Household

 

BATHROOM FAN

Bathroom Fan

 

Noisy bathroom fan? Chances are you don't need to replace the entire unit. The blower wheel, or fan, may be loose on its axle. Here's how to replace the blower wheel.


 

DEHUMIDIFIERS

Dehumidifier Works

 

Demystifying the dehumidifier:  It's really just a simple machine once you get to know it! Understanding how it works can help you troubleshoot and identify any problems you may be having.


Dehumidifier Cleaning

 

Demystifying the dehumidifier Part 2: Here's how to easily take yours apart for cleaning, maintenance or repairs. All you'll need are some basic tools -- like a screwdriver.


Dehumidifier Icing

 

Demystifying the dehumidifier Part 3: If your dehumidifier ices up or freezes up, here's why and what you can do about it! You should have your dehumidifier running again in no time.


 

DOORS

Doorknob Hole

 

Drilling a doorknob hole: If your doorknob hole is too small to accommodate the newer "standard size" doorknobs, here's how to drill a larger hole in your door. 


Doorknob Replacement

 

Changing a doorknob: For the most part, replacing a doorknob is an easy do-it-yourself project that shouldn't take long. Grab your screwdrivers and install a new one in no time!


Pella Slider

 

Pella 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 Latch

 

Pella Sliding Patio Door Screen Latch: Sooner or later, this little $50 plastic latch on your Pella sliding door screen will break. Make this replacement yourself from a mirror clip for just a couple of bucks.


 

ELECTRIC HEAT

Electric Heater

 

Electric stove heating unit: Have the "flames" gone out in your freestanding electric stove heating unit? Easily restore them with a pair of light bulbs and a screwdriver.


 

LIGHT BULBS

Outdoor Spotlight

 

Out-of-reach light bulbs: To change spotlights, 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.


 

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Electronic Keyboard

 

Electronic keyboard:  Note won't play? It's likely not making contact with the circuitry -- a result of dust buildup. Here's how to open the case and perform a simple cleaning that will fix the problem.


 

TELEVISION

TV Antenna

 

Ready to "cut the cord?" Make this powerful, digital TV antenna and watch TV for free! Here are complete, detailed step-by-step instructions, right down to what size screws you need.


Connect TV Antenna

 

Set up your TV antenna!  Here's how to set up your do-it-yourself digital TV antenna -- or most any TV antenna -- and how to configure your TV to receive antenna signals.


 

TRASH CAN

Star Wars Trash Can

 

"Star Wars" fans! This trash can looks like the famous droid of "Star Wars" fame and even talks like it when the lid pops open! This two-part video shows how to make your own R2D2 trash can that sounds like R2D2! Download the materials list and template for the markings.

 


 

VACUUM CLEANER

Vacuum Cleaner

 

Vacuum attachment stuck? You don't need to buy a new vacuum cleaner or a new hose. Easily free the latch on the attachment with a flat-blade screwdriver, and the attachment should come off.