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By Jerri Farris

An necessary advisor for homeowners and renters alike, this useful little e-book will assist you wear a brand new rest room seat, swap an air filter out, unclog a drain, caulk a sink, patch a gap within the wall, swap a lock, exchange washing machine hoses, and masses extra.

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By Jerri Farris

An necessary advisor for homeowners and renters alike, this useful little e-book will assist you wear a brand new rest room seat, swap an air filter out, unclog a drain, caulk a sink, patch a gap within the wall, swap a lock, exchange washing machine hoses, and masses extra.

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V Patch minor damage in carpet. Small burns and stains don’t have to spoil your carpet. To fix it, you need a carpet scrap and a handful of things from a home center or carpet retailer: an inexpensive “cookie-cutter” tool, double-stick carpet tape, and seam adhesive. Use the tool to cut a patch from the carpet scrap. Next, center the cutter over the stain, press down, and twist. Don’t push too hard—you want to cut the carpet but not the pad. Cut a piece of double-stick carpet tape that spans the hole; remove the backing, and press the tape in place.

A heat gun, for example, isn’t necessary for a basic toolbox. Before investing in a tool like this, check with a local rental.  h Stairs v Stop stairs from squeaking by nailing down the tread. Beneath a set of stairs, notched boards called stringers provide support for the treads, the boards you walk on. Like other parts of a floor, stringers can shrink, swell, or get worn. When a stringer doesn’t fit Tread snugly against the tread, Risers the step can squeak. To fix this problem, add a couple of nails to secure the treads to the stringers.

A screw extractor isn’t very expensive, but it’s worth its weight in gold. h PAINTING WALLS Okay, I admit that painting a wall the right way takes longer than ten minutes. To make this project less overwhelming, it’s been broken up into smaller ten-minute tasks on prepping walls, painting techniques, preparing equipment, and cleaning up right. When it comes to painting, the three most important tasks are preparation, preparation, and preparation—so let’s start there. After all, a coat of paint isn’t going to cover dents, cracks, or ridges in the joint compound.

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