Repair a Hole in the Wall

How To : Install a thermostat

Getting a pro to replace a broken thermostat can be costly, but if you pay close attention, you can learn how to replace it yourself. You Will Need * A Phillips screwdriver * Masking tape * A pen * A new thermostat * A level * A drill with a 3/16-inch bit * Drywall anchors * A ...more

How To : Choose the right picture hanger for your drywall

When hanging a picture up on the wall, it's important to know exactly which is the right size for your wall. Choosing too small of a picture hanger can result in it being lost in the wall, while it being too big can result in an ugly looking hole. So in this tutorial, you'll ...more

How To : Troubleshooting a door check link

Here, Rich Pin demonstrates how to troubleshoot the door check link by working on the Saturn S series. Typical example is the popping sound you hear when you open and close the door. 1. Open the door on the driver's side. 2. Locate the door check link. 3. Remove the inside do ...more

How To : Make paper flowers with Stampin' Up!

Dawn Griffith demonstrate simple and easy way of making paper flowers using card stock paper and wall paper. First take pink card stock and using XL fancy flower cutter punch 8 flowers. You can take card stock or any designer wall paper which is a thin paper when compared to c ...more

How To : Repair sheetrock from water leaks

In this video series of diy home leak repair, our construction expert and experienced handyman shows you how to do a complete and thorough job of patching that annoying hole in your ceiling. Part 1 of 14 - How to Repair sheetrock from water leaks. Repair sheetrock from water l ...more

How To : Fix a hole in a flat radial tire

If you have a hole in your radial tire or a flat tire on your wheelbarrow, lawn-mower, ATV, learn how to repair it by watching this video tutorial. Instead of buying a whole new tire, which can be costly, patch the old one. Just follow the steps in this instructional video.

How To : Build a homemade apple pipe

The video shows you how to make a homemade apple pipe. Remove the stem and carve a cone shape in the top using a knife. Remove any large pieces. Cut smaller hole in the side of the apple. Puncture wall with thumbtack to create a screen. Wrap the foil around your finger to crea ...more

How To : Use a caulk gun for painting

Tim Carter demonstrates how to get professional painting results by caulking all cracks between woodwork and walls before painting. What are the most important tools when painting an interior wall? The paint brush or the paint roller? No, it is the caulk gun. The caulk gun is ...more

How To : Install a towel ring in the bathroom

Mark Donovan of HomeAdditionsPlus shows us how to install a towel ring in the bathroom. - Line the ring up on a wall stud. - Determine the height of the placement and make a small mark above the top of the towel ring. - Position the mounting bracket so that it lines up with t ...more

How To : Repair your eyeglasses

Try these simple fixes to salvage your specs. Learn how to fix your eyeglasses with this helpful guide. You Will Need * Duct tape * Needle-nose pliers * An eyeglass repair kit * Superglue * A wooden toothpick * A paper towel * A miniature safety pin * All-purpose glue * A met ...more

How To : Install a mini air conditioner with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a mini-split air conditioner. Steps: 1. Lay pad on ground, check for level, then set condenser unit on top of pad. 2. Use 1 ½-inch hole saw to drill hole through house for refrigerant line. 3. Feed refrigerant line ...more

How To : Install kitchen cabinets with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install kitchen cabinets. Steps: 1 Mark cabinet layout lines onto the wall. 2 Locate wall studs using hammer and finishing nail. 3 Mark stud locations onto back of cabinet. 4 Drill four holes through back of cabinet, which ...more

How To : Use a nail set & punch for woodworking

Bob Schmidt teaches us how to use a nail set & punch for woodworking. A nail set is a traditional kit that you can find anywhere. The nail set punch does not require a hammer to use and is very easy to figure out. Place this on a nail and then pull the spring back. Keep the pr ...more

How To : Modify a Nerf Big Bad Bow to shoot farther

In this Hobbies & Toys video tutorial you will learn how to modify a Nerf Big Bad Bow to shoot farther. Open up the front part of the shell by removing the screws. Make sure the spring on the launch piece stays together and pull out the barrel. Then dismantle the white restric ...more

How To : Repair a spark plug thread in a Ford F150

The video begins with a guy saying that his Ford F-150 is making a weird sound. He turns the truck on and lets us hear the sound. The truck is then taken into a workshop and we find out that the engine has blown the spark plug. He says to get a cylinder head repair kit and so ...more

How To : Install a pegboard in a workshop

A pegboard for storage is an essential item in a workshop. Danny Lipford shows you how to install a pegboard in a workshop in this video tutorial. A pegboard wall makes a great way to hang your tools in the shop for easy access. When we had finished building the workbench acr ...more

How To : Replace your carpet

In this home improvement video segment, the Janes help Jane-in-training Jeryl replace the carpet of her family room with easy-to-install carpet tiles. Wall-to-wall carpet can be very difficult to install and is usually left to professionals. Carpet tiles are a more manageable ...more

How To : Create an Automatic Animal Harvester in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Harvesting items from animals no longer requires wasting precious time chasing after them. During last Saturday's Weekly Workshop, we built a few different kinds of animal harvester ...more

How To : Move from bound headstand to double arm headstand

Hey all you yogis and non-yogis out there challenge yourself with this core strengthening yoga pose. The latest yoga challenge is called the double arm headstand. Watch this yoga how to video as our host demonstrates the proper way to move from a bound headstand into a double ...more

How to Walkthrough Darksiders : Anvil's Ford

Get ready to battle Uriel in the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. Uriel is an incredibly quick and powerful Angel. Follow the tunnel to the sewer then take a left. At the end of this straight away, swim down into the hole and through the tunnels below. You'll emerge in another sewer ...more

How To : Do basic home electrical repairs

Expert electrician Danny Herb demonstrates in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions how to replace a light switch and how to replace a wall socket. He begins by showing you how to turn off the circuit breaker, an essential first step to any electrical repair, and offers sa ...more

How To : Make Furniture in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Although Minecraft is a powerful creative tool, it does have limitations. The scarcity of block types and their linear size tends to make the creation of certain detailed ob ...more

How To : Mend Wall Holes Bigger Than Nails

Do you know how wonderful toothpaste is? Here's the scoop. If you've hung pictures or other thing on the wall that required a molly or anchor bolt, and you have to move them and you have holes exposed in your wall. Well "FEAR NOT", toothpaste to the rescue. You will need house ...more

How To : Do a knockdown repair

No, despite how it sounds, a knockdown repair doesn't involve repairing things that have been knocked down. A knockdown in this case refers to a knockdown wall texture. In this simple video tutorial, you'll learn how to repair a knockdown texture that's been damaged.

How To : Drill a Hole in Ceramic Tile

Drilling holes in wall tiles is a fairly easy skill to master once you know how. Follow these simple steps on how to drill a hole in a tiled wall for a hassle free experience. Please Note Drilling a ceramic wall tile is a completely different experience to drilling a hole th ...more

How To : Install Drywall Anchors

Wall Anchors. Drywall Wall Anchors. Plasterboard Wall Anchors. I discovered these plasterboard (drywall) anchors / plugs a few years ago and think they are fantastic. They are ridiculously easy to use and are extremely effective in attaching fixtures to walls. One of the main ...more

How To : Fix Plastic Car Bumpers

If you are wanting to learn how to perform small repairs to your car, then plastic repair is something you need to learn how to do. Cars are using more plastic now than ever before. With car required to increase fuel mileage, I don't see the use of plastic going away. In this ...more

How To : Replace bObsweep's Bumper Sensors

Both bObsweep Standard and Pethair models have two bumper sensors inside their covers. Whenever Bob runs into an obstacle, the sensors tell Bob to back away. If bObsweep does not change direction after bumping into something, the following guide may help you fix this. Video: ...more

How To : Cut Drywall

How to cut Drywall, Sheetrock, Plasterboard. THE EASY WAY! G'day Knuckleheads, Uncle Knackers here and welcome to Video Two of my ten part series titled 'My Top Ten DIY Tips' as nominated by you.. In todays video l'm going to give you the basics of cutting drywall, plasterbo ...more

How To : Replace a Dryer's Thermal Fuse

The thermal fuse in your dryer is a safety device designed to prevent the dryer from overheating. The fuse is heat sensitive and when the dryer becomes too hot it will blow. If the fuse has blown then the dryer will either stop working or there will be no heat when the drum is ...more

DIY Repair : How to Fix Your Broken Smartphone Like a Pro

In my days as a hardware tech, I often came across motivated do-it-yourselfers who watched a video or two on how to repair a phone and thought that they'd give it a go. More often than not, they failed miserably and damaged their phones (and wallets) even more in the process. ...more

How To : Hang Curtains Without Making Holes in the Wall

For anyone who lives in a space that may frown upon making holes in the walls, or for anyone who may not want to take on such a task, there's a simple alternative to hanging curtains or drapes. And the answer is brilliantly simple. Look no further than 3M Command hooks. Yes, ...more

How To : Spackle and patch holes in the wall

Having tons of pictures hanging in one single room can be a beautiful site to look at. But if you plan on moving or changing the style of that room, you're bound to have a few holes in your wall. Not to worry, those holes are easy to take care of and will take you less than a ...more

How To : Repair stripped screw holes in wood

In order to repair stripped screw holes in wood, you will need the following, a hammer, screws, matches, awl, a flat headed punch, a utility knife, and side cutters. Cut off the tips of the wooden matchsticks. Place matchsticks in the hole, after you remove the strikers. Tap ...more

How To : Fill and repair holes in ceramic tile

Fixing holes in glazed ceramic tile can be very tricky. This is a solution that may not be perfect but it will provide a big improvement to your situation. You will need some polyester resin, which is often used to repair car bodies. Mix up some of the resin and apply it to th ...more

How To : Repair holes in your socks by darning them

Don't throw out your holey socks! You can use a technique called darning to repair them. You don't even need yarn - you can use embroidery floss or another sturdy thread to create the darn and extend the life of your socks.

How To : Kill bugs in wall holes with Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth may be useful for killing bugs in walls. Light sockets and phone jacks provide a highway for bugs to travel from one infested room to another or one infested apartment or another. They also function as a hide-out for them during daytime hours, when they migh ...more

How To : Repair concrete steps

Do you have broken concrete along the front of your house? No need to resort to repouring the concrete. In this video hosted by DIY home guru, learn how to repair, patch or restore broken, chipped or damaged concrete steps. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Every ...more

How To : Adjust & repair sliding patio doors

Do you have a stubborn sliding door? Does it stick or get off track often? Learn how to fix your sliding door problem with help from this video which teaches how to repair and adjust a sliding patio door for smooth operation. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Eve ...more

How To : Repairing clapboards with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair clapboard. Steps: 1. Pull loose nails from clapboard siding. 2. Tap flat bar under siding to loosen nails. 3. Secure old siding by driving ring-shank nails down at an angle through the old nail holes. 4. Pull nails f ...more

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 : Evaluate a rental apartment

Make sure your next apartment rental goes smoothly by properly checking the property before signing a contract. This way you will avoid unexpected disappointments or problems that you were not aware off. Moving is hard enough, give yourself all the advantage you can by going i ...more

How To : Replace the Dryer's High Limit Thermostat

The high limit thermostat can be found in gas and electric dryers and serves as a safety feature that helps to prevent the dryer from becoming too hot when it’s running. The thermostat is designed to shut off power to the dryer’s heater when the dryer vent is blocked or clogge ...more

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