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DIY: The Instant Clean Up After A Paint Job

Very often I need to do a small paint job, whether it is paint or wood stain or polyurethane. The cleaning is always the pain, actually I had to spend more time to clean than the actually paint job.
As long as you can find cheap material similar to a paint brush, paint roller or paint pad, you can do a good job without cleaning.

How To Unclog Bathroom Sink

Previously we have the video “16 ways to Unclog Toilet”
http://youtu.be/pRQkkMR1b5I as well as “How To Unclog Kitchen Sink” http://youtu.be/JgBu1WK5DdI. Many methods for the toilet & kitchen can be applied to the bathroom drain.


16 Ways To Unclog A Toilet

16 Ways To Unclog A Toilet

You may know about some of the tools to unclog a toilet, but what do you do if you don’t have the proper tools available when you need them? Or what if one particular method failed you?
Here is a list of alternatives and how I rate them. You may combine different methods to yield the ultimate success. Happy unclogging!

4 Steps To Replace Shutoff Valve

4 Steps To Replace Shutoff Valve

The configuration:
half inch copper pipe-to-water valve-to-(3/8 inch) flexible water supply pipe-to-faucet.

4 Steps To Replace Water Valve
step 1: shut main valve.
Step 2: drain remaining water out.
step 3: remove water supply pipe. (with 2 wrenches)
step 4: remove water supply valve (with 2 wrenches)

Install the new
step 1: install water valve (insert nut first and then compression ring, and then the valve). Using 2 wrenches.
step 2: install the water supply flexible pipe. tight the 1/2 inch with 2 wrenches.
Step 3: tight the 3/8 inch end of the flexible pipe.
Step 4: turn on the main valve.

Replacing A Dishwasher

The new dishwasher matches the color of kitchen and is larger and quieter. However you can’t replace the old with the new easily without buying a new fixture.
I hope the video can save you the time and money when you replace it yourself.