Diy House Help

How-To

Honeywell digital programmable light timer

How to Program a Honeywell 7-day Solar Timer Switch

We digitally recreated the Honeywell 7-day Solar Timer Switch to provide an animated visual programming guide. Each menu includes the entirety of information from Honeywell’s written instructions to fully explain...

Doorbell Wiring Diagrams

The following doorbell wiring information focuses on combination doorbells (front and rear chime in a combined unit) and uses Broan-Nutone, more specifically the NuTone doorbell parts as reference. These are just the...

How to guide for reading a tape measure

How to Read and Use a Pocket Tape Measure

A tape measure has a straightforward purpose and understanding – ascertain the length of an object or space. But a tape measure also has several features that makes it an efficient tool for building, woodworking...

Soft-Close Cabinet Hinges

How to Add a Soft-Close Cabinet Hinge

I love doing replacement hardware upgrades. These are one of the easiest home improvements: requiring minimal tools, little experience, and can be done at your own pace without unsettling your home. Now, hardware may...

Wood cutting board and wood kitchen utensil care

How to Maintain Wood Utensils and Cutting Boards

Three simple precautions will make all the difference in longevity for your: cutting boards, chopping blocks, spoons, spatulas, handles, and more. Don’t let soak in water – Like any other wood, long-term...

Correct ceiling fan rotation

Ceiling Fan Rotation: Summer vs. Winter

Do you have an existing, or looking to purchase a new ceiling fan, and wonder the purpose of having a reverse fan direction option? Well, the forward and reverse fan rotation optimizes airflow for winter and summer...

Honeywell Thermostat Wiring Diagram

Honeywell Thermostat Wiring Instructions

Note: This article is scheduled for a complete re-write. In the meantime, the following Q and A may address a very common issue. Q: I installed my new programmable thermostat, but it won’t turn on. A: If you plan...

How to insulate an attic hatch panel with foamboard

How-to Insulate Attic Hatch Panels

How to insulate attic hatch panels is easy and effective with rigid foamboard and a few other minimal supplies. The following steps and materials could also apply to insulating an attic door. Supplies needed: Rigid...

How to remove a screw with a broken or stripped head

How to Remove a Broken or Damaged Screw

Notice: A Complete rewrite, including how-to videos per method, is in progress. The need to remove a broken screw or lag bolt can result from a faulty piece of hardware and / or hardware fatigue from too much resistance...

How-to maximize storage rack capcacity

How to Get the Most Capacity from a Storage Rack

A storage rack system may provide all the organizing and storage space you’re looking for. But if not, there are several modifications to increase storage and organizing capabilities. Creating Additional Interior...

How to Repair a Stripped Screw Hole

How to Fix a Stripped Wood Screw Hole

Stripped screw holes don’t have to be a frustrating, time consuming, or costly repair. We’ve put together several methods to ensure a proper and effective fix. Which one works the best will vary by the...

How to straighten an uneven floor register

How to Fix a Loose Floor Register Cover

A misaligned floor register can be an unsightly detail. This article will explain what went wrong and an easy fix for most applications. A common floor connection can consist of a duct boot (90° w/ a 4×10 register...

How to Cut Wire Shelving Instructions

How to Cut Wire Shelving

Wire shelving systems from Closetmaid and Rubbermaid can provide a variety of options, but rooms vary in size, and the ventilated wire shelving comes in standard lengths. So, what’s the best way for cutting wire...

How to remove and install 5" and 6" recessed light trim

How to Remove Recessed Light Trim

Learn how to remove, install, and replace recessed light trim for 5″ & 6″ can lights. Additional information includes: how to adjust the light bulb height to control light output, how to find bulb...

Air duct with hair, dust and carpet fiber build-up

DIY Air Duct Cleaning

When needing a full air duct ventilation cleaning, you’ll want to contact a professional with the proper industrial grade – negative pressure equipment, extra long reach cleaning tools, wands, brushes, etc...

Frameless 1/4" modern chrome mirror clip

How to Install a Frameless Mirror with Mirror Clips

Mirror clips are a very common method for mounting and installing frameless mirrors. They can add simple decoration or be custom designs to fit individual styles. The most common clips, acrylic or basic metal J hook...

Frameless Mirror Bracket Installation

How to Install a Frameless Mirror with French Cleats

Some frameless mirrors can be purchased with pre-attached french cleats. This can take a lot of the guesswork and hassle out of mounting. The mirror can also be mounted vertically or horizontally. French cleats can also...