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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Install a Tarp Grommet

Repair an old tarp or make a new tarp more useful with extra lashing points by...

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Adjust Motion Detectors

Learn the fine art of motion detector sensor adjustment and stop wasting energy...

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Tape Drywall

  • Save yourself $100s by taping your own walls. We’ll show you how. This article shows you everything you need to get perfectly smooth walls, without having to worry about nail pops, cracks and bad joints later. We take a beginner DIY...Read more»

  • How to Connect a PVC Pipe to ABS Pipe

  • Connect PVC and ABS plastic pipe with special transition fittings, correctly sized to the pipe size. They make a sound joint and meet plumbing codes.

  • Cleaning Air Conditioners in the Spring

  • Few routine chores will pay off more handsomely, both in comfort and in dollars saved, than a simple air-conditioner cleaning. The payoff: Summertime comfort and lower cooling bills. You'll also prolong the life of your...Read more»

  • Bench Grinders: Choosing the Right Wheel

  • Bench grinder wheels need occasional TLC to do a good job of sharpening. Learn how to "dress" a wheel to keep it clean, which type to use for which metal, and how to test for cracks.

  • Fix a Slow Filling Washing Machine

  • If your clothes washer doesn't fill or fills slowly, check the check the fill valve screen or replace the fill valve. Both are simple fixes.

  • Preventing Electrical Overloads

  • Electrical overloads can be dangerous. In this article, we’ll explain how electrical circuits work, how to figure out which outlets are on which circuit, and how to avoid overloading them. We’ll explain the electrical system in a...Read more»

  • Fall Furnace Maintenance Guide

  • Keep your furnace running efficiently and safely and prevent the hassle of breakdowns with a few simple maintenance procedures. We'll walk you through a series of simple steps that will keep it in tiptop shape. The entire...Read more»

  • Tips for Finishing Drywall

  • Learn the drywall taping tips and techniques that pros use to speed up their work. Avoid irritating problems like lumpy mud, nail pops and tape bubbles, and get a better looking job every time.

  • DIY Home Inspection Tools

  • Use these tools and tips to discover major problems before buying a home, including problems in plumbing, electrical, walls, shingles and others. Such problems could cost you big bucks later.

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