Saturday, January 22, 2011

About Today: Home Repairs You Can Do Yourself 1/20/11

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
I want you all to know that if anything happens to me, my apartment did it. Yesterday, the sink flooded - a clear attempt to drown me. A few weeks ago, the living room light blew out - obviously trying to zap me from afar.

How to Unclog a Drain 
Another theory, of course, is that when you never fix anything, stuff tends to break more spectacularly. (I mean, if you want to be serious about it.)
How to Wire and Install an Outlet 
One thing we know for sure is that the living room light isn't a light bulb situation. We are geniuses, and tried that first.
Video: How to Paint a Wall 
This is why we're glad I work at About.com. It enables me to look up DIY home repair tutorials, and do my job at the same time.
DIY Clothes Washer Repair 
I have never been more impressed, though, than the day my Dad fixed the clothes dryer by himself. For years afterward, I was convinced he was some kind of wizard. Of course, I was five at the time, but hey.
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