Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions

Watch as home expert, Joe Truini, shares innovative tips to help you solve common household problems. Email your Simple Solutions tips to

Using drill to power drive a screw hook.

How to Install Screw Hooks Fast

Screw hooks are great for hanging up tools and other items in your workshop or garage. Watch this video for a fast and easy way to power drive screw hooks into a wall stud or ceiling joist using a drill.

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Using vinegar in a plastic bag to clean a clogged showerhead.

How to Clean a Clogged Showerhead

Showerhead spray nozzles can become clogged over time with mineral deposits found in tap water. Watch this video to find out how to clean a clogged showerhead using vinegar.

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Homemade scrub brush drill attachment chucked into drill.

Homemade Scrub Brush Drill Cleaning Attachment

Watch this video to see how to turn an ordinary scrub brush into a power cleaning attachment for your drill that gets the job done in half the time with no elbow grease!

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Feeding tube into liquid soap container.

Soap Dispenser Filling Tip

Tired of the hassle of filling the soap dispenser on your sink? Watch this video for a solution to the problem that only requires a piece of flexible tubing and a few minutes of your time.

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Ripping plywood using locking pliers clamped to circular saw.

Fast and Easy Circular Saw Ripping Tip

Watch this video for a quick and easy way to rip narrow strips of plywood using a circular saw and locking pliers.

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Applying plastic wrap to vanity backsplash.

Plastic Wrap Paint Masking Tip

See an easy and inexpensive way to mask and protect surfaces when painting using self-adhesive plastic food wrap. Watch this video to find out more.

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Using a bicycle inner tube to hold the bag in a trash can.

Tip for Holding a Leaf Bag Open

Watch this video for a tip on how to hold a leaf bag open in a trash can with a bicycle inner tube when raking leaves.

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A pipe cheater bar and propane torch used to loosen stuck nuts and bolts.

How to Loosen a Stuck Nut or Bolt

Watch this video for tips on how to loosen a stuck nut or bolt using penetrating oil, a propane torch, and a wrench tool handle extension made from pipe.

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