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Brenda Gallagher

30 Posts

How to Set Fence Posts in Concrete

Learning how to set fence posts is the first step in building a sturdy fence that will stand for many years. While there are...

How to Dry Wet Plywood

Wet plywood can easily mold, rot, or warp if the situation is not addressed promptly. Often plywood is damaged when left out in an...

How to Repoint Brick

Repointing brick walls gives you an opportunity to remove crumbling mortar and prevent water damage by making necessary repairs on the wall. While repointing...

How to Tell When Your Well is Going to Run Dry

If you live in a rural or semi-rural area, you may rely on a well for your water needs. While most wells will provide...

How to Replace a Metal Door Threshold

Metal door thresholds can accumulate dents and dings over time. If your aluminum metal door threshold looks a bit worn, you can replace it...

How to Remove a Cast Iron Clean Out Plug

Cast iron clean out plugs are found in older homes to aid in removing clogs and other obstructions in the plumbing system. However, if...

How to Fix a Burn on a Laminate Kitchen Counter

Laminate kitchen counters are easy to burn or scorch with a hot pan. To avoid damaging your kitchen countertop, you should always use a...

How to Fix a Cracked Slate Walkway

Slate walkways are a beautiful alternative traditional concrete paths. However weather and accidents can both cause damage over time, creating a slate walkway with...

How to Paint Metal Exterior Shutters

Although they are less common than wood or vinyl, metal exterior shutters can be found on many homes. Over time, like wood shutters, the...

How to Install Magnetic Catches on Cabinet Doors

Magnetic catches keep kitchen cabinet doors from drifting open and keep the doors firmly shut. They also provide enough of a deterrent to keep...

DIY: Painting a Chimney Cap

A painted chimney cap can better withstand rust if it is painted. Painting your chimney cap is also an excellent chance to give the...

How to Finish a Basement Ceiling

Finishing a basement ceiling is one of the steps in converting your basement into a livable space. Before attempting to convert your basement into...

How to Regrout Slate Floor Tiles

Slate flooring has gained popularity in contemporary design. Although the slate tiles should last many years, over time the grout can break down or...

How to Install Mirrored Closet Doors

Mirrored closet doors are an easy way to incorporate a full length mirror in a small space. Including a large mirror may also make...

How to Repair a Chimney Cap

A chimney cap prevents debris, rain, and snow from falling down your chimney. Over time, a chimney cap can become damaged, or require some...

How to Remove Caulk from Brick

Caulk is used around windows and other openings to provide a barrier to air and moisture. Over time, the caulk will become hard and...

How to Remove Marks from Stoneware

Old stoneware often has marks from flatware and serving utensils. These unsightly marks, though an unfortunate byproduct of owning stoneware, are easily removed. Even...

How to Remove a Stuck Shower Head

Knowing how to remove a stuck shower head is invaluable if you want to clean, replace, or repair your existing head. Unfortunately, mineral build-up...

How to Apply Decorative Rock Over Fiber Cement Board

Decorative rock is a popular exterior material that is highly resistant to water damage and impervious to rot. Most decorative rock exteriors start with...

How to Remove Climbing Vines from Stucco

Climbing vines such as ivy and honeysuckle often grow on the exterior of buildings. While many homeowners like the appearance of these vines, the...