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How to Replace a Faucet Aerator

Installing faucet aerator

Replace a faucet aerator to reduce water flow rates from your kitchen faucet, or to improve water flow if your aerator is clogged with sediment. This project is very simple and only takes about ten minutes for the average handyman. It requires a new aerator, a pair of slip joint pliers or vice grips, and […]

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How to Fix a Leaking Kitchen Faucet

Old kitchen faucet

If your kitchen faucet is leaking that drip isn’t just annoying, it costs money, but a leaking kitchen faucet is not hard to fix if you know how.  All you need is ten minutes and few simple tools.

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How to Install Interlocking Laminate Flooring

Laminate flooring

Laminate flooring is becoming a really nice alternative to hardwood floors for many reasons. First of all, due to the advanced printing techniques used to simulate wood grain today, laminate looks just as good as real wood, and due to its hardness, it resists scratches. Laminate requires very little maintenance, is cheaper than wood and […]

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How to Replace a Faucet Cartridge

Bathroom faucet

Learning how to replace a faucet cartridge takes only a few minutes and it is a fail safe way to fix a leak in any faucet made within the last five to ten years. Today’s faucets all use a simple, sealed and water tight ceramic disc cartridge to operate the water, and this is the […]

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Common Sizes for Dual or Double Bowl Kitchen Sinks

Double basin kitchen sink

Double bowl kitchen sinks provide two basins instead of one. This configuration essentially divides the sink into two halves, one for dishes and washing, the other for cooking and rinsing. The advantages include additional room for multi-tasking and the ability to organize dishes for cleaning and rinsing in two separate basins. These double bowl sinks […]

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How to Adjust the Hot Water Temperature on a Kitchen Faucet

Mixer tap kitchen faucet and sink

The kitchen faucet usually does not have a temperature adjust knob. However, you can set the temperature using the supply lines. While not a pro’s solution, this creative home repair and adjustment finds a way to get the job done. If you have about 10 minutes and access to your water pipes under the sink, […]

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How to Fix a Leaking Faucet in 10 Minutes

Bath tub faucet

A leaking faucet is not just annoying, it leads to many serious problems like mold, wood rot, and water damage. So, why not learn how to fix a leaking faucet for good. It only takes ten minutes and requires no patching or sealing.

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How to Drill Tap Holes in a Counter Top

Kitchen sink repair

To install a faucet in a new counter top you need to drill tap holes through the counter. The tap holes mount the faucet in the counter, with each supply line sitting inside one of the holes. The standard centerset faucet requires three tap holes, two for the faucet bases, and one for the center […]

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Install Adhesive Peel and Stick or Stick-Down Tile

Installing vinyl tile

Stick-down tile is also known as peel-and-stick tile, vinyl tile, resilient tile flooring or adhesive tiles. This type of tile is not ceramic and therefore not very hard, it is actually flexible and bends in your hand. Ideal for kitchens or bathrooms, peel-and-stick tiles offer a more forgiving surface layer than traditional tiles. As an […]

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