How-To Videos

How-To Videos

Watch how-to home improvement videos on a wide range of topics.


Using foam backer rod, followed by caulking, to fill a wide crack in a sidewalk.

Tip for Caulking Wide Cracks

Watch this video for tips on how to fill wide gaps and cracks before caulking using foam backer rod.

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Using a drain cleaning zip tool to remove hair and other organic matter from a tub drain.

Eliminating Sink and Bathtub Drain Odors

Most odors in sink or tub drains aren’t caused by sewer gas but from organic matter and bacteria trapped in the drain. Watch this video for tips on how to clean drains to remove offensive odors.

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Applying roofing cement to gap between metal flashing and chimney.

Finding and Repairing Chimney Roof Leaks

Watch this video for tips on how to find and repair roof leaks around fireplace chimneys, which are usually caused by gaps and cracks between the chimney and flashing.

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Using spray lubricant to unclog an expanding foam spray tube.

Expanding Foam Spray Tube Cleaning Tip

Expanding foam is a great way to seal cracks and gaps around your home, but the spray tube can become clogged with foam after using it. Watch this video to find out how to unclog it.

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Door sweep mounted on bottom of entry door.

Installing a Door Sweep on an Entry Door

Sealing the gap under an entry door by installing a door sweep is a great way to save energy and reduce your utility bills. Watch this video to find out how.

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Using a nail to seal up the nozzle on a tube of caulking.

How to Seal a Partly Used Caulking Tube

Watch this video to find out how to seal up the nozzle on a partially used tube of caulking to keep it from drying out.

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Peephole for entry door.

How to Install a Peephole in a Door

Watch this video for tips on how to install a peephole in a door at the right height, and how to drill the hole cleanly and neatly without tear out.

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Driving a trim head screw through carpet into the subfloor to stop a squeak.

Carpet Squeak Floor Repair Tip

Squeaks in the subfloor under carpeting can be very annoying, but they’re usually not that hard to fix. Watch this video to find out how to stop squeaks in carpeted floors without removing the carpet.

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