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Out of sight, out of mind describes ducts perfectly. Just know duct cleaning and repair is crucial to ensure high-quality air in your home.

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    Dryer Vents: How to Hook Up and Install Dryer Vents

    How to install a rigid metal duct for a safer dryer.

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    Recognizing and Correcting Common Bath Fan Problems

    A bath fan that isn’t installed properly can cause more damage than no fan at all. But here’s the good...


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    Save Money by Insulating Crawl Space Ducts

    Special duct wrap insulation keeps ducts dry and mold-free


    28 Helpful Tips for Doing DIY Work Alone

    When a project requires extra hands but there aren’t any available (or you’re too stubborn to ask for help!), try...


    19 Frightening Fantastic DIY Duct Tape Halloween Costumes

    Who’s got the best DIY costumes? The kids from Destination Imagination every year. Each year Destination Imagination holds a Duct...

    Dry Clothes Faster with a Dryer Duct Booster

    Suck out damp dryer exhaust fast


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    DIY Duct Tape Wallet

    Don’t buy an expensive wallet; make this sturdy, unbreakable diy duct tape wallet in just about 30 minutes instead.

    New Kitchen Venting: How to Install a Kitchen Fan Vent

    Use rigid duct with insulated duct sleeve for an oven exhaust fan.


    How to Install a Duct Booster Fan

    Fine tune your heating and cooling system


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    Replace a Broken Dryer Vent Cap

    Install a new dryer vent cover in about 30 minutes


    Use an In-Line Fan to Vent Two Bathrooms

    Add one attic fan to vent multiple bathrooms

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    Dryer Lint Cleaning Tips

    Clean lint from the dryer exhaust duct quickly and easily


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    Organize Anything with Pegboard: 14 Ideas and Tips

    Pegboard is everywhere-panels, hooks, doodads, you name it. Every hand tool in the hardware store is hanging on pegboard. Every...


    9 Air Conditioner Myths You Really Need to Stop Believing

    No, your air conditioner is not going to give you a cold. Learn what other AC myths you can stop...


    How to Make Frisbee Tic-Tac-Toe

    For a simple and cheap way to enjoy the warm weather, make a giant tic-tac-toe grid on a shower curtain...


    Hanging a Door is Easier with a Little Duct Tape

    Keep everything on the level with a wedge when replacing a door

    Repurpose Ducting for Containing Hostas

    Control your hosta growth with this simple gardening trick using only galvanized duct.


    Tip for Installing Flooring in Tight Spots

    Create a little handle for installing flooring


    Scratch-Free Showerheads

    Keep your showerhead in good condition by protecting it with pliers covered in duct tape.


    Second Hand for Plywood Cutting

    Check out this clever workshop tip!


    Stowable Spray Booth

    Make a reusable spray booth that's easy to store.


    Thick-Skinned Sandpaper

    Reader Maggi Thomas sent us a cool sanding tip. Put duct tape on the back of sandpaper and cut it...


    At the End of Your Nylon Rope?

    Here’s another smart way to keep nylon rope from fraying when you cut it. Firmly wrap three turns of duct...


    12 Brilliant Uses for Duct Tape

    While we wouldn't condone all of these, it's still pretty incredible to see the kinds of stuff people use duct...

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    Home Inspector Nightmares: Volume 22

    In this volume of Crazy Repairs That Don’t Work we see the return of duct tape as a critical component....


    Paper Towel Holder Tape Storage

    Mount an old paper towel dispenser to your wall or pegboard. It can hold several rolls of duct tape, painter’s...


    Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8

    In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you’ll be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as...


    Duct Tape Uses

    Look for duct tape in one of its many sizes, shapes or materials for special uses or for solving special...



    Home Emergency Toolkit

    Stuff to keep on hand in case of a major (or minor) emergency