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

How to Repair a Dishwasher

Simple maintenance will wipe out 90 percent of dishwasher problems. This article...

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Instant! Under $20
How to Hang Drywall: Use a Lift

See easier ways to hang and handle drywall (aka Sheetrock). We have 10 tips...

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Weekend $100 - $500

Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • The Best Drill Press Jigs

  • Make a simple adjustable fence and a right angle drilling jig to make your drill press work quicker and more accurately. Store them nearby so they're handy when you need them.

  • Heat Reducing Window Film

  • Install special window films to reduce heat gain from sunlight or reduce heat loss in cold weather. It's a quick and easy task.

  • Handyman Heroes

  • Learn about top “handymen” across the country who ply their trade under unusual circumstances or show an inspiring commitment to their craft, and have special insights and advice to inspire the rest of us. Photo courtesy of Golden Gate...Read more»

  • Stripping Wire

  • Learn special tools and techniques for stripping any kind of wire. Different types of electrical cable and cords, coaxial cable, communication wires and thin phone and bell wire are all covered.

  • How to Pour Concrete

  • What makes a concrete driveway or slab strong? Here's a sampling of tips and opinions from professional concrete masons. Avoid cracking and spalling problems and learn how to make a concrete slab that will last as long as you do.

  • How to Repair a Kitchen Faucet

  • You can fix almost any drippy single-lever kitchen faucet in about an hour. We'll show you how. The repair is a lot easier than you might think, even for a plumbing novice. So stop putting up with the annoying drip and let's fix...Read more»

  • DIY Security System

  • Install a dependable wireless security system and save hundreds by doing it yourself. The wireless modules are easy to install with basic tools. Complete the system in a single day.

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