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postheadericon Common toilet problems

Common toilet problems

If your toilet is leaking, running, slow-filling, noisy or if it won’t flush, try a DIY fix before you call a plumber. First learn how a toilet works, then you can troubleshoot and repair it. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint How a Toilet Works To better understand how your toilet works, take the lid off of your tank and flush the toilet a few times. Here’s what happens: When you push the handle, the chain lifts the flapper valve (also called the stopper or tank ball) Water in the…

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Kids’ picnic table

Build this pint-size kids picnic table in a weekend to let kids know they’re special. This DIY project is perfect for your patio or yard. Tools & Materials Tools Miter saw Pocket-hole jig Cordless drill Clamps Painting supplies (sandpaper, brushes, rags) Waterproof wood glue 80- through 180-grit sandpaper Materials See Cutting Diagram for lumber: 1-1/4-in pocket-hole screws 1-1/4-in deck screws Stain-blocking primer Valspar Duramax exterior satin paint & primer in one, Sea Exposure (#5005-8B) Quart Olympic semi-transparent stain, cedar natural tone, #206733 Items may be Special Order in some stores….

postheadericon Diy white woven headboard

Diy white woven headboard

Transform dowels and vinyl flashing into a DIY headboard for any mattress size. Tools & Materials Tools Tape measure Stapler 3/8-in staples Electric drill 1-1/2-in spade drill bit Sandpaper Paintbrush Handsaw and miter box Straightedge Utility knife T-square Clamps Materials 4 – 1 x 3 x 4 poplar boards, #1080 1-1/2 x 48 poplar dowels, #43821 (See Project Diagram for number of dowels needed) 10-in x 50-ft roll white vinyl flashing, #233813 Titebond wood glue, #86091 1/2 pint Minwax polycrylic, clear satin, #290327 D-ring hangers, #264577 Items may be Special…

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Woodburning block buildings

Create a miniature cityscape from colorful wooden blocks and moulding. Make a set for the kids to play with, or use them on a shelf as decorations. Tools and Materials Tools Miter saw, table saw, or handsaw 120-grit sandpaper Weller 15-piece woodburning kit, #357335 Materials 2 – 3-in x 3-in x 36-in poplar, #296943 8 – 1-1/8-in x 1-1/8-in x 6-1/2-in inside corner pine blocks, #185043 2-5/8-in x 5-1/2-in x 5-5/8-in medium crown divider block, #193288 Minwax water-based wood stain: Mustard Yellow, Island Water, Early American Items may be Special…

postheadericon Bathroom sink buying guide

Bathroom sink buying guide

With so many shapes, styles, and materials to choose from, you can find the perfect sink for your bathroom. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Mounting Options The main distinction among bath sinks is how and where they’re mounted. Here are the top options: CountertopThis is the most common installation, with the sink sitting in or on a countertop, typically as part of a vanity unit with cabinetry. Countertop sinks generally offer good storage and elbow room, as there’s usually a sizable surface around the basin and cabinetry. This category…

postheadericon Refresh a bath vanity

Refresh a bath vanity

Breathe new life into an old bath vanity with updated doors and drawers, or replace the drawers with shelves that hold decorative but functional baskets. Tools & Materials Tools Table saw Carpenter’s square Cordless drill and driver bits Orbital sander and 120-grit sanding discs Screwdrivers 1-3/8-in Forstner bit Self-centering hinge bit Hammer and nails or nail gun Caulking gun Putty knife Materials 1/2 x 49 x 97 medium-density fiberboard 1/4 x 1-1/2 x 48 poplar boards, quantities vary 1/4 x 3-1/2 x 48 poplar boards, quantities vary 3/4 x 36…

postheadericon Embellish a plain dresser with paint

Embellish a plain dresser with paint

Give a nursery or kid’s room a fun burst of color. Update a boring dresser by covering the drawer fronts with paint and kid-approved stencils. Tools and Materials Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes. Missing anything? Shop Online Project Resources Animal and number template Instructions Step 1 Sand the drawer fronts with 220-grit sandpaper and then wipe off with…

postheadericon Kids’ clothespin art display

Kids’ clothespin art display

Hang up all your best artwork with these cute butterfly and fish clothespin hangers that you can make in minutes! Tools and Materials Tools Glue or hot glue Markers, paint, or crayons Nails Tin snips (for storage buckets) Materials for butterfly or fish clothespins: Birch clothespins Braided polyester packaged rope, #349233, or other string or twine Valspar satin spray paint (we used Everglade Glen, Exotic Sea Spray, and Frosty Berry) Materials for storage buckets: Multipurpose steel pail, #89804 4-in zinc satin nickel house number (No. 1, #59660; No. 2, #59668;…

postheadericon Install a bath vanity top

Install a bath vanity top

Install a new vanity top in your bathroom to transform the room and make it look like new with help from the experts at Lowe’s. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Tools & Materials Tools Pipe Wrench Adjustable Wrench Screwdriver Set Level Utility Knife Shims Caulking Gun Materials Vanity Top Faucet Set Faucet Set’s Hardware Kit Caulk Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market. Missing anything? Shop Online Update Your Vanity Top Instructions Step 1 Measure the vanity base with a tape measure and write…

postheadericon How to patch and repair drywall

How to patch and repair drywall

From the smallest dent to large holes, there are several ways to fix surface defects on your walls. Save Item Send to a FriendPrint Tools & Materials Tools Drill Drywall Saw Utility Knife Joint Knife Tape Measure Scissors Dust Mask Materials Construction Adhesive Drywall Tape Masking Tape Drywall Screws Joint Compound Drywall Patch Kit Drywall Scraps Drywall Patch Plaster Drywall Screen Sanding Sponge Product costs, availability and item numbers may vary online or by market. Missing anything? Shop Online Before You Shop Consider these points and plan your purchases accordingly:…