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How to replace a Receptacle
by Lorenz Prem on 04-05-2009 7:08 pm

Replacing receptacles is a straight forwardoperation. You will be dealing with the electrical system of yourhome. While this can be dangerous, a competent homeowner can takecare of this task. Over time the contacts in a receptacle can wearout. The plug may come out easily or even fall out.

There are different kinds of receptacles in use today. The mostcommon will be the 15A kind. Each type has it's own pin pattern.You must replace each receptacle with a receptacle of the same. Inmost cases it is not possible to upgrade a receptacle si

How to replace a Doorknob or Deadbolt
by Lorenz Prem on 04-02-2009 8:16 pm

Replacing a doorknob takes only a few minutes.You need a screwdriver and, in some cases, a chisel. Residentialdoors use a standard hole pattern. Most doorknobs you can buy athome centers will fit your door at home. Doorknobs with locks anddeadbolts are installed exactly the same way.

Be careful when selecting your door knobs. Some are specificallymade for right swing or left swing doors. Others let you reversethe handles making them useful for both types of doors. Make sureyou buy the right kind for your application.

Installing new Garage Doors
by Lorenz Prem on 03-29-2009 9:58 pm

Replacing or installing our own garage doors cansave you a lot of money. For the average DIYer the task should be asimple one. The instructions are the same for almost allresidential garage doors.

Measure your opening carefully before ordering the new doors.You can get door kits from home centers or garage door companies.Your first door will probably take you 4-6 hours to complete. Thesecond will be much faster.

Remove the old door

Begin by removing the old door and springs. Open the doorand

Installing Garage Door Torsion Springs
by Lorenz Prem on 03-28-2009 8:32 pm

Torsions springs for garage doors have been asource of danger for the DIYer. Winding them required two metalbars that turned into missiles when things went wrong.

Garage door manufacturers have responded to this problem andreleased simpler systems that are DIY friendly. This post shows youhow easy it is to install one of these systems. The instructionsare for the Coplay EZ-Torsion Spring system. Other systems installin a similar way.

Installation Video

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