How to Repair a Water Heater

Repairing a gas water heater begins with investigating the installation of the water heater. If the installation was performed correctly and the unit was operating correctly before any problem arose, then the problem must be attributed to another cause. The next step is to check the area for a gas odor. If a gas odor … Read more

How to unstick drawers in the kitchen

Causes Sticking drawers may be caused by structural problems, content problems, or lubrication problems. In the worst cases, a combination of these is possible. Let’s see what we can do to solve each of these. Structural Problems If the drawer has structural problems, these must be solved first. A common situation (including my own bedroom … Read more

How to Patch and Repair Your Ceiling

Holes in a drywall ceiling are unsightly and a potential hazard. A hole that is not patched early on can quickly develop into a gaping mess. With standard drywall tools, you will be able to mend most holes in your ceiling on your own. For small holes of about 1/4 inch or less, spackling compound … Read more

How to repair potholes in cement driveways

Driving over potholes with your car on a public roadway is bad enough. But, at least, if you have potholes in your own cement driveway, you can fix them yourself. Cement driveways are sturdy and durable, and they can provide a smooth surface to drive on for many years. The repeated traffic, the beating down … Read more

How to open a stuck window

Most of us enjoy the fresh air. Even in the winter we sometimes open a window to release the dusty furnace vents and bring in clean air. But if a window is stuck and refuses to open, you may need to work on it to enjoy that fresh breeze again. Here is a list of … Read more

How to patch damaged carpet

Face it, accidents happen around your home and often the accident involves your carpeting. Whether it’s cheap shag or expensive Berber carpet, most of us want it to last as long as it possibly will. One bad spot in the carpet can make the entire room look dreadful, but don’t replace the rug, repair it … Read more

How to patch wallpaper

Say that you are moving some furniture and you scrape the wall. You just recently put up brand new wallpaper and you don’t want to have to replace it. Most people think that if they have damage in the wallpaper they will have to replace the whole piece or they will have to do the … Read more

How to Patch and Repair Drywall

Drywall, which is also known as wallboard or gypsum board, is a fairly sturdy, and very common building material. It is composed of a sheet of plaster sandwiched between two layers of heavy gray paper. Drywall is often screwed to interior walls and ceilings to finish the construction of a room. The cracks and crevices … Read more

How to fix or replace a storm window

Most homes now have what we call combination storm and screen windows. These windows are very nice because you do not need to remove them when the seasons change. Although at some point in time, you will need to remove them to clean and maintain the casement windows. Now let us first begin with how … Read more

How to paint a refrigerator

Of all household appliances, refrigerators have the longest “life” duration. Units purchased in the mid-fifties of the last century continue to work. Of course, their design has long been inconsistent with modern ideas about how household appliances should look. It is not difficult to throw away the refrigerator in a landfill. However, many owners are … Read more