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Simple Solutions

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


Using pipe clamps to glue boards together.

How to Use Pipe Clamps for Gluing

Watch this video for tips on how to use pipe clamps, and extend the length of pipe clamps by adding additional sections of pipe.

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Danny Lipford and Joe Truini installing paneling on wall.

How to Hide Seams When Installing Paneling

Watch this video for a tip on how to keep drywall from showing through the seams between sheets of paneling when installing paneling in a room.

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Cutting off the end of an old wire brush to give it new life.

How to Extend the Life of a Wire Brush

Find out how to get more use out of an old, damaged wire brush, and how to modify it for use cleaning a barbeque grill. Watch this video to find out more.

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Homemade marking jig for baseboard and other moldings.

DIY Jig to Mark Baseboard Moldings for Cutting

A simple way to mark baseboards and other moldings for cutting is by making a homemade jig called a “preacher” from a scrap board. Watch this video to find out how.

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Drywall tape roll holder made from wire hanger hooked on belt.

How to Make a Drywall Tape Roll Holder

Watch this video to find out how to make a homemade drywall tape holder from a wire coat hanger which attaches to your belt to hold a roll of drywall tape.

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Using a hammer to tap out a tile plug.

How to Drill a Large Hole in Tile

Watch this video to find out how to drill a large diameter hole in tile using a nail set, drill bit, chisel, and hammer.

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Drilling a hole for an adjustable shelf in a bookcase.

DIY Adjustable Shelf Hole Drilling Jig

Find out how to make a simple jig from pegboard to drill evenly spaced holes in bookcases and cabinets for adjustable shelves. Watch this video to find out more.

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Cleaning small window panes with a custom modified squeegee.

How to Make a Custom Squeegee for Cleaning Small Window Panes

Watch this video to find out how to modify a standard rubber squeegees for use cleaning smaller sized window panes.

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