Category Archives: Demolition

  • DIY Drywall Repair

    Posted on May 17, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Home Improvement Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Considering drywall covers the majority of your home’s walls and ceilings it is inevitable that at some point you will need to patch a hole. Of course you could call someone to patch it for you, however this is indeed the kind of project that a homeowner should be able to repair themselves. Some hardware […]

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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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  • Reciprocating Saws: Do You Need One?

    Posted on April 5, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Power Tools, Safety, Workshop.

    The reciprocating saw is one of those tools the DIY home renovator doesn’t usually buy right off the bat, but I think they should. The reciprocating saw is a tool that has many practical uses around the home. These tools cut pipe (pvc, emt, galvanized and copper), wood, tree limbs, tree roots, nail embedded wood, like fences, […]

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  • Bathroom Remodel

    Posted on April 1, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, DIY Cabinets, Home Improvement Projects.

    Last week my nephew and I did a complete remodel of a 1950′s bathroom. It had pink fixtures and pink and black tile.  Really dated and unsightly. We did a complete tear out all the way to the studs and rebuilt from scratch. The first thing we did was to set up a portable carport so that we […]

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  • Slab Door Installation DIY

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Home Improvement Projects.

    First of all determine if the entire jamb and door needs to be replaced or just the actual slab. If only the slab needs to be replaced determine the size of the door. Measuring just the slab of the door from side to side will give you an accurate measurement. Most interior doors are all […]

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  • Ceramic Tile Removal

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Home Improvement Projects.

    Recently my wife and I decided to replace the outdated ceramic tile in our house. The first part of the project was to actually take up the tile. So with hammer and chisel we started chipping away. We knew that most of the tile had not been laid properly and for the most part it […]

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