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

Fix a Leaky Shutoff With a Supply Valve Piggyback

Shutting off the house water supply to change a leaky shutoff...

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How to Replace a Shutoff Valve

You can replace a leaky or stuck shutoff valve in an hour, so replace the bad...

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Installing Electric Heaters

  • An electric heater can be a good option for warming up a cold room. We'll show strategies for adding an in-wall electric heater wherever you need it.

  • How to Add a Light

  • Adding another light using power from an existing switch is possible if the switch box contains a neutral line. Here's what to look for and how to make the new connections.

  • How to Wire a Garage (Unfinished)

  • Frustrated by too few outlets in your garage? Lighting that’s too dim? Or maybe you just want to install a garage door opener and need a nearby plug-in. If so, this article is for you. Garage wiring has special rules. So...Read more»

  • Professional Painting Tips

  • Professional painter Butch Zang tells you the key techniques he uses to keep organized, work fast, choose tools and materials and produce first-rate results. By following his tips, you'll paint a room with less effort, yet get done...Read more»

  • How to Choose and Use Concrete Fasteners

  • Solve your concrete fastening problems with our favorite concrete anchors. We show you how to install light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty fasteners. Out of this group, you can pick the one that best solves your...Read more»

  • Install a Peephole

  • Make your home safer and more secure by adding a peephole in your exterior doors. You can see who’s there before you open it.

  • How to Use a Drywall Circle Cutter

  • Cut clean round holes in drywall for electrical boxes and light fixtures with this circle cutter. It's quick and easy, and only takes seconds

  • Drills: When to Use a Rotary Drill

  • Hammer drills are great for smaller jobs, but for thicker walls or bigger holes, you need to step up to a rotary hammer drill. With more power and a 3/4-in. chuck, you’ll chew through thick concrete in no time.

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