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Home Repair Basics: Repairing Holes in Drywall

Learn the basics of how to fix a hole in drywall or sheetrock from a home repair professional in this DIY home improvement video.

 

 
⋄ Get some self-adhering fiberglass meshed tape
⋄ Cut off a section that is approximately 3 inches larger than the hole and place it over the hole; then square it up.
⋄ Get some joint compound, also referred to as “mud”, and use a spatula or putty knive to skim a coat of it over the hole & tape; then, sand it down after it has dried
⋄ Apply a second coat that is a little wider than the first coat
⋄ Watch the video for the final steps and a better understanding of the process
 
This YouTube Video was produced by Greg Lim for ExpertVillage.com (which is now redirected to eHow.com). Greg is a professional handyman and residential property manager. In the seven years hes been a contractor, he has fully renovated two houses. You can find this and many other videos produced by Greg on eHow.com

 
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DIY Home Repair – Common Stucco Problems

Home repair – Common DIY stucco problems

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How to repair nasty looking stucco around the window. There are quite a few incorrect textures here and this home repair video shows you how to fix it all to make it look nice and, most importantly, consistent. Do you know what a “screed” is?
 

 
YouTube Video produced by Kirk Giordano Plastering Inc.
 

 
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Drywall Repair – Damage from Water Heater Leak

A water heater leak can cause a good deal of damage, requiring some drywall repair

How much damage can a small water leak can do to the house framing and drywall? Mold, mildew and even fungus will affect areas that have been exposed to water leaks for a long period of time.
 

 
This video will also show you what these damaged areas look like, “under the hood”. Another tip – considering looking under your sink for water damage periodically. If you catch it before it gets too bad, you may save yourself a lot of money.
 
YouTube Video published by: homerepair.gregvan.com
 
Looking for a good Drywall Repair specialist in North Dallas, TX?
 

 
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Mobile Home Ceiling Repair

See a mobile home ceiling repair from start to finish

Rotted, decaying wood. Sags and leaks. This video is about what Drew’s Roofing and Home Repair technicians found when they were called to do a celing repair for a mobile home and what had to be done to fix it. They had to remove the decaying and rotted wood; add jack poles to support it – a 2×4 from floor to ceiling; and replaced the old, decayed and rotted wood with new wood. But there was still a sag which was unacceptable. See the video to see how they handled that problem and view the project from start to finish:
 

 
Drew’s Roofing and Home Repair services the Southport, North Carolina and surrounding area. You can visit their website at http://www.drewsroofingandhomerepair.com
 
Don’t live in North Carolina? Do you live in North Dallas? Nordhoff Roofing
 

 
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Home Repairs – Drywall Patching

Several tips for drywall patching

How to patch drywall? In this video from Home Repair Tutor, you’ll learn about how to patch drywall and discover several tips that should lead you to a successful end result. Knowing how to patch drywall may end up being one of the best skills you learn for DIY projects.

The site of a damaged drywall may leave you quesy and unnerved. But, with a little help from this video, it is only a temporary inconvenience. A simple truism: water and drywall don’t mix well. Yet, for some odd reason, they cannot stay away from one another. Learning how to do drywall patching yourself will save you money in the long run.
 

 
Here is a basic breakdown but make sure you watch the video for several extra useful tips:
 
1. Take measurements for the size of the patch that is required
2. Cut a piece of drywall that is bigger than your measurement for the size needed
3. Outline (trace) this new piece of drywall with a sharpie over the area that needs to be patched
4. Cut along your outline and remove the old damaged drywall
5. Take out any old nails or screws from joists or studs
6. Note (mark) the location of joists or studs on adjacent surfaces
7. Attach the new drywall with 2 inch drywall screws to studs or joists
8. Use paper or mesh tape along drywall seams (I use old screen in this video)
9. Mix quick-setting joint compound until it’s thick and sticks to your putty knife
10. Apply 2-3 coats of joint compound, sanding in between each coat
11. Sand in circular motions to feather the edges of your work
12. Prime, then paint
 
Simple, yes? No? … Maybe? Whether you don’t have the time or still do not feel comfortable doing it yourself, check out this company for North Dallas Home Repairs.

 
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Wall Repair – How to Repair a Punched Wall

Home Repairs – Wall Repair

 
Home repairs like repairing a punched wall is something that is easy do with a keyhole saw and a few other tools. Repair your punched wall with a little guidance from this free video clip on wall repair.
 

 
Repairing your wall is something you may have to do when performing plumbing or electrical repairs. Regardless of how or why there is a hole in your wall, if you are a renter, it is important to get those holes repaired if you need to get your deposit back.

 
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DIY – Home Repairs – Interior Ceiling Repair

DIY Home Repairs – Interior Ceiling Repair

A DIY “how-to” Home Repairs video on Interior Ceiling Repair by Kirk Giordano.

 

A common cause of a buckled ceiling is accidentally stepping off the joist beams. The effort required for these types of home repairs depend largely on if you land lightly on the timber lath, which will most likely cause a slight buckle. Or, if you fall through the lath and end stuck up to your hip which means you have a tear in addition to the buckle. Has this happened to you? Been there, done that!

 

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Mobile Home Floor Repair

This floor repair was a very “gross, nasty job”

 

The subfloor in this mobile home bedroom rotted out. This video is not really a “how to” but more in the style of one person’s video blog on the journey toward’s doing this floor repair, with a little humor peppered into his narrative.

 

 

 
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5 Inexpensive DIY Home Repairs

Here are five inexpensive home repairs that you can perform today that will save you a fair amount of money in the future.

 
⋄ Change your air filters regularly – it is recommended to change the air filters once per month. The majority of service calls for heating and air conditioning units can be attributed to dirty filters.
 
⋄ Repair leaking faucets and running toilets. If not fixed, this is like throwing money down your drain to the tune of $10 – $25 a month or more depending on severity of the leak.
 
⋄ Caulking is much cheaper than drywall and tile. Check the caulk around your bathtubs and showers – that is what keeps mold away and your drywall dry. Recaulk if needed.
 
⋄ Check the weatherproofing around your doors and windows. Repair or replace when necessary and this could save up to 10% of your energy bill per month.
 
⋄ Routinely check your electrical outlets, light switches, and smoke detectors. Bad wiring can cause fires and functional smoke detectors save lifes.
 

 
If you are not able to perform these checks and repairs yourself and are located in North Dallas, consider contacting a Home Repair Specialist and scheduling an appointment for a free quote today.
 

 
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Cement Step Repair

Performing a cement step repair in one day.

 
Do you need to repair cracks on your front steps? With a few tips you will be able to do this cement step repair in less than 24 hours.
 
This video shares very useful tips & tricks on how to do these repairs and the steps will look like brand new in no time at all.
 

 
For a complete supply list you can visit the author’s webpage at http://www.homerepairtutor.com/cement-step-repair
 
Originating Source: HomeRepairTutor.com
 

 
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