How-To Videos

How-To Videos

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

Using a hydraulic jack to lift a porch beam to replace a rotten column.

How to Remove and Replace a Wood Porch Column

Watch this video to find out how to jack up, remove, and replace a rotten wood porch column with a new pressure treated one.

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Black stains from soot and smoke on a wood burning fireplace surround.

How to Clean Soot and Smoke on a Fireplace Surround

Black stains from soot and smoke are a common problem on the surround around wood burning fireplaces. Watch this video to find out how to use a degreaser to remove them.

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Drilling a hole in the top of a plastic water bottle to make houseplant drip irrigation.

DIY Drip Irrigation for Houseplants

It’s easy to make homemade drip irrigation for your houseplants using nothing more than a plastic water bottle and a drill. Watch this video to find out how.

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Danny Lipford painting garage door.

When Is the Best Time to Paint Outside

Watch this video for tips on painting the outside of your home during hot or cold temperatures, and the advantages of using eco-friendly, low VOC paint.

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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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