Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
an outdoor ac unit

How to Clean a Condensate Drain Line

Algae, mold and mildew can build up inside an air conditioning unit's condensate drain line and form a clog. Watch this video to learn how to prevent this.
Outdoor faucet, seen close up, in grayscale.

Outdoor Faucet Repair: How to Fix a Leaky Hose Bibb

Outdoor faucet repairs are important because even a small leak from a hose bibb wastes hundreds of gallons of water. Here's how to fix it.
Pouring boiling water on weeds in a gravel driveway.

Killing Weeds Naturally in a Gravel Walk or Driveway

Watch this video for tips on how to kill weeds in a gravel walk or driveway without herbicides using common household items.
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How to Replace Worn Weather Stripping Around Doors

Replacing worn or damaged weather stripping around exterior doors will save on your energy bills. Weather stripping either fits in a groove cut in the casing or is attached to the door jambs.
Tiled entrance to stone house.

Installing Tile Outside on a Concrete Porch or Patio

Watch this video for tips on how to lay tile outdoors on a concrete porch or patio, including the right kind of tile, waterproofer, mortar adhesive, and grout to use.
Dated wood paneling in a bedroom with unsightly carpeting

How to Fill Grooves Before Painting Wood Paneling

Wood paneling was popular in the 1970s; the trend has returned, but some folks want flat, timeless walls. Here's how to prep walls before painting paneling.
Danny Lipford testing the paint on a door with a rag soaked in denatured alcohol

How to Paint Over Oil-Based Paint with Latex

Oil-based paint won’t adhere well over latex, but you can apply latex over oil paint, if you prepare the surface properly. Watch this video to find out how.
running toilet

How to Stop a Constantly Running Toilet

Homeowners with older houses often ask how they can stop a constantly running toilet. There are a couple of simple causes with equally simple fixes.

How to Properly Vent a Bathroom Exhaust Fan in an Attic

Venting a bathroom exhaust fan into your attic is never a good idea — here are three better options.