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This section is dedicated to many How To articles, videos and photos.

You will find we have selected the best How To videos for a number of problems a homeowner is faced with in his home. From improving your homes curb appeal to solving a flooded basement, our articles and videos will help you understand what must be done to repair, rebuild or maintain your home and your property.

 

Home Repairs Video Library

Home Repairs

How to Fix a Running Toilet


You don’t have to live with a running toilet or pay an expensive repair bill. The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, shows you how to diagnose what is making your toilet run and how fix the problem using two tools, a screwdriver and pliers.







How to Insulate Your Basement








How to Hang a Door


The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, shows you how to remove a door and hang a new one or rehang the old one.








How to Find a Stud


The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you a few techniques that will help you quickly locate studs in a wall. Next time you are hanging a picture or installing trim, these tips will help you get the job done quickly.









How to Trim a Door


The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, will show you how to trim a door in about 10 minutes per side. The project will take a little longer the first time you do it, but you'll be trimming out doors like a pro in no time. If you are already a pro, you can still pick up some tips.








How to Cut a Large Hole in Tile


Cutting large holes in tile, like for a shower valve, can be challenging. The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, shows you how to layout the hole and how to cut it with an angle grinder for a perfect fit. This technique will work with any type of tile or stone.








How to Grout Tile


Grouting can make or break your tile job. The Family Handyman editor, Dean Sorem, shows you how to get a great looking tile job without any disasters. Once you have mastered these grouting techniques, you will get smooth, solid, clean-looking grout joints on all your tile jobs.








How to Cut Drywall


Cutting drywall is easy and only requires a few tools. The Family Handyman editor, Mark Petersen, will show you how to cut drywall perfectly straight for a perfect fit every time. The better the installation, the easier it is to tape and mud.








Sanding Hardwood Floors – Well, Sort of


Tom Baker submitted this video in one of The Family Handyman's video contests. He will show you why you should wear a helmet when sanding hardwood floors with a belt sander.

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How to Drill a Hole in Tile


Mounting towel bars, shower doors and other bathroom accessories often require drilling holes in tile. The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, shows you how to use a Brutus drill bit kit to drill holes in tile without cracking the tile. Get a perfect worry-free hole every time.








How to Cut a Hole in Drywall


If you have a small drywall job to do, there is no need to buy or rent a rotary tool to cut around electrical boxes. The Family Handyman editor, Mark Petersen, will show you how to layout the hole and cut it for a professional fit.









DIY Floating Shelves


These shelves appear to float against the wall with no visible supports. The Family Handyman editor, David Radke, will show you how to build these shelves easily from 36 inch, hollow core bi-fold doors. This project may look complicated, but it’s not.









How to Replace a Door or Window Screen


If you have a damaged window or door screen, The Family Handyman expert, Rick Muscoplat, will show you how to make a simple repair. You don't need to buy a new frame - all you need is a replacement screen.








Fixing Medium Sized Holes in Walls


In this video Ken Collier shows you how to fix medium-sized holes in the wall.








How to Weatherstrip Your Windows


In this video you will get solutions and step-by-step instructions for weatherizing your windows.









How to Repair Cracks in Walls


Rib Hillis shows you how to fix cracks in the walls caused by the plaster or paint peeling.









Tips and information on dividing hosta, moving trees and shrubs and repairing lawns, provided by Growing Wisdom.





How to Install Door Hardware


Replacing door hardware only requires a simple set of skills and tools, but new door hardware can make a big difference in the way a door looks and works.








Easy Fix for a Sticky Door


In this video you will see a demonstration of how to fix a 'sticky door'.









Protecting Door Knobs While Painting


When painting the door, wrap aluminum foil around the door knob. It protects the door knob from getting any paint on it until the job's complete.








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