Leslie Stuart

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How The West Was Wrong: The Making Of John Wayne

<b>Drive down John Wayne Drive</b> in Winterset, Iowa, and you’ll find it: the John Wayne Birthplace Museum, designed with an imperative to make it “timeless and masculine.” There’s a bronze of Wayne, splay-legged; across one street, there’s a garage filled with tractors; across the other, there’s a …

Red River

How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines

Stop water hammer with simple add-on arresters<p>The sliding piston absorbs sudden pressure changes and keeps the pipes from banging.<p>If your plumbing …

Replacing a Rotted Floor Under the Toilet

For minor rot, a flange support is a quick fix<p>If you discover minor rot around the toilet flange, install a closet flange support under the flange to …

Do it Yourself Home Improvement: Home Repair | The Family Handyman

Build This Game Day Shed in Your Backyard<p>A wide-open design perfect for work and play! The large door opening on this shed gives you expandable …

DIY Tip of the Day: Spread Glue Fast. When face-gluing boards, use a credit card snipped along its wide edge with a pinking shears. The serrated “pinked” edge spreads the glue like a serrated trowel spreads mastic on floors. Thanks to reader Don Cox for this smooth tip.

DIY Tip of the Day: Six-Pack Hangers. Save those plastic six-pack rings to hang cords, ropes and air compressor hoses. Fold over the plastic holder to make at three-ring strip, then slide one end through the other—around the cord or hose—and hang it on a nail or peg.

Replace Weather Stripping

Save energy and make your doors look more attractive<p>This old door had damaged brass weather strip held on by hundreds of tiny nails. We used a small …

Water Heater Maintenance: Extend Water Heater Life

A little preventive maintenance keeps the hot water flowing<p>Place a bucket below the discharge pipe and gently lift the lever on the pressure-relief …

Close Gaps Around Electrical Outlets and Switches

Small air leaks can add up to huge energy losses<p>Use minimal expanding foam around outlets.<p>Electrical outlets and switches on exterior walls can leak …

How to Caulk a Bathtub

Question<p>Someone told me to fill the tub with water first before caulking. I didn't really understand the reason why. Is this advisable?<p>I don't know …

Home Improvement

Extend the Life of Your Water Heater by Replacing the Anode Rod

Double the life of your water heater with this simple repair<p>Loosen the hex head with a short burst from your impact wrench. Unscrew it by hand once …