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This is the Best Way to Fix Baseboards at Home By Yourself  Many homes have baseboards with gaps either at the top or bottom. Baseboard gaps are not just unattractive; they can affect your home's capacity for heating or cooling since they can allow drafts to enter your home. One popular solution is to caulk the baseboards. While caulking the baseboards can help in some instances, it is not a panacea for all gapped baseboards. With the latter, there are several alternatives to caulking, including shoe molding and baseboard replacement. 4-Inch by 60-Feet Dry Back Vinyl Wall Base Why Caulk Your Baseboards? Applying...

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leaking roof -

How to Repair a Leaking Roof The roof is literally at the top of any homeowner’s maintenance list, and they’re subject to lots of wear and tear. Fortunately, you can mend minor issues without the help of a professional. Once you’ve tracked down the leak, replace damaged shingles or shakes, patch tears in flat roll roofing, or seal any joint gaps. While many fixes are relatively simple, it’s best to call a roofer for widespread damage, signs of structural problems, or if your roof is over 20 years old. 1- Check for roof damage above watermarks on the ceiling If you...

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Dovetail Jig, Dovetail Marker, How to Make Dovetail Joints -

These are the steps to Mark, Cut and Connect Dovetail Joint  Dovetail joints are a sign of a true craftsman. Noted for their resilience to pull apart, these finger-like joints between two pieces of wood enable a tight, strong, and long-lasting fit. Dovetail joints require zero mechanical fasteners, making them more attractive to the traditionalist. Dovetail joints are commonly used to build boxes, drawers, and cabinets. The shape of the "tails and pins" in the joint makes it nearly impossible to break. Dovetail Joint Types--->Click Here Wheel Marking Gauge Set 6''(inch) Step1:  The first step is to mark a line at the...

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Looking to install a carpet on your own, this is the way to do it 1. Estimating how much carpet and padding is needed First, accurately measure all the spaces in the home that will be carpeted to come up with the square footage of each room in the house. This includes closets and hallways. Remember you’ll be buying bulk rolls of carpet. The last thing you want to do is come up short or order too much. Measure twice! 2. Remove the existing carpeting and padding This is a big job, one that is going to take time, and...

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mitre shears -

So what is Multi-Angle Miter Shear Cutter (Quarter Round Cutter)? Mitre Shears, sometimes known as a quarter round cutter, mitre cutters, angled shears, or angled cutters, are hand tools specifically designed for making mitre cuts in thin stock materials. They consist of a sharp cutting blade and an anvil base, which they cut against. The anvil will usually be marked for specific angles relative to the blade and have wings set at 45-degrees for quick repetitive cuts.  Mitre shears are commonly used to create precise mitre corners for things such as dowels, smoke seals, picture frames, weather seals and other...

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