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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  • Fix a Smelly Washing Machine

  • Stop bad odors in your clothes washer by running a cycle with a special mold-killing tablet and by leaving the door open to promote drying.

  • How to Test an Ignition Coil

  • Learn how testing the ignition coil can be quick and easy using a special ignition system tester. It's inexpensive and works for any small engine.

  • How to Use a Trim Nailer Gun

  • Learn to use a trim gun and you'll never want to pound another finish nail. A trim nailer will give you superior results with less effort

  • Drywall Repair: How to Fix Cracks

  • The only way to fix a recurring drywall crack around a door or window is to bridge the crack with a fresh sheet of drywall. The fix takes a few days, but it will finally make the problem go away.

  • How to Bury Underground Cable

  • Running electric power to a garage or garden pond? Learn about code requirements and different options for depth of trench, conduit material, and type of electrical wire.

  • Caulking Concrete Cracks

  • Seal cracks in concrete with durable urethane caulk. It'll keep water out and protect your foundation and walks from further cracking and eroding. You can do it in less than a half hour.

  • Build a Wall Niche

  • Save space by mounting a simple cabinet inside a wall between wall studs. You can build and finish it in a day for less than $50.

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