This tutorial explains how to diagnose and repair a broken fuel line for a Gravely ZT1640 lawn mower (Model #915034) that ran briefly, quit and wouldn’t start. The spark plug, air cleaner and fuel lines are checked until the problem is found and repaired. The mower is about 4.5 years old, has about 280 hours [...]
This article explains how to install a floodlight by running new electrical wiring and mounting the light under the soffit. The light could be controlled by a standard on/off switch, however I choose to wire it into my Insteon home automation system for remote control. The floodlight is the “slaved” unit in the wiring diagram [...]
This project is continued from Part 2. Insulate the Crawlspace The home builder cut corners and failed to insulate the rear wall of the crawlspace behind bedroom closet. Now that I’ve got an access panel it’ll be easy to insulate the wall with R-13 kraft-faced fiberglass insulation. I purchased two rolls of Ownens Corning insulation [...]
This project is continued from Part 1. Saw the Plywood Access Panel The dimensions for the access panel are: Rough drywall opening: 33 inches high x 20 inches wide Plywood panel: 35 inches high x 22 inches wide This allows for a 1 inch weather seal around the perimeter of the plywood panel to cover [...]
This project shows how I made a drywall access panel out of plywood large enough to step through to gain access to the narrow cavity behind the wall to run electrical wiring and insulate the closet. The drywall access panel is one of several home improvements I’ve made to this bedroom over the garage. You [...]
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In the early 1990′s, I bought a home in south Florida and did the usual routine of hiring a Home Inspection company. Home Inspectors are worth every penny and among the many items they examine, will check the heating and cooling operation of the air conditioning units – air temperatures and general condition of the [...]
The house was a bit warm so I set the temperature a couple of degrees lower on the thermostat. A short while later, I noticed that no air was coming from the registers and the outside compressor unit wasn’t running. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
The bottom weatherstrip (or door sweep) on the kitchen door was worn out after 8+ years of daily use. I noticed the problem when wind driven rainwater leaked under the door. The weatherstrip needs to be snug against the door threshold for a good seal, and it wears out over time as it gets worked [...]
My daughter’s bedroom needed more light than the two small dormer windows could supply. To solve the problem, I installed a Solatube 290 DS skylight. The Solatube tubular skylight – or sun tunnel – that is relatively easy to install, has a slim profile and does a fantastic job at delivering natural light to a [...]