door, watching it carefully to locate the binding point. From here, there are several potential strategies. Learn to unstick a door.

By Walter Curtis

Hanging or installing an interior door isn't terribly difficult. You probably can tackle this home improvement project in an hour or two with the necessary materials and tools. Learn more.

By Walter Curtis

Consider replacing some of your old incandescent fixtures with fluorescent lamps. Fluorescent light provides shadow-free illumination, but, best of all, fluorescent bulbs are more efficient than incandescent bulbs. Learn how to install a fluorescent fixture.

By Walter Curtis

If fences make for better neighbors, then doors make for happier families. But not if a door is squeaking or sticking. Learn tips on how to keep doors in your home working properly.

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The fastest way to get a new ceiling is to install ceiling tiles directly to an existing drywall ceiling. If the ceiling surface isn't sound or has open joists, staple the tiles to furring strips. Here are extensive installation instructions.

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A suspended ceiling can cover a lot of flaws and obstructions, including pipes, wiring, and ductwork. It works, however, only where you can afford to lose some ceiling height. Here are extensive installation instructions.

Installing ceramic tile is easy with modern fast-setting mastics, sealants, and grout. Whatever style or size you choose to install, the principles are the same. Learn how to install ceramic tile.

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Every home-dweller eventually has to contend with pests like insects, rodents, and raccoons. But don't fret: There are time-proven ways to deter and eradicate these little beasts. We've collected some in this article.

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You probably don't spend too much time pondering the inner workings of a doorbell, but it's actually a pretty cool device once you get inside. Find out exactly what happens when someone rings your bell.

By Tom Harris

A router might just be the most versatile tool you can own -- but in a world without router bits, it would be nothing more than a spinning motor.

By Elizabeth Abbess

Aging brick and concrete home elements may require repairs. Save money when you follow these easy instructions to repair mortar and loose bricks, fix concrete stairs, and fill cracks in walls or potholes.

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Have you ever wondered how a house is built? Or what holds up the ceiling and walls? And how do you keep the rain out? It's a complex process that involves quite a bit more than you may think.

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Wall switches help us turn on and power a wide variety of lights, fixtures and appliances. But what if a wall switch were to stop working? Learn how to replace a wall switch with the information in this article.

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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Ding dong! Don't miss your next visitor to your home with a broken doorbell. Check out this article on how to repair a doorbell.

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.

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Windows are a major source of heat-loss in most homes. They also may stick shut when they're painted or swell shut from humidity. Learn tips on how to keep your windows working properly.

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From blocked gutters to loose shingles, the types of problems that can cause a leak in a roof are numerous. Use the tools in this article to help you make these kinds of home repairs.

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