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How to Design a Building With Metal and Concrete

Due to it's versatility and strength, concrete is often used as the primary construction material for many different kinds buildings. Concrete has high compression strength, but low tensile strength. For this reason, concrete buildings must be reinforced, usually with steel bars. The most common met

How to Build a Laundry Folding Area With an Ikea Countertop

Receiving a fresh pile of folded laundry straight from the dryer is one of the simple pleasures of life. However, folding clothes isn't always the most enjoyable activity, especially when you've already gone to the trouble of washing and folding them. You'll be more inclined to fold several loads of

Buck Stove Wood Stove Model Fs21 Installation Specs

New Buck Corporation, headquartered in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, produces the Buck Stove brand of heaters, stoves and fireplaces. The Model FS21 is an example of a consumer, non-catalytic wood stove. A non-catalytic wood stove does not require a catalyst like a catalytic converter to create a fir

How to Cut Small Porcelain Tiles

If you are doing a home remodeling project and you will be installing porcelain tiles, you can cut them on your own instead of having a professional cut them for you. But it takes patience and precision. Knowing how many tiles you need is important, and buying more than you need is a good idea in ca

How to Install a Wine Rack

Having a wine rack is essential to keep wines securely stored, as well as ensuring maximum display to have bragging rights over friends and family. Wine bottles are heavy and can often be extremely expensive, so installing the rack properly is the best way to ensure the wine will not come to an unti

How to Replace a Door Sweep From an Old Door

A door sweep is designed to cut down on energy usage by blocking drafts underneath your door. If your door is old, the sweep is likely worn out and no longer provides the type of protection it should. In this case, replacing the door sweep is the best method of repair. Replace the sweep with a new o

How to Replace a Broken Double-Pane Window

The double-pane windows in your home increase energy efficiency and help to keep things quiet. Replacing a broken or damaged double-pane window is a job you can do yourself. The task requires that you remove the window trim and the damaged window. Then, you must inspect the the wooden window frame i

How to Restore Antique Ceiling Tin

If you buy a Victorian house or an old hotel that was built in the 1800s, you may find you are the proud owner of antique tin ceilings. Why not restore them to their original beauty? You may be removing old lead paint at the same time, so this process requires many protective measures due to toxicit

How to Repair an Exterior Door That Doesn't Shut Tight

The doors in our homes are often subject to high levels of traffic and abuse. In addition to this heavy use, these doors must also withstand exterior elements like wind, rain and sunlight. It's no wonder then that exterior doors tend to require regular maintenance to keep them functioning as intende

How to Install Vinyl Flooring in a Bathroom

Creating a new look for your bathroom is as easy as installing new vinyl flooring. Vinyl is a versatile and durable alternative to other flooring options. It comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns so it is sure to be a perfect choice for your bathroom design. Installing vinyl flooring can

DIY: How to Soundproof Walls

Soundproofing a wall is done to reduce the volume of sounds penetrating the wall and reaching the adjoining room. This is especially important for older homes, apartments or condos where privacy is at a premium. Soundproofing vinyl is available at most home improvement or specialty construction stor

How to Use a Brad Nailer for Crown Molding

Brad nailers are available in pneumatic, electric and cordless models. The nailers drive brads -- square nails with a small head -- into any porous object, such as wood or vinyl molding. A 16-gauge brad nailer accommodates a 5/8-inch brad up to a 2-inch brad, and it has the penetrating power to get

How to Remove Travertine Flooring

Travertine is a type of stone that serves as an attractive alternative to ceramic tile and is available in several different colors and finishes. Removing these stone tiles is a simple task that can be done by just about anyone; however, it is rare that the tiles are still in a usable condition afte

How to Make Furring Strips Plumb on the Basement Wall

Furring strips are added to masonry walls so that drywall or other wall board materials can be attached. It's essential that the strips be spaced properly and lined up plumb -- straight up and down -- when they're attached to the wall. Otherwise, the strips will be out of position relative to the po

How to Replace Tile on a Cement Board Subfloor

Though tile is durable, it can crack rather easily if installed improperly or misused. If you have a broken tile over a cement board subfloor that needs replacing, you can perform the repair project yourself with some basic materials and the proper methods. Once the tile has been properly removed fr

How to Repaint a Mobile Home

You can spruce up an older mobile home with a new coat of paint and matching trim, and you can save money by doing the job yourself. You can even save money on your home energy bills by choosing the right colors of paint. To ensure a smooth, attractive appearance that lasts, use a paint designed for

How to Install Granite Tile Countertops

Granite tile is among the finest (and most expensive) materials you can buy for countertops. It's also among the most difficult to work with, requiring a wet saw to make the cuts, as it's too hard for a standard tile cutter. If you like the look of granite, of course, all of that expense and work is

Microwave Hood Venting Options

microwave image by Adrian Hillman from Fotolia.comMicrowave ovens situated over the stovetop and conventional oven in a kitchen will often come with a hood for venting the cooking fumes from the entire cooking area. Several different microwave hood venting options accommodate different...

How to Make Radius Cuts for Pavers

Paver patios and walkways are unique in that the design can be customized to your personal preferences. No one is required to have a square patio or even a remotely square walkway. Curves and bends create a unique design to the paver walkway but can be difficult to accomplish. The hardest part of in

Can You Use Mortar to Patch a Concrete Floor?

The simple answer to whether you can use mortar to patch a concrete floor is "yes, you can." The longer and slightly more complicated answer is "technically yes, but it depends on the size of the crack and the type of mortar you use." Not all mortar mixes are suitable for repairing a concrete crack.