Category Archives: Outdoors Projects

  • Installing a New Exterior Door

    Posted on June 26, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Outdoors Projects.

    Before deciding on your new exterior door measure the door opening as well as your current front door, and take those measurements to a hardware or home inprovement store and purchase a new door. Step 1: Take the old door off its hinges. To do this, tap out the pins and carefully slip the door from […]

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  • Installing a Retractable Screen Door

    Posted on June 20, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Outdoors Projects.

    Now that it is Spring Time and the weather has turned beautiful,  here is a Home Improvement Project that will enable you to get more fresh air into the house with very little work or expense. This Project takes little more than an hour. Step 1 – Measure and Cut Measure the opening and cut unit (including rails) to […]

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  • Spruce Up Your Backyard

    Posted on June 15, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Outdoors Projects.

    A relaxing, versatile backyard is one of the greatest pleasures of home ownership.  A space for friends and family to gather, play and eat is something that will not only add enjoyment but also value to a home.  If you’re looking to improve your outdoor space, here are some ideas to get you started. Adding a […]

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  • Lawn Mower Maintenance

    Posted on April 2, 2015 by DIY Guide in Outdoors Projects, Power Tools, Repairs and Maintenance, Safety.

    Summer is coming, and it’s time to make sure your mower is in top-top shape. As anyone who has had experience with gas engines knows, a fuel pump performs a vital function in keeping the engine running properly. Without an efficient fuel pump, your lawn mower engine will either run rough or will not run […]

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  • DIY Install PVC Fencing

    Posted on March 29, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects, Outdoors Projects.

    Step 1 Before you begin, check the local building code office and see if you need a permit to install fencing. Check with the utility companies to see if there are any underground wire or gas lines buried in your yard. Check your survey to make sure you are planning your fence inside your property […]

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  • Build an Outdoor Water Garden

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

    Now that it is Spring Time we are all getting the urge to get outdside and spruce up the yard or patio. Here is a simple yet attractive idea for a small Water Garden that can be placed on the patio. Water Garden Materials  Wood  Water sealant  Plastic liner  Water plants (Suggestions:  Japanese sweet flag, […]

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  • Air Filter Replacement

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Automotive, Outdoors Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    It’s spring time, so it is time to do some of that springtime maintenance on your vehicle. Now would be a good time to check and if need be replace that air filter. It is a really easy do it yourself project that you can do to maintain the effectiveness of your vehicle and save some money […]

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  • Bicycle Maintenance

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Outdoors Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Now that the weather has turned nice, people are getting outside more. Time to get the bicycles out of storage and do a quick check to make sure they are ready to ride. So grab your channel lock pliers and a wrench or 2 and do some maintenence. Check out the brakes and make sure that […]

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  • Replacing Damaged Roof Shingles

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Outdoors Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    With the summer storm season approaching, now would be a good time to replace any damaged roof shingles you have. If you have any leftover shingles from the original job, use those. If not go to your local hardware or home improvement store and purchase replacement shingles that match yours. Lift up the tabs of […]

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  • Troubleshooting Your Sprinkler Pump

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Outdoors Projects, Repairs and Maintenance.

    Inside each of the hose fittings are little screen filters, make sure they are clean. Remove them and run clean water through the filters until they are clean. Check to see if the pump motor is running. If it is not running, use your voltage meter to check the plug socket where it is plugged in. If […]

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