Gutters

How To : Apply an ulnar gutter cast

This medical how-to video illustrates how to properly apply an ulnar gutter cast to a patient. To carry out this procedure you will need web roll, three inch plaster slabs, rolled gauze and a bucket of warm water. Follow along with this video and learn the proper technique for ...more

How To : Pressure wash soffits and gutters

A pressure washer can help keep soffits and gutters clean and looking their best. Watch this Home & Garden how-to video to learn how easy it is to keep your soffits and gutters clean with a pressure washer. Don't let dirty gutters ruin the appearance of your home. Pressure was ...more

How To : Install gutter screens with Lowe's

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to install gutter screens. The materials required for this task are: tape measure, tin snips, drill with bits and sheet metal screws. Begin by measuring the gutter to determine how many screens to buy. Start at one end of the gutter an ...more

How To : Choose a leaf proof gutter with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to choose a leaf proof gutter. Steps: 1 Slide putty knife under roof shingles that are stuck down. 2 Insert gutter protector underneath the shingles, making sure it covers the front edge of gutter. 3 Fasten gutter protector to ...more

How To : Install gutter guards for less mess

In this tutorial, we learn how to install a gutter guard. First, clean out your gutters of any rocks or leaves that may be inside of them. Next, gran the gutter guard and place it between your roof and the gutter. Gutter guard is a mesh type of metal that is flexible and easy ...more

How To : Fix a leaky gutter

Tim Carter shows how to fix a leaky gutter. Watch the video for best results.The gutter seal material is easy to work with. It can be spread with a twig or stick and it sticks tight to the gutter. Your leak at that joint will be solved.Watch the video for best results.

How To : Clean gutters and downspouts with tips from Lowe's

Gutter maintenance is not the funnest household chore, but it is essential in preserving your home. Lowe's has a few tips for you to start clearing out your gutters. You'll need a ladder, a bucket to clear out the debris, a trowel of some kind for scooping out the gutter gunk, ...more

How To : Clean and flush gutters

Cleaning gutters is really not that hard. Get out your ladder and position it so that you can reach the gutters. Start by removing all the big stuff such as twigs and bigger sticks that have gotten into the gutter. These bigger items can be removed with your hands. What is lef ...more

How To : Clean and repair gutters with Lowe's

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean and repair gutters with Mike Kraft. Damaged gutters can mean leaking roofs with water dripping everywhere. To fix this, you will need: buckets, a shovel, gutter sealant, a trowel, wire hooks, garden hose, nozzle, and gloves. First, place ...more

How To : Clean your gutters around your house

Maybe one of the hardest jobs you can do around the house is cleaning the gutters. When cleaning the gutters by hand, you have to constantly keep moving the ladder to get to the various spots of the gutter which contain a mess. If not done properly, the gutters can get clogged ...more

How To : Check and see if your have clogged gutters

Having clogged gutters outside your home is no fun. Not only can it be a pain to clean, but it can also be something that leads extensive damage and possibly the replacement of certain parts. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to check and see if you even have clogged gutte ...more

How To : Replace your home's gutters

If you own a home with beat down and rusty gutters, it may be time to replace them with new ones. Gutters are important during the winter time by helping collect any water that can seep or leak into your home, causing water damage. They're not too difficult to replace and can ...more

How To : Diagnose a gutter defect

Bob Fenwick shows us how to determine where a gutter leak is originating and what may be causing the problem, as well as how to correct it.

How To : Clean your gutters

Removing the gunk from a gutter but with proper methodically will ensure a clean job and keep you safe while doing activity on top of a ladder. Don’t let this chore get you down, with a little work you’ll have free flowing gutters all season. Clean your gutters in late spring ...more

How To : Understand & use gutter guard

In this video you'll learn everything you need to have and how to use and understand your gutter guard. Tracy shows you all the different type of gutter guards, plastic, powder coated metal, galvanized mesh, the ridged mesh, and your hechhog piping. It takes you from everythin ...more

How To : Use a pop rivet tool

Tim Carter demonstrates how a pop rivet tool works to connect two pieces of thin metal. Some projects, such as working on your aluminum gutters, will require you to connect two pieces of thin metal. An effective method is the use of a pop rivet gun. Most pop rivet tools come ...more

News : Florida & Texas Could Become Zika Hotspots in the US

To much of the United States, Zika seems like a tropical disease that causes horrible problems in other countries but is nothing to be worried about stateside. It may make you rethink your beach vacation abroad, but not much more than that. However, if you live in Florida or T ...more

How To : Survive an Icy Walkway Without Falling

The months of constant snowfall and freezing temperatures seems endless once the excitement of the first snowfall fades, and you become weary of traversing black ice and other slippery streets. My first experience with an icy sidewalk included a slip, smack, and heavily bruis ...more

How To : Protect Your Home from Mice for the Winter

Brought to you by Tomcat. Falling snow, warm fireplace, delicious hot cocoa, quiet reading time, mouse. Quick quiz - which one is not like the other? Nothing can ruin a perfectly cozy afternoon in your home like a pest on the loose. With dropping temperatures, you may have so ...more

How To : Save energy by checking and sealing windows

Protect your most important investment with seasonal maintenance. A regular schedule of periodic inspections and maintenance of windows can help prevent the most common, and costly, problems before they occur. Organized by season, this workshop covers topics such as repairing ...more

How To : Prepare your home for winter snow fall

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to winterize their home. Users should begin by cleaning the gutters on the side of their house. Scoop out all the debris and seal it with caulk. Then change the batteries of the smoke detector and clean it. It must be replaced if it is ...more

How To : 10 Beautiful DIY Ways to Declutter Your Closet

Your closet is an area that holds important things such as keys, glasses, clothes and shoes. However, for some reason, it's always messy. Why is this? I know my closet is messy because I don’t have a lot of time to sit down and organize every little thing in there. I have neve ...more

News : "Dead" Girl Pranks the World on Google Street View

Nine-year-old Azura of Middle Road, Worcester (England) inadvertently pranked her whole neighborhood (and whoever else happened to be browsing the area on Google Street View) when she dropped "dead" to the pavement. Daily Mail reports: "It is a suburban scene much like milli ...more

How To : Beginner Solve the Rubik's Cube

You have a Rubik's Cube, maybe your mother gave it to you for your birthday, maybe you actually bought it for yourself, or maybe you just found that colorful puzzle cube in the gutter, but either way... you don't know how to solve it. This step-by-step seven-part video tutori ...more

How To : Build your own hydroponics system

In this tutorial, we learn how to build your own hydroponics system. To do this, you will need: square line rain gutter, 6x end caps, 3x gutter running outlet, 1x small pond pump, 2 meters pond pump tubing, timber for framework, large plastic container, and gutter leaf guard. ...more

How To : Build a guerilla-style camera dolly

MatttChapman shows you how to build a guerilla-style camera dolly to add to your filmmaking bag of tricks. This guerilla dolly is so simple, made with a rain gutter and cover from a local hardware store. This is ingenuity at its best. Don't spend a ton of money for a dolly to ...more

How To : Caulk. The CAULKING SECRET REVEALED!

Video: . How to caulk. How to apply caulk. Caulking., An Uncle Knackers Exclusive!. No longer does caulk / silicone need to end up all over you or over your mum's new carpet. This technique can be used for things like caulking bathroom tub or shower caulking etc.What you will ...more

News : Rainwater + Solar Power = DIY Rainbow Machine

Artist Michael Jones McKean has harnessed nature with his DIY rainbow machine, a mechanism that uses reclaimed rainwater and solar power to shoot man-made rainbows across the sky at whim. High powered jets and fountain nozzles shoot a heavy wall of rainwater into the air, crea ...more

News : Steampunk Bottle (a Red and Malevolent Glow)

Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more

How To : Replace a piece of timber fascia

Fascia goes along the top of your gutter line to hold the gutter in place. As fascia boards tend to break down over time, many builders are now using metal products in the place of timber. If you're looking to replace a piece of timber fascia, however, you'll be well served by ...more

How To : Install a rainwater collector with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a rainwater collection system. Steps: 1. Install three solid-concrete barrel blocks in garden beside a downspout; check blocks for level. 2. Set rain barrel on top of blocks with its spigot facing the garden. 3. Dis ...more

News : The Benefits of Failure

This is a great video from J.K. Rowling. This really struck me because, before I was a writer, I suffered from severe depression and Paranoia, for which I refused medication. However, experiencing that deep down in the gutter moment was really helpful for me in gaining some pe ...more

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