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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How to Drain a Washing Machine That Won't Drain

Save a bundle on appliance repair bills. We show you how to...

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Simple Wall Stenciling

With our basic stenciling techniques, you'll be able to create everything from a simple...

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • How to Replace a Toilet

  • Whether you're installing a better-flushing toilet or resetting the old one after remodeling, these tips will help you do it faster and with fewer problems.

  • How to Use a Pressure Washer

  • Gas or electric pressure washers will clean almost anything outdoors, and they work so quickly and dramatically that they're actually fun. Learn how to use one safely and efficiently.

  • Removing a Trailer Hitch Ball

  • Remove a rusted trailer hitch with penetrating fluid and an air chisel, not a sledgehammer. It's easier and won't bend or break anything.

  • How to Use Cheap Electrical Testers

  • We’ll show you how to use inexpensive electrical testers to make electrical work safer and easier. We cover three testers—a non-contact voltage tester, a circuit tester and a continuity tester. You can buy all three at...Read more»

  • How to Troubleshoot Windshield Washers

  • A windshield washer that doesn't pump enough fluid is annoying and even hazardous. This quick diagnostic checklist explains how to find and fix the problem.

  • How to Stop Chimney Water Leaks

  • The concrete crowns of masonry chimneys often crack with age, allowing water to leak in. This article explains how the crown works, what it should look like and what to do about leaking problems.

  • How to Install an In-Line Cord Switch

  • Make turning lamps on and off easier by installing an in line cord switch. We'll show you how to add the switch so you don't have to reach under the lampshade to flip on the light. The installation is fast, simple and...Read more»

  • Replacing Auto Fuses

  • Cars run on electricity as well as gas, and almost all of it runs through fuses. Learn where they are, how to spot a blown fuse, and how to replace them. It takes about five minutes, costs about $1, and it'll save you the hassle of a trip...Read more»

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