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This page contains thrifty tips and advice to help you with miscellaneous repairs around the home, such as repairing ceiling fans.
Driveway Paint Is Peeling Off
The initial step in dealing with a driveway with peeling paint it to remove the paint and then refinish as you like. This is a guide about driveway paint is peeling off.
Repairing a Leaky Water Heater
This is a guide about repairing a leaky water heater. Replacing your water heater may not be in the budget right now. Sometimes small leaks can be repaired.
Remedy for Persistent Bleeping Smoke Alarm
My smoke alarm was set off when there was a lot of dust during a DIY job. It wouldn't stop bleeping when I decided to replace the battery on completing the DIY.
Flattening a Curled Rug
Curled corners of rugs can be so frustrating. Sometimes weighing them down with heavy objects or reverse-curling them doesn't put them back into their original flat form for too long.
Flattening a Curled Rug
If your rug has curled up on the corners, it can be a tripping hazard. This is a guide about flattening a curled rug.
Repairing Bathroom Throw Rugs with Crumbled Backing
There are a few products you can purchase to replace rubber backing on a deteriorating throw rug. This is a guide about repairing bathroom throw rugs with crumbled backing.
Hardwired Fire Alarm Beeping
I have a hard wired Honeywell fire alarm. It is beeping intermittently. How do I fix it? It does not have a battery back up. It was installed in 1979.
Furnace Repair Assistance for Low Income Homeowners
My husband is a disabled vet and I work as a cashier part time. We recently moved into a house that we are buying from my brother and his girlfriend. We discovered that our furnace doesn't work. Is there anywhere that can help low income families with this type of problem?
Home Repair Assistance for Low Income Families
I am a single mother with an adult daughter living with me. My only income is Social Security Disability. I was just told that many of the tiles and underlying sheetrock in my shower need to be ripped out and replaced.
Smoke Detector Sounding Every Night
My smoke detectors (hardwired) have decided to start chirping at around 1:45 am every night. Then they go into full alarm mode. I have figured out which one of the 4 is the 'master' one so I can push the reset button to stop the alarm. However, it goes through the same cycle repeatedly.
Preventing Condensation Under My Mobile Home
What can I do to stop and get rid of condensation under my mobile home. The windows, walls, and floors get damp and I'm worried about mold building up and the wood starting to rot.
Furnace Blowing Cold Air
My furnace seems to blow cool air instead of warm. Do I need to have a squirrel cage installed?
Finding Home Repair Help for Low Income Families
Electric Smoke Detector Won't Stop Beeping
Repairing Bleach Stains on Formica
Condensation in Mobile Home
Troubleshooting a Smoke Detector
Garage Door Remote Opener Not Working
Removing Water Stains from Barnwood Paneling
Wall to Wall Carpet is Buckling
Fixing a Lumpy Comforter
Repairing an Electric Fan
Bleach Stains on Countertop
Making a Doorbell Louder
Stainless Steel Sink Stained By Lime Away
Backing on Drapes Stuck Together in the Dryer
Gas Smell in Bathrooms
Cleaning Walls and Hard Surfaces After a Fire
Genie Garage Door Opener Wall Switch Won't Work
Garage Door Not Opening Properly
Fixing Matted Down Carpet
Repairing Scratches on Formica
Repairing Bubbles in Formica Countertop
Removing Dried Concrete from Vinyl House Siding
Repairing a Ceiling Fan
Chirping Smoke Detector Is Driving Me Crazy
Sewer Odor Coming from Sink
Indoor Fountain Vapor/Fogger Stopped Working
Repairing a Window Screen
Drying Out a Sweating Salt Lamp
Removing Watchband Links
Repairing a Jacuzzi Tub
Troubleshooting Furnace Problems
Removing Concrete Sealer From a Driveway
Repairing a Gas Grill
Repairing a Lampshade
Finding Plumbing Repair for Low Income Homeowner
Repairing Dull Formica
Home Repair Help for Disabled Senior
Home Repair Assistance for Senior Citizens
Removing Stucco Spatters from Neighbor's House
Stopping Up a Vent Hole
Noisy Ceiling Fan
Heater Thermostat Not Working Properly
Identifying Noise Coming from Attic
Troubleshooting a Water Heater
Disabling a Smoke Detector Behind a Wall Remodel
Removing Chimney Breasts Safely
Repairing Loose Screws Mounted in Grout
Cold Air Coming Through Ducting
White Stain on Epoxied Counter Top
Lime Out Left Stain on Chrome Faucet
New Firepit Provides Little Heat But Lots of Smoke
Rooms Added On to House Seem to Be Detaching
Retying a Corded Curtain Tieback
Heater Vent Not Blowing Air
Why Do My Smoke Alarms Go Off When the Humidity is Low?
What Causes Dark Marks on Ceiling Where Attic Insulation Has Been Disturbed?
Sink Isn't Draining
Moulding on Newly Rendered Walls Turned Black
Getting Rid of Mushrooms Behind Dishwasher
Paint Peeling on Outside Iron Railing
Repairing Carpet Snags
Repairing Light Spots in Beige Carpet
Smoke Alarms Have Gone Off Intermittently For Seven Years
Repairing a Cigarette Burn on a Plastic Sink
Repairing Water Damaged Plaster
Change the Batteries in Your Programmable Thermostat
Water Heater Has Hot and Cold Water Surges
Re-Attaching Lining to Drapes
Noisy Water Heater
Carpet Dye is Bleeding
Repairing Mirrored Cabinet Doors
Thrifty Shower Curtain Repair
Air in My Well Lines
Frugal Anti-Fugal Humidifier Solution
H2O Mop is Leaking
Painting Outdoor Swing Fabric
Watermark on Marble Hearth
Repairing Scratches in Ceramic Tile
Fixing Curled Edges on an Area Rug
Ticking Noise Coming From AC Air Ducts
Repairing Cracks in Concrete
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