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If you're like me, you might be on a budget. Purchasing new kitchen cabinets could cripple your finances and put you into a real money pit with steep sides. Would you be shocked to discover you could transform the look of your kitchen for less than $150 and some medium effort on your part? All […]

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I’ve been a master plumber for nearly thirty years, but you don’t even have to have one day of apprentice school under your belt to be able to solder a simple joint in standard copper tubing. Successful soldering is just a matter of understanding basic chemistry and having a few very affordable tools. It also […]

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My guess is this summer you’ll be faced with some DIY project where you need to drill into metal. Steel is the most common metal you’ll find around your home and it’s not as hard to drill through as you might think. Rookie DIYers will usually make a few mistakes that can cause damage to […]

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Don’t fall victim to some of those home improvement TV shows you see on cable TV. Many make projects look so simple, and some even skip very important steps. You can get into trouble quickly staining wood if you don’t follow a few critical steps. Most of the time a homeowner like you that has […]

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Windstorms, a fallen branch or even wild animals can damage asphalt shingles. If you have the confidence to get up on your roof and work there safely, you can replace one or two asphalt shingles with ease. Getting on and off the roof is often the hardest part of the job. You don’t need expensive […]

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Normal wear and tear as well as a harsh winter can cause the seams of aluminum gutters to spring a leak. It’s not too hard to repair these leaks when you realize how the professionals put them together when the gutters were new. As with many jobs, the success of the project is directly related […]

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You may have an interior or exterior door in your home that used to work fine, but recently it’s started to rub on the floor or against the jamb opposite the hinge jamb. To some degree this is normal with wood doors hung in wooden jambs. Gravity, combined with the door opening and closing, works […]

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I’ve seen far too many great paint brushes meet an early demise because they were mistreated both before, during and after the painting process. High-quality paint brushes produce far superior results and you work less when you use one. They’re expensive so you should take the extra time to clean a great brush. Believe it […]

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Spring is the time for many outdoor projects. This past winter was harsh by most standards. Some areas of the Northeast still have abundant snow cover the first week of April. Your deck and patio may need attention, and the last thing you want to do is cause them even more harm. Unfortunately many homeowners […]

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