Saturday, September 6, 2014

VIDEOS: How to Repair Leaky Moen Single-Handle Faucets

How-To: Repair Moen Single Handle Faucet, Part One.

Excellent presentation shows the difficulties of getting a cartridge out of a single-handle Moen faucet and how to replace with a new cartridge. Leaky faucets out of the spout require a change of the cartridge, which you can get at Home Depot, Lowe's or Menard's.  The cartridge change is explained in Part One.  The other type of leak from this type of Moen faucet is a leak from the base, which requires O-rings replacement. See Part Two for the O-ring replacement instructions.

How-To: Repair Moen Single Handle Faucet, Part Two.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Building an Outdoor Fire Pit -- Instructions from Lowe's

VIDEO: How To Build An Outdoor Fire Pit.

Instead of shopping all the different types of fire pits, Lowe's teaches us how to build our own fire pit in this video. Get the full project details on

Make sure your local government laws or homeowner's association rules allow the fire pit, then don't build it too close to your home or anything else that might be damage by heat or be affected by blowing smoke.

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DIY Vertical Succulent Garden in a Hanging Frame -- Lowe's Do It Yourself Project

DIY Vertical Succulent Garden from Lowe's.

Lowe's shows how to create a mix between container gardening and vertical gardening with this creative way to plant a succulent garden. You can build frames for your succulents to hang vertical, similar to a living wall planter.

How to Choose the Right Brushes and Paint Rollers from Home Depot

How to Choose the Right Paint Roller - The Home Depot.

The video explains the differences in paint roller thickness or nap, and help you determine which is right for your project. The Home Depot video looks at 3/8" nap, 1/2" inch nap, and 1 1/4 inch naps.

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Building an Outdoor Wood-Fired Pizza by Brickwood

How to Build an Outdoor Wood Fired Pizza Oven by BrickWood Ovens.

BrickWood Ovens step-by-step video directions on how to build wood fired pizza oven. BrickWood Ovens claim this is the ultimate DIY pizza oven because they take the guess work out of building a brick oven. Designed for minimal cutting and little waste, the BrickWood Ovens is the LOW COST alternative to high-priced brick ovens!

Brickwood Ovens has different size ovens that are designed for homes for parties of 1-90 or country clubs ovens for parties of over 200 people.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Gardman R6874-Tier Mini-Greenhouse -- Grow Your Own Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs at Home

Grow fruits, veggies, flowers and herbs right at home? Of course, getting a jumpstart on the growing season, as well as extending it into the fall, is always a plus. Ideal for pollinating plants, protecting starts, and displaying flora in full sun, this 4-tier mini greenhouse fits in the corner of the garden, on the deck, patio or balcony with ease. Its sturdy, tubular steel frame offers plenty of support for pots and trays. A removable, clear plastic cover with full-length, roll-up zippered front panel retains solar energy to bolster growth while making it easy to install and remove plants. A fleece cover keeps plants alive when temperatures bottom out at -8 degrees F. Polypropylene construction ensures years of reliable use and won’t fade or crack in sun.

The unit in minutes assembles in minutes with no tools needed, the purchase includes clear setup instructions.

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