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Skylight Washing System

I live in a geodesic dome, situated in a mature oak forest. That means lots of completely unprotected skylights that


Storm Guide: How to Strengthen Doors

In high winds, doors are a weak point, especially their frames and hardware. Here’s how to reinforce them.


Installing a Garage Air Conditioner

Wrenching on a car or doing a project in a sweltering garage is no fun. A garage A/C does the...


DIY Coat Hooks from Old Tools and Hardware

Get ideas for DIY hardware to make your hooks distinctive.


How to Run Wire Through a Wall to Avoid Water Leaks

Tips for a trouble-free installation



How to Fix Sweating Pipes

A simple way to prevent condensation on cold water pipes in humid weather.


Energy Savings: Seal Plumbing and Wiring Holes

A rubber plumbing boot seals holes in your siding

Remove Oil Stains From a Faux Plaster Finish

Remove them quickly with dishwashing detergent


Save Money With Home Energy Audit

Find out where you're losing energy—and what you can do to stop it


Clever Tool Storage: Drill Bits and Other Pointy Tools

Try this quick, simple solution to workbench clutter


Garage Remodel Tips

Convert your drafty, dingy, spider-infested garage into a bright, comfortable work space


Ladder Stabilizers

Work faster and smarter—and feel 10 times safer!


Build a Victorian Screen House

Escape the bugs in style, whether you're entertaining friends or just hanging out


How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

How to rent, setup and use scaffolding when you have to work on your roof, siding or chimney.


Garage Storage Ideas: Find Unused Space

The average garage has more than 150 sq. ft. of unused storage space. We'll show you where to find it.

Waterproofing Products Help Keep Basements Dry

A little inspection and finishing work will go a long way in keeping your basement dry.