Bob Fenwick shows us how to repair a drain stopper on a bathtub. These are simple easy steps that can be done with a screw driver.
How to Fix a Drain Stopper
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a bathtub drain stopper. Steps: 1. Remove the two screws holding the trip lever plate to the tub wall. Put screws in safe place, so they don’t fall down the drain. 2. Grasp the trip lever plate and carefully pull out t ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a bath sink stopper. Steps: 1 Pull out the old pop-up sink stopper. 2 Use an adjustable wrench to remove the pop-up lever from beneath sink. 3 Loosen the compression nut connecting the trap to the vertical drain pipe. ...more
Sit back grad some popcorn and learn how to remove the drain stopper, or plunger from your bathtub, so that you can replace it, or remove a hair clog. It's pretty easy to do, this video will show step-by-step what you need to do to remove the drain stopper so that you can rep ...more
Check out this video to learn how to fix a clogged shower or tub drain. This is an alternative to going to the store and buying chemicals.
Jeeps, for all their rugged charm, are not very well-made cars. They are rife with mechanical issues, and the '02 Jeep Liberty is no different. In this video you'll learn how to fix the A/C draining issues in these cars that leads to the passenger side carpet getting wet.
Google Play Services has been near the top of every Android user's list of battery-sucking apps for years now. It's a core system app, so you'd expect some battery drain, but for many folks, it runs rampant. This is partly due to the fact that Google has exempted Play Service ...more
If you own a top load washer that refuses to drain or spin, you already know you have a problem. Those are two areas that need to be taken care of quickly so that you or your clothes don't suffer. In this quick and easy to follow tutorial, you'll be finding out a couple of wa ...more
Bob Fenwick shows us how to detect where odors in your basement are coming from and how to correct them.
A common problem on Jeep Liberty SUVs involves the passenger side carpet getting wet because of the air conditioner drain hose being plugged, where the condensation water is supposed to drain from. The drain hose sticks out about an inch inside the engine compartment, and is r ...more
If you are finding water after the end of a cycle, you may have a problem that needs to be resolved quickly. There are several ways to check what is going on with your machine. This tutorial will cover a few of the troubleshooting tips that you should try out before calling a ...more
If you own an RV and are noticing a leak from the area of the RV water drain, you may a problem on your hands. Depending on certain conditions, it might be a bit problem or a little one depending on the exact location. In this tutorial, you'll find out what you can do in orde ...more
We’ve all had the problem of a toilet that just won’t stop running. You can fix this problem yourself with a few tools from the local hardware store. The part that is causing the excess running is an old fill tube and stopper valve. You will want to shut the water off to your ...more
First of all put a bucket under the trap. Now use your hand to loosen the handle of the PVC type trap. Loosen both the two plastic nuts on the ends. Remove the nuts that are holding to the drain pipe. Now when you remove this trap from the drain pipe a little dirty water comes ...more
Does your car A/C make a horrible smell when it's on? The most likely culprit is a clogged air conditioning drain. Fortunately for you, all you need to fix the problem are jackstands and a ballpoint pen. This video will show you how to combine the two to clean your drain and g ...more
It happens more times than it should— negligent oil changes. This happens most often with aluminum oil pans on cars and trucks, because aluminum is fragile and should be treated with care and a gentle hand, not a torque power wrench. Using an air-impact gun will only cause dam ...more
Fixing your Aviso Carbon Fiber surfboard is just as easy as fixing your old poly surfboard. You can remove the drain plug. Dry it out completely. There is no foam to rot or wood to break. If fixed properly Aviso surfboards will keep all of there integrity. This addresses a pun ...more
Figuring out what was causing your old car battery to drain power was easy, but on modern cars it's more complicated due to their large number of electrical devices. In this video you'll learn how to find out what's draining the battery on your new car and fix it.
Don't call a plumber, you can fix a clogged drain yourself. Watch as Eric shows you how to unclog a drain using a drain snake or auger and power tools. Have fun!
A clogged drain is easy to fix with the right plumbing fittings. Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, shares clogged drain tips that make clearing a clogged drain easy. Following Tim's clogged drain tips will prevent future clogged bathtub drains, clogged kitchen drains, clogged ...more
Do you have a clogged drain? In this DIY tutorial, Karen Schmidt shows you how to fix a clogged vanity sink drain. You'll never have to call a plumber to unclog your pipes again with this how to video.
This is a do-it-yourself video of how to unclog your sink when it is clogged up. First plug the sink stopper so that no water flows into the drain. Now place a bucket below the U-bend and remove the bend by rotating the coupler. If there is any water in the bend it will fall i ...more
It is apparently all about the "P-Trap". If you have a hard to unclog drain in your sink, watch this tutorial for tips on how to fix it. If your sink is hopelessly stopped up, you will need to remove and adjust the "P-trap". In this video, you will learn exactly what this mean ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a sweating toilet. Steps: 1. Turn off water and drain the pipes. 2. Cut a tee-fitting into a nearby hot-water water pipe. 3. Dry-assemble the various copper pipes and fittings to the anti-sweat valve. 4. Solder together ...more
Harry shows ways to fix common garbage disposal problems. First he shows if it hums use a crowbar to break free what is stuck. If you flip the switch and nothing happens it may be the red reset button on the bottom has popped out. He enplanes it may even be a bad wall switch o ...more
Fix the 2 packs of Ramen noodles as instructed on the package. You can buy 12 individual packs as they are a few cents cheaper. Some people like to coordinate my noodle flavors with the type of meat they're using. For chicken flavoring, use turkey or chicken. For beef flavorin ...more
Prepare the coconuts by drilling a one inch hole in them . Drain out the coconut milk and rinse out the inside of the coconuts with spring water. Add mead and then cork with a rubber stopper and airlock. All that's being done is fermenting the coconuts so the mead can absorb t ...more
Oh, boy. A stopped-up drain. It'll inevitably happen with any home plumbing system and your kitchen sink is no exception. That clog won't go away on its own and will require immediate attention to keep any standing water from rising. But you don't have to resort to calling an ...more
Update (March 18, 2014): Skype has issued an update to their Android app, and among other things, has "fixed" the runaway camera process issue by creating a workaround...and that's about all we know. No details were provided, but with the considerable uproar over the bug, let ...more
When the 6.1 version of iOS was released back in February, complaints of severe battery drainage for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users exploded onto every Apple-related forum on the Internet. Everyone was either losing a percentage every three or so minutes, or their battery ...more
When it comes to smartphones, the biggest complaint voiced by most users is battery life. Sure, it's unrealistic to expect your Android device to run for weeks without a recharge, but many folks struggle to even make it through the day without having to top off their battery. ...more
Even though iOS 6.1 was only released a couple of weeks ago, hackers released evasi0n a couple days after. Evasi0n, the only iPhone 5 jailbreak currently on the market, is the most popular jailbreak in history—with nearly 7 million iOS devices already hacked in the mere four d ...more
It's official — the newest version of Google's mobile operating system is called Android 8.0 Oreo, and it's in the process of rolling out to many different devices. Oreo has plenty of changes in store, ranging from revamped looks to under-the-hood improvements, so there's tons ...more
Got a clogged kitchen sink? Before you reach for the plunger, see if you can fix the problem using Alka-Seltzer tablets and white vinegar. Simply drop four Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain and follow that with 1 cup white vinegar. Let sit for 10 minutes before flushing the ...more
In an attempt to increase advertising revenues, Snapchat introduced Discover back in January of this year, a feature that brought a handful of prominent media partners, such as CNN, ESPN, and Vice to your feed, along with their tailored news stories and videos. The brilliant ...more
Uber as a service is great, but using it requires you to hand over your location data to the company. What's worse is that you may be giving them precious access to your GPS even when don't have the Uber app open. This is both a major privacy issue and a drain on your battery. ...more
There's a 2800mAh battery powering the Samsung Galaxy S5, but even it's no match for the constant day-to-day torture you put it through. Taking photos, watching videos, and playing games can make your fully charged S5 powerless in no time. While there are some features built- ...more
The Jelly Bean update brought a lot of cool features to the Samsung Galaxy S3, but one nasty bug remained. Something was causing "Android System" usage to be consistently high. Of course, the percentage of this process that is used is dependent on what you're doing at any give ...more
The alternator in your car is a vital part of your electrical system. If your battery is draining quickly or your battery light comes on for no reason, you probably have a bad alternator. Watch this video to learn how to assess problems with the alternator and fix them yourself.
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a leaking system system. Steps: 1 Shut off the water to the sprinkler system. 2 Remove lid from valve box and clean out mud from inside of box with hand trowel. 3 Pack valve box with dry rags to absorb water. 4 Twist ou ...more
Battery draining super quickly after flashing your iPhone to 6.15.00? This video will teach you everything you need to know to resolve the problem. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to try this fix for yourself, watch this hacker's how-to.
In this tutorial, we learn how to fix a leaking faucet. You will need: a utility knife, screwdriver, Allen key, socket wrench, and adjustable wrench. After you have these, turn off the water to your house. Then, cover your drain so you don't have any parts fall down it. After ...more
DYI-FYI #57 teaches you how to fix a leaky faucet in this video. First, have to distinguish if the water drips from the tap or from the handle. If the water is leaking form the tap you need a new washer; if it drips from the handle you need a new o-ring. First, turn the water ...more
The following two videos show in detail how to proceed in changing the timing belt and water pump in a Peugeot 206 with 1.4 L engine. The timing belt has to be changed every 90,000 km or 5 years, whichever comes first. In most cases, it's a good idea to change the water pump d ...more
Antimatter15, author of the popular Surplus Chrome extension, was suspended from Google+ for using a pseudonym instead of a name that fits Google's community standards. As such, he's no longer supporting the extension, and if you're using it, now might be a good time to find a ...more
News-Star Extra This meal is quick to fix and delicious. First 2 TB. butter in the skillet, melt, add one small sliced onion. Cut ends from onion, cut onion in half, slice and divide into rings. To cout a tomato cut down the center, dice across and than dice across the other w ...more
Tutvid shows you how to add flare and dramatic color to your raw camera images (usually the format of a DSLR). In a step-by-step guide with narration, Tutvid takes you through the process of using CameraRaw (used as an extension of Photoshop but never really brings it in photo ...more
These hearty bugs are here simply to elicit screams and revulsion – or so it seems. Apparently they can survive nuclear waste, but that doesn't mean they impossible to get rid of. Deal with them pronto with this video on how to get rid of those pesky bugs. You Will Need: • D ...more
To create an elegant WordPress blog or website from scratch without being noticed that you're a complete beginner, you need that drive and pairs of eyes and ears. It may seem difficult at first but it can truly be fun and exciting. In order for you to have a long lasting blog ...more
Samsung makes some wonderful phones, but one thing I've noticed is that battery life can start to degrade over time, causing the phone to die a lot faster than it used to. If you've been experiencing this issue, and have asked yourself, "Why does my Galaxy S5 die so fast?" the ...more
Fresh salsa is so tasty. Who can resist the robust mix of spices, the mouth-watering heat of jalapeños, and the juiciness of fresh tomatoes? Alas, I don't always make my own and have to get the pre-made stuff. However, there are ways to fix jarred, canned, and bottled salsas ...more
According to T-Mobile's website, an Android version bump is due out today. While details of specific changes are sparse, the support documentation for Nexus devices very clearly notes a release date of June 2nd for the software. Sprint may have jumped the gun with its own outi ...more
A few days ago, we got word that Verizon's KitKat update to the Samsung Galaxy S4 was scheduled for release on May 2nd, 2014. However, this morning the OTA update was popping up on devices all over the states, ready for download and installation. Galaxy S4 owners on various ot ...more
With iOS 6 coming out yesterday, there were bound to be plenty of glitches. iPhone users filled Apple's forums with complaints, with battery drainage issues leading the way. Many users complained of rapidly increasing battery drainage after updating to iOS 6, specifically with ...more
"What is dead may never die." That's easily one of the best lines (and episode title) from HBO's Game of Thrones series. While the saying may ring true for the Ironborn, it's not quite as catchy when it comes to batteries. Lithium-ion batteries power tons of consumer electron ...more
Every time Apple releases a new version of their mobile operating system, it comes packed with an assortment of bugs, issues, and other hindrances. When they released iOS 6, there were major Wi-Fi issues, App Store problems, battery drains, Passbook bugs, and lock screen expl ...more
In our society, multitasking is an obsession. Whether it's driving while using your phone (DON'T DO IT) or drinking a cup of coffee while typing up some work, we multitask at every turn of the day. People that work all day in front of a computer are especially prone to multita ...more
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 : Extend Battery Life by Seamlessly Managing Wireless Radio Connections on Your Samsung Galaxy S3
You don't need to be a robot to be overly concerned with battery life, especially if we're talking about Terminators, which have nuclear or hydrogen fuel cells that keep them running for years straight. It will be a long time before smartphones get that upgrade, so in the mean ...more
If you've ever used the automation app Tasker, then you know exactly how powerful the tool can be. If you haven't, suffice it to say that there's virtually nothing on your Android phone that Tasker can't automatically do for you. If you're looking to save some battery life on ...more