Making the Flashing Drip Edge with Hand Seamer

How to Replace Deck Ledger Flashing – Part 2

The HardiPlank lap siding is replaced and the ledger flashing drip edge formed with a hand seamer to complete the deck rebuild. This project is continued from How to Replace Deck Ledger Flashing – Part 1. Also see the series introduction for a description of the sagging wood deck repair. How to Replace Deck Ledger […]

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AC Evaporator Coils - Front Cover Plate Removed for Cleaning

How to Clean Inside of AC Evaporator Coils

This project shows remove the front cover plate and clean inside AC evaporator coils where dust, dirt and debris accumulate on the upwind side. This is my 12 year old coil before and after cleaning the inside: Evaporator Coil Cleaning Methods I’ve written several tutorials about cleaning AC evaporator coils: How to Clean AC Evaporator […]

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AC Evaporator Coils - Front Cover Plate Alignment with Screw Holes

Close and Seal the Evaporator Coil Case

This project is continued from AC Evaporator Coil Cleaning with Pump Sprayer and Brush. Clean the AC Condensate Drain Pan The last project was getting lengthy so I’ll describe this cleaning task now. There was a film of black dirt or mold on the sides and bottom of the plastic condensate drain pan. I cleaned […]

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Outdoor AC Condenser with Top Panel and Fan Removed for Cleaning

How to Clean and Straighten AC Condenser Coils

This project shows how to clean and straighten the outdoor air conditioner condenser coils for better efficiency and cooling. The AC condenser coils need regular maintenance and cleaning along with the indoor AC evaporator coils because the condenser unit is other half a split central air conditioner system. The purpose of the condenser coil is […]

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DELTA Shower Valve Cartridge Replacement Part # RP19804

How to Replace a Leaky Shower Valve Cartridge

The shower head developed a persistent leak that was growing worse as if the shower handle wouldn’t completely shutoff. The leak wastes water and kept the shower stall wet promoting mold and mildew growth. I traced the problem to a worn out shower valve cartridge that was 12 years old and leaking. Replacing the shower […]

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Leaking DELTA Shower Valve Cartridge Replacement

How to Remove a Leaky Shower Valve Cartridge

The old and leaky Delta Monitor Series 1300/1400 shower valve cartridge is removed in preparation for installing the new cartridge. Remember the water has been shutoff to the entire house. This project is continued from How to Replace a Leaky Shower Valve Cartridge. How to Remove a Leaky Shower Valve Cartridge Remove the Shower Valve […]

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Install DELTA Shower Valve Cartridge RP19804

How to Install a Shower Valve Cartridge

The leaky Delta Monitor Series 1300/1400 shower valve cartridge has been removed. Next I’ll clean the shower valve threads and install a new shower cartridge, bonnet nut and sleeve O-ring. This project is continued from How to Remove a Leaky Shower Valve Cartridge. Clean the Shower Valve Bonnet Nut The bonnet nut holds the cartridge […]

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