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How to Maintain a Wood Deck - Feartured

Wood decks require routine maintenance to keep up their attractive, natural appearance. Follow these easy steps to keep your wood deck looking like new, year after year.

How to Repair Window or Door Screens

Replacing torn or damaged screens in an aluminum or wooden window or door is an easy project.
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How to Repair Wooden Shingles

Broken or rotten shingles should be repaired to keep a home protected against the elements.
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How to Replace a Casement Window

Casement windows, windows that are attached to their frame by one or more hinges and usually have cranks, can need replacing over time due to wear and weathering. Here we replace a casement window and the shingles surrounding it.
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How to Replace a Ceiling Light

Installing a new ceiling light fixture can greatly improve a room's aesthetics and illumination.
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How to Replace a Damaged Deck Board

Wood decks can weather, crack and splinter. Use these steps to replace a damaged deck board.
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How to Replace a Filter for a Forced Air Heating System

Replacing an old filter can save as much as 5 percent on your heating costs.
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How to Replace a Frozen Outdoor Faucet with a Freeze-Proof One

Freeze-proof outdoor faucets are the best replacement option in areas prone to freezing and low temperatures. The project requires drilling and soldering, so be sure you are confident taking on the project.
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How to Replace a Kitchen Faucet

Replace an existing single-handle faucet with a new model that matches your sink configuration.
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How to Replace a Leaky Valve

A corroded shutoff valve can start to leak. Consider replacing the valve to save water and prevent water damage.
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How to Replace a Lockset and Door Knob

It's easy to replace an old, scratched door handle and lockset with a new model that is sized and handed to match your current lockset.
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How to Replace a Motion Sensor Light

Replacing an outdoor lighting fixture with a motion activated spotlight can conserve energy and increase home security.
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How to Replace a Screen Door

Old screen doors can become damaged or out of style with the rest of the house. Replacement screen doors can solve these problems.
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How to Replace a Threshold on an Exterior Door

Replace the threshold of an exterior door when it shows signs of rot or deterioration. Rotten wooden casings and the riser may need to be replaced as well.
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How to Replace a Toilet

Replacing a toilet is an easy job that requires basic tools and skills and can usually be accomplished in under an hour.
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How to Replace a Toilet Flush Valve

Replacing the flush valve is an easy, efficient way to stop leaking and save thousands of gallons of water per year.
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How to Replace a Window Weight

Old windows have counter-weight ropes that can weather and break. Replacing these ropes is necessary for proper window performance.
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How to Replace an Interior Door

Interior doors can become damaged, difficult to operate or old-fashioned compared to the rest of the décor. Replacing an interior door is a one-day project for one or two people.
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How to Replace an Outlet

Outlets should be checked periodically for wear, cracks or other signs that they should be replaced.
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How to Replace Broken Glass in a Window

Replace a broken windowpane with new glass.
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How to Replace Old Washer Hoses

Replace old washing machine hoses with stainless-steel ones to protect against leaks and deterioration.
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How to Repoint Bricks in a Wall

It takes only a few tools and some mortar to make an old brick wall look like new.
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How to Secure Furniture to the Wall

Use safety brackets to secure heavy furniture to the wall and prevent accidental injury to children.
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How to Sharpen a Chisel

A sharp chisel is an essential woodworking tool and will cut easily and cleanly across a grain. Here is how to sharpen one properly.
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How to Sharpen a Lawn Mower Blade

Sharpening a dull lawn mower blade will save you the trouble and money of buying a new one and cut your grass more effectively.
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How to Soundproof Your Studio for a Better Podcast

The popularity of video and audio podcasts has drawn attention to the value of good acoustics and the importance of soundproofing the space you record in. Large, ‘echo-y’ rooms make the audio hard to understand and difficult to listen to. In addition to the sound that moves to the camera directly, other sound waves travel from the point of origin out to reflective surfaces and back again. These reflections mix with the direct sound and distort the sound’s clarity. The solution is to use sound-absorbing materials to capture reflections and prevent them from being recorded during the podcast. When properly installed, these specially designed sound-absorbent materials trap reflected sound waves, resulting in a clearer audio for your podcast. To achieve these results, we installed Owens Corning QuietZone® Noise Control Batts and SOLSERENE® Fabric Ceiling System to the ceiling above the workspace, to the wall behind the workspace and to three movable sound absorbing panels, which can be rolled into place, as needed. Here’s how to do it.
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How to Tape and Finish Drywall Seams

Smooth, taped seams give walls a finished look. Whether you use paper or adhesive tape for your walls, the taping and finishing methods are the same.
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How to Trim a Tree

Whether cutting storm-damaged branches and dead limbs, regulating growth or shaping a tree for aesthetic purposes, regular trimming is important to promoting a healthy, good-looking tree.
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How to Tune Up a Lawn Mower

A well-maintained lawn mower is easier to operate and will last longer.
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How to Tune Up Central and Window Air Conditioners

A well-maintained air conditioner will run more efficiently, saving you money on utility bills.
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How to Unclog a Blocked Tub Drain

Tub drains may clog from time to time, but unclogging them is an easy process with a few quick solutions.
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