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Cement the Deals

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Concrete (once reserved for sidewalks and driveways) is now being used inside the home in unexpected and beautiful ways. Floors, countertops, tables and even chairs can be made from the world’s oldest building block, which is comprised of sand, cement and water. – Concrete can be pigmented, stained, etched, scored and even made into tiles [...]

Repairing damaged veneer

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The advised ambition dodged the acicular Cossack in time, but the skate hit the board behold aperture that led to the basement accomplish and tore a block of copse out of it. My two brothers, antagonists moments before, conspired to adjustment the aperture afore my parents came home, bold there would be big agitation if [...]

Self Home Repair: Hardwood Flooring

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Installation Tools Needed Hammer & Nails Angled power nailer Hand saw or even better, a Chop Saw Tape measure Flat prybar Chalk line I personally recommend that you first lay a moisture barrier under the hardwood. Then you pick your starting point, it is usually along the longest wall. Your first run of planking should [...]

Self Home Repair: Woodwork repairs

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The most important tip that I can give you about working with wood, is always use a high quality wood glue when joining two pieces of either new or old wood together. When glue is applied to both sides, and moderately clamped together, they form a tighter bond than if you were to use nails. [...]

Self Home Repair: Electrical

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When working on electrical parts and connections, always turn the power off at the circuit panel or fuse box. This section is designed to teach homeowners the basic parts description, and general knowledge of each item. It doesn’t cover all variables, so if your project is not a simple replacement of a specific part, please [...]

Self Home Repair Painting

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Latex or Oil Base? First of all, oil base paints do not have any lead in them anymore. Even though they are the best primers, and the oil enamels flow out and give you a very smooth surface. Latex and acrylic paints are the widely used paints for the interior and exterior of your home. [...]

Self Home Repair Wallpaper

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Tools Needed razor knife – cutting paper on the table, for corners…trimming on the wall…etc. 6 to 12 inch broad knife – used for guiding the razor on cuts plastic flexible wipe down blade – for chasing bubbles, when hanging 4 to 8 foot seam roller – laying down seams straight edge – used for [...]

Self Home Repair: Drywall Repairs

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Basics Drywall is sheetrock. It comes in widths of 1/8, 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8 inches. Your home has either plaster or sheetrock. You would only need to purchase and use sheetrock if you have a large hole, or if your doing a remodel and have torn out walls, or of course have built new ones. [...]

Self Home Repair: Plumbing

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Below you will find out how everyday plumbing fixtures operate, how to repair and replace plumbing pipes and fixtures, and do your own troubleshooting. ALWAYS REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR WATER OFF AT THE MAIN WHEN REPLACING OR REPAIRING YOUR FIXTURES Soldering Copper Tools needed: Propane or Butane torch Copper pipe and tube cutter Steel wool [...]

Self Home Repair: Tile

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Tools and materials Tape Measure Tile saw Tile Cutter Chalk Line Level Carpenters Square Hammer Trowel with notches Rubber Faced Grout Float Sponges Exterior Plywood or Backer Board Tile Adhesive Tile Spacers Grout Grout Sealer Glazed vs. Unglazed Glazed