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How To : Wire a combo switch outlet with constant power

Doing electrical work is one of the most intimidating tasks for a novice home repairman. But if you know what you're doing, the risk is pretty minimal. In this clip, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how wire a combo outlet with power.

How To : Remove ceramic wall tiles from a shower

In this video, Mark Donovan of Home Addition Plus shows you to remove ceramic tiles from a shower. Before you begin, remove the shower head and shower handle, leaving the walls bare. A lot of dust and debris will be produced so you should wear safety glasses and to protect the ...more

How To : Use a floor sander to sand a deck

If you don't know what you're doing, sanding a deck can be many hours of back-breaking work. But in this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com demonstrates how to use a floor sander. By using a floor sander correctly, sanding a floor can be a much simpler process.

How To : Use ceramic tile nippers to cut tile

In this short video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows you how to cut ceramic tile using nippers. Nippers are good for cutting tile in an arc or for cutting irregular tile. Using them, you can trim your tile to the precise dimensions you need for your floor.

How To : Caulk a shower stall

If you're planning to re-caulk a shower stall, there are things you shield know before you dive into the project. For one thing, it's essential to remove all of the old caulk, since caulk will stick to almost everything except itself. Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com talks ...more

How To : Adjust sliding glass doors

Glass doors are both stylish and practical… Until they jam up and stop sliding, at which point they become a big pain in the neck. But getting them sliding in their tracks again isn't a really complicated process. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us ho ...more

How To : Install baseboard trim

In this video tutorial, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com walks us through how to install baseboard trim. Baseboard trim can make a big difference in a room, if you do it right. Of course, if you do it wrong, it can make the wrong kind of difference!

How To : Install crown molding for your home

Some good crown molding can make any room really pop. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com takes us through the basics of crown molding. He shows us a few examples, and walks us through installing it.

How To : Use boom lifts for exterior painting

Ladders can be very useful when painting exteriors, but they have their limitations. In this video tutorial, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how to use boom lifts to paint exteriors. Using a boom lift, you can go places you'd never be able to reach with a ladder.

How To : Install a three way dimmer switch

This is a video tutorial in the Electronics category where you are going to learn how to install a three way dimmer switch. Mark Donovan of Home Addition Plus demonstrates how to replace a faulty 3-way dimmer switch in this video. Make sure you buy the right dimmer switch for ...more

How To : Stain wood

Staining wood can give it a really dazzling effect. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how to revitalize old wood and make new wood look better with staining. Before you stain, it's important to know what you're doing. After all, if you stain somethin ...more

How To : Install a mailbox post and mailbox

A mailbox can be the first thing people see on your property, so it's important to get a nice one and install it correctly. But installing a mailbox post and mailbox can be a surprisingly tricky project, involving making holes in the ground and trying to get the post to stand ...more

How To : Buy jigsaws and jigsaw blades

A jigsaw is a powerful piece of equipment, and it can make your home repair projects go a lot faster. But what should you look for when buying a jigsaw? In this tutorial, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com explains what you should look for when you are going to purchase jigs ...more

How To : Install foam sealant insulation

Need to install some foam sealant insulation? In this tutorial, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows you how to install foam sealant installation between window and door jams. Traditionally most contractors would stuff batting insulation into jams by hand, a process that ...more

How To : Install solar lights in your yard

Solar lights are a great way to light up your garden. They are both inexpensive and eco-friendly, relying on solar power instead of electricity. In this short video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows you how to set up solar lights.

How To : Use compact fluorescent bulbs to save money

Switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs doesn't just benefit the planet. It will also benefit you personally. Compact fluorescent light bulbs last a lot longer than regular bulbs, and they burn much less power. That adds up to save you a lot of money in the long run. In t ...more

How To : Use a Rockwell reciprocating saw

Mark Donovan of Home Addition Plus goes over the key features and benefits of the Rockwell reciprocating saw with active vibration canceling technology. A reciprocating saw is a type of saw in which the cutting action is achieved with a push and pull reciprocating motion on th ...more

How To : Use laser levels

Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com reviews Laser Levels and how they can be used for hanging pictures, installing chair rail, or mounting electrical outlets and switches.

How To : Buy a good extension ladder

When buying extension ladders, you have various options. There are metal ones, fiberglass ones and (increasingly rarely) wood ones. Each kind has its own plusses and minuses. In this video, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com talks you through what to look for when shopping f ...more

How To : Install a tool rack

A tool rack doesn't need to look great, it just needs to keep your tools organized. But having your tool rack look its best can really improve the whole look of your tool storage area. In this video tutorial, Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com shows us how to install a level ...more

How To : Install bike hangers

Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionPlus.com installs bike hangers in the garage ceiling rafters to get the bikes off of the garage floor.

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