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Parts of the House: Featured DIY Projects

Hardwood Floor Sanding: Do It Yourself Tips

Follow these hardwood floor sanding and refinishing tips from a...

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How to Get Stains Out of Carpet

Don't replace a whole carpet because of one small stain. With a cookie cutter...

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Parts of the House: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Comparing Flat Roof Vents and Turbine Vents

  • Although more vent is generally better, replacing a turbine vent with a standard flat vent is acceptable, as long the vent is big enough for the square footage of the attic space.

  • Replace a Peephole With a Door Viewer

  • Tiny front door peepholes don’t show much, especially if you have poor vision. Get a fuller view with a large in-door viewer that creates an image visible from several feet away.

  • Storm Door Replacement

  • New storm doors are easier to install, with plenty of standard sizes to fit almost any entryway—but there are still tricky spots. Follow a pro through the installation process and learn the tricks and techniques that the instruction...Read more»

  • How to Fix a Bifold Door

  • After a few years of use, bifold doors often start to sag, scrape against the floor or pop out of their brackets. Three basic adjustments will usually get them back on track.

  • Adjusting a Door Strike Plate

  • To fix a door that won't latch, simply file the edge of the strike plate until the latch clicks into place. It's a five-minute fix.

  • Siding Repair: Holes in Aluminum and Vinyl

  • Nail holes in aluminum and vinyl siding are tough to repair without replacing the entire piece, but a squirt of color-matched caulk from a siding supplier will solve the problem for a lot less money and aggravation.

  • How Joists Work

  • Learn how to maintain floor strength when you have to cut or drill joists for ducts, pipes, cables or other modifications. Following the rules will keep your floors flat, strong and safe.

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