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Growing Your Own Lawn From Seed

Growing Your Own Lawn From Seed

If you have a bare spot in your lawn and you are trying to grow grass, I’ve got a few key steps to follow, to guarantee success. The first thing is you want to pick a real good quality grass seed and depending on your area, you’re going to want sunny, shady or a blend of sunny and shade seed. What you want to spread in the area, you want to about ten to fifteen grass seeds per square inch. You don’t want to overdo it, but you need to make sure you have enough, so that it gives good coverage. So you want to make sure you are touching soil. If the seed...
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How to Fix a Leaky Dishwasher Door

How to Fix a Leaky Dishwasher Door

Don’t you hate it when this happens to you?… I was just standing here at my sink when my foot got wet because I was standing in a puddle. I realized the dishwasher door was leaking. There’s a little drip right here which forms the puddle. I’m going to show you where the problem is (at least with this model, yours might not be the same.) This is a Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner. They have these screws here and they’re a little loose. You can see that it looks fine right here, but if you push down, do you see how it’s sticking up? That’s...
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Installing a GFCI Outlet in the Kitchen

Installing a GFCI Outlet in the Kitchen

We’ve got the two wires here, we’re going to strip them off, again, this is a twenty amp circuit, we are dealing with twelve gauge wire. And there is a little, on the back of this plugin, it’s kind of covered up right now by the sticker, but there is a stripping gauge and it’s stamped right into the back of the plug. It says stripping gauge and it just gives you a guideline on how much sheeting to strip off the wire. So if you are in doubt, usually about three quarters of an inch does it. So if you’re in doubt, there’s a little bit of a...
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Painting Walls & Ceilings

Painting Walls & Ceilings

Painting is a project that works best if you have a painting partner. One of you can be the outliner, the other the roller.  The outliner uses a brush to cut in, or outline, all the areas a paint roller can’t reach. The roller spreads paint. If you’re painting solo, you get to change hats by switching tools and performing both tasks.  If you’re painting with a partner, give the outliner a head start to paint a two-inch band along the joint between the ceiling and the wall. The outliner observes the top down rule, which means he should first paint the...
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Refrigerator Problems – DIY Troubleshooting Tips

Refrigerator Problems – DIY Troubl...

We’re pleased to present an article on troubleshooting some common refrigerator problems, courtesy of our friends at Denver Appliance Masters. These guys really know what they’re talking about when it comes to fixing all kinds of appliances, and I’ve learned a ton went I spent some time with them a couple of years ago. Anyway, hopefully you’ll find this article informative and helpful. When you have to do work on your refrigerator’s defrost system because it’s not working right, what you may have to do is use a blow dryer to evenly move around and...