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  • Troubleshooting Common Toilet Problems Created: Saturday, March 10, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Describes how to fix common causes problems with toilets including toilet running, not flushing at all, clogged, etc.
  • Repairing a Small Hole in Drywall Created: Thursday, February 09, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Repairing small drywall holes up to about 4 inches is relatively easy with a newer repair material that has a self adhesive mesh drywall patch.
  • Nails 101 - Nail Sizes and Types Around the Home Created: Sunday, September 20, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    This tutorial describes the most common types of nails you will encounter and describes their use. Described are nail types including cut, common, box, annular ring, masonry, brad, finish, casing, ...
  • Top 10 Most Common House Paint Problems and How to Fix Them Created: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Tutorial describes the top 10 most common paint problems found around the home, their cause and how to fix them.
  • How to Re-charge a Hot Water Boiler Expansion Tank Created: Saturday, December 19, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    This tutorial describes the differences between the two types of hot water boiler expansion tanks (diaphragm and horizontal steel tank) and how to re-charge them with air for proper functioning of ...
  • How to Replace a Ceiling Light Fixture Created: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Introduction on how to replace a ceiling light fixture.
  • Prefabricated Soffit Insulation Baffles Created: Sunday, October 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Properly ventilating your roof is important. If insulation in the attic blocks the air from entering the eave vents, the whole ventilation system fails.
  • How to Measure a Cubic Foot of Concrete Created: Sunday, June 29, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Describes how to measure a cubic foot and cubic yard of concrete and how surface area is affected by depth of the concrete slab.
  • Why Circuit Breakers Trip (and Fuses Blow) Created: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    It is important to understand the possible reasons for a circuit breaker tripping (turning off). Fixing the cause of the electrical problem is essential before resetting the breaker a third time.
  • How to Tuckpoint Mortar Joints Created: Thursday, March 09, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    Maintaining mortar joints in a brick wall is essential to keep water out of the wall and prevent brick failure. Learn how to maintain the mortar joints in a brick wall with a technique called tuckp...
  • Troubleshoot and Repair a Gas Water Heater Created: Saturday, December 02, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014
    Tutorial on how to easily troubleshoot and repair a tank type gas water heater including common problems and how to fix them.
  • Reset a Tripped Circuit Breaker Created: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
    How to reset a tripped circuit breaker is a common home repair that is easy when done right.
  • Types of Home Heating Systems Created: Sunday, January 14, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
    Describes the most common types of home heating systems including forced air, hydronic hot water baseboard, radiant in floor heat, steam heat radiation and geothermal.
  • How to Light a Gas Furnace Standing Pilot Created: Thursday, November 09, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
    This easy to understand tutorial describes how to light a gas furnace standing pilot and tips for troubleshooting the pilot light and thermocouple.
  • Replacing a Water Heater Created: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
    Tutorial describing how to install a replacement gas or electric water heater.
  • Replacing a Furnace Thermocouple or Electronic Flame Sensor Created: Friday, November 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
    This tutorial describes how to easily replace a furnace thermocouple in an older style standing pilot furnace or an electronic flame sensor in a newer style electronic ignition furnace.
  • Anatomy of a Gas Water Heater (Tank type) Created: Sunday, October 29, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
    Detailed description and graphic of the components making up a gas tank type hot water heater.
  • How to Install an Electrical Outlet or Receptacle Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
    Tutorial describing how to install a 15 amp or 20 amp electrical outlet.
  • Dryer Vent Cleaning - Dryer Repair Created: Friday, February 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    This tutorial explains the important dryer repair involving cleaning your dryer of dangerous lint build up, a major source of dryer fires. It photo documents the steps involved in cleaning your dry...
  • How to Shutoff a Water Supply Created: Tuesday, March 14, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Most plumbing repairs require water to be turned off. Learn how to shutoff water at the main or locally at the plumbing fixture.
  • Electric Water Heater Heating Element Troubleshooting and Replacement Created: Saturday, January 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    This tutorial describes how to troubleshoot and replace heating elements in an electric water heater.
  • Find a Wood Stud in a Wall Created: Thursday, March 09, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Finding a wood stud in a wall is important for many home repair tasks such as hanging a heavy item on a wall. This tutorial guides you through the steps to locate that "hidden wood in the wall."
  • Troubleshooting a Hot Water Boiler - Gas Fired Boiler Repair Created: Saturday, February 03, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    This tutorial describes and covers the troubleshooting and repair of gas fired boilers that heat water for hot water or hydronic home heating systems. These boilers can be fired with gas or oil, bu...
  • How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Water Heater Created: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    How to troubleshoot and repair a tank type electric water heater.
  • How to Unclog a Sink Created: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Sinks often get clogged from any number of possible daily uses (and abuses). This tutorial walks you through the way to get rid of clogs in your sink.
  • Troubleshooting a Home Furnace and Air Conditioning Thermostat Created: Saturday, November 18, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Tutorial on thermostat troubleshooting for mechanical thermostats such as Honeywell, White Rodgers, Lux
  • Your Home Fuse Box and How Fuses Work Created: Tuesday, July 25, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    This tutorial describes various types of fuses used in the home
  • Removing Rust Stains From Toilets, Tubs and Sinks Created: Sunday, October 28, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Removing unsightly rust and other stains from porcelain in toilets and sinks can be difficult. This tutorial will guide you through several ways to make this repair.
  • Screw Extractor - How to Remove a Broken Screw Created: Thursday, September 21, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Describes how screw extractor works and how to extract a broken screw
  • Troubleshooting an Electronic Ignition Furnace Created: Friday, January 12, 2007 Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014
    The gas electronic ignition furnace is the most common type of new furnace but requires a special understanding of its components for repair of hot surface ignition and intermittent pilot systems.
  • Outlet, Electrical Created: Sunday, March 23, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014
    Definition of the electrical device called an outlet or receptacle.
  • Off-Season Snow Blower Storage Created: Saturday, March 22, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014
    How to prepare a snow blower for off-season storage in 10 easy steps.

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