Repair a Hole in the Wall

How To : Repair a small hole in the wall by patching it

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to repair a small hole in the wall. The materials needed for this process are drywall tape, water, patching compound, and a drywall knife. Begin by placing the drywall tape over the hole. Then mix some water with the patching compound ...more

How To : Fix and repair a small hole in the wall

Do you have a small hole in your walls at home? Is it bugging you to no end? Instead of hiring someone to come and fix it, why not fix the hole yourself? In this video, learn how to repair and patch a small to medium sized hole in a wall.

How To : Repair holes in plasterboard walls

Plaster walls, although popular homebuilding materials, are notoriously easy to damage. Door handles, elbows and moving furniture are all great at putting holes in plasterboard walls, holes which, thankfully, only take an hour or so to patch up. Stumped as to how to do it? Wat ...more

How To : Repair cracks and holes in drywall with Lowe's

In this tutorial, we learn how to repair cracks and holes in drywall with Lowe's. Drywall can be damaged in a number of ways, but can be fixed easily. If you have a medium size hole in the wall, first place caulking on it and then smooth it out. If you have a larger area, you ...more

How To : Repair a leak behind the bathroom tub wall

First you have to expose the leaking pipe by taking out the section of the wall where the leak is. The most common pipes you will find behind the wall are polybutylene and cpvc. Polybutylene pipe has plastic fittings that can break and it develops pin hole leaks easily. Cpvc i ...more

How To : Fix a Hole in a Wall. The Proper Way!

How to patch a hole in drywall / plasterboard / Sheetrock. Everyone at some stage in their life will need to patch a hole in drywall / plasterboard / sheetrock. Instead of doing some dodgy patchwork, watch this video to see how simple the job is. The steps are as follow in poi ...more

How To : Repair Stripped Screw Holes

How to repair a stripped screw hole. Look, we've all bought a crappy chipboard piece of furniture in our time that has fallen to pieces because the screw holes are so worn they no longer hold the screw, or have had an old door that is about to fall off because the screws holdi ...more

How To : Patch a door knob hole in a wall

Learn how to patch a door knob hole or other small hole in drywall. One way is by installing a bumper or of course just patch it! Patch a door knob hole in a wall. Click through to watch this video on iskills.com

How To : Patch a hole in the wall

A hole in your wall may in fact be easier to fix than is seems. After cutting a rectangular piece of drywall to patch up the hole, cut out another thin piece of drywall to use as a backing. By inflating a balloon and placing it in the back of your hole, the pressure caused by ...more

How To : Repair damage around wall elements such as outlets

This Home and Garden video tutorial is going to show you how to repair damage around wall elements such as outlets. The video demonstrates how to repair a gap around a socket that was created due to a miscalculation on the part of the mason. The simplest way of repairing this ...more

How To : Patch a small hole in drywall

While drywall is an inexpensive building material, it's not the sturdiest. Luckily, repairing the inevitable holes is a quick and easy process. You Will Need * A utility knife * Sandpaper * Clean cloth * Putty knife * Spackling paste * Fiberglass mesh with adhesive backing * P ...more

How To : Patch drywall with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to patch drywall. Steps: 1. For tiny holes and popped nails, use 4-inch drywall knife to apply two or three thin coats of joint compound. 2. Allow each application of compound to dry, and then sand, between coats. 3. Repair sm ...more

How To : Patch a small drywall hole

Take a look at how to successfully repair a hole in a drywall. This video how to video demonstrates how to use a utility knife and a drywall compound to seal it all up. You wont have to call a repair guy to patch any holes in your walls.

How To : Replace bObsweep's Bumper

The bumper for bObsweep Pethair and Standard are installed the same way. It holds the sensors that allow Bob to see any obstacles in his path. If a repair of the wall detection sensors is needed, the steps for replacing the whole bumper are the same when working on either bObs ...more

How To : Prep your walls for wallpaper

In this tutorial, we are shown how to prep your walls for wallpaper, which is very easy! Preparing your walls only takes a few minutes and makes applying the wallpaper easier and look a lot better. You will need: rags, soapy water, wallpaper stripping knife, and sandpaper to d ...more

How To : Fix a leaky basement wall with This Old House

In this video, This Old House General Contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how to repair a basement wall leak around a drainpipe. Steps: 1 Spread drop cloth on floor in work area. 2 Use sledgehammer and cold chisel to chip away mortar from around the drainpipe. 3 Remove any woo ...more

How To : Hang a picture

In this series of video clips, expert interior designer Craig Hale demonstrates how to properly hang a picture or other wall décor. You’ll learn what sorts of tools and drywall anchors you’ll need, as well as several design tips, including how to hang art at eye level, how to ...more

How To : Retrofit cellulose insulation with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to retrofit cellulose insulation. Steps: 1 Locate two adjacent wall studs on an exterior wall. 2 Use utility knife to remove a shingle from the bottom of the wall; be sure the shingle falls between the two studs. 3 Use a 1 1/8 ...more

How To : Hang hooks in your closet

Hanging closet hooks is one of the simplest ways to expand your storage space. You will need hooks, drill and bits, a steady hand, a stud finder (optional), a hammer (optional), & wall anchors (optional). Identify whether your closet walls are drywall, masonry, or concrete. C ...more

How To : Replace a wall outlet

s it time to repair a busted wall outlet or replace an old one? Watch how to perform this simple task quickly and safely. You will need an outlet and an outlet cover.

How To : Add strength to a landscape patio wall

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add strength to a landscape patio wall. For reinforcement, users should insert metal pipes down through the wall. To do this, users will need a sledgehammer, 1/3" pipe and a large diameter pipe cutter. Determine the length of the pi ...more

News : Pontius as the Studfinder

This one's for Party Boy Chris Pontius. He gets to be 'The Stud'. The Stud, dressed in his thong and bowtie, stands facing an unwooded section of "The Wall", constructed from gyprock with vertical 2 by 4 studs placed at 2 foot intervals. Meanwhile, on the other side... "The Fo ...more

How To : Build an Egyptian Pharaoh's room in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Install a gas fireplace with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a gas fireplace. Steps: 1 Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. 2 Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. 3 Attach short section of stovepipe to exhaust p ...more

How To : Do landmines with a barbell

Learn how to do landmines with a barbell. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits They don't call them landmines for nothing. You'll need an explosive motion to swing an Olympic bar from one side of your body to the other, giving you a full body workout that ...more

How To : Repair plaster molding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair plaster molding. Steps: 1. Make cut through existing plaster molding with drywall saw. 2. Set sheet metal into cut and scribe molding profile onto the metal. 3. Use jigsaw, aviation snips and files to cut molding pro ...more

How To : Replace the neck seal on an OS systems dry suit

If you're a serious diver, especially anywhere cold, then your dry suit is probably a near and dear friend. If something goes wrong with it, you may think that you need to pay someone a lot of money to fix you baby. But no! They're actually pretty easy to fix yourself. This vi ...more

How To : Remove a threaded stud from a threaded hole

Ultimate Handyman demonstrates how to remove a threaded stud from a threaded hole. You will often find threaded studs when you are doing car repair. First, remove the nut from the stud. Then, spray it with lubricant. Next, screw the nut back on the stud. Screw another nut on t ...more

How To : Repair shingle siding with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair shingle siding. Steps: 1 Make a story pole from a straight 1x3; mark locations of shingle courses on pole. 2 Use pitchfork to remove all damaged shingles from house. 3 Peel off any paper or housewrap; inspect the con ...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 : Turn an old window into illuminated wall art

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. Well, if you have a thing about windows, especially barn sash windows, then you can pass this cool art design for your home ...more

How To : Install an instantaneous water heater

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an instantaneous water heater. Steps: 1 Use template to mark position of vent hole on exterior wall of basement. 2 Bore center pilot hole for vent using a 3/8-inch-diameter masonry bit. 3 Cut vent hole through wall u ...more

How To : Install a sump pump with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a sump pump. Steps: 1 Set sump basin upside down on basement floor; mark its outline on floor. 2 Use demolition hammer to chop through concrete floor. 3 Dig hole deep enough to set basin flush with floor. 4 Wrap the ...more

How To : Install a frost proof faucet with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a frost proof faucet. Steps: 1. Turn off the water and drain the old hose faucet, also called the sillcock. 2. Use emery cloth to clean the copper water pipe leading to the hose faucet. 3. Cut the pipe using a tubin ...more

How To : Repair damaged plaster

If your house is settling, plaster might start to bulge and crack. Here's how you can repair a damaged wall. Repair damaged plaster. Click through to watch this video on homedepot.com

How To : Install a wall niche

A wall niche is a great way to add a nice decorative look to a wall. The niche is made of lightweight polyurethane. To install the niche choose the location on the wall where you want to put the niche. Put the niche up to the wall and draw an outline around it. Before you star ...more

How To : Prepare a wall for drilling

In this video we learn how to prepare a wall for drilling. First, check for pipes and cables in the wall using a digital detector. After this, it's a good idea to tape some masking tape with an envelope on the wall to catch and dust and debris that falls off while you are dril ...more

How To : Fill drywall screw holes

There's a big hole in the wall from the picture I just took down. How would I ever fill that? Watch and see. This video is geared towards the no too handy viewers among us.

How To : Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home

Three hundred people die every year from carbon monoxide poisoning. Don't risk being a part of that statistic. You Will Need * A carbon monoxide detector * Pencil * Screwdriver * Wall punch * Hammer * Batteries Step 1. Research detectors Research which kind of carbon monox ...more

How To : Use hollow wall anchors

If you need to fix your plasterboard or drywall, you will probably need to use hollow wall anchors. In this tutorial, learn how to identify, buy and use hollow wall anchors with the Ultimate Handyman. Once you master this skill, you will be able to repair almost any wall easil ...more

How To : Fit a dry lining back box

In this tutorial, we learn how to fit a dry lining back box. This is very easy to install, and the sides will grip the wires on your light. First, determine where you want your switch, then mark a quick line using a sturdy level. Next, you will cut out a hole in the wall the s ...more

How To : Install a simple garden retaining wall

Patti the Garden Girl shows her viewers how to install a retaining wall in her urban garden. Garden Soxx is a product that will allow you to make a retaining wall in your garden that will prevent and fix any erosion problem you may have in your yard. After making a small shelf ...more

How To : Fix a small hole in your drywall

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to fix a small hole in your drywall. This video is from www.fixitfromhome.com. The cheapest way to fill a hole is to get some dry wall compound, a plastic knife, sponge and a small brush. Take a little bit of the compound ...more

How To : Install a home wall safe

Mary from VLine industries shows up how to Install a wall safe into a closet wall. For this example, she used a DOJ approved Wall Safe from VLine. The first step to the installation is to find where the studs are in the wall and make sure there is no electrical or plumbing beh ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : The Hollows - Griever

You need to give the Griever's heart to Samuel in this level in the Xbox 360 game Darksiders, The Hollows - Griever. The Beholder door will lead you to a long tunnel where a massive creature called the Torture Coil likes to nab helpless souls who pass by with its giant tentacl ...more

How To : Make a secret compartment in your wall

Have something you want no one else to find? The best hiding places are in plain sight. Follow these steps to create a shockingly sly storage space. You Will Need: • A plastic switch box • A rotary tool • An electrical socket • Screws • A Phillips-head screwdriver • A f ...more

How To : Remove drywall without damaging connecting walls

In this video, Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, will show you a quick tip for how to remove drywall so you can demo a wall without damaging the walls around it. All you need is a razor knife. If you just take a minute to trim the seam along the wall, you can save yourself from ...more

How To : Patch drywall on your own

Chuck Miller gives us a great tip for patching a small hole in drywall, such as a hole from an outlet box. Cut a small piece of scrap drywall about an inch longer than the hole in each direction. Score the back of this piece to reflect the shape of the hole, and peel away the ...more

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