How to Hammer a Nail Without Hurting Yourself

[ad_1] Sometimes, hammering a nail into a wall can be hazardous, especially if it’s a small nail. Here’s the Simple Solution to prevent injury. (DepositPhotos) When nailing in a tight spot, such as a corner near a wall, it can be hard to hold the nail in place in order to drive it. Here are […]

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How to Build a Grill Shelter

[ad_1] How-To Videos Video Playback Not Supported By: Thomas Boni A grill shelter provides additional architectural interest and protects your grill from the elements. How to Build a Grill Shelter There’s nothing like grilling outside with family and friends, but you also want to protect that grill from the elements. Rather than leave this grill […]

Tips to Enjoy Outdoor Living at its Finest

[ad_1] Videos Video Playback Not Supported By: Thomas Boni Danny Lipford, host of Today’s Homeowner, shares deck and yard maintenance tips to enhance your outdoor living. If you want to enjoy outdoor living at its finest, you need to have a clean deck and beautiful landscaping. Wood decks require a lot of maintenance to keep […]

How to Build Wood Steps on a Deck

[ad_1] DIY Projects Video Playback Not Supported By: Danny Lipford When building stairs or steps for a deck: Make sure all of the step risers are the same height, and all the step treads the same width to avoid a tripping hazard. The rise of each step is determined by the height of the landing […]

How to Level a Subfloor to Prepare for New Flooring

[ad_1] Using floor patching compound to level a subfloor. No matter what kind of flooring you’re installing, it’s important to make sure the surface beneath it is level, smooth, and flat. Most subfloors will have low spots that require filling with floor patching compound. After the floor patch compound has hardened, the subfloor is sanded […]

Portable Generator Features Carbon Monoxide Sensor

[ad_1] Best New Products Video Playback Not Supported By: Jodi Marks Ryobi’s Easy Start portable generator keeps you connected and protected with its carbon monoxide detector. Portable generators are great to have around when the power goes out. But one of the biggest concerns with people using these things is carbon monoxide poisoning. That’s why […]

Protect Your Home with AFCI Outlets

[ad_1] Videos Video Playback Not Supported By: Danny Lipford Arc-fault circuit interrupter outlets interrupt power when they detect hazards such as nails inadvertently driven into wires, loose electrical connections or power cords accidentally damaged by furniture or pets. Almost 50 percent of home electrical fires are preventable with AFCIs, according to the Consumer Product Safety […]

Do It! How to Paint Exterior Bricks

[ad_1] How-To Videos Video Playback Not Supported By: Thomas Boni Use an airless sprayer and follow it up with a paintbrush to make quick work of painting a brick home. If you want to transform your home’s exterior and boost curb appeal, one option is to paint it. To get this brick home ready for […]

How to Clean Hardened Paintbrushes Naturally

[ad_1] Simple Solutions Video Playback Not Supported By: Joe Truini Pouring hot vinegar over a paintbrush to soften hardened paint. Hardened paint can often be remove from a paintbrush naturally using household vinegar. Here’s how. Cleaning Hardened Paintbrush with Vinegar Place the paintbrush in a disposable aluminum baking pan. Heat vinegar up in a pot […]

How to Make a Cupcake Pan Organizer

[ad_1] Simple Solutions Video Playback Not Supported By: Joe Truini The problem with storing fasteners in a shoebox or coffee can is that it creates a mess and makes it hard to find anything. Instead, use a cupcake pan and separate your washers, nuts and screws so that they are easy to find. To prevent […]

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