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How to Wire a Dimmer Light Switch — by Home Repair Tutor

Hi, Im Jeff Patterson with house RepairTutor, and on this video Im going to exhibit you how to replace a dimmer swap. So if youve received an old dimmer switch thatsmaybe from 1985, its dated, it looks like Doc Brown from back to the longer term would useit, then stay tuned considering Ive got a first-class video for you, and youll be equipped to updateyour dimmer switch in no time. So lets get to it.So heres the old dimmer switch in my mom-in-lawsdining room. As you will see here that the little dial ismissing, however it nonetheless works. It nonetheless dims the eating room light like Imshowing you right here. The first thing you want to do with any electricalwork is flip off the circuit breaker or put off the fuse to make sure that the sunshine doesnthave vigor running to it, which it doesnt. And then put off or loosen the 2 screws thathold the cover plate in situation. This will reveal the exact change body, likeyoure seeing right here. What I cherish to do is ranking between the switchand the wall in order that when you pull the change off, youre no longer going to tear off any latexpaint.So that you may eliminate the 2 screws and pullthe swap freely from the electrical box. Then use a voltage tester, like Im usinghere, to double determine to ensure that theres no electrical power walking to the wires. And for some reason, I dont understand why, thereis painters tape holding the wires collectively. Thats a colossal no-no. There must be wire nuts there. However there are only two black wires and whatI consider is a neutral wire connecting the swap to the electrical box. And what I like to do, and this can be a hugetip, is take a photo of the wiring. That method, you might have a reference.So I just tore the wires apart the painterstape came off effortlessly. And i constantly wish to investigate that the wiresarent nicked or damaged. So perpetually check out the bare copper wire. So heres the bottom wire. It was painted over. What Im going to do is use some emery clothand scrape off the ancient paint. After which Im going to trim the section thatI dont want seeing that there was once a ton of ground wire.So as you will see that here, I got a satisfactory, barecopper floor wire. The swap I selected was the C-L dimmer switchby Lutron on the grounds that you can use it for a single pole change or a three-way swap, which is prettysweet. And which you could dim LEDs, CFLs, halogens, andincandescent gentle bulbs. Heres what the swap appears like, and theresa cover plate on it. There are four tabs on the again of the switchthat you ought to depress with the intention to get rid of that quilt plate. So i take advantage of a flathead screwdriver to do that. And then the plate pops off like so. And thats what the swap looks like withoutthe quilt plate. If youve obtained any questions, too, aboutthe wiring, that you would be able to name Lutron. There are four wires. Theres a floor wire, a pink and white wire,a black wire, and a straight up red wire to the swap.So what I do first and i do this all thetime is I wire the bottom wires collectively. Continually begin with the ground wires. And that i cap them utilizing a nut alternatively of tape thats only a unhealthy proposal. And on this case, I capped the pink and whitewire with a blue wire nut. Then I delivered the white wire to the pink wire. The white wire on this case is clearly hot. Its not impartial. After which I capped each black wires together. Thats how I wired this electrical field. Stuff all of the wires again in. And then screw the dimmer change to the wallwith the screws that include it. After which what I like to do before I put thecover plate on, is turning electrical power again on at the electrical field or fuse panel, andtest to make sure that the switch works, and it did.And so then you could put the cover plate backon. So heres what it appears like. Beautiful candy, proper? Not too bad, correct? Thats the way you exchange a dimmer switch. And take into account, when you get into concern andyou dont comprehend how one can wire up the brand new swap, that you can normally name the Lutron or whoeverthe manufacturer of your dimmer swap, and Im certain theyll be joyful to aid youout. They had been in my case, and Im so stokedbecause now i do know if I run into any problems, i will name them.So i’m hoping that you just preferred this video. In the event you did, click on the subscribe button becauseyoull get the new video that comes out each single Friday. And if you have a house, you ordinarily haveall kinds of DIY initiatives that need to be performed, and ill support you with that. So thats a good purpose to subscribe. Thanks for joining me. I relatively admire your time. Take care. Sick see you within the next video..

Best Way to Clean Grout (EVER!!!) — by Home Repair Tutor

Hi, my friends! It’s Jeff with HomeRepairTutor,and in these days I’ve received one query for you and one gigantic cleansing tip. The query is that this:"what is the satisfactory solution to easy grout?" it is the Holy Grail of cleaning Questions, proper?Or at the least it appears to be the case. Good, one in all my first rate fanatics, Ashley Self,submitted this satisfactory cleaning tip, and it has to do with this little invention she likesto call the Grout dust Buster 3000. And at present, i’ll exhibit you build this littlefellow for lower than $5. It will make cleaning, now not best your grout but your kitchenand your lavatory and your laundry roomyou name itso so much easier, quicker, and higher.So let’s get started. To be able to make the Grout dust Buster 3000,you want a few matters. You need some cleaning soap doling out palm brush refills like this.Ibought these at goal for a couple of dollars. You desire a hex tap bolt like this one. This is5 inches lengthy. You want a hex nut, a flat washer, and a couple of cut up washers.It is beautiful comfortably what you need to do. You ought to put probably the most break up lock washerson the bolt and slide it by way of like so. The next step is to position a flat washer onthe bolt and the 2nd cut up lock washer. Slide your hex nut on there. Get it snug.Use a crescent wrench and then a socket wrench to ratchet it down. And that is all you needto do to make the Grout grime Buster 3000. That you could stick it into your drill like so.Lock it in situation. And now you will have got the superb grout or tile cleansing resolution.In a prior experiment, i decided that cup of Oxi easy brought to 2 cups of warmwater is the ultimate tile and grout cleaning answer.Pour the answer onto your grout and tile. Let it take a seat for 5-10 minutes. Then use theGrout filth Buster 3000 to take away all the grime and dust.Investigate this out.This is what Ashley’ grout and tiles appear like before and after. Andthis is what my tile and grout appear like before and after I used the cleansing solution andthe Grout grime Buster 3000. Lovely spectacular, correct?However this isn’t the only place that you should utilize this amazing little device. Which you can useit for your kitchen. You need to use it in your laundry room. You should utilize it in your bathe.You should use it for tile to your shower. You should utilize it to your bathroom. You should use itin your sink. And many other locations. It’s unbelievable! I’m here to inform you that this…I do not know why no one got here up with this before for any such inexpensive price.So you must utterly determine this out.Build the Grout grime Buster 3000. And in the event you haveyour possess cleaning suggestion, let me be aware of ‘reason probably i will make a video out of it, too. Manythanks to Ashley for her superb concept. What do you think? Wasn’t that considered one of thebest methods to clean grout? I suppose it was. And plenty of thanks for Ashley again for her awesomeidea. I particularly recognize it, Ashley. So you probably have your own recommendation, pleaseleave it in the comment part beneath because other DIY-ers or home restore tutors like myselfwill be competent to share it with many homeowners. And that i suppose that it could benefit so manypeople. So please depart your advice within the remark section below.If you haven’t already done so, consult with HomeRepairTutor.Com. Signal up for my email newsletter considering you’regoing to be taught a lot about DIY. How to economize, shop timeyou identify it. Andyou’re going to get weekly hints that are going to get you in your option to making your houselooking like a dream home.So unless next time, have a first-rate day!However that you may also use the Grout grime Buster 3000 to wash your enamel. I most of the time shouldn’thave carried out that because I did use this to clean toilets but bleh.Oh good..

How to Waterproof a Shower (Hydro Ban Board) — by Home Repair Tutor

At present have been going to show you the best way to waterproofa shower utilizing HYDRO BAN Board. That is exceptional seeing that: quantity one, its super mild. Thisis a three toes through 5 feet via inch thick piece of HYDRO BAN Board. The froth core is completelywaterproof. So in the event you accidentally pierce the fleece, you dont go the whole approach by means of,the board is going to remain water resistant. You simply want three things to water-resistant a showersurround: you need the boards; you want the ceramic coated screws; and, you want the HYDROBAN sealant. That is it. Obviously you need some common tools, however well share this withyou in todays video, and have been also going to show you tips on how to create a custom showerniche, which is the whole width of the back wall, in this tub/bathe combo.When you put backer board up on a tub with a flange, you cant just put it down overtop of this flange due to the fact that it bellow out the board.So everything needs to be flatagainst the studs for the reason that the bellowing out part goes to be a problem whilst you tile.Youll see the whole thing exceptional and straight right here, and youll see it style of curb out.And itll make the whole thing a nightmare so far as tiling. You quite want a flat, straightsubstrate all the method right down to the bathtub. So two ways you are able to do it: you could sit the boardjust sitting on top of the flange and then fill within the discipline beneath; or that you may fur outthe wall out a quarter inch so that board can slide straight down onto the bathtub. So weregoing to do a blend of the both on this problem. Our walls already have half of inchdrywall up, so have been form of dictated to that thickness.So weren’t going to beable to fur this out and allow that to move over the tub. Were just going to have tokeep it above the bathtub deck and fill in that void. But on the again wall, itd be realeasy simply so as to add some furring strips to this after which permit that backer board to head on.And clearly what Im going to be utilizing is just a piece of plywood that I ripped downtwo inches. I to find it essentially the most affordable to purchase anything like this. Its quarterinch plywood; its customarily $20-$25 a sheet. You rip it down and have a lot of furringstrips. Okay, so have been simply going to place this rightover our framing. As you will see that, we now have an exciting layout for a niche. Werejust going to move from wall to wall. The best way have been able to try this is that this is abasement, and none of this framing is load bearing in any respect. So preserve in intellect to do somethinglike this, its really going to require a non-load bearing wall to be equipped to createa niche like this.Im now not pronouncing you cant do it otherwise; youll simply have a lotmore framing and a header to support the whole thing. So this exciting tile niche cant reallybe executed. In particular if its an exterior wall, it simply cant be accomplished, you know. Itsnot going to be a excellent proposal to have a niche on that again wall.However in actual fact simply putting these furring strips even with my boards. And Im just goingto use a roofing nailer.Which you can most likely just screw everything collectively.So again, we simply added the inch plywood to all of the studs on this main bathe wall.That allowed us to drop the first piece of HYDRO BAN Board over high of the bathtub flange.So Im just going to reduce this down to twenty-two and a half of. Allow this to prolong over theniche a little bit bit, and then sick reduce these even with these studs.So we simply snapped a chalk line here to get our measurement for this first board and simplyused a utility knife to cut via the HYDRO BAN Board. Its relatively, particularly effortless to cutand work with. So we need to do some little bit of a notch forthis flange just to get this to slip down.You need to position a bead of this Laticrete sealagainst the bathtub deck so it helps cozy the board but additionally make it water resistant.Maximum stud spacing must be sixteen inches on middle, and the highest screw spacing is 12inches on core. Now, we used the 1-5/eight Laticrete screws for this assignment and counter-sunkthe screw heads in order that they were flush with the highest of the boards. And then we used ourFein multi-device to decrease the HYDRO Board and make it flush with our bathe area of interest framing.This rather helped out fairly a bit of. And we just received our second size for the topboard, after which we have been equipped to reduce that down to measurement utilizing a utility knife. That you could seehow convenient it is to use these boards for our customized shower.One high-quality thing about this foam board is that its very convenient to scribe cut and to getit into situation in comparison with a cement board. For the highest board, we use the screws every12 inches, and be aware you dont want any sort of washer for the wall panels.So once more, wejust used a utility knife to cut the back facet of this HYDRO BAN Board, after which thefront aspect too. And then had been going to be utilising our Fein multi-device to reduce this downand to shape it and make it appear good. Now, the cool factor about HYDRO BAN Board is youcan also use it to type the niche. It continually makes sense to do the bottom first,type of like flashing the window. And you wish to have to only make certain that that is slopingtowards the shower. You dont need to have this leaning in given that certainly a lot watercan simply sit here on this wall.Have been about level, so what Im going to do is add alittle bit of sealant underneath the again edge of this in order that i can pitch this. Youcan additionally use thinset if in case you have thinset blended up.So you need to move on your high front aspect first. And Im just going to place a bead again herejust to aid supply a bit bit of slope to it.So its fairly primary that while you use the HYDRO BAN Board within the bathe area of interest, youcompress it up towards the sealant.Then you use the screws to connect to the wooden stud.Good be waterproofing these screws later. Like I stated, you dont want lots. Justmake certain that that bubbles on the back aspect of the niche all of the approach along. As youcould see, id say thats typically a few quarter inch fall there. So simply the lastthing you need to do is have your waterproofing sloping closer to the again wall. So as to bekind of a nightmare on this trouble. And again, right here had been utilizing our Fein multi-toolto reduce out the HYDRO BAN Board and to shape it and make it nice and flush with the boardthats under the area of interest.And then well get our size for the again wall, cuttingthat to measurement making use of the chalk line and utility knife. Then were going to place that alongthe again wall making use of the sealant. So considering this is a drywall wall, I obviouslycant get any screws into this or sick be poking outside of my wall. So have been basicallygoing to be simply sealing this whole thing with the Latasil sealant, and thats basicallyhow its going to be adhered along with the facet boards conserving it in place.Use a lot of sealant if youre constructing a identical niche, after which compress the boardinto that considering the fact that you need the board to be satisfactory and plumb.And any sealant that oozesout, soft it utilising a putty knife. Here were making use of more sealant to the highest of that boardand to the bottom of the top board, after which had been going to place our piece over topof all that sealant and screw it in place. One can find how quick it is to build a customshower niche utilizing HYDRO BAN Board.So on this one, its going to be a littleunusual in view that of the best way our niche is, however I want to have this board slide into the niche.So had been going to measure from the area of interest over to our wall here. So we acquired 33 andscribe reduce that. My drywalls slightly bit uneven. Had been hanging this board correct ontop of that bath flange, so well go 20 3/eight and 31 . This is going to enter our niche.Three and seven/8. We can just chalk this all the approach down, and then we reduce out these sections.And well measure over to our spout. So 14 . And off our flange, which is best aboutan inch and 7/eight.Im simply going to make use of a spade bit for that hole. In order that gets ourspot for our Moen valve. You dont want to have whatever better than 4 inches,so were simply going to make use of a four inch bore bit. However you would reduce this out with a utilityknife when you desired to. Before we set this in position, pull this backout and get our sealant. On this case, you wish to have to have a just right quantity within the nook,after which i try to go on high of this flange as good. Its no longer a foul thought to check out to sealit to the highest right here.Surely in the area of interest. Round. And truly in the corner. Okay,now we can scribe cut against our drywall right here.We utilized sealant to the bottom of this board in view that its a lot simpler than applying itto the top of the other one. As one can find, were applying a lot ofsealant to the brink of the board and within the shower niche. So were doing this forthe top board as well.And along the tub lip for this bathtub/bathe combo. That manner when youadd the board, youre going to be sealing it to the sealant.You just want to make sure this is sitting above the flange thats not bellowing out.So once more, had been applying sealant to the backside of this little piece in view that itsmuch simpler than having it to the top of the board and simply screwing it in location.So, well go forward and deal with the entire seams in the corners. I most commonly like to begin inthe corners just for the reason that that used probably the most of it.This corner trowel fairly is available in helpful this tub/bathe comboreally any bathe. If youcan get your fingers on one, its first-rate. You definitely want to observe copious amounts ofsealant to the corners and use that trowel to unfold it.When youre making use of this corner trowel, just pay attention to creating the whole thing as tightas viable. Due to the fact that as soon as this Laticrete dries, these things is fairly difficult stuff. So yourejust fairly paying concentration to retaining the whole lot smooth and flat in the corners.So wellgo forward and do the niche right here, too. Go across our seams.All HYDRO BAN Board seams must be sealed with the sealant, together with the alternate ofplane in the shower niche. So you just want to use a putty knife to do this. Were alsogoing to be sealing all of the screw heads, but smoothing out the seams is really major.Anything you’ve gotten extra, be certain you use each bit of that and go over any screw heads.That you could simply apply a dab of sealant over high of the screw heads and simply use your puttyknife to fill in any closing heads that arent sealed. This is particularly convenient to do,and its instead speedy. K, so around this pipe flange, this iskind of pleasant. That you could simply use this and seal throughout that pipe. Id say that one ofa complex field for waterproofing is that this pipe flange. So being ready to seal againstthere if any water gets in the back of that bathtub spout, which it is going to.Considering that on a bath spout therereally is no seal that goes in opposition to the tile or the wall. The most you would do is silicone,which appears pretty ugly. So being competent to seal around that’s going to make sure that thatstay waterproof. So now for the bathtub flange to fill this areain, had been just going to be striking an actual beneficiant quantity of this, truly fillingthis whole field with it. Sick simply use the surplus and throw it on this side so I wontwaste any of this. And i additionally like to fill in this whole subject towards the tub; this isanother complex field. So in filling this entire discipline in opposition to thistub flange, its a just right thought to have water resistant material sitting in contrast bath. When Ihave this feathered out pretty much, Im going to must like tile this, Im goingto need to come to be drywall mudding over a few of this.You could simply fill this discipline in.The final step used to be to apply the sealant betweenthe HYDRO BAN Board and the drywall. This just waterproofs that transition and givesyou a bit of more insurance that water wont ruin the drywall. Now if youre curious,this is what the finished challenge appears like. And if youre doing a similar bathe, HYDROBAN Board could definitely be a massive help. It only took us a couple of hours to waterproofthe bathtub/bathe combo in todays video. We in reality began tiling on the equal day. Soif you wish to have to speed up your shower building method, HYDRO BAN Board is a excellent choice.And its budget friendly versus the opposite foam boards that are out there.So makesure you name your Laticrete vendor to assess out the rate; I dont suppose youll bedisappointed. We definitely were not. Now if youre building a bath/bathe comboin a basement toilet and you wish to have our checklist, and you need entry to the first few modulesof our on-line path, click on right right here, add your title and e mail address when you go overto our internet site. Well ship you the checklist, and youll be in a position to peer the first severalmodules of our new direction, which is super. Thanks for looking at todays video. We hopeyou acquired some excellent guidelines, and good see you in the next one..

How to Wire an Elecrical Outlet (Important Tips) — by Home Repair Tutor

Hey, every body! In these days Im going to show you wire an electricaloutlet or set up an electrical outlet. That is for my pal, Denise, and my buddy,Heather. They recently requested me to do that tutorial. So guess what, here it is. So Ive bought a targeted surprise for you atthe finish. Stay tuned, and i am hoping you enjoy this. So lets soar into it. Snatch your self a circuit analyzer or a receptacleanalyzer like this one here in view that it will tell you whether or not or not your outlet is wiredthe correct method. So plug it into the outlet, and seem at thetwo lights which are yellow. That shows that it’s in fact wired thoroughly. Then go forward and turn the electrical off atthe panel of fuse box. Seize your self your non-contact voltage sensor. Double-assess the electrical is off. And you’ll discover how this outlet is wiggling. Its a no-no. And Im going to exhibit howto fix that subsequent. So you could take the outlet quilt off.And you see how the outlet moves back andforth? Seize your self or exit and purchase a few of theseplastic inserts, these plastic spacers. That you could fold them over themselves, and thenput them down over the screws on the top and the bottom of your outlet screws that attachthe outlet to the electrical field. And what thatll do is furnish a spacerso that the outlet won’t wiggle. On this case, the field wiggles somewhat bit. Now when you have an outlet that has the tabspainted over, that you could ranking the tabs with a utility knife. That approach, the outlet will not tear the paintoff the wall. Again, double-verify that the electrical is offwith the voltage tester. Pull the outlet out along with your palms usingthe tabs. Then as you can see here, I need to show youthe insulation is stripped off an excessive amount of from these wires. The insulation, when its stripped off toomuch, it exposes an excessive amount of copper, and the copper wire could touch the electrical box,developing an electrical challenge.All right. So what you need to do first is unwire thehotwires. Once more, here I wanted to show you whatever. The wire loop isnt effectively looped, andthats harmful when you consider that the hotwire couldve got here off the terminal screw. Then undo the terminal screws that maintain thewhite impartial wires onto the outlets. There you go. And then the last factor you wish to have to do isunwire the ground wire. Again, just counter-clockwise, turn that screw,after which pull the ground wire off the outlet. Your next step is to pick the proper kindof outlet. So on this case, i’ve a 15A outlet. Im going to replace it with, you guessedit, a 15A outlet.I selected to get a go & Seymour 15A tamper-resistantoutlet. And at the present time, you should perpetually buy a tamper-resistantoutlet, primarily when you’ve got children. And quite a lot of nearby codes require it. So make certain you investigate your local code. Here you go. Heres the outlet. There are the brass screws. Heres the back of the outlet where youcan push the wires into it. And then you’ve gotten your silver screws for yourneutral wires. And then your green ground screw. Now on this case, I wanted to exhibit you theresa little strip gage on the part of the outlet. This is fairly useful because what you cando is put your wires up in opposition to that strip gage, and you could reduce them to measurement or youcan strip the insulation off consistent with the gage. Once you do that for one wire, you could simplyjust put the wire up against all of the different ones and strip off the appropriate amountof insulation. In order one can find right here, there you go. My impartial wire is correctly sized, andthen I just reduce each my hotwires to the identical size as my neutral wire.I wanted to show you this. Inside the electrical box, you will have your groundwires. They will have to all be pigtailed collectively andthen have a further wire popping out of that pigtail. So there you go. Theres the wire nut, and theres thepigtail. Take some emery fabric and rub all the barecopper wires with the emery material. That means that you could be designated that youregoing to get pleasant electrical contact with the naked copper wires, and that youre goingto have a quite good contact together with your outlet. So wire up the bottom wire first to the greenterminal screw.Ensure its looped around clockwise. Then tighten down that inexperienced terminal screw. The next wires that I wish to wire up arethe impartial wires, and they go with the silver terminal screws. So loosen the terminal screws by using turning themcounter-clockwise. And in this case, for this cross & Seymouroutlet, I just pushed the wires into the slots on the again. And that i keep the wires down with one hand whileI tighten down the silver terminal screws with my screwdriver. Make certain these terminal screws are relatively,rather tight if youre now not going to loop them around the terminal screws, ok? You’ll discover theres barely any copper wireshowing.I do this exact equal thing for the black hotwires. They go along with the brass screws. So push them into the back of the outlet,and then tighten down the brass screws. All right. Make certain again those terminal screws aresuper, super tight along with your screwdriver. Then the final thing that I dowell, almostthe final thingis I take my vacuum, and that i suck up any of the particles thats in theelectrical box simply to be certain that its nontoxic. Push the entire wires into the box. Plug your receptacle analyzer into the outlet. Turn the vigor on. Be carefuldo no longer contact bare wires. And double-determine that your retailers wiredcorrectly. In this case, it is. Its indicated by using the two yellow lights. Screw the electrical outlet to the electricalbox with the two screws that came with the retailers. There you go. The outlet doesnt move. After which which you could put the duvet plate on. Don’t over-tighten the screw to the coverplate seeing that the duvet plate will damage.There you go. Thats how you install an electrical outlet. Really simple. Follow all of the normal suggestions that i’ve in thistutorial, and you must be excellent to move. So heres the surprise. Head on over to residence restore Tutor and theresgoing to be a giveaway concerning this video. So head on over to HomeRepairTutor.Com. Investigate out the publish, the educational associatedwith this video, and youll see what that surprise is. So i’m hoping that you liked the video.That you can always subscribe to the dwelling RepairTutor YouTube channel. And in case you dont intellect, while you go overto HomeRepairTutor.Com, sign up for the email publication on the grounds that that method, you wont missout on all my pointers and giveaways that i have for this year. So examine it out. Take care, and ill talk to you quickly..

How to Test and Adjust Your Home’s Water Pressure

Hello everybody. It’s Jeff of house restore Tutor, and todayI’m going to be sharing with you learn how to scan your water pressure in your condo and howto regulate the water stress at your water major in case you have a water strain regulator. So my neighbor is showing you here in thisvideo that he’s trying out his water in the laundry tub utilising this water gauge, and it suggests youthat his water pressure is roughly 70 psi. So what Pat desires to do is decrease that byadjusting the screw on his water strain regulator. So you will see here he’s turning the wateroff at his water predominant. And subsequent, what he’ll do is adjusta screw on his water strain regulator that used to be established by way of a certified plumber. So this is the water stress regulator. And as you can find, it has a lock nut on thebottom, and there is a screw that is sticking up out of that lock nut. For those who regulate the screw to the correct, it increaseswater stress.For those who modify the screw to the left, it reduceswater strain. So the very first thing that Pat needed to do wasscrew the nut to the left, okay? And what that did is cut back his water pressureheonly became it via one quarter turnand then you definately have to lock down the locking nut to makesure that that screw, that adjusting screw, does now not transfer. So the following thing that we did was once experiment thewater strain once more using our water stress gauge. And as you’ll find right here from this video, it’sgoing to discontinue at roughly 60 psi, which is strictly what Pat desired to achieve.So i am hoping this video showed you methods to: (1)scan your water stress; and (2) modify it on the water pressure regulator. So i’m hoping that helped out. And if in case you have any questions, talk over with me atHomeRepairTutor.Com. Take care..

Whatever Happened To Mike Holmes

Mike Holmes made a reputation for himself in theUnited States with more than 80 episodes of his house renovation television show Holmes on homes. However while his status remains legendary inhis native Canada, his notoriety has decreased within the crowded American house makeover tv market. So what’s this famend handyman been up toin contemporary years? Now we have nailed down the info.Spin-offs of spin-offs A tv fixture for greater than a decade, the handymanfollowed up Holmes on homes via starring in Holmes Inspection, Holmes Makes it right,Holmes purchase it proper, and Holmes & Holmes in 2017. He’s additionally made numerous appearances on otherhome-builder suggests for the period of the years. So what’s next? Famous person phone tag consistent with Holmes, celebs have been blowingup his telephone. He defined on the Canadian talkshow Strombo, "Carmen Electra called the place of work" "She wants me to repair her apartment. So one in all my vice presidents calls me andgoes ‘I simply thought i’d will let you recognize that she called and that we’ll humblydecline.’" but then whatever clicked in Holmes’ head: "I said, ‘Wait a 2d! Wait a second’" "increase! Superstar homes!" "folks get to all of them want to comprehend whatthey’re like in the back of the display, at the back of the camera.They wanna recognize what they’re like" As of 2017, Holmes’ famous person reno exhibit hasyet to materialize, however it is going to only be a subject of time. All in the family enthusiasts may have observed Holmes’ son, Mike "MJ"Holmes Jr., stepping in on occasion to work with his dad on tv. "Being his handiest son, he is usually a bit toughsometimes" MJ advised the Ottawa Citizen, "anyone’s gotto take over the organization sooner or later, and i determine who higher than his son? We share the identical blood, the same passion. Who higher to carry on the legacy?" however Mike’s two daughters, Lisa and Sherry,additionally play an primary position within the family biz.At the same time Lisa prefers to work behind the scenes,Sherry instructed the instances Colonist that she had no interest in joining the show untilworking on a mission in New Orleans after storm Katrina. The Holmes fam joined forces with Brad Pitt’sMake It correct basis to rebuild the lower Ninth Ward. Sherry instructed the paper, "It was once extraordinary. I would do it once more in a heartbeat." Lawsuit television may give the influence that everythingin Mike’s world is image excellent, however in step with a 2014 lawsuit, his company has confronted seriousproblems.In keeping with the Calgary Herald, former ChiefExecutive Officer Julius Brinkman sued Mike for $3.1 million, claiming breach of contractand other allegations. Brinkman claimed the industry owed him 5 percentof complete shareholdings, additionally to reimbursements from incurred expenditures, and more. In the suit, Brinkman alleged Mike and othersinvolved in the business "unlawfully converted those dollars for their possess use and improvement." Canada-famous Holmes used to be famous by using Canada’s residence ofCommons for his mastery in building and development, and received the prestigious Queen ElizabethII Diamond Jubilee Medal.The British Columbia Institute of Technologyalso awarded him an honorary Doctorate of technological know-how, the very best award any person can receivefrom the school. The institute’s Dr. Verna Magee-Shepherd saidin a announcement, "Mr. Holmes is an distinguished craftsperson, he is also passionate abouthis many philanthropic ventures…We are cheerful to award him with this measure, as he setsa optimistic instance now not just for our trades scholars, but for all participants of the BCITcommunity." Literary man Mike’s contracting empire entails more thanjust television shows. He is additionally the writer of six books. The Holmes handbook was once fueled with the aid of Mike’s routineinteractions with enthusiasts. He told Strombo: "everyone stops me at the airport, ‘Can Iask you a question?’ And It simply appeared to make feel Let’s do a guide" "this manner rather of studying the entire book,like a number of humans seem to no longer wish to do anymoreThey want an answer now." Taking it down a notch Mike’s a busy man, however one defining momentshifted his viewpoint.He instructed Strombo, "i’m at my daughter’s house the opposite dayand i am watching at my grandkids" "I was once there about an hour and a half And i realized, I gotta go, I gotta go. But you recognize… After I left I notion, ‘Why did i have toleave?’ Why am I constantly going for walks?" Mike is now trying to embrace a brand new paceand outlook on existence. "i’m looking to inform myself, ‘slow down.Scent the roses. Benefit from the people round.’ And if anything, smile." Ticking clock Mike says he owes the whole thing he knows to hislate father, Jim Holmes. He wrote on his weblog, "In my eyes, he wasSuperman…He is the inspiration in the back of what I do, for sure." Jim died in a tragic accident, at the ageof fifty five, when he fell down a flight of stairs. Mike’s mother, Shirley, handed away on the ageof fifty six, from a heart attack a few years later. The losses have left Mike feeling like hisdays are numbered. He informed Maclean’s, "Even once I was once more youthful,I said that i’d not ever make it to 60…It is an additional center of attention. It means that I’ve got to accomplish everythingI need to accomplish via that age." Mike celebrated his 54th birthday in 2017. Want a Holmes repair? Whether you want your residence fixed or just needyour Holmes fix, there’s a exhibit for you.As of 2017, Mike is on the air via HGTV Canadaand the DIY network with Holmes: purchase It proper. The exhibit, which premiered in September 2017,objectives to support couples in finding their dream homes. And of direction, Mike "will get these dwelling buyersto use their heads, moreover to their hearts and offers them the instruments they have to makethe essential purchase of their lives." Thanks for observing! Click on the Nicki Swift icon to subscribe toour YouTube channel. Plus examine out all this cool stuff we knowyou’ll love, too!.

Home Improvements & Maintenance : How Do Refrigerators Work?

Hi, i am Tim Gipson, i’m going to speak to youabout how fridges work. Now refrigerators work very like an air conditioner, simplest anair conditioner that simply cools the within of the refrigerator. Now what it has is ithas a condenser motor within the base of the fridge and it is going to be within the back right here. And whatit does is it takes a refrigerant and it circulates it over through some evaporator coils so thatthe warmness is released and because the warmth is released, the refrigerant gets very cold and you’llhave a fan so you’ll be able to hear your refrigerator and absolutely you’ll be able to hear it strolling and there’stwo matters doing. There’s a fan that is drawing some air in after which there’s additionally a compressorthat’s taking that refrigerant and because it goes via the process, it’s compressing it backso that as it comes back and expands again it releases it can be warmth, becomes very bloodless andit can genuinely circulate by way of the fridge and make the fridge cold.And that aircirculates from the front right here circulates by way of and out the back and then inside of therefrigerator and primarily at present, you have a variety of electronic controls the place you canactually set the specified temperatures after which because the air blows over the coils and will get verycold, then it is blown into the refrigerator box and maintains certainly cold air circulatingin right here to whatever temperature you want to your fridge or in your freezer. SoI’m Tim Gipson and that is how a fridge works..

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3 A HUNTSVILLE house owner IS OUT OF 1000’s of dollars WHEN THE CONTRACTOR SHE hired TO RENOVATE HER residence DOES not complete THE JOB.WELCOME again… I’m CONNER BOARD..NOW SHE’S LEFT WITH an even better MESS TO fix. OUR REBECA PETIT found out HOW THIS home development WENT HORRIBLY fallacious. Three QUEENY BENJAMIN TELLS ME SHE HAS MADE a few attempts TO CONTACT LESTER BURGESS..THE owner OF L & A PLUMBING. AFTER HE TOOK OFF with her cash AND did not conclude THE REPAIRS. SHE SAYS HE still working on different homes AND would not need yet another man or woman to head by means of WHAT SHE’S GOING by way of. Three and this used to be just going to stay a bit loft tv subject. As you can find his stuff remains to be right here. WHAT you are went ahead and employed him." QUEENY BENJAMIN AND HER HUSBAND desired so as to add an extra lavatory, RENOVATE THE LOFT AND ADD A CLOSET TO HER HUNTSVILLE dwelling. THEY employed.

How to Paint a Wall and Get Straight Lines — by Home Repair Tutor

Hi DIY nation! It’s Jeff with home repair Tutor, and todayI’m going to talk to you about paint a wall and to get straight strains every timewhen you’re painting with two numerous paint colours. So keep tuned. I’ve got some nice pointers. I suppose you are relatively going to love them. Let’s get started. Have you ever had your primer or your topcoat bleed by way of your painter’s tapekind of like this right here? When you’ve got, you understand how disappointing itis. So what sort of a solution is there for it? Well, without doubt you ought to repaint. However how do you be certain that that recoat isgoing to appear extraordinary? So that is where Frogtape is available in and alsosilicone caulk. I’m going to use delicate surface Frogtapebecause I just painted this yesterdaynot even 24 hours ago. So the yellow Frogtape is going to help meprevent from pulling back the paint that I simply painted on this wall. So what I need to do is put it on the walllike so.Line it up. Make a straight line. And i take advantage of 2-foot18 inchesto 24-inchsections of the Frogtape. Smooth it out with my hand. And that i want to line it up with this neutralpaint so that i’ve a bit little bit of neutral paint showing in order that once I paint over thebleed marks, i will paint over somewhat bit of the impartial, duvet the bleed mark,and combination it in with the orange paint. I will go down the wall every 2 feetwith this Frogtape. I will go the entire means down the wall,again lining it up such that one of the most impartial remains to be showingnot a lot, simply adequate. And i get right down to the bottom the place the baseboard is and simply tear it off. And then return and smooth it out. Soft it out in a single course. Now not back and forth, just one course. With the tender surface Frogtape in situation,the next stepand then that is the largest tipis to make use of a transparent, silicone caulk toseal the edge between the Frogtape and the skin that you are going to be painting.Now, the caulk that i’ve right here is white,but it surely dries clear. So, i’m going to takebecause that is anoutside corner. If this was an within corner, i’d justactually caulk it straight on the corner. However considering that this is an outside corner, I’mgoing to take the caulk and wipe it in order that it seals the Frogtape. If you put the caulk on the wall, what youwant to do is wipe it off together with your fingerwipe off any excess together with your fingeror a ragthat is not going to leave [limp] behind. Do not use paper towels ‘rationale it’ll leaveshards of paper towel on the wall, and your paintjob is going to appear terrible. So anyway, wipe off the excess caulk withyour finger… And then you are equipped to color. One different tip: do not let the caulk dry. What you wish to have to do is, after applying thecaulk to the wall into the Frogtape, right away paint in a while.After which when you are performed painting, pull thetape off the wall in order that the caulk would not have time to dry. All proper. Now it’s time to paint. Do that’s all we’re going to do. We’re simply going to paint that aspect… Getit looking excellent again. So one additional bonus tip here: be certain youget it back over the small section that you painted where you had the bleed marks anduse the whole width of the curler to blend in your new paint. So the final step is that this: Pull off the Frogtapealong with the caulk that hasn’t dried yet. That manner, you’ll get a quite exquisite-lookingpaint line. Good, that is the way you do it. That’s how you paint straight lines on yourwalls making use of Frogtape and painter’s caulk.So i’m hoping that these hints helped you out. Ensure you leave a remark in the event you haveyour own hints or your own two centsgood or unhealthy, i would recognize your ideas eitherway. And if you have not already executed so, pleasevisit HomeRepairTutor.Com. Signal up for the e-mail publication considering the fact that you’regoing to get a ton of fine hints every single week.I might hate for you to overlook out on quality informationthat’s going to avoid wasting you time and save you money to your possess DIY initiatives. So until next time, have a great day. And i will see you quickly! [Outtakes]talking of "one direction"… One course is my daughter’s favourite band. Shock, surprise. So that is my eating room. And what do you think? Is it Halloween-ized sufficient for you? So my daughter was born on this monthreallyclose to Halloweenand we have a good time it really just a little. It’s a very important "vacation" for us. So I believe that my spouse did a first-rate job makingthis dining room look frightening and i am hoping that you’re having a first-rate fall yourself if you happen to’rewatching this in the fall. Take care!.

How to Self Level Bathroom Floors Part 1…Prep Concrete Basement Floor — by Home Repair Tutor

So heres todays question: How do youself-level a bathroom floor, specifically a basement bathroom that has a concrete floor?Well, in this part 1 video, were going to show you how to prep the concrete floor.And then in part 2, well show you how to self-level it. Many videos may leave out someof the small tips that are really important for this type of bathroom remodel. So basementbathrooms, a lot of people have them. But if you do it the wrong way, it can lead toa lot of big problems. So lets show you this first video on how we prep the floor.And then in the next video, well show you how we self-leveled it.Okay, so this is a basement bathroom. This is kind of a typical situation where the flooris completely unlevel. They obviously designed this original concrete floor to drain towardsthe drain in the middle of the floor.So like a lot of basements, theyre just completelyuneven. So to be able to set a tub in this scenario, you have to level everything. Imtypically saying if its more than a inch, then you want to address the levelness.Anything more than a inch is going to make it very difficult to set your tub and do allthe tile work and get everything level. Anything less than that is not a real big deal; youreable to shim things up or when you set your tub in mortar, you can play around with that.But anything more than that, it becomes pretty difficult.So to show you this scenario, this scenarios pretty bad.And say this 4-foot span here,were about an inch out of level, this being the high side. So were going to floor levelthe entire bathroom floor. And the first thing you want to do is establish where the highpoint of the bathroom is. We know that this side is higher than the right side here. Solets see which side of this side of the room So it looks like our high side isall the way in the corner over here. And then lets just see what and this is slopingdown pretty bad as well. Its almost an inch and there.So in this corner, what we do is use some Tap Con screws. Now, you can use other typesof screws, but these are easy to sink into the concrete.But what were going to dowith this is place these so that these tops of these heads are level, basically givingyou a marker for where to pour the floor to. Floor leveler is great. If you just want tomake something smooth, you can just pour it out and just feather it out. But if you wantto make something level, you cant just pour it and trust that its going to sitlevel. Youre going to have to have some indicator to make sure that that leveler fillsthe whole area that you need. So were going to go ahead and put these Tap Cons into severaldifferent places so that when we pour the leveler, we can fill them up to the top ofthem. So on this back side, Im just going to actually just get this screw all the waytight to the floor, and then well be basically filling like a inch on this top part.You need a hammer drill and a concrete masonry bit to drill through the concrete floor.Nowsometimes these bits come with a Tap Con kit. So well just have the floor level go tothat height, and thats what were going to indicate everything off of to make thingslevel. So from here And you only need probably like six differentplaces in the bathroom to ensure that youre level. So we put something over here. So justgoing off the top of that level part. Actually, Im going to go up over here. Thats prettybad. Im going to get a longer screw. So thats the top of our thing here. Thatsabout an inch and a half.So thats quite a bit of floor leveler. If you just pouredthis without having this indicator, theres no way that you probably fill it this much.So this is going to be our indicator. So as long as you get that floor leveler to thetop of this, youd be good. So we just continue to move around the room,drilling holes into the concrete floor and adding our Tap Con screws. So again, you justwant to check with the level that your Tap Con screws are at the right height. You mayhave to adjust the height of them and check that theyre at the appropriate height withyour level. So were just working our way around drilling all those holes into thisbathroom floor. Okay. Go back and to this front corner.It is important to get these Tap Con screws at the right height, so take your time duringthis process. It may take a little bit longer than you expect, but thats okay.Okay, so thats level. So for this bathroom, we just worked our wayaround the room in a counter-clockwise fashion, adding all those Tap Con screws and ensuringthat theyre at the right height.Looks good. Okay.The next step is to Shop-Vac the entire room. You dont want any dust or debris on theconcrete floor because were going to have to prime the floor. In this case, wereusing the Prime-N-Bond by Laticrete because were going to use Laticrete self-leveler.So I recommend the night before kind of preparing this, you have to use a primer that goes overthe entire floor associated with the product that youre using. So were using Laticretefloor leveler. So you want to use their primer the night before or, you know, a couple ofhours before. Im just going to see what it says 2 to 5 hours before.So 2 to 5 hoursbefore, apply this primer. Its going to be easier just to do it the night before.And then in the morning well go ahead and pour the floor leveler.But to prepare for the leveler, I recommend using a latex caulk. As you can see here,I built a little trough area to keep the floor leveler going into our drain area. You kindof want to protect any area this is going to flow. Any area that water can flow intosomething you want to be able to seal and keep that floor leveler from seeping out.So were going to just use some latex caulk around this little box that I created here,and this should keep any floor leveler from sinking into my cavity. I also recommend goingaround the entire floor area and filling this in. And again, this is just preventing thatfloor leveler from seeping underneath this wall.Its not a bad idea to tulle the sealant with your finger to make sure that itscompletely compressed up against the wood. Okay, so then wipe down your whole surfacehere just with a little bit of water and get all the dust and stuff off the floor beforeapplying the primer.So this is just a pink foam that is for asill plate. You put this down, like say youre framing this wall over concrete, you wantto put this down underneath the framing. But Im going to use this as a spacer, basicallygiving us an eighth inch gap around the edge of the room, so when the floor leveler fillsup to this, then were going to have a little bit of expansion and contraction area betweenthe walls. You wouldnt want to just pour all the leveler straight to your framing.You want to give some kind of space for expansion and contraction.So were just going tostaple this on. This is like a 5 inch piece. But once all the levelers done, welljust cut the excess out afterwards. Ill just tack it up around the edge.Were just tacking the foam to the studs using a stapler. You can actually tack itdirectly to the drywall if you already have drywall installed. Its not a big deal because,like Steve said, were just going to cut this foam out from the wall once were donewith the self-leveler. But this is a critical step because it provides that important 1/8inch expansion and contraction joint between the self-leveler and the wall.So again, were using the Prime-N-Bond by Laticrete. This is the Laticrete primer fortheir self-leveler. Were just using a 3/8 inch nap roller to roll it onto the concretefloor.Youre going to want to get every inch of floor covered in the primer becausethat way your leveler will stick to the floor. If you dont use a primer, you run the riskof the leveler not sticking to the concrete, and that will be a huge headache. So whateverleveler youre using, use the accompanying primer that is made by the same company. Soif youre using Laticrete self-leveler, use their primer.The next videos going to show you how to self-level this basement bathroom floor.Whenwere done with that, well put it right here for you to watch. But heres the deal,and this is really cool: were going to be building an online course thatll showyou how to build this basement bathroom step-by-step. So in this particular bathroom, we had toinstall a bathtub, we waterproofed the walls, and we tiled the walls using stacked subwaytile. Its going to be an awesome course. If youre interested in that, click righthere to join our email list. Well notify you when the course is available, and wellalso give you a guide in the meantime thatll share seven tips on how we built the basementbathroom. So click right here to be notified when the course is ready and to get that freeguide. Thanks for watching todays video. If youhave any questions, ask them down in the comments, and wed be happy to help you out.Takecare..

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