Browsing Tag

repair

  • E-Z Brace: Fix Sagging Wooden Gates

    No matter how strong your wooden gate is, its inevitable that gravity will win out and it will start to sag and drag along the ground. We met the inventor of…

  • How To Replace A Broken Window Pane

    The only time I’ve ever inadvertently broken a glass window was when I locked my brother out of the house during dessert. He was so angry he tapped on the glass…

  • Repairing Wood Shingles

    I live in Maine where the coast is littered with beautiful wood shingled homes. I’m a New England gal so I can’t help but dream of the day that I’ll get…

  • Water Damage Repair – Getting Started

    A few months back we featured a series on identifying, isolating and drying water damage in the home. The series left off after an effective drying system is set-up, and your…

  • Basic Tips to Repair Ceiling Holes

    You need more than just duct tape to fix a hole in the ceiling. To properly repair ceiling holes: + No matter how big the whole, be careful and look out…

  • Drywall Tutorials

    Remodeling for Geeks has some great how-to tutorials and one of our favorite series is all about drywall. From taping, patching, repairing, and creating smoothwalls.…

  • Remove Black Mold Forever

    Hewn and Hammered has posted a follow-up to their original article about common hiding places for black mold. They’ve now uncovered the task of removing and preventing black mold from gaining…

  • Removing Dents from Unfinished Wood

    Many do-it-yourselfers are drawn to unfinished furniture, both because it’s generally less expensive than finished furniture, and because the finishing process provides a creative outlet. Unfortunately, unfinished furniture is basically unprotected…

  • Patch a Rain Gutter

    Rain gutters should properly divert roof water run off into drains but these gutters can be damaged by wind, trees, and rot. Here’s a technique for patching your rain gutter in…

  • Fix Those Potholes Yourself

    Winter after winter can wreak havoc on your driveway. Whether it’s potholes or just cracks, you can fill them in yourself with EZ Street. This site offers all the information you’ll…

  • Refrigerator Gasket Replacement

    With energy consumption up during the summer, of course it’s in our best interest to save it where we can. Some of the easiest ways, as you’ve seen here, are to…

  • Repairing Damaged Baseboards

    Crown, chair, and base Moldings add a touch of character and charm to any room no matter how old or new your home is. But these moldings are also not immune…

  • Keep Your Appliances Running a Long Time

    In a follow up to finding an appliance repairman, here are some suggestions from OldHouseWeb.com for maximizing the effective life of your appliances as well as how best to work with…

  • Dryrot Roof Repair

    We’ve come across a great houseblog called Remodeling for Geeks. They’ve got instructive photos and step-by-steps for a number of different home improvement projects. One of our favorites is their solution…

  • DIY Maven: Painting Over Wallpaper

    The DIY Maven shares her opinions about wallpaper! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; wallpaper should be outlawed. It’s not that there aren’t some lovely patterns out there…