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How To : Install Dry Core basement sub floor

First, the plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) subfloor floats on a corrugated or “cleated” waterproof underlayment, so the wood never actually touches the floor. The underlayment material can be made of Styrofoam or heavy-duty polyethylene, the same material used in corrug ...more

How To : Understand how a basement sump pump works

This video is from AskMeDIY and covers how basement sump pumps work to keep your basement dry. The sump pump fits underneath the basement below the concrete slab. The sump pump in the video pumps 2,000 gallons per hour. The presenter turns the pump off to demonstrate how quick ...more

How To : Clean oil paint of paintbrushes

Keep your paintbrushes looking like new with these cleaning tips. You Will Need * Paint thinner * A clean rag * Three clean containers * A paintbrush comb * Soapy water Step 1: Prep with paint thinner The first step to cleaning oil paint off of a brush begins before you’ve ev ...more

How To : Create a wine cellar in your home

Like your significant other, fine wine deserves to be pampered. Unlike your significant other, it prefers a dark, moist, cool place. Here's how to create the perfect environment for your little pointy-headed loved ones. You Will Need * A dark, moist, naturally cool space * A ...more

How To : Install basement paneling

Paneling is so common among many American basements that we often forget that it can be installed in any part of a home. However, it is frequently used to finish the concrete walls of a basement because of its affordability, durability, and ability to make the downstairs livab ...more

How To : Deal with rats

The best way to keep rats out is by making it difficult and unappealing for them to come inside. Keep your house clean and free of anything that a rat might want to eat. Rats can fit through very small opening so go on the defensive and keep rats where they belong. Simply put ...more

How To : 11 Excellent Ways to Reuse Your Empty Coffee Cans

After you've completely emptied out your coffee can of its coffee beans, put your caffeinated high to good use by getting crafty and productive with the empty vessel that now lies before you. You can use an empty coffee can to bake bread, keep toilet paper dry on camping trip ...more

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