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    How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

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  • Affordable Garden Path Ideas

    Affordable Garden Path Ideas

    Instead of an expensive, labor-intensive formal path, save money and time with one of these casual paths. They'll blend in better, and will look like they've been in your garden forever. Learn more here»

  • Raising Patio Pavers

    Raising Patio Pavers

    After a few years, paver block patios and walkways often develop low spots. However, these areas can be brought back up to grade with a few bags of sand, a length of pipe and a screed board. Check it out»

  • Build Retaining Walls Stronger

    Build Retaining Walls Stronger

    When you contemplate the retaining wall you're about to build, give serious thought to what goes on behind and below the wall. If you don't, it may topple over and you don't want that! Here's how»

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Build a Rain Barrel

It's easy to build your own rain barrels from plastic drums or trash cans.

Ideas for a Bathroom

Painless ways to conserve water and save buckets of money!

Lower Your Water Bill

Replace your old water-wasting appliances with higher efficiency ones.

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DIY Security System

Install a dependable wireless security system yourself and save hundreds.

Reinforce a Door

Wrap-around metal plates strengthen exterior doors and makes it less vulnerable to break-ins.

Install a Door Viewer

Replace a peephole and get a better picture of who is knocking at the door.

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Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Simple ways to find and fix water leaks before they cause expensive damage.

Fix Roof Leaks

We show you how to track down and fix the most common types of roof leaks.

Outdoor Faucet Leaks

A worn-out vacuum breaker is usually the cause of a leaking garden spigot.

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Repairing Grout

If your grout is cracking, try this quick fix before you tear up the tile.

Cutting Holes in Tile

For a professional looking job don't splice tile around plumbing fixtures.

Selecting Backer Board

Don't let tile flex. Choose the right backer board so the project will last.

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Self-Watering Planter

Build a raised planting bed and have tonight's salad at your fingertips!

Home Audio System

Install speakers and remote control access in your house for low cost.

Brick Edging

Transform a dull concrete path into an elegant entrance to your home.

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