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How to Repair Your Fluorescent Lighting

If you are interested in saving some energy dollars, you might wish to consider fluorescent lighting, particularly if you’re going to put in new fixtures. Fluorescent tubes give light much more efficiently than incandescent bulbs. In fact, a 40-watt fluorescent gives out more light than a 100-watt incandescent while using less than half the current.

How to Repair Window Blinds

Venetian blinds and mini-blinds are a lot alike. Repairs are easier than you think. The most common problems are with the cords. So, let’s start with them. The cords often look like a maze, but if you lay the unit out on the floor face down, you can make a simple drawing of the route

How to Repair Vinyl Floors

What some folks still refer to as linoleum is mostly vinyl. It’s beautiful, sturdy, is mostly water- and stainproof, and is practically maintenance-free. This flooring is available as tiles or as sheet goods. Sheet good often means an entire room can be covered with no seams. With a vinyl tile floor, the room is a

How to Repair Holes in the Wall

There are many ways to get holes in the wall. There’s the doorknob hole from a too exuberant opening of the door. The doorknob makes a hole about the same size as a fist-sized hole. There are even bigger holes like the one caused by a runaway tricycle crashing through the wall. Patching any of

How to Repair Ceilings

Most residential ceilings are either drywall or plaster. Many of the same things that happen to walls also befall ceilings. The same general idea applies to ceiling repairs. However, dealing with the ceiling must often be done while you’re on a ladder and in an awkward position. Also, there is the additional problem of fighting

How to Repair a Refrigerator

There are refrigerators that are twenty years old that are still on the job. Even though they have hundreds of parts, refrigerators are among the longest lasting of appliances. If you want yours to continue to be trouble free, here are several TLC steps to keep it working well. 1. Clean the condenser coils regularly.

How to Repair a Plumbing Capillary Joint

Poor initial soldering is usually the reason why a capillary fitting leaks. You can try and rectify this by ‘sweating’ in some more solder but if this doesn’t work you’ll have to remake the joint. Play the flame of the blow-torch over the fitting and pipe until the solder begins to run from the joint.

How to Repair a Copper Pipe

If you get very deeply into plumbing repair, you may get involved with pipes. The materials used include copper, plastic, galvanized steel, and cast iron. The type you have in your home is probably governed by what your local plumbing codes find acceptable, so we won’t cover all pipes known to man. Copper – One

How to Repair a Ball Valve

1 The first thing you do when faced with a faulty Portsmouth valve is examine the piston. In order to get at it you will first have to remove the float arm. 2 Then unscrew the retaining cap and push out the piston. Do this by inserting a screwdriver into the slot in the underside

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