All posts tagged "Wall"
Building a Retaining Wall
Heavy rains can cause soil to end up in locations where it otherwise wouldn’t be. These mud slides cause damage ranging from minor landscape repair to major structural work where mountainous soil has settled along the wall...
- Posted July 19, 2014
Whether you’re hanging a picture or a heavy mirror, you need good wall fasteners to hang it on. In the business it’s called a wall anchor and, when possible, it should go into a stud or other...
- Posted May 24, 2014
Drilling Through Without the Slip and Slide
Planning to drill holes in ceramic tile to install a towel bar, shelf or paper holder? If so, you need to know how to drill straight and true, so you won’t be slip-sliding away. To do it right you...
- Posted April 25, 2014
Spackle and Spray Fix Holes
Fixing a small hole in a wall can be a real challenge especially if the wall has a textured finish. It’s not so much the hole repair that gives most folks trouble, it’s matching the texture. For...
- Posted April 22, 2014
Stud-Finder Find Them All
If you are having trouble finding a stud, try a stud-finder — a gizmo you slide along the wall. It senses changes in the density of materials inside the walls and lights up and beeps when it passes over a stud....
- Posted April 19, 2014
Making the Cut
The “Lady in Red” betrayed John Dillinger outside the Biograph Theater in Chicago. She marked the spot and G-men cut him down. While it didn’t work out too well for Dillinger, this system can be a boon to...
- Posted March 25, 2014
Keep Calm and Paint a Room Pink
William Gaines created Mad magazine (of the ’60s and ’70s), but his famous cartoon character, Alfred E. Neuman, wasn’t mad (as in angry), at all. Rather, Alf asked, “What, me worry?” Are you feeling angry? Maybe a...
- Posted March 5, 2014