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How to Read Blueprints
Project Guide

How to Read Blueprints


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeUnder 2 hours

Blueprint reading reveals such key information of building projects as floor plans and construction schedules

How to Identify Wiring in an Old House
Project Guide

How to Identify Wiring in an Old House


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeUnder 2 hours

Check the type of wiring systems, colors and labels when inspecting old house wiring

101 Guide to House Framing
Project Guide

101 Guide to House Framing


DifficultyAdvanced
TimeOver 1 day

Learn how to frame a house’s floors, walls and roof to ensure the residence has the strongest possible structure

Easy Leak Testing for Appliances
Buying Guide

Easy Leak Testing for Appliances


Maintenance techs can take these steps to quickly check and repair appliances leaking water.

The Full Guide: Water Damage Restoration
Buying Guide

The Full Guide: Water Damage Restoration


Water damage restoration includes inspecting, cleaning, repairing and replacing damaged property

How to Repair a Water-Damaged Ceiling
Project Guide

How to Repair a Water-Damaged Ceiling


DifficultyIntermediate
Time2-4 hours

Water-damaged ceiling repair includes removing water, repairing leaks and replacing damaged materials

Best Lubricants for Your Project
Project Guide

Best Lubricants for Your Project


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

From unsticking hinges to cleaning up gum, find out which types of lubricants you need for the job

How to Mix Mortar
Project Guide

How to Mix Mortar


DifficultyIntermediate
Time2-4 hours

Learn how to mix mortar to form strong bonds in building and repair jobs

Troubleshooting Whirlpool Washers
Project Guide

Troubleshooting Whirlpool Washers


DifficultyAdvanced
Time2-4 hours

Busy maintenance techs can diagnose the problems of Whirlpool washers in different ways

How to Use a Jackhammer Safely & Efficiently
Project Guide

How to Use a Jackhammer Safely & Efficiently


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeUnder 2 hours

Follow safety precautions and wear correct PPE when using jackhammers to break up concrete

How to Pour Concrete
Buying Guide

How to Pour Concrete


Learn how to pour concrete and prepare the jobsite for a smooth job

How to Replace a Thermocouple
Project Guide

How to Replace a Thermocouple


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeUnder 2 hours

Cleaning and replacing a thermocouple can keep gas appliances working properly

How to Measure Distance With a Laser
Project Guide

How to Measure Distance With a Laser


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

Take quick, accurate measurements using a laser distance measurer

AC Capacitor Replacement
Project Guide

AC Capacitor Replacement


DifficultyAdvanced
TimeUnder 2 hours

Replace an AC capacitor by cutting the power, discharging the capacitor and replacing it with a new compatible one

How to Build Basic Concrete Forms
Buying Guide

How to Build Basic Concrete Forms


Build effective concrete forms from treated boards or other formwork to ensure concrete sets properly

Troubleshooting with Lubricants
Project Guide

Troubleshooting with Lubricants


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

Prevent or fix common problems around the house or yard with these lubricant tips

How to Sand Concrete
Project Guide

How to Sand Concrete


DifficultyIntermediate
Time2-4 hours

When sanding concrete, use handheld sanders for smaller jobs and drum sanders for larger jobs

How to Build Stackable Sawhorses
Project Guide

How to Build Stackable Sawhorses


DifficultyBeginner
TimeUnder 2 hours

Learn more about building stackable sawhorses and how to bring a sturdy workstation to any job site

7 Ways to Repair Foundations
Project Guide

7 Ways to Repair Foundations


DifficultyAdvanced
TimeOver 1 day

Concrete and steel peering, mudjacking and concrete patches are all common methods of repairing damaged foundations.

Costs to Demolish a House
Buying Guide

Costs to Demolish a House


Home size, location and materials disposal are major factors in home demolition costs

How to Find & Fix AC Freon Leaks
Project Guide

How to Find & Fix AC Freon Leaks


DifficultyIntermediate
Time2-4 hours

Trace Freon leaks using the bubble test, refrigerant detectors or the pressure resistance test

How to Measure Stair Stringers
Project Guide

How to Measure Stair Stringers


DifficultyIntermediate
TimeUnder 2 hours

Measure stair stringers by calculating the number of steps and the lengths of the rise and run

How to Read a Wire Gauge Chart
Buying Guide

How to Read a Wire Gauge Chart


A wire gauge chart lists the American Wire Gauge (AWG) sizes for electrical cables and converts them to imperial measurements

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