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

Grab-and-Go Tool Storage

Store all your power tools, hand tools, paint and other supplies in this compact,...

Multi-day $100 - $500
Scrubbing off hard water stains when cleaning a brick wall.
How to Clean Brick

Is your brick siding covered with hard-water stains from your lawn sprinkler? Here's how to...

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

  • Working from scaffolding is much easier and safer than working from a ladder. It's stable, forms a wide work platform and provides a wide reach. You'll do a better job in half the time by not having to constantly move a...Read more»

  • Installing Communication Wiring

  • Prepare your home for communication wiring. We'll show you how to install CAT-5e and RG6 coaxial cables to update the telephone, TV, Internet, and other communications. It's easy to install and the expense is modest when you do...Read more»

  • 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.

  • Replace a Phone Jack

  • A dead line or static on your phone may be due to bad wall jack. Replace it in 10 minutes.

  • Install a Simpler Weed Trimmer Head

  • Changing weed trimmer line can be a frustrating experience, but there's an easier way. Instead of struggling with big, tangled spools, just lock short lengths into a special replacement head.

  • Accident Prevention: Backup Alarms

  • Replace your vehicle backup bulbs with alarm bulbs to alert folks nearby for safer backing. It's quick and easy. Or add a louder freestanding backup alarm under your vehicle.

  • Electric vs. Hydronic Radiant Heat Systems

  • Choose the best infloor heating system. We cover the pros and cons of electric systems and hot water (hydronic) systems for comfort and space heating. Electric are easier and usually cheaper to install. Hydronic are...Read more»

  • Adding a Receptacle

  • Switch boxes can sometimes be used as a power source for a new outlet, but only if the box is large enough and has neutral and ground wires running through it. Here's how to figure it out.

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