Home Repair Skills

Build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills and make home repairs easier.

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Skills: Featured DIY Projects

Remove Water Sediment With a Whole Home Water Filter

Well water and some public water systems may contain tiny...

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DIY Box Shelves

Box shelves are inexpensive, easy to make and highly versatile. Make the combination of sizes...

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One day $20 - $100

Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Replace a Car Antenna

  • Repair most types of bent auto antennas for less than $20 in parts. You can easily fix both “pillar-mount” and “fixed-mast” antennas.

  • How to Clean a Sluggish Toilet

  • If you have hard water, mineral deposits can accumulate in the rinse holes around the rim of the toilet, causing a weak flush. The fix is unusual, but simple and effective.

  • How to Use Cheap Electrical Testers

  • We’ll show you how to use inexpensive electrical testers to make electrical work safer and easier. We cover three testers—a non-contact voltage tester, a circuit tester and a continuity tester. You can buy all three at...Read more»

  • How to Fix an Oversize Electrical Box Cutout

  • An oversize drywall cutout around an electrical box can ruin the appearance of an otherwise perfect taping job. The best way to fix it is with drywall compound and joint tape.

  • Gas Range Burner Repair Tips

  • Fix your gas range burners and oven with these simple solutions that solve most problems. Most fixes are easy to diagnose and complete without calling for pro service.

  • How to Stabilize a Washing Machine

  • Washing machine vibrations during the spin cycle can shake the whole house, but you can get them under control with vibration isolation/dampening pads.

  • Router Basics

  • The router does more than cut fancy edges. It'll also cut flawless dadoes and rabbets and perfect patterns. Our basics here show you how to set up and execute these cuts with outstanding results.

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