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How to Clean a Fluidmaster 400

The Fluidmaster 400 is a low-water flush valve located inside the toilet bowel. Unlike traditional float valves, this one does not have a ball cock attached to it. It's a single unit. This makes removing it for cleaning relatively easy. If you have treated water, you will likely never have to clean

Roof Leaks - Why Do They Occur? How Can You Stop Them?

Many home and business owners neglect roof maintenance until a leak is encountered. By the time the leak is apparent though, the time, effort and expense required to rectify the problem is much greater than if action was taken beforehand. Therefore, knowing a little about what causes leaks to develo


ESSENTIAL THINGS We all have them. They are all over the house. We have them in the basement, in cluttered drawers, and in the garage. Throughout the years, I have accumulated an unbelievable assortment of ...

How to Remove a Weslock Doorknob

Weslock makes door hardware that not only keeps your home safe and secure, but is also aesthetically pleasing. Weslock doorknobs are screwed in using a series of small screws that are discretely hidden within the knob's hardware. Once you have located the screws, taking apart and removing the Wesloc

Basement Flood is Worrying and Unhealthy

We have observed and perhaps encountered specific mishaps similar to floods. This develops in no certain time, considering that catastrophes like these can materialize anytime, anywhere. It's the top choice that we have to be ...

Landlords Must Know The Importance Of Furnishing To Let Their Property

Letting a well furnished and maintained property can get landlords a better rental income and good tenants as well. When a landlord finally makes the decision to put up property in the market for letting, there is a choice that he has to make out of offering a fully furnished or an unfurnished prope

How to Repair an LDR Kitchen Faucet

Repairing an LDR faucet is by no means a daunting task. LDR faucets are on the lower end of the price spectrum when it comes to both kitchen and bath fixtures, so they are bound to break eventually. Also, most of the parts on these faucets are plastic, so the pieces won't stand years of use. But the

How to Install a Faucet Stem

The water coming out of your faucet tap is controlled by the faucet stem (also called a valve stem) that is attached to the faucet handle. When you turn the handle, the valve stem raises or lowers, depending on the direction that you're turning. Attached to the bottom of the stem is a rubber washer,

Inspiration For Woodworking Diy ProjectsFrom Shed Plans To Birdhouses

When it comes to working with wood, there are all sorts of DIY projects. These can be made easily in your workshop or out in the backyard, depending on their size. What type of projects would you be interested in making? Check out the list below to see what appeals to you.

Frequently Asked Questions About Refrigerator Problems

While refrigerators from different manufacturers will have different features and specifications, the interior components of the appliance generally are the same. Troubleshooting issues common to all refrigerators can avoid service and repair fees. Attempt only minor repairs on a refrigerator becaus

How Much Salt Do I Put in a Brine Tank?

Brine tanks are used to soften water. Water that is hard or contains mineral deposits can form scale on pipes and cause problems with laundry, cooking and heating systems. Water softeners remove the mineral ions that cause build-up by replacing them electrically with sodium ions created in a brine t

How to Cut Thin Aluminum

Aluminum provides a wide range of uses as a building material, but before use you'll have to cut the aluminum to fit your needs. Thin sheets of aluminum are cut using the same woodworking tools used when cutting wood. With a table saw containing a carbide-tipped nonferrous blade, you can quickly and

Do it Yourself Fireplace Inserts

Fireplace insets may be the answer for most homeowners who have traditional masonry fireplaces, which have proven to be very energy inefficient. Fireplace inserts allow you to relax and enjoy the warmth of a cozy fireplace on a cold winter evening with a more efficient and environmentally friendly f