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

Marking PVC pipe before gluing to align during assembly.

How to Align PVC Pipe Fitting During Assembly

PVC pipe glue sets quickly, so you don’t have a lot of time for adjustments during assembly. Watch this video for a tip on how to align PVC pipe fitting easily during assembly for a perfect fit.

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Joe Truini making a cut on a motorized miter saw.

How to Make Wider Cuts on a Motorized Miter Saw

Watch this video to find out how to make wider crosscuts on a motorized miter saw by adding 2×6 blocks to the saw table.

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Scoring ceramic tile with a glass cutter to cut the tile to size.

How to Cut Ceramic Tile with a Glass Cutter

Find out how to cut ceramic tile by hand using a glass cutter, square, and wire clothes hanger. Watch this video to find out more.

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Slide paint roller off frame to paint close to corners and edges.

Tips for Rolling Paint in Corners and Storing Wet Paint Rollers

Watch this video for simple tips to allow painting close to corners and edges with a paint roller, and how to keep wet paint rollers from drying out.

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Using a moving pad or blanket to slide heavy furniture across the floor.

Tip for Moving Heavy Furniture in Your Home

Find out how to move heavy furniture in your home without damaging your floor or back by sliding it on a moving pad or blanket. Watch this video to find out more.

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Using a plunger to unclog a bathroom sink drain.

How to Unclog a Bathroom Sink Drain with a Plunger

Watch this video for tips on how to use a plunger to unclog a bathroom sink drain in your home.

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Jig for cutting bolts to length without damaging the threads.

Tip for Cutting Bolts to Length Without Damaging Threads

Watch this video for a tip on how to cut metal bolts and machine screws to length cleanly and easily without damaging the threads.

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Drilling smaller diameter holes prevents a hole saw from overheating.

Using a Hole Saw to Drill Large Diameter Holes

Watch this video for helpful tips on how to prevent hole saws from dulling, overheating, and binding when drilling large diameter holes.

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