Water Damaged Drywall Ceiling Repair - Second Cut with the Jab Saw

How to Repair Drywall Ceiling Water Damage

Water damaged drywall ceiling repair options with step by step instructions for replacing the damaged section and finishing the drywall. Water from the leaky shower drain dripped onto the basement drywall ceiling causing a fair amount of water damage. What appeared to be a simple stain on the finished ceiling is actually a hole on […]

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Attic Air Handler Components

How to Clean AC Evaporator Coils

Photo tutorial showing how to clean AC evaporator coils with no-rinse spray foam cleaner for routine seasonal maintenance. If you’re not comfortable cleaning the AC evaporator coils yourself at least you’ll what’s needed when calling a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) professional. Central Air Conditioner Routine Maintenance Routine inspection and maintenance is very important […]

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Leaky Shower Drain Repair FS

How to Fix a Leaky Shower Drain

How to fix a leaky shower drain by tracing the water stain on the ceiling to the shower, take apart the drain and replace the cracked shower drain body and rubber gasket. The repair cost about $30 for new parts. How to Fix a Leaky Shower Drain I noticed a water stain on the drywall […]

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Netflix Watch Instantly on TV FS

How to Watch Netflix Instantly on your HDTV

This tutorial explains how to watch Netflix Instantly on your HDTV by connecting your computer to the TV. I subscribe to Netflix and mostly watch DVDs on the plasma HDTV. Watching Netflix on a tablet or PC is nice, but there are times when I’d like to take advantage of Netflix’s “watch instantly” streaming internet […]

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Cat6 Ethernet Jack Punchdown Wiring

How to Wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Jack

This project shows how to fish cable and wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet jack for a home network. I’ve been upgrading my network and decided to switch from Cat5e to Cat6 cable for all new installs. Cat5e supports a maximum of 1 Gigabit/sec whereas Cat6 supports 10 Gigabits/sec speed and is future-proof for multi-Gigabit Internet […]

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Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Plug with Strain Relief Boot

How to Wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Plug

How to wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet plug for a home network photo tutorial. This project is continued form How to Wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Jack. How to Wire a Cat6 RJ45 Ethernet Plug After fishing Ethernet cable from the attic and wiring a new Cat6 RJ45 wall jack, I needed to terminate the […]

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Exterior Door Frame Jamb - Probing Rotted Wood

How to Repair a Rotted Exterior Door Frame

This project shows how to repair a rotted exterior door frame by sawing out the rotted section and splicing a new section of door jamb. The repair cost about $100 in materials for a new door jamb, brick mould, weatherstripping, door corner seal and caulk. Door frames commonly rot at the bottom corner where it […]

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Rotted Exterior Door Frame - Fitting Splice Repair Section

Rotted Exterior Door Frame Splice Repair

A new section of jamb is installed to to repair the rotted door frame. This project is continued from How to Repair a Rotted Exterior Door Frame. Rotted Exterior Door Frame Splice Repair I purchased a new exterior door frame leg (door jamb) to cut off the end for the repair splice: The front side […]

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Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite Network Diagram

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite SOHO Network Design

This project describes the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite, EdgeSwitch 24 and UniFi Access Point network design for a SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) network. Home networks are rapidly becoming more complex and taking on the characteristics of small enterprise networks. My network has almost 30 IP connected devices ranging from PCs to smart TVs to Internet of […]

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Home Network Migration from WiFi Router to EdgeRouter Lite

Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite SOHO Network Configuration

This project explains the factory new Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite SOHO network configuration with firewall rules and VLANs. As described in the project introduction, I created my SOHO network design diagram before taking the EdgeRouter Lite (ER3) out of the box: To view and save the full size network diagram from a desktop browser: Click on […]

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Ubiquiti Edgeroute Lite - WAN_IN and WAN_LOCAL Firewall Rules

EdgeRouter Lite SOHO Network Firewall Rules

The EdgeRouter Lite SOHO network firewall rules are explained in detail. This project is continued from Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite SOHO Network Configuration. Also see the project introduction for network requirements, logical and physical network design. My network design diagram is: The EdgeRouter Lite print configuration and CLI commands were discussed in the previous project. Now […]

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Earth Contact Products LLC - Foundation Repair Bracket

Sagging Porch Foundation Repair with Helical Piers

This project explains how a sagging front porch foundation is repaired by raising with helical piers. Porch Foundation Failure Signs The right side of my front porch was sinking over time and growing worse. The gutter installers commented the porch roof was unusually sloped by a couple of inches as they pitched the gutters. Compare […]

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