This project explains how to dissemble the P-trap to recover an item accidentally dropped down the sink drain, such a piece of jewelry. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
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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 [...]
This is the final update of the “How to finish a Basement Bathroom” project series for the Do-It-Yourself handyman or homeowner. Links to each construction phase of the project are summarized below, starting from the bare walls to the finished bathroom. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This project is continued from Part 12. The bathroom vanity and plumbing is installed in this episode of the project series. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
The other evening I stepped into the walk-in closet and was surprised to find water dripping from the ceiling. Based on the location of the rooms and walls, I quickly realized the bathtub/shower is located directly overhead and my teenage daughter was taking one of her long showers. I ran upstairs and asked my daughter [...]
This tutorial explains how to add to your existing ductwork by installing a new heating/cooling air vent to a bedroom for increased comfort. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
This is Part 5 of the series. You can find Part 4 here. I set the tile in the shower stall first, beginning with the walls so there was no worry about dropping thinset mortar on the floor. The white dots are plastic tile spacers. The Latitcrete 255 Multimax thinset does an incredible job of [...]
I bought a house with an unfinished bathroom in the basement. The builder had roughed in the electrical and plumbing connections, including the sewage basin. The remaining tasks to finish the basement bath are: Obtain a building permit. Paint the walls. Install a ceiling ventilation fan. Install a vent to the outside for the fan. [...]
This tutorial explains how to build a rope tree swing in the backyard for the kids. My daughter really enjoys it, however I made it large and strong enough to seat two adults. Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly prohibited.
The dreary vinyl wallpaper installed by the prior homeowner in the master bath had to go! Removal was straightforward, but a bit time consuming and requiring attention to detail. Here’s the “after” and “before” photos of the now bright and cheery bath. The Akita likes the new look, too! Copyright © 2013 HandymanHowTo.com Reproduction strictly [...]