How to Install a Dishwasher Where There Was None

Proper hookup and an understanding of repair procedures will ensure a long life for your dishwasher. A dishwasher uses the hot water supply only, and needs to be installed as close as possible to the kitchen sink to be able to tap into the hot-water supply line and the sink’s drain. Be sure of the … Read moreHow to Install a Dishwasher Where There Was None

How to Install a Sprinkler System

Two installations to help make outdoor water use more convenient. In warm weather, property maintenance requires a ready supply of water and a convenient source for it. Installing extra outdoor faucets makes lawn and garden watering more efficient. You can also go one step further and install an inground sprinkler system. Installing an outdoor bib … Read moreHow to Install a Sprinkler System

Bathroom Installation and Renovation

Bathroom Installation Follow these steps to modernize your bathtub and shower. You may have a bathtub that isn’t enclosed by three walls; your tub may be lacking a shower; or you may simply want to replace a badly damaged bathtub. Whatever your needs, you can modernize your bathroom by installing a built-in bathtub/shower enclosure, using … Read moreBathroom Installation and Renovation

Washing Machine Installation

Washing Machine Installation Installing a clothes washer is as easy as one, two, three… A clothes washer needs three plumbing connections. It comes equipped with a hot-water hose, cold-water hose and drainage hose. The water hoses have female thread connectors that can be attached directly to the faucets on the laundry sink. However, to minimize … Read moreWashing Machine Installation

New Toilet Installation – How to Install DIY Manual

New Toilet Installation Ensure a water-tight seal when replacing a toilet. Although toilets are large fixtures, they aren’t difficult to replace. If you buy a replacement toilet with the same rough-in measurement as the existing fixture, then you should have little problem connecting the toilet to the existing system. The rough-in measurement is the distance … Read moreNew Toilet Installation – How to Install DIY Manual

Types of Wall Anchors – How to Pick Right Wall Fastener

Types of Wall Anchors There’s a huge variety of wall fasteners available. Some are designed for solid walls, some for hollow walls. Choosing the right one will ensure that whatever you’re fastening stays there. Two things will decide which type of wall fastener you need; the first is the strength of hold you require — … Read moreTypes of Wall Anchors – How to Pick Right Wall Fastener

Fireplace Repair and Maintenance

Fireplace Repair and Chimney Maintenance Fireplaces and woodstoves can be an effective secondary heat source for your home if energy-efficient equipment is used. Although fireplaces were once considered a major source of heat for the home, they are now used mainly for decorative purposes and as supplementary heat sources. Unless your fireplace uses the latest energy-efficient … Read moreFireplace Repair and Maintenance

Construction Nails – How to Choose the Right One

Construction Nails – How to Choose the Right One Secure fastening involves the use of the right nail, screw or hinge. There’s a proper fastener to use for any fastening job. There are a number of nails, hinges and screws on the market. Many have a specific use. This chapter is a guide to help you … Read moreConstruction Nails – How to Choose the Right One

Screw Types Explained – How to Choose the Right Screw

Screw Types Screws provide heavy-duty fastening, are stronger than nails and have the added advantage of being removable. If the proper techniques are followed, wood screws are easy to assemble and will form a tight, permanent join. Although there are several different types of screws used for specific purposes, the most common wood screw types … Read moreScrew Types Explained – How to Choose the Right Screw