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3 Way Switch Troubleshooting is Simple - Play Musical Chairs Watch the above video to see how to troubleshoot a 3-way switch that you goofed up. Yes, I know you did. I know you had good intentions, but now you've got the wrong wires on the wrong screws. Using just painters tape, a marker, a […]

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 Leak Alert Wifi by Zircon Offers You Its Protection How To Be Alerted To Leaks Early The Leak Alert Wifi is a dandy little alarm. Powered by a lithium battery, the device sits and waits for water to leak. When the water contacts the alarm, it sends you an email. The email tells you exactly […]

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How to Grout Mexican Tile Video Grout Mexican tile - it's a simple job if you do it in the right conditions and understand how water is both your friend and foe. Mexican tile is a unique product that by its very nature absorbs water very fast. If too much water leaves the grout too […]

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How to Thread Black Iron Pipe Video To thread black iron, you need to use special tools. It's dirty work and if it's hot outdoors, you'l break a sweat for sure. Related Links: Sealing Black Iron Pipe Joints - The BEST Sealant Flexible Gas Lines Instead of Stiff Black Iron Thread Black Iron in Minutes […]

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Grout Floor Tile Video Series This is a four-part series I created showing how I achieve success when grouting ceramic floor tile. Talk to three other tile setters and they may have different suggestions. All I can tell you is I've installed thousands of square feet of grout the way you'll see below and none […]

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  Connect Wires to Light Fixtures Tim Carter demonstrates how to connect wires to a simple light fixture. Screws For Wires Simple light fixtures that you find in basements and garages usually have different colored screws where you attach the wires. You want to put the HOT black wire on the brass screw and the […]

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Ruth Ann, who lives in Lincoln, MA, wrote to me about grab bars. Here's what she had to say: "We are installing safety bars in our tiled bath, tile over rock lath plaster (1927). The installer plans to use wall anchors, not toggles or into studs. He insists this will hold,, been doing it for […]

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