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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  • How to Avoid Refrigerator Repairs

  • Spend 30 minutes on these simple maintenance steps to keep your fridge running in tip top shape. It's hard to believe, but six simple maintenance steps will prevent almost 100 percent of refrigerator breakdowns and eliminate...Read more»

  • How to Replace Sway Bar End Links

  • Fixing a clunk when your car hits a bump is a trial and error process. Start with the stabilizer bushings and then the bar end links, using a special tool.

  • How to Clear Clogged Drains

  • Learn the best techniques for clearing clogged sink drains using a plunger and a snake. Avoid emergency visits from the plumber and save hundreds of dollars by doing it yourself with these inexpensive tools.

  • Auto Body Side Molding Fix

  • Reattach rubber or vinyl side molding on your car before it comes loose. Auto trim on late model cars is notorious for peeling off—here's how to reattach it before it ends up on the highway.

  • How to Choose the Best Hearing Protection

  • If you do any work with a router, planer, table saw or other noisy woodworking tool, protect your ears with good hearing protection. There are a wide range of options available.

  • Tips for Better Drywall Taping

  • Whether you're finishing a basement, repairing a damaged wall, or hanging drywall in a new house, these taping tips will help you make smooth, invisible seams, even at inside corners.

  • How to Install Craftsman Trim

  • If you want to spruce up a dull room, or if you simply love the Craftsman style, roll up your sleeves. This article is for you. Simplicity is the hallmark of Craftsman-style trim. And that's what makes it the perfect trim project...Read more»

  • How to Replace Dashboard Lights

  • Replace dashboard lights by removing the trim panel and instrument cluster. It sounds intimidating, but it's simpler than you might think with an online factory manual.

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