Installing Foam Insulation

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 : Make a Cheap & Easy Prop Skull

Skulls. What spooky Halloween décor or staging of Hamlet is complete without a skull or two popping up? For ghoulish special effect and/or setting a dramatic scene, skulls are absolutely integral. Well, with some artistry, hardware supplies, and a good dose of patience, you ca ...more

How To : Install and insulate your exterior door

Exterior door insulation is essential to keep out the elements. Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com walks you through the steps to ensure that your exterior door is insulated properly. Your exterior door will be sealed tight if you follow Tim's insulation tips about fiberglass ins ...more

How To : Make a safe and effective awesome boffer weapon

You will need a pin, a pair of pipe cutters, a razor or X-acto knife, 3/4 inch PVC pipe, 3/8 inch closed cell insulation foam, open cell foam (like AC insulation) and silver duct tape. Once you have everything, follow along to make a safe and awesome boffer sword!

How To : Prevent frozen pipes with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to prevent frozen pipes. Steps: 1. Seal air-leaking holes and cracks around home with expanding foam sealant or silicone caulk. 2. Use foam-rubber pipe insulation to protect exposed pipes from cold. 3. Slip foam-rubber insulat ...more

How To : Boffer sword fight with the proper education

The Knights of Gray... um... The Pirate Guild? Bored of being indoors? Well, see what PVC pipe, duct tape, and foam insulation, otherwise known as a boffer weapon, can do for you. In this video tutorial, you'll learn all about what a boffer exactly is and what you can and ca ...more

How To : Boffer sword fight, after learning about boffers

Okay, you're ready to go out and kick some serious ass with you boffer? But wait... you don't even know what a boffer is? This video tutorial from the Knights of Gray will give you the information to succeed, even if you are a LARPer. A boffer sword is PVC pipe, foam insulat ...more

How To : Install foam gaskets under light switch plates

To install foam gaskets under light switch plates and outlet covers you will need a screwdriver. Installing foam gaskets under light switch plates or outlet covers on an outer wall is a great way to stop air leaks in your home. First, use your screwdriver to remove the light s ...more

How To : Make a larp safe throwing weapon out of foam

All you need is some 3/4 inch pipe insulation foam, 1 inch pipe insulation foam, rice filler, electrical tape and some blue camping foam. Layer the insulation foam, add some blue camping foam and then tape everything up and apply paint or Plasti-dip as desired.

Halloween HowTo : Behead Yourself Marie Antoinette Style

Nothing like a a little blood and gore to get in the Halloween spirit. Nicole Magne of Craftzine demonstrates how to make a convincingly grisly headless Marie Antoinette costume. Brush up on your basic sewing and sculpting skills before you get started. You Will Need Sewing ...more

How To : Build a breakaway tombstome prop

Are you doing a graveyard shot and decided it would be cool to throw someone through a tombstone? This video tutorial will show you how to make a breakaway tombstone. It can also be used to make a cool fake graveyard. You will need foam insulation, a tape measure, sand paper, ...more

How To : Make a Prank Stun-Baton

In this article, I'll show you how to make a portable prank stun-baton. Powered by static electricity, simply charge up the baton, and discharge it for a static surprise. The concept behind this device ties in with Leyden jars, and their tendencies to retain static electricity ...more

How To : Make roman columns out of plaster & kitty litter

To make roman columns, ideal to create space between door and living room. Materials required : Two 10 pound bags of kitty litter, Four small building forms with 8-inch diameter, one large building form with 10 inch diameter, insulation foam, Queen size bed sheet, duct tape, ...more

How To : Move a heavy appliance without injuring yourself

Learn to move a heavy appliance without injuring yourself: When you move a heavy appliance at your home, you really have to be careful. Not only can you hurt yourself, you hurt the appliance and even the floor. •Hand truck is the thing used to move the heavy appliances. But ...more

How To : Install recessed lighting

Installing recessed lighting into your kitchen or living room creates an immediate update to the look of your home! Recessed lighting is very low-key, makes a subtle statement, and yet is elegantly modern. If you are looking for an update to your home's lighting, think "recess ...more

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 : Do a 16 inch layout on stud wall

Bob Schmidt from Home Remodel Workshop demonstrates how to frame a wall 16 inches on center. His tutorial is especially helpful, so pay attention to his tips, tricks, and specific techniques. When laying out a top and bottom plate for a typical wall a framing square is usuall ...more

How To : Build a fun foam boffer sword

Watch this video tutorial to see how to build a fun foam boffer sword! These boffer swords for any of your larping needs! You will need: 2½ feat of ½ inch PVC 2½ feet of Pipe insulation that can cover ½ inch piping 2½ feet of Pipe insulation to cover that pipe insulation 1 r ...more

How To : Drywall your attic & loft with Fermacell

In this tutorial, we learn how to drywall your attic & loft with Fermacell. First, you need to consider the nature of your build and how much you will need to drywall. It is recommended that you install a film to ensure air tightness. You can place this down with a staple gun ...more

How To : Lay a wooden floor at home

Want to lay a hardwood floor yourself? It's easy. Provided, that is, you have all of the following materials: wood panels (preferably with built-in foam underlay), plastic sheeting, duct tape, tapping blocks, a hammer, a crowbar, a straight edge, a miter square, a pencil, stri ...more

How To : Install a skylight with proper insulation

If you plan on installing a skylight in your home, there are some rules that need to be followed. Not following them can lead to something that was poorly put together and can damage the interior of your home. So check out the tutorial for some helpful tips, pay attention, and ...more

How To : Wire an electrical outlet

In this series of how-to videos, home improvement expert Amelia Tallman shows you step-by-step instructions on how to install a new power outlet in a wall of your home. She demonstrates how to strip the existing wires, drill holes and properly install a new box for a new outle ...more

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How To : Add vinyl siding to your home

Danny Lipford improves the look of this home with vinyl siding. See how to add vinyl siding to your home in this video tutorial. To finish off the front gable of this brick ranch style house, a vinyl product from Crane Performance Siding was used that is made to resemble indi ...more

How To : Keep warm sleeping in the forest

You know your going to have to sleep outside and you don’t know how to stave off the chill of the night. With the right equipment, some layering techniques and a full belly you be sure to get a good nights sleep even if it’s cold out. Don’t let the cold keep you indoors – lea ...more

News : SPLAT! Art Made from Everyday Household Items

Tom Friedman. One of my very favorite contemporary artists. Friedman injects the wonder into the humdrum. He creates magic from the unsuspected with his incredible sculptures assembled from simple, everyday materials. His materials have included: toilet paper, drinking straws ...more

How To : Install home insulation per California Law

This informative video tutorial discusses proper installation of home insulation to obtain California energy compliance credit and pass quality inspection. This video is a must-watch for all insulation contractors working in the state of California.

How To : Install blown-in insulation

Have you ever felt cold in your older home, even with the heat cranked? Ever feel drafts that seem to come from nowhere? And conversely, in the summer, is your home an oven? Many older houses are improperly insulated, if there is any insulation at all. This can have a large im ...more

How To : Install window insulation in your basement

Just like a garage, basements can become areas where you're saying hello cold air, good-bye money! This is because when cold air fills a basement, the floor above it becomes cold and can actually lower the tempature in that room. To avoid this, you need to install proper insul ...more

How To : Install insulation for a water heater

There are many ways that you can lose energy and heat in your home, and one of the most common ways is by the water heater. It may not seem like it, but you can lose a lot of money and energy when using your water heater. So it's important to take the necessary steps when you ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Assemble the Micro Racer P-51 R/C model aircraft

Is your hobby remote controlled vehicles, specifically RC airplanes? Well, check out this video tutorial series to see how to assemble the Micro Racer P-51 R/C model aircraft from Plantraco. Yes, These planes are small - with a wingspan of only ten inches and flying weight of ...more

How To : Assemble a Micro Scout R/C model aircraft

Is your hobby remote controlled vehicles, specifically RC airplanes? Well, check out this video tutorial series to see how to assemble the Micro Scout R/C model aircraft from Plantraco. Yes, These planes are small - with a wingspan of only twelve inches, but believe that... " ...more

How To : Vent a bathroom fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to vent a bathroom fan. Steps:1. Screw the humidifier to a wall near the furnace. 2. Cut away insulation from the duct using a utility knife. 3. Position the hole-cutting template onto side of duct. 4. Drill pilot hole through ...more

How To : Use Dap Foam sealant and 3.0 Weather seal caulk

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to seal gaps in houses using DAP foam sealant DAP 3.0 Weather seal caulk. The DAP products are designed to meet the tough standards demanded for professional window & door installations while effectively sealing large cracks, gaps and ...more

How To : Install Warmup's underfloor heating cable system

In order to install Warmups Underfloor heating system, you will need the following: a Warmup Thermostat, a Warmup Kit, RCD, a multimeter, a permanent marker, measuring tape, tape, and scissors. Prepare the subfloor in advance. Install insulation. The surface needs to be smoot ...more

How To : Install electric underfloor heating cables

This is a simple video guide that shows you how to install electric underfloor heating cables. 1. Measure the area to order right heater for the room. 2. Before start, make sure the surface is smooth, dry and free from dust and grease. 3. Prepare the subfloor. Then install in ...more

How To : Install a laminate floor (simulated wood)

If you like the look of wood floors but you are concerned about the durability of wood because of kids or pets then laminate might be the answer for you. Laminate is really durable and it is easy to install. The laminate is the same material that they laminate kitchen counter ...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 : Put foam in a QuicKutz Revolution die

Putting foam onto a die will allow for a crisper paper cut-out. These dies can be used to easily make stamped images for scrapbooking, card-making, or any other paper design project. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to install foam onto a QuicKutz Revolution die.

How To : Repack a Motorcycle Muffler

Periodically, motorcycle and ATV exhaust system can be rebuilt to maintain the proper performance and sound level expected from the exhaust system. My experience was with a dirt bike that had an aftermarket high performance exhaust installed.I bought my 99 XR400 second hand an ...more

How To : Replace glass due to bad insulation

Tim Carter demonstrates how to remove insulated glass panels from either side of a front door. Replacing the sidelights on the front door is possible. Just follow these steps for glass replacement. If the insulated sidelight glass panel on your front door goes bad, it can be ...more

How To : Insulate your attic

In this tutorial, we learn how to insulate your attic with Eric Johnston. To figure out if you have enough insulation, you need to measure the depth of the insulation that you have. Generally, you should have around 22" of insulation in attics. The highest percentage of energy ...more

News : Sock + Pencil = Super Cheap DIY iPhone/iPad Stylus

Looking for a cheap & easy stylus (but not interested in using processed pork?) Adam Kumpf of design firm Teague demonstrates how to make a DIY soft conductive stylus for the iPhone, iPad, or any device with a capacitive touch screen. All it takes is a pencil and sock. Yes, it ...more

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

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