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How to Remove Old Stinky Carpet: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Who likes nasty worn out carpet?
Not me and I bet you don't either. Unfortunately, our kids kinda spilled some glue and other unmentionable items over the last 6 years (in addition to the fact that we didn't like the color).
Carpet removal can be a lumbering job but I put together a checklist on what to do to make it easier. Plus, you'll want to check out the subfloors to make sure your new flooring has a safe place to reside.

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Sliding Glass Door Hardware: Update Your Style for Under $23

I was so tired of seeing our worn out sliding glass door hardware. Last weekend I decided to dedicate a little bit of time and money to this project.
Our interior doors have oil rubbed bronze handles and hinges. And I wanted the sliding glass door handle to match. We could have bought a handle but I wanted to save a few bucks (more than a few bucks as it turns out!).
This is a really nice weekend project you can tackle. For more info on how to do it and some cool before & after pics click on this hyperlink

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Faucet Handle Cleanup-Suggestions for Hardwater Deposits?

I installed this oil-rubbed bronze Delta faucet 3 years ago and it has hard water deposits on it. I was going to remove it and soak it in a bath of white vinegar to remove the residue. But does anyone have a better suggestion or encountered the same problem. Thanks everyone.

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Amazing Grease Cleaning for Kitchen Hoods (I'm in AWE)

Do you hate cleaning grease off your kitchen hood & filter? Me too. This past week I found an awesome degreaser in the automotive department of a big box store. After doing a pre-test to make sure it would react well with my hood I used it.
And the results are AMAZING. This will be the best $5 you'll spend.
The product is Super Clean. Hope it helps you as much as it helped me.

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Cement Step Repair: Get Your Curb Appeal Back in One Day!

After a long cold winter we had to repair our cement steps. I'm guessing you might have to do this, too. So I decided to share how we fixed our steps in one and got our curb appeal back for the spring season!! You can totally DIY this same project and save some money for spring flowers.
For a complete step-by-step video you can also visit my blog post over on Home Repair Tutor.
Let me know if you've got any questions because I'd be happy to help :)

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Paint an Exterior Door - And Make It Look Awesome

Every day I had to walk through our embarrassing exterior door and hang my head in shame. Enough was enough, so being a DIYer I decided to transform it with a new coat of paint. Since I really hate doing a job more than once in a two year period my goal was to properly prep it so the topcoat could not only look awesome but last a LOOOONG time.
Along the way I brainstormed, called the technical service line of Valspar, and discovered several tips that totally made this project more effective. Here's what I learned and wanted to pass along to the Hometalk community:
+Scrape and wire brush chipped and loose paint

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How to Fix a Small Hole in the Wall

What's the best way to fix a small hole in the wall?
You can go buy a special patch but if you've got scrap drywall you might like this brilliant method.
For all the details you can check out my latest post and video tutorial, I think you'll like it

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How to Unclog a Sink Like a Pro

Many of you asked me to do a tutorial on how to unclog a sink.
So I put an extensive tutorial together that walks you through this easy fix (it's like you're right in the bathroom with me!!). This is probably one of the Top 10 fixes a homeowner encounters. And the funny part is that I had to unclog my own sink last weekend. What timing.
All you need for this project are a Zip It ($3), Drain Auger ($28), channel locks, tupperware container, towel, and 30-60 minutes. Check out my step-by-step video by visiting

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Ingenious Window Insulation Tip!!!

We all need to lower our heating bills, right? This ingenious window insulating tip might just be your next weekend project. The total cost is less than $20 and takes about 20 minutes.
Here's the tip: use bubble wrap.
I know what your'e thinking, the window will look awful.

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How to Clean Soap Scum Off Shower Doors

Who else thinks soap scum is the enemy of all homeowners?
This past weekend I decided to put my cleaning plan into action and eliminate the haze on my shower doors that's from soap & hard water. I used the safe combination of baking soda and white vinegar to remove the soap scum. Then I applied Rain-X to the shower door glass to prevent this from happening again, or at the very least stop me from having to clean the doors as frequently.
I wanted to share this process because it worked better than I thought it would. You can view the blog post I put together at

Home Repair Tutor
Home Repair Tutor
About meHi Everyone,
My name is Jeff and I got my DIY degree from working on homes older than your mom. You'll discover all sorts of weekend projects by visiting me at Home Repair Tutor where I share my adventures (both good and bad).