Monthly Archives: April 2015

  • Keeping Your Battery Charged in the Winter

    Posted on April 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Did you know that the starting capacity for your car battery dramatically drops in the winter months? According to Battery Council International, when the outside temperature is 80 F, a fully charged battery has 100% of its power available to start the vehicle, but when the temperature starts dropping that changes. When the temperature drops […]

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  • Tailor-Made Tools

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Workshop.

    My father is a big DIY person. He’s very handy with the hammer and can fix just about anything. His passion however is building furniture. This is why, just last week, he showed us his newest power tool purchase. He bought himself a reciprocating saw. He said he saw it in on one of those DIY […]

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  • Installing a Hot Water Dispenser

    Posted on April 22, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Kitchen DIY Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    A watched pot never boils. But why watch a pot when you can get near-boiling water instantly from a faucet?  Having instant hot water can be a life saver when you’re busy and need to make soup, tea or sauces. Instead of waiting for a pot of water to boil, you can have instant hot […]

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  • DIY Bathroom Vanity Installation

    Posted on April 20, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Cabinets, Home Improvement Projects.

    Carefully measure the height and width of your new vanity. Determine where you want to position it and mark the edge locations with vertical lines. Now, measure and mark up from the floor in three places the height of your vanity. Use the highest mark and draw a level line through it, joining the two […]

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  • Claw Hammers

    Posted on April 18, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Hand Tools, Workshop.

    Every homeowner should have at least one claw hammer in their tool box. Claw hammers are so named because the flat head of the hammer is asymmetric to the claw end of the hammerhead. Claw hammers are most efficient and usually used while working with wooden surfaces. A 16-ounce model is usually considered the most versatile. It […]

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  • Belt Sanders

    Posted on April 16, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Workshop.

    When deciding on a sander keep in mind what kind of projects you will be using it for. A belt sander has a continuous belt of sandpaper wrapped around two rollers. The belt spins rapidly around the rollers, enabling the tool to remove a large amount of wood — quickly. Belt sanders are best suited for heavy-duty […]

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  • Beam Type Torque Wrench

    Posted on April 15, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Hand Tools.

    There are two common types of torque wrenches for home use; the “beam” type and the “clicker” type. Today we will talk about the beam type. The beam type torque wrench is the least expensive torque wrench. The beam wrench works by the beam bending in response to the torque applied. This type is very simple, reliable, […]

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  • Multitool Maintenance Tips

    Posted on April 14, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Repairs and Maintenance, Workshop.

    Thankfully the vast majority of today’s top quality multitools (as in Leatherman, Gerber, SOG etc.) are made from excellent grades of stainless steel. To that end they need only basic care and maintenance and I hope that my Multitool Maintenance Tips help you get the best from your multitool. Be aware that stainless steel – […]

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  • DIY Car Sales

    Posted on April 13, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive.

    If you are a car owner for any length of time, chances are at some point, you’ll need to sell a used car. While in the past, this have have meant only a few options, today you can sell cars online, so you can create your own listing and offer the car to potential buyers […]

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  • Carpentry The Old Fashioned Way

    Posted on April 12, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Cabinets, Hand Tools, Workshop.

    When it comes to carpentry, the process of crafting wood is often just as enjoyable as the end product.  In a time when there is an electric equivalent to most of the standard hand tools, some people lose sight of the importance of appreciating the crafting process.  While crafting with electric tools can be enjoyable […]

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