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
Repair a 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.
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
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
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 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 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
In this soldering tip video brought to you by BEST, Inc. Bob Wettermann demonstrates the repair of plated through-hole printed circuit boards.
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
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
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
Your not a brick layer, but this will help you repair mortor in your brick walls, using tuck pointing. Here are some easy to do helpful hints.
Want to learn how to repair your guitar? Check out this tutorial on how to repair a stripped screw hole thread in a guitar neck. You can save money and have a sense of accomplishment by repairing your stripped screw holes on your guitar.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to attach two pieces of wood that can be detached later on in your house project.
In this great video, you'll learn what tools you'll need, what settings you'll need to use for each section of the project, and he'll go through the entire process, step-by-step, with personal demonstrations with plenty of commentary to help anyone keep up.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Every wall switch and outlet on an outside wall is a hole in your wall. Here's how to insulate them while conserving energy and being eco-friendly.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Believe it or not, you don't need to hire an electrician to add a few electrical outlets in your home. The only thing you really need to worry about is being safe. This Old House walks you through the entire process of adding receptacles, from cutting the hole in the drywall t ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Want to see how to fix a hole in the wall from a pro? Well, you've come to the wrong place, but watch Matt show you how, and laugh a little too.
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
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
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
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
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
In this video we show you how to repair a basement wall that has started to push inward due to soil and water pressure.
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
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.
To sound proof a room you have many different options. If you don't have your dry wall up because you don't have your studio set up, put insulation right inside the wall before you put in the dry wall. It is important to sound proof your room because you don't want your neighb ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you've lived in your house for a number of years, chances are you got yourself a drywall patch, which when sanded, will create a lot of dust in the room. Watch this video tutorial from home improvement expert Danny Lipford to see how to sand a drywall patch with a wet spong ...more
Sometimes a simple drowning trap is too boring, and you want something that's a little more stylish and exciting. That's where this trap comes in! This is what I like to call "The Mangler". It consists of a set of pistons that chomp together, literally chewing up your enemies ...more