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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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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Porch Foundation Repair - Driving Helical Pier

Porch Foundation Repair – Helical Pier Installation

ECP helical piers are installed under the porch foundation before raising the foundation. This project is continued from Sagging Porch Foundation Repair with Helical Piers. Call Before You Dig – Mark the Utilities I contracted with Atlas Piers of Atlanta, Inc. to repair the porch foundation. Atlas contacted the “Call Before You Dig” 811 service […]

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Porch Foundation Lifting using Helical Piers and 25 Ton Hydraulic Ram

Porch Foundation Repair – Jacking with Helical Piers

Three helical piers and brackets have been installed under the sagging porch foundation. The Atlas Piers crew is ready to jack up the porch! This project is continued from Porch Foundation Repair – Helical Pier Installation. The problem overview and project introduction is explained in Sagging Porch Foundation Repair with Helical Piers. Helical Foundation Piers Recall […]

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Pressure Grouting after Foundation Repair - Soil Stabilization and Void Filling

Porch Foundation Repair – Cement Pressure Grouting

This project explains the cement pressure grouting process to stabilize the soil and fill voids after jacking up the porch foundation. My front porch foundation had settled several inches due to insufficient backfill compaction when the house was built. Raising the foundation left a large void under the foundation, porch slab and sidewalk that needed […]

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Tamarack Perfect Balance In-Door Return Air Pathway - Plastic Vent and Honeycomb Baffle

Tamarack Perfect Balance In-Door Return Air Pathway Review

The Tamarack Perfect Balance In-Door Return Air Pathway installs in the bottom of an interior door to pressure balance a room for better heating and cooling. I installed the Tamarack return air vent because the finished basement bedroom only had a supply air vent but no return vent. This caused the room to become pressurized […]

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