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  WELCOME TO   HOWTOMAKEHOMEREPAIRS.COM The purpose of this website How To Make Home Repairs is to aid the homeowner in performing simple home repairs and maintenance without having to seek the services of a professional. The topics covered to date are as follows: PLUMBING REPAIRS       REPAIRING DRYWALL * Fixing Leaking Faucet     [...]

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About Wood Uses

TYPES OF WOOD ALDER Since Alder is a hardwood, it is used in making furniture, cabinets, and other woodworking products.  Alder is also used in the maufacture of electric guitars because of its tight and even balanced tone.     Aspen Aspen wood is soft but strong. It is used in making matches and paper [...]

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Fixing Electric Baseboard Heater

OPERATION OF BASE BOARD HEATER A baseboard heater operates on the principle of convection, cool air is drawn through the bottom of the heater and warmed by the heating element followed by warm air exiting the top of the heater. The heater operates by current sent from the circuit breaker to the heater thermostat. From the [...]

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Selecting the Right Siding

Before you make a purchase of siding for your home, become familiar with the various sidings available. Choose one having not only a good appearance but one that will give you many years of service.  The following is a list of a few important areas to consider when making your selection.  1. Durability Is it [...]

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Solar Power Battery

The storage battery is the heart of the solar electrical system.  Batteries come in different shapes, sizes and capacities, however they all have the same purpose of storing electrical energy for use during times of daylight and when light is absent. Batteries provide large amounts of power for short periods of time, well above an [...]

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Replacing Toilet Fill Valve

Fill Valve Installation: If you notice that you can hear water running in the toilet tank after having replaced the flush valve, the fill valve either needs adjusting or replacing.  Try adjusting the valve with the adjusting device on the valve assembly.    If you still have a problem after an adjustment was made, you will have [...]

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