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By Eugene Brennan | A miscellany of articles covering DIY, tools and home appliances

A Complete Guide to Using Plumbing Fittings for Joining PVC, PEX, and Copper Pipe

A Complete Guide to Using Plumbing Fittings for Joining PVC, PEX, and Copper Pipe<p>Updated on June 25, 2018<p>A DIY Guide to Plumbing<p>Basic plumbing isn't …

Essential DIY Tools for Beginners and How to Pick Them

Essential DIY Tools for Beginners and How to Pick Them<p>Updated on May 10, 2018<p>DIY - Save Money and Do It Yourself!<p>So you want to start doing home …

Lawn Mower Won't Start? 10 Top Troubleshooting Tips for Small Engines

Lawn Mower Won't Start? 10 Top Troubleshooting Tips for Small Engines<p>Updated on April 30, 2018<p>Lawn Mower Won't Start After Winter<p>For an engine to …

Essential Gardening Tools for Beginners and How to Pick Them

Essential Gardening Tools for Beginners and How to Pick Them<p>Updated on May 23, 2018<p>Essential Maintenance in Your Garden During the Summer<p>Summer has …

A Complete Guide to Power Tools for Beginners (Drills, Sanders, Grinders, Multitools, Dremels & Saws)

A Complete Guide to Power Tools for Beginners (Drills, Sanders, Grinders, Multitools, Dremels & Saws)<p>Updated on May 22, 2018<p>A Beginner's Guide to …

Circuit Breaker Panel Keeps Tripping - Sorting Electrical Faults

If an MCB trips, the first thing to check out is whether you are pulling too much power from the circuit, e.g. from having multiple high power …

How to Use a Ladder Safely and Walk on Roofs

How to Use a Ladder Safely and Walk on Roofs<p>Updated on March 18, 2018<p>Using Your Head<p>I don't claim to be a safety expert but I have been up and down …

Using an Angle Grinder Safely for Cutting and Grinding

Using an Angle Grinder Safely for Cutting and Grinding<p>Updated on April 23, 2018<p>How to Use an Angle Grinder Safely<p>An angle or hand grinder is a power …

How to Cut Concrete

With a diamond blade and proper safety precautions, you can cut through concrete for your sidewalk, countertop, patio, or DIY project.<p>Photo: …

Home Improvement

How to Choose the Right Circular Saw Blade

For a long time, wood was cut with an axe. As humans evolved, so did their tools. Now smartphones do the wood cutting—if you call somebody with an axe. However, before smartphones, the world experienced the Industrial Revolution and large water- and steam-driven circular blades, with sharpened …

Woodworking

DeWalt 20V Compact Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Kit + Drill Bit Set | Popular Mechanics Shop

• 20V MAX 1/2" hammer drill<br>• 20V MAX 1/4" impact driver<br>• 2 3.0Ah 20V MAX lithium ion battery packs<br>• Fast charger<br>• 2 belt hooks<br>• Bit holder<br>• Contractor bag<br>• 21 piece titanium drill bit set

Cold Water Tank Overflowing — How to Replace a Ballcock Washer

Cold Water Tank Overflowing — How to Replace a Ballcock Washer<p>Updated on March 3, 2018<p>Leaking Valves, Overflowing Water Tanks and Toilet Cisterns<p>You …

What Causes Damp in Houses? How to Get Rid of Mould and Condensation

What Causes Damp in Houses? How to Get Rid of Mould and Condensation<p>Updated on February 24, 2018<p>Damp, Mould, and Mildew<p>Damp can be a serious problem …

The Best Handheld Power Sanders: a Beginner's Guide

The Best Handheld Power Sanders: a Beginner's Guide<p>Updated on September 20, 2016<p>There is a unique satisfaction in bringing out the potential of a …

Which Circular Saw Should I Buy? My Review of the Hitachi C7SB2

Which Circular Saw Should I Buy? My Review of the Hitachi C7SB2<p>Updated on May 8, 2018<p>Powerful Circular Saw For Professional and DIY Use<p>Having worn …

Adding Electrical Outlets: How to Wire a New Outlet to an Existing One

Adding Electrical Outlets: How to Wire a New Outlet to an Existing One<p>Updated on September 28, 2017<p>Adding and Wiring New Outlets<p>Do you need extra …

Home Improvement

The Dremel and What Makes it Special for DIY Enthusiasts

The Dremel and What Makes it Special for DIY Enthusiasts<p>Updated on April 3, 2017<p>This is very much like the Dremel I have reviewed here, if not …

Concrete Dissolver: An Easy Way To Clean Masonry Tools

Concrete Dissolver: An Easy Way To Clean Masonry Tools<p>Updated on September 19, 2017<p>Applying a concrete dissolver is one tactic used to soften old …

8 Steps to Mixing Concrete by Hand Without a Cement Mixer

8 Steps to Mixing Concrete by Hand Without a Cement Mixer<p>Updated on June 26, 2018<p>Mixing Cement by Hand<p>Mixing Concrete Without a Mixer<p>A cement mixer …

Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) to Fix Them

Eaves and Fascia Board Repair: How (Not) to Fix Them<p>Updated on March 7, 2018<p>Eaves are a vulnerable part of your house, exposed to weather and damage …

A Complete Guide to Wall Fixings for Putting Up Shelves and Cupboards

A Complete Guide to Wall Fixings for Putting Up Shelves and Cupboards<p>Updated on April 26, 2018<p>What Tools are Needed For Fixing to Walls?<p>Pencil or …

Harvest and Store Rainwater: Our Off-Grid Water Supply

Harvest and Store Rainwater: Our Off-Grid Water Supply<p>Updated on December 15, 2017<p>When we first bought our current property and decided to live …

Top 4 Cordless Impact Wrenches & Guns: Reviews of Battery Powered Units

Top 4 Cordless Impact Wrenches & Guns: Reviews of Battery Powered Units<p>Updated on April 5, 2016<p>What's the Best Cordless Impact Wrench?<p>Whenever I'd …

Woodworking

How to Use Air Tools and an Air Compressor in Your Workshop

How to Use Air Tools and an Air Compressor in Your Workshop<p>Updated on May 13, 2018<p>A Guide to Using Air Tools For DIY<p>Air tools as the name suggests …

The Many Uses For Vinegar, A Wholly Natural Substance

The Many Uses For Vinegar, A Wholly Natural Substance<p>Updated on February 17, 2016<p>Non Toxic and Natural<p>Vinegar is a natural substance containing …

4 Tape Measure Tricks

How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance

How to Use a Multimeter to Measure Voltage, Current and Resistance<p>Updated on April 25, 2018<p>What is a Multimeter?<p>A digital multimeter or DMM is a …

Getting Ready for the Snow: Don't Let Your Home Freeze Up!

Getting Ready for the Snow: Don't Let Your Home Freeze Up!<p>Updated on November 15, 2017<p>Being Prepared!<p>This article gives you some common sense tips on …

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