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Terry Shirley has a deadbolt lock in his Asheboro, NC  home that's hard to turn. Here's his story and he's sticking to it: "I have a sticky deadbolt on my front door and I know it's not the catch plate, because it's sticky with the door open. I have tried WD-40 and graphite. Neither worked. I […]

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Eric Shimomura lives in Clayton, DE and has a very unique air leak through an exterior door knob. Here's his question: "How do I prevent air leaks through the door knob?  It's not the door itself, just the door knob and dead bolt assemblies." Here's my answer: Eric, now that's an unusual request. In all […]

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Cabinet hardware can add to the decor of your room. The proper kitchen cabinet hardware will not only add to the appearance, but the cabinet hardware knobs or cabinet hardware pulls must be selected for the ease of the user. You can purchase antique cabinet hardware to compliment your home.

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Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, shows the importance of choosing the right screws for your project. If it is an outdoor project using stainless steel screws can prevent rust. A stainless steel screw or galvanized nails for ideal for decks or swing sets.

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Cleaning brass is not as easy as dipping it in  special brass cleaning solutions. Know how to clean brass? You have to remove the protective coating - tarnish! After the brass cleaning, it must be sealed to prevent the tarnish from returning.

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Determined to clean your brass by yourself? Try these brass cleaning tips to help you get the brass shining. Sealing the brass with acrylic polyurethane seals in the shine, but it is not available at your local home center.

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Cleaning brass is a time consuming job. If you don't know how to clean brass, try sending your object to one of these professional companies. They do exceptional work on your brass cleaning project.

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Antique door hardware adds style to even the most plain doors. You can get fancy door hinges. Tim Carter shares some tips for selecting the perfect door hardware for either interior or exterior doors.

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Cabinet hardware and door hardware is found at hardware stores that specialize in these products. The hardware stores most of us have visited sell thousands of different products like nuts, bolts, nails, screening, etc. Home hardware is found at the rapidly-disappearing corner hardware stores and the giant home centers.

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