Some Fix-it tips... outside the kitchen

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Some Fix-it tips... outside the kitchen
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Fri, 04-09-2010 - 7:29am

Washer and Dryer Tune-Up

All it takes is a few small steps to make your machines work better, last longer and use less energy. Get them here:
http://www.diylife.com/2010/03/26/washer-and-dryer-tune-up/



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Tue, 05-11-2010 - 10:35am


If your ceiling fan is shaking, clanging, or just generally looks as if it will spin right out of the ceiling, its fan blades, blade holders or mounting screws are probably out of whack.

Since hot weather is right around the corner, now is a great time to test it out. A squeaky, wobbly ceiling fan isn't just a nuisance: Running it when it's not up to snuff will wear down its motor, and you'll lose out on optimum airflow, too. Ensure cool runnings with these super-simple steps:

http://www.diylife.com/2010/05/03/the-daily-fix-how-to-balance-a-ceiling-fan/?ncid=webmaildl5



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Sun, 08-29-2010 - 11:11am

How to Install a Deadbolt Yourself

You want the extra security in your home, and you've been meaning to install one. Expert shows you how.
http://www.diylife.com/2008/10/13/install-a-deadbolt?ncid=webmail



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Sun, 09-26-2010 - 12:55pm
Wallpaper Removal

You've avoided removing it because of the mess you think it will leave, but our expert's tips make it quick and easy.



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Registered: 09-27-2010
Mon, 09-27-2010 - 12:31pm
Here are a few tips from Ron Hazelton while I was researching some DIY projects.



The first, how to get a sticky drawer unsticky:

http://www.ronhazelton.com/archives/tips/Sticky_Drawer_Maintenance.shtm



Second, some tips on painting with a roller:

http://www.ronhazelton.com/archives/tips/Paint_Rolling_Techniques.shtm
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Mon, 09-27-2010 - 1:02pm

Did you know LED lights are 5 times more energy-efficient than incandescent lights? They also add a nice ambiance when placed under your kitchen cabinets. Here's a video on how to DIY.

http://www.ronhazelton.com/article/lighting/light_out/UDEzMw/How_to_Install_Under_Cabinet_Kitchen_Lighting

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