Garage Doors Spring

How To : Replace your garage door torsion spring

Did your garage door torsion spring break? After 12 years, one of mine did. This DIY Clinic video shows how to replace it yourself in just a few hours. Part 1 of 3 - How to Replace your garage door torsion spring. Part 2 of 3 - How to Replace your garage door torsion spring. ...more

How To : Install a garage door and opener

Installing a new garage door and opener may seem daunting at first, but if you take your time and do the job step-by-step, it's a good weekend project. It will take from nine to 12 hours for most doors, then another two to four hours for the opener. You will need help for some ...more

How To : Repair a garage door opener

Electric garage doors are a great convenience -- until, of course, they break. The bad news: a dozen things could be to blame. The good news: many are easy to fix yourself. Watch this video to learn how to repair your garage door opener. # Warning Working with electricity is ...more

How To : Insulate your garage doors

This video looks at ways to insulate garage doors to help keep the shop cool in the summer, and warm in the winter. The best way to do this is to insulate the garage doors. This shows you the choices looked at, the pluses and minuses of each, and why the final option was chosen.

How To : Select the ideal garage doors

Ideal garage doors have four things in common. They're beautiful, durable, easy to maintain and well insulated. To discover how to find your ideal garage door host Meghan Carter visited Clopay to get the insiders tips for selecting the best type of garage door for your home.

How To : Paint Your Car's Interior for a Two-Tone Look

Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more

How To : Install a garage door opener for your car

Having a garage door opener installed makes life much easier for you and your family members. With so many garage doors out there, opening it by hand can be difficult and result in serious injury. Having an opener installed, helps prevent any injuries from taking place and won ...more

How To : Prevent your child from falling

What you can do to your stairs, windows, and furniture to protect your child from falls. Never leave baby on furniture, make windows childproof, install gates by staircases, remove cushions and sharp edge furniture, secure heavy furniture and install reverse motion sensors on ...more

How To : Wake up your plants for spring

Have you ever wondered how to revive a dying plant after a long winter? Well, most plants actually hybernate and, with a few simple tricks, you can easily wake up your plants for spring. If you've stored any plants in your basement or in your garage over the winter, it's time ...more

How To : Prepare your lawn mower for winter

As you shove your lawn mower into the garage for the last time this year, here is some advice that will save you time and money next spring. Allen Smith takes you through the steps to prepare your lawn mower for winter.

How To : Clean a patio screen door

You don’t need to be handy to clean your patio screen door. Cleaning can be done quickly and easily in a few simple steps. You Will Need * A screwdriver * A utility brush * A small vacuum cleaner * A spray lubricant * A steel wool pad * Grease-cutting detergent * Silicone lubr ...more

News : 24 hour flash back items

This week Farmville is revisiting some old themes for 24 hours each. Tuesday 8/17 Tuscan Wedding Items available again. This looks like the same image as yesterday's mystery game but the time limit has been extended. Monday Day 8 8/15 - 8/16 at 9pm PDT Love stuff! Get ...more

How To : Pick the lock on a garage door

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to pick the lock of a garage door. It is not recommended for users to learn this technique to use to open other people's garage doors to break in someone's home or steal their possessions. The tools needed for this technique are a L-ke ...more

How To : Install an electric garage door

In this online video series learn how to install electric garage doors from licensed engineer and licensed home inspector Drew Finn as he demonstrates electrical garage door installation including: mounting the door bracket, attaching the rail to the head, installing the drive ...more

How To : Prevent home invasions

Keep you and your family safe by equipping your home to prevent home invasion. Discourage home invasions by being cautious and making a break-in more difficult. Have a plan in the case your home is invaded. The best defense against a home invasion is careful planning. You Wi ...more

Oops : Some Security Doors Can Be "Picked" with Canned Air

Security researcher Samy Kamkar, best known for his MySpace Worm, and most recently for his online calculator that can help you crack any Master Lock combination, is at it again. This time he's figured out how to break into security doors that have a motion-sensing egress syst ...more

How To : Install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door

Learn how to install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door in this free video series on construction and home repair and maintenance. Part 1 of 22 - How to Install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door. Install exterior weatherstripping on a garage door - Part 2 of 2 ...more

How To : Replace a garage entry door

Watch these home remodeling instructions to help you learn how to replace a garage entry door in this free home improvement video series. Part 1 of 20 - How to Replace a garage entry door. Replace a garage entry door - Part 2 of 20. Click through to watch this video on expertv ...more

How To : Install a garage door opener

A garage door opener has become an almost indispensable part of modern life. It offers an overwhelming number of convenience and safety features that will make you wonder how you lived without one for so long. On a rainy night, the last thing you want to do is climb out of you ...more

How To : Install your garage door safely

This video is from FusionNW and discusses Garage Door safety. First, the presenter disconnects the garage door from the lifting mechanism. He then moves the door up and down to check for balance and any rough areas. Next, the presenter moves on to test the reversing mechanism. ...more

How To : Easily weather seal your garage door

If you have a garage door attached to your home, it's important to know that it's a space that needs proper insulation as well. Not doing so can lead to a room that is cold to walk into and can cause other rooms in your home to become cold as well. In this next tutorial, you'l ...more

How To : Mount a garage door opener

Check out this video to learn how to install a garage door opener. Take advice from the guy with the cool accent. Mount a garage door opener. Click through to watch this video on discovery.com

How To : Save energy by insulating a garage door

The garage is the largest uninsulated part of the home. Make your garage energy efficient and help cut heating and cooling bills with a little insulation. Watch this how to video and learn how easy it is to use reflective foil or foam core to keep the effects of the weather ou ...more

How To : Add and install a garage door opener

Locked out of your house? Well make your life easier with a code sensitive garage door opener. This is a simple step to install a garage door opener. He shows where it should go and how to just use a screwdriver to install it. Add and install a garage door opener. Click throug ...more

How To : Build a laser motion sensor mouse trap

Mice, cute as they may be, are an unwelcome visitor in many a home. This video tutorial provides step by step instructions on how to hack a wireless electronic laser mouse trap from an automatic garage door opener and a computer mouse. Find out where those little pests are goi ...more

How To : Program the HomeLink setup in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to program the HomeLink setup in a 2010 Prius. This can be programmed to operate any HomeLink compatible device. Up to three devices can be operated from the vehicle. To program a garage door opener, simply press both the remote and home link but ...more

How To : Make a door alarm using a rat trap

In order to make a door alarm out of a mouse trap, you will need the following materials: a mouse trap, a clamp, 2 screws, caps, a piece of string, scissors, a screw driver, a drill bit, a hex-head screw, an a piece of aluminum from a soda pop can. Drill a hole in the mousetr ...more

How To : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Use HomeLink in the 2010 Toyota 4Runner

This video tutorial shows you how to use the HomeLink feature in the new 2010 Toyota 4Runner. HomeLink can be used to control your garage door from a remote control inside your car. Depending on the make and model of your garage door, what you have to do is take your normal re ...more

How To : Remove the wires from a 'Trap Door' power switch

Removing wires from a 'trap door' switch can be a bit tricky to do and of course you don't want to just yank them out. If you get yourself a thin pick to fit into the holes and just circle the wire to hit a spring you need to push down in order to release the wire.

How To : Make a spring swag with silk flowers

A swag is the perfect accessory to decorate a door, hang over a mirror, or use as an Easter centerpiece. In this video tutorial, Dana Plazyk of Flowers by Design shows you how easy it is to put one together using tulips, forsythia and lilacs.

How To : Build and install a cheap dumbwaiter in your home

Home improvement expert Danny Lipford shows how to build and install a cheap dumbwaiter in your home in this video tutorial. Danny constructs a simple dumbwaiter using a garage door opener. Unlike expensive commercial models, this dumbwaiter only cost around $300, and it’s gr ...more

News : Shhh, Don't Tell the Neighbors

This is one serious secret door. In fact, you can hardly call it a door, being it is the entire exterior of a house(!) "Our home sits on a small private grass airstrip on the shores of Lake Harney in Florida. This side faces the taxi way and the other side Lake Harney. At thi ...more

News : Quick and Dirty Tips to Venues

Don't you hate Googling or Yelping venues just to find the answer to a simple question? Well look no further, this guide has all you need to know about your favorite venues. Simple and to the point. Club Nokia 800 West Olympic Blvd. Suite A335 Los Angeles, CA 90015 (Go up th ...more

How To : Choose the safest possible parking space

Cars are expensive to buy, replace or repair. Check out this video and learn how to avoid the most statistically dangerous parking areas. There is no guarantee that no one will touch your vehicle, but by take precautions you are much less likely to be targeted. You Will Need * ...more

Propagate! HowTo : Make Many Plants From One

Spring is coming around the corner, and what better to welcome it through the door than houseplants? Design Sponge posts a simple tutorial on plant propagation, the natural process of using plant cuttings to produce more plants. Surprisingly easy (and cheap). You will need: ...more

How To : Reduce your risk of allergies

Learn how to reduce your risk of allergies. Transform your home into a sanctuary for your eyes, nose, and throat by reducing the risk of allergies. You Will Need * A broom * A dust pan * A wet rag or duster * Cleaning products * Plastic covers for furniture * A vacuum with ...more

How to Pick Locks : Unlocking Pin and Tumbler Deadbolts

Lock picking is defined by locksmiths as "the art of opening a lock without the key". There's many ways to accomplish this, but I'm specifically interested in using a lock pick set. Since locks vary in shapes and size, it's better to stick with just one kind of lock at first. ...more

How To : Get rid of bed bugs

It truly is hard to sleep tight when the bed bugs bite, since these insidious creatures are very real, and very nasty. You’ll have to be persistent to get rid of them. Step 1: Know your enemy Know your bed bugs. They’re flat, oval-shaped, wingless, brownish—but will swell and ...more

News : Bat Cave in San Francisco

What do you do when you desperately need to put a parking garage into the bottom floor of your Victorian apartment building, but the city's Department of Planning says "No". The simple and expensive answer: Create an elaborate secret garage door. If you own a pretty building, ...more

Walkthrough The Saboteur : Act 1, M16: Viva Vengeance

Think Indian Jones when you play this mission on The Saboteur for the Xbox 360. The sixteenth mission in Act 1: Viva Le Vengeance is when you need to head into the church to drop off the chest, which seems to contain the suitcase from Pulp Fiction. Time for the dramatic climax ...more

How To : Clean and sanitize the kitchen

Looking to give your kitchen a good cleaning this spring? Don't go out and spend a ton of money on sanitizing sprays and cleaning equipment. Cleaning and sanitizing your kitchen is easy, effective, and inexpensive, because everything you need is likely in your kitchen! You Wi ...more

How To : Build a garden tool shed

he age-old “shtick” about a rake handle smacking you in the face when you step on the teeth isn't funny. It's happened to me more than once. One of the problems is improperly storing rakes, hoes, shovels and other long-handled tools. They can be hung up in a garage or garden s ...more

How To : Create a Bump Key to Open Any Door

Lockpicking is a skill that takes years upon years to master. Locks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but have common ground in how they work. Most cylinder locks have "tumblers," which are metallic cylindrical objects that sit vertically to the actual locking mechanism. ...more

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