Repairs & Installation

How to Remove Stickers and Labels Using Heat

Heat from a heat gun or hair dryer can be used to remove labels and other stickers from metal products. Simply heat up the metal, then slowly peel the sticker off. For items like plastic that may be melted by the use of extreme heat, use a solvent like mineral spirits instead.

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Replacing the rubber flapper valve in a toilet tank to stop it from leaking.

How to Test for Toilet Leaks

Toilets can develop undetected leaks between the tank and bowl that can waste thousands of gallons of water if not repaired. Watch this video to find out how to tell if your toilet has a leak.

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Applying roofing cement to gap between metal flashing and chimney.

How to Find — and Repair — Chimney Roof Leaks

Watch this video for tips on how to find and repair roof leaks around fireplace chimneys, which are usually caused by gaps and cracks between the chimney and flashing.

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cleaning heating and cooling register with soapy water

How to Clean Heating and Cooling Registers

Heating and cooling registers should be cleaned about once a year. Follow these simple steps for cleaning.

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Using baking soda to clean a garbage disposal.

How to Fix a Clogged Kitchen Garbage Disposal

Find out how to easily repair and clean a clogged or jammed kitchen sink garbage disposal using a hex wrench, baking soda, and vinegar. Watch this video to find out more.

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ASK DANNY: Wildfires Affected My AC — Now What?

California’s wildfires affected Barbara’s air conditioner. Danny has some advice for cleaning it.

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Danny Lipford using a wet saw to cut tile.

Cutting Tile or Brick with a Wet Saw

If you’re planning on installing a ceramic tile floor or brick patio, renting a wet saw to cut the material can make the project go faster and look more professional.

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Does This Product Really Repair Chipped Porcelain? (Review)

Do you have chipped or scratched porcelain items? Homax Porcelain Chip Fix’s package says it “repairs chips and scratches on sinks, tubs and tile.” But does it really work?

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