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How To Replace Rotted Bathroom Sub Floor

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    One of our friends asks for some help with a bathroom repair that went bad. It seems that a fitting in their second floor bathroom was leaking so they turned the water off at the valve and removed the toilet. At that point they decided to replace the toilet and went to the store to purchase one. By the time they got back they found that the valve leaked enough water to fill their …

    How To Record Shows Off of Cable TV and Create your own TV Archive Free

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      If you are a cable tv subscriber and are considering cutting the cord because of cost and moving to an antenna I have a word of advice before you do. One thing that most people never think of when they have cable is the idea that one day they might move to Antenna only or they might go to Antenna and a Streaming Service.

      Streaming Services such as Hulu, Youtube, Amazon Prime and a few …

      How To Hand Washing Dishes Vs a Dishwasher Which Costs Less?

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        When considering buying a new dish washer or just washing your dishes in the sink the initial cost of the unit on top of the cost of running it should be an important factor.

        The benefit will be found on the size of family you have and how often you might use the dishwasher.

        If you have a young family with a few children where everyone is eating all their meals at home the time to …

        How To Remove Caulk from Bathroom Tile

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          One of our friends asks about a remodeling job they are doing. It seems that the old shower doors on the bathtub needed to be removed but when they took down the glass doors down there was a large amount of caulk that was difficult to remove. They tried their best by using a razor blade but some still remains on the surface of the tile.

          This is a typical situation in bathrooms and its …

          How To Adding a dryer vent to a brick house Should you Hire Someone?

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            One of our friends asks about a new home they are buying. It seems that the hookup for the washer and dryer are in the basement but they want to move the washer and dryer to the first floor of the home.

            This might not be an extremely difficult task for a home owner to do but there are some other considerations. The home was built in about 1900 and it is brick. It seems …

            How To Get Blueprints of your Home to use for Projects

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              If you are considering a home project that requires plans of your home you might be wondering where do you go to get them.

              If you are lucky and your home was built in the past 15 years or so the company that built your home may have included a set of plans when you bought the house. However it may cost you a few hundred dollars for a set because architects that design homes …

              How To Fix A Brick Paver Patio that has Sinking Problems

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                One of our friends just had their brick patio repaired by a contractor and after about a week and some hard rain it seems that there is some out of level and sinking problems in the center of the patio.

                He says that the patio is made from brick pavers laid in a basket weave pattern. The workers laid them on top tamped and leveled sand, and then filled sand in around them. After a …

                How To Restore an Outside Plastic Bench that is Powdery and Oxidized

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                  Today I decided I had a little extra time so I started looking for something to do to improve the front yard. Near my front door I have an Outside Bench that is made of heavy plastic. It is still in decent shape since it doesn’t see much use other than to be a place for the mailman to drop a package or once in a while I will go out and enjoy the …

                  How To Prevent Pests from Entering Your Home

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                    In this How To a friend is asking about the best way to seal their foundation and areas at ground level to help prevent pests from entering their home.

                    We have crickets and mice during the summer so we need to fill the cracks between our siding and foundation. We tried to caulk it with polyurethane caulking.

                    Well at least they made an attempt and although its pretty ugly work it may help some. Unfortunately bugs …

                    How To Tips for Saving Money when Using an Electric Stove

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                      If you grew up with a Gas Stove and have to Migrate to an Electric Stove or if you just have high costs from cooking we are going to give you a few really simple tips to save money while cooking.

                      With only a few exceptions will you find that Electric Range Cooking is up to the same service as Gas Ranges. And Cost in your area may depend on many factors so Gas may …