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How to connect a back flow prevention valve

July 12, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Know that check valves come in a variety of sizes. In general, they are used in the vehicle braking system to prevent brake fluid from returning to the reservoir when under pressure. Either type check valves are used and installation is the same for both types. Place a drip pan under tubing and […]

How to repair a hole in drywall

July 12, 2010 at 11:23 am | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Strip away any raised portions of the drywall paper around the edge of the hole. Step 2 Sandpaper all around the edges of the hole enough to scrape and roughen the paint. Step 3 For holes roughly 1 to 3 inches wide, apply self-adhesive plastic mesh tape. (Skip this step for smaller holes.) […]

How to install a screen door

July 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Measure the width and height of the inside of your door opening with a tape measure . Step 2 Find a screen door as close to the measurements of your door opening as possible. You might have to trim a screen door to fit. If your new screen door is too wide, cut […]

Installing a Ceiling Fan

July 5, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Pick the ceiling fan for the job Step 2 Make sure that power is shut off at the main electrical box for the fixture that you intend to work on. This can be tested by flipping the wall switch or using a circuit tester on the light fixture itself. Step 3 Remove the […]

How to remove shutters

June 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Check for wasp nests before removing the shutters. Tap on them with a broom handle vigorously and see if any wasps appear from behind the shutter. Use wasp spray to kill any live nests. Follow the directions on the can and be cautious. Step 2 Working from the bottom screws to the top […]

How to repair marble countertop

June 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Restore the sheen of the marble counter tops by waxing it. It can help prevent the marble counter top from staining. Step 2 Coat the surface with gloss polyurethane varnish as this will help to repair the marble counter top’s finish. An epoxy based paint could also work well. Step 3 Purchase a […]

How to replace wood siding

June 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Slide a wooden shim under the piece above the one to be replaced, and tap it in with a hammer. This will hold the covering board up and keep it out of the way. Step 2 Pry out any nails you can see that are holding the board in place. Step 3 Slip […]

How to replace laminate countertops

June 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Shut off the water to the sink. There should be a valve on the water line that when twisted in a clockwise motion, turns off the water supply to the sink. Disconnect the drain and the hot and cold water connections. Pull the sink and set it to the side. Shut off the […]

How to replace a bathroom sink

June 28, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Measure the length, depth and width of the bathroom sink . Measure the dimensions of the countertop where the sink is located. Double check these measurements before buying a new sink and bring them with you when choosing a new sink. Step 2 Disconnect the plumbing from the old sink. Turn off the […]

How to Repair Fire Damage

June 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Category: Remodeling Contractor



Step 1 Assess the damages and decide when it is safe to re-enter your home. Walk around the exterior of the home and decide whether the structure is stable. Inside, watch out for loose wires or poles, and wear a mask, gloves, goggles and heavy boots in order to be protected from dangerous fumes or […]

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