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49 skills a person needs to survive homeownership—everything from removing stripped screws to cleaning big paint spills off the carpet and hiring a handyman! Really great collection. Remove Stripped Screw, First Home, Household Tips, Handy Man, Homekeeping, Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Renovations, Remodeling Ideas, Breaker Box

47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

From This Old House - 47 skills a person needs to survive homeownership—everything from removing stripped screws to cleaning big paint spills off the carpet.

Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Inexpensive Wet Basement Solution. Sloping the soil away from the house will take care of the problem most of the time. Firmly pack clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation. River Rock Landscaping, Landscaping Around House, Landscaping With Rocks, Landscaping Ideas, Landscape Fabric, House Landscape, Sloped Yard, Sloped Backyard, Gutter Extensions

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Family Handyman DIY Tip of the Day: Inexpensive Wet Basement Solution. Sloping the soil away from the house will take care of the problem most of the time. Firmly pack clay soil around the foundation, with at least a slope over the first 4 ft.

Prevent damp basement floors from ruining carpet and other finished flooring. Install dimpled polyethylene to create an air space between the concrete and the finished floor, sealing off dampness and giving moisture a chance to dissipate. Damp Basement, Basement Laundry, Basement House, Basement Carpet, Basement Finishing, How To Finish Basement, Flooring For Basement, Concrete Basement Floors, Basement Flooring Waterproof

How to Carpet a Basement Floor

Prevent damp basement floors from ruining carpet and other finished flooring. Install dimpled polyethylene to create an air space between the concrete and the finished floor, sealing off dampness and giving moisture a chance to design ideas decorating

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47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

HomeMoneyHome & Real Estate 47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership 47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership Don't get caught with your toolbelt down—learn these techniques and tackle any household emergency with ease THIS OLD HOUSE MAGAZINE

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47 Skills You Need to Survive Homeownership

To minimize lap marks on large areas like ceilings, extra-tall walls or stairwells, roll the nearly dry roller in different directions along the dry edge, feathering out the paint as you go to prevent the buildup that causes lap marks. After completing the entire length of the wall or ceiling, move to the next section and paint over the feathered edges, painting in the opposite direction. This crisscrossing paint application sharply reduces (if not eliminates) lap marks. Professional Painters, Home Repairs, Painting Trim, Painting Ceilings Tips, Diy Painting, House Painting, Renting, Paint Stain, Decoration

Paint Trim or Walls First? And Other Painting Questions Answered

Professional painters share their secrets for producing a great-looking interior paint job. The work will go faster with less hassle too. Check out their tricks for wall painting and more.

A distraught homeowner called a plumber because her water heater wasn't heating, and furthermore, it was leaking. Right away, the plumber asked if the homeowner had been draining some of the water from it every year. The puzzled homeowner said, Casa Linda, Diy Home Repair, Home Ownership, Home Fix, Ideas Prácticas, Decor Ideas, Diy Home Improvement, Heim, Home Repairs

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

Check Your Water Heater. Check Your Water Heater Extend the life of your water heater tank and maintain your water heater's efficiency and safety with a few minutes of basic maintenance once a year. Learn how to clean sediment from your water heater here.

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10 Easy Steps to Keep Your Air-Conditioning Unit Running Smoothly

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