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Garage Door Help

Posted by on Oct 7, 2015 in Windows and Doors | Comments Off on Garage Door Help

Just wanted to give a shout-out to these guys because they’ve been very helpful to me in the past. They’re always good for some solid advice, whether it be specifically for garage door repairs or help finding a contractor for a different kind of job. Tips on Hiring Contractors – From Garage Doors and More http://t.co/0PETPvJgkW — Discount Garage Door in Tucson (@dscntgaragedoor) September 22,...

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Asphalt Shingles Roofing And Flashing Details

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in General | Comments Off on Asphalt Shingles Roofing And Flashing Details

Asphalt Shingles Roofing And Flashing Details

In our previous discussions about roofing in Tucson, we’ve looked at the three types of valleys: woven, closed, and open. Now let’s look at the two types of flashing: step flashing and L flashing. When the roof planes butt against vertical walls or chimneys, metal flashing must be placed over the end of each course. This procedure is called step flashing. In this situation, step flashing performs better than solid continuous flashing, because it ensures a waterproof seal with these critical areas. The use of continuous flashing or...

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Fixing a Noisey Dryer With Las Vegas Appliance Repair Masters

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Fixing a Noisey Dryer With Las Vegas Appliance Repair Masters

Fixing a Noisey Dryer With Las Vegas Appliance Repair Masters

Today, we are looking at an Electrolux dryer and the complaint is that something broke off inside of the drum. So what we found is that the moisture sensor actually is broken, so we called the experts at Appliance Repair Las Vegas (http://lasvegasappliancemasters.com/) to help us sort things out. Some kind of clothing or something in the dryer as it was running, snagged against the moisture sensor at the back and caused it to break and come off. STOP! Before beginning any repair always be sure disconnect the power to the appliance. It is also...

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Fixing a Washing Machine Timer with Help From Appliance Repair of Austin

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Fixing a Washing Machine Timer with Help From Appliance Repair of Austin

Fixing a Washing Machine Timer with Help From Appliance Repair of Austin

We’ve come to rely on our home appliances so much that we simply take it for granted that they’ll be there for us… until we realize that we’re in desperate need of an appliance repair of some kind!  The horror!  We came to this realization recently, just before we were to have family (along with 4 small kids!) come to stay with us for 10 days… and our washing machine stopped working.  Not a good feeling, let me tell you. There are a lot of things that I’ve learned over the years as far as fixing things around the house.  But in this...

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Kitchen Tip – Eliminate Garbage Disposal Smells

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014 in Kitchens | Comments Off on Kitchen Tip – Eliminate Garbage Disposal Smells

Kitchen Tip – Eliminate Garbage Disposal Smells

For your garbage disposal I have a couple of kitchen appliance tips from Las Vegas Appliance Masters (http://lasvegasappliancemasters.com). One thing is just let the water run longer, put the water on full blast and cold and after you put your food in here and turn the unit on, just let it run for even fifteen seconds or so, after you feel like it’s ground up. The more water, the more it allows the blades to push all the debris off the inside of the unit. You are going to have less particle sitting in there to decay and to cause odor....

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Toilet Repairs – Fixing an American Standard Toilet

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Toilet Repairs – Fixing an American Standard Toilet

Toilet Repairs – Fixing an American Standard Toilet

If you have an American standard toilet and you are looking to change the flush valve, there’s a few things you need to look for. When you go to your hardware store, one of the first things you need to look is the existing flap and in this case, I already took out the flap, just so you can see the bracket that holds it. And this one here is the flush valve connected to a plastic bracket and it has two holes in it and this will accept two little nipples on the side of the existing flush valve. This is a style that came out of the toilet...

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Simple Alternatives For The Do It Yourselfer With These Quick Tips

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Simple Alternatives For The Do It Yourselfer With These Quick Tips

Simple Alternatives For The Do It Yourselfer With These Quick Tips

Tools You'll Be Able To Trust: How-To Tips For The Homeowner Damaged, bent, or rusted metal railings are one of the very offensive eyesores typically seen on older houses. For a modern appearance that does not upstage the classic outside of your home, replace metal railing with richly textured wood supports. You leave a darker color natural contingent on your house's outdoor color or can stain the wood it. Clean up the outside of your house. Sometimes all it takes to produce your house look and feel better is a little TLC on the...

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Improve Your Home With These Amazing Guidelines

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Improve Your Home With These Amazing Guidelines

Improve Your Home With These Amazing Guidelines

Try These Great Tips For Your House Improvement Project A lot of homes have wall to wall carpeting that's stained and looks bad. Wood floors offer lasting allure and more durability than carpeting can provide. With these tricks, you can work smarter-not harder. Soon your house will be a stunning showplace. You will notice live in a home that is lovelier than you ever might have imagined. If you can't afford a professional designer, do your homework. Review on-line resources, publications and magazines . You never know where you will...

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Maytag Icemaker Replacement DIY Style

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Appliances | Comments Off on Maytag Icemaker Replacement DIY Style

Maytag Icemaker Replacement DIY Style

Today we are going to do a replacement on an icemaker for the pull out bottom freezer that our friends at Appliance Masters got a call on recently. The tools required to complete this repair is a quarter inch nut driver and just a couple of different size flat head screw drivers. So what we are going to do first here is we are just going to go ahead and remove the drawer, the lower door itself, just going to pull it out, lift it up, pull it right off here, now we are just going to remove the upper rack here, now we have got two Phillips...

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Planning Your Kitchen Cabinets Using CAD

Posted by on Nov 16, 2014 in Kitchens | Comments Off on Planning Your Kitchen Cabinets Using CAD

Planning Your Kitchen Cabinets Using CAD

One of the great things about modern computer aided drafting (CAD), is that it no longer costs a small fortune to have access to it and you don’t need a degree to make use of it for your own kitchen designs (or any other home designs, for that matter). We’ve been using it recently for our own kitchen remodel, and as soon as we’re done with this part, designing the new cabinets, we’ll be able to have a good idea of how it’s all coming together with our combination of new and refurbished appliances from Appliance...

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