Best Home Repair Book
Basic Tools for New/Novice Do-It-Yourselfer
Why Light Bulbs Burn Out So Quickly
In the Dark About a Good Flashlight?
Quickly Estimating Electrical Gadget Operating Costs For Making Cost Tradeoffs
Which Cordless Drill ?
My Universal Stool
Recaulking a Shower or, a Tub-Tile Joint -- Getting a good seal is harder than you think.
Repairing Rotted Areas
Filling Holes and Gouges in Almost Any Material
Choosing the Right Glue
Water Heater Problems In Hard Water Areas
Making A Water Heater Last Forever (well... longer anyway)
Articles on Various Questions About Water Heaters, by Rheem/Ruud
All Kinds of Water Heater Facts
Toilet Training -- Lots of Stuff About the Care and Repair of Toilets
My Toilet Runs & Stops, Runs & Stops, Runs . . .
Lesson on the Slooow Flush
Cleaning the Toilet From Hell
Fixing a Sink, Lavatory, Tub or Shower Fixture
Breaking Loose A Stuck Garbage Disposal
Pipe Noises -- Do Your Pipes Bang, Wail, Moan, or Tick?
L O T S of Questions & Answers on Plumbing
Out, Out, Damn Spot
More on Carpets
Removing Oil, Rust, and Tire Marks From Concrete
What's this fuzzy white powdery/crystalline stuff that forms on my walk/brick/tile/basement walls since the astronauts came back?
Phone Numbers for Common Household Product Companies
Which Ceiling Fan? . . . . . . . . . . Stopping Fan Wobble
FLAT ROOFS -- The Most Valuable Advice You'll Find Here
My Painting Tip
Storing Leftover Paint
The Painting Tool -- Cleaning Paint Brushes
Collection of Paint Problems
More Paint Peeling Problems
Lots of Facts and Advice About Paint and Painting -- Don't miss the FAQ
Termites, Carpenter Ants, & a little bit more about bugs.
Carpenter Ants, Other Ants & Bugs
Pharaoh Ants -- called sugar ants, grease ants, kitchen ants, and house ants
Squirrels in Your Belfry
Pressure Washers -- Gas vs Electric
Removing Sticker and Tape Goo
How to Loosen a Tight Screw
How to Tighten a Loose Screw -- Fixing a Stripped or Wallered Out Screw Hole
Removing a Mirror from a Wall
Drywall = Sheetrock = Plasterboard (for the Brits)
Hanging Objects on Sheetrock (and Plaster) Walls
Repairing a Hole in Sheetrock
Matching Drywall Texture After a Repair
Recurring 'Nail Pops' in Drywall
How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling
Fixing Floor Squeaks
A Quick and Dirty Way
A More Professional Way
Programmable Thermostats -- Do They Also Bake Bread?
A/C or Central Heating Questions? Here's A Texas Site For You
Water Levels -- Making and Using the Worlds Most Accurate Level
Understanding Deck and Fence Fasteners (screws)
Duct Tape Ain't for Ducts (or hamsters)
Trivia Break --Here's How a Dimmer Switch Works
Garage Door Stuff
Choosing a Garage Door Opener
Choosing A New Garage Door
Replacing A Broken Garage Door Spring
Lots of People Ask About Problems With Genie Garage Door Openers
A Few Ask About Stanley Openers
Even Fewer Ask About Chamberlain or LiftMaster
Home improvement is one of America's favorite pastimes. As a nation,
we want to make dramatic differences in a relatively short period of time.
That's why we choose remodeling. In fact, that is the power of remodeling
- being able to change your house into a dream home.