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How to Install Hardie Backer Board

Hardi Backer board installed

Installing Hardie Backer Board requires different tools and a different approach than installing regular or mold resistant drywall. If you want a real waterproof shower alcove or tub enclosure, use nothing but the best–hardie board and install it right with the proper tools.

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Hardie Backer Board Installation Tips

Cutting Hardie Backer board

Hardie backer board is used instead of drywall in showers and tub enclosures to prevent water damage, rot, and mold growth. It is a highly durable, water resistant material made of a mixture of cement-like material and silica. If you plan on installing HardiBacker Board, there’s a few things to know, because it is not […]

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Types of Bifold Door Hinges

Door hinge

There are several different types of bifold door hinges available today. Each has slight advantages and benefits, but no hinge really stands out as better than the rest. The only real reason to buy a certain type of bifold door hinge is to make a match to the existing hinges during a repair. This guide […]

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How to Build a Roof Truss

House Roof

If you are wondering how to build a roof truss, this article will show you how. Building a roof truss is not complicated but it does take some planning and careful execution. In fact, the simple roof trusses to build are often the best ones to use. A roof built with a truss is always […]

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How to Install Adhesive Fiberglass Shower Walls

Bathtub and Shower

A few manufacturers make fiberglass or acrylic sheet shower stalls that come in several pieces including the base and three separate, fiberglass shower walls that install over your drywall to form a protective barrier against rot, water damage and mold. These sheet walls and shower base are easy to install and perfect for a small […]

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How to Change a Glacier Bay Bathroom Faucet Cartridge

Glacier Bay faucet fix

Glacier Bay bathroom faucets are stocked by one of the country’s biggest home improvement stores. Designed to be an economical faucet, they perform surprising well under normal conditions. Glacier Bay faucets leak occasionally, however. When they do, perform this simple cartridge change to fix the problem. We described all the steps below that will show […]

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What is a P-trap

Sink drain P-trap

One of the more mysterious pipe fittings to newcomers in the world of home plumbing is the p-trap. This fitting has a very specific function and though it is often the source of many common plumbing problems, you would not want to live without it. 

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What is Drywall Made Of

Drywall on ceiling

If you plan on remodeling you’ll eventually come across drywall, one of the most popular and widely used materials in residential building today. Drywall is installed on interior walls as a final surface layer. It is primed and painted and sometimes covered in a plaster texture to add detail. In case you’re wondering what drywall […]

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