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Exterior

DECKS/PORCHES

Joist hangers: Building a deck or porch? Here's an easy way to get joist hangers to fit snugly, squarely and evenly against rim joists and/or ledger boards.

 

Joist removal: Need to remove a long joist but have no helpers to lend a hand? Here's how you can remove it yourself without any help.

 


DOORS

Pella SliderPella Sliding Patio Door Screen: Do you find the written instructions a bit confusing? See step by step how to easily install your Pella sliding door screen (Rolscreen). 

 


Pella LatchPella sliding patio door screen latch: Sooner or later, this little $50 plastic latch will break. Make this replacement yourself from a mirror clip for just a couple of bucks.

 


Weatherstripping: Whether you have a newer door or an older one, here are complete, detailed instructions on how to install weatherstripping to keep chilly breezes out.

 


LIGHT BULBS

Exterior SpotlightOut-of-reach light bulbs: Use this special extension pole available at home centers and hardware stores. Duct tape, petroleum jelly and a spot of solder can make the job easier.

 


MORTAR/GROUT

Mixing small batches of mortar: Mix a small batch of mortar, thinset or grout by attaching an old kitchen beater to a variable speed drill! Save the cost of a larger paddle mixer. And see how easy cleanup is!