Browsing Category

Maintenance & Repairs : Home & Garden

How to Make a Concrete Mixer From a Plastic Barrel

A concrete mixer can be expensive, especially if you only plan to use it once or on occasion. Instead, you can make your own from a plastic barrel. Start off with a standard 32-gallon trash barrel for a do-it-yourself concrete mixer. Adjust the plans based on the materials that you have available o

Setting Up Door Canopy/ Door Awning

A canvass door canopy/door awning has several benefits to offer; control the sun's glare and adds appeal to your home.their functionality and purpose made canvas door canopy/door awning a must-have for home and office use. These are often called as DIY Canopies or Awnings and or Awnings In-A-Bo

How To Repair Leaking Pipeline And Damaged Drain Device

Often figuring out the source of the leak could possibly be an also a far better option to your issue. The source of the leakage beyond your home hardly ever matches where the leakage appears on the residence.

The Lowly Gutter - Hero of the Home

These covers may be screens, or specially designed overhangs that allow water to enter but prevent leaves, twigs or other matter from getting into your gutters. If you do not get a gutter screen or cover, you will need to check your gutters on a regular basis and clear out any collected debris.

How to Make a Homemade Water Pipe Insulation

Frozen and burst water pipes are a common winter occurrence in homes where insulation is lacking. The mess and destruction that comes with a burst water pipe leaves a sour taste in any homeowner's mouth. While winter weather is unavoidable, cracked water pipes are not. A few old sleeping bags, duct

How to Cut Anodized Aluminum Edging

When you are installing anodized aluminum edging around your walkways or landscaping, you will eventually need to cut a piece. Cutting aluminum is more difficult than cutting wood or even steel, as the aluminum will clog the teeth of your saw's cutting blades. To reduce the amount of clogging you en

How to Vent a Downdraft Ductwork

Removing the gases generated by heating food, or the products of combustion from a gas stove, is important for the quality of air in your home. A stove with a downdraft ventilation system uses powerful blowers to draw these gases downward into the system and then out the ductwork. When installing a

Painted Brick Fireplace Ideas

You can spruce up an old, drab brick fireplace just by applying a coat of fresh paint.fireplace with iron lattice image by Nikolay Okhitin from Fotolia.comThough brick fireplaces are often considered visually attractive, structurally sound, and durable, sometimes a brick fireplace can...

How to Keep Commode Lines Unstopped

Commode (toilet) sewer lines can become clogged periodically if too much toilet paper is used, if grease or cooking oil has been poured into the toilet bowl and flushed away (the grease cools and sticks to the sides of the sewer pipe walls), if a foreign body has been flushed or if other sewer lines

A Guide To Antique Tables

Antique table is an old collectible item. Antique tables are the best pieces of antique furniture that you can find. It is collected because of its age, rarity, beauty, personal connection and many other unique features.Usually an object that is at least 100 years old can be considered as antique it

Water Conditioner Directions

You may want to install a water conditioner in your home if you suffer from the ill effects of hard water, which is water that causes deposits in your plumbing, soap to lose its effectiveness, and soap that sticks to your skin when bathing. When soap combines with the minerals in hard water deposits

Attic Insulation Condensation Prevention

Condensation is a high level of moisture buildup that can cause problems in attics and other parts of the home. Left untreated, condensation can contribute to mold and mildew growth, which can cause respiratory illnesses and other health conditions for the home's occupants. It can also cause wood fr

How to Replace the Rear Tire on an Old Ten Speed Bike

Flat tires happen to every cyclist at one point or another. As such, knowing how to correctly change a flat tire for a bicycle can save a cyclist time and stress. Flat tires can be caused by any number of hazards, from simple wear and tear to riding over nails or screws that put tiny holes in tire t

DIY Garage Shelves

Garage shelves are the heavyweights of household shelving, typically required to hold many plus-sized items, including machinery and sporting equipment. Making your own garage shelves is typically a lot cheaper than buying readymade shelving units. Do-it-yourself shelves are also customizable, so th

Demolition of a Wall

Wall demolition will open up a space and allow you to turn two rooms into one large one. This can work for bedrooms or living room/dining room combinations. Demolition is a delicate enterprise, and it's important to maintain safety at all times. You need to take the proper precautions before taking

How to Insulate Pex Pipe

There are so many ways to save energy around to house, we often don’t think about those things under the floors and in the attic and walls. If your house is plumbed with Pex pipe, insulating them will save energy and costly utility bills. You may not notice the change right away, but over time

Maximum Carpet Cleaning Benefits Of Vacuuming

Because foot traffic pushes soils deep into the surface of the carpet, much of the dirt is out of reach for the suction of vacuum alone or simply a brush with no vacuum at all. As the carpet pile fills up with this packed soil, the same foot traffic grinds away at the dirt and grit.

Nikola Tesla Secret - Build Electricity Generator At Home

The Tesla secret brings you FREE power, electricity, and energy that is easy to build, easy to use, and easy to transport. We'll go step-by-step into the Tesla secret to show you how it's possible to get FREE Electricity.