Category - DIY Tips

Television – How to Connect Coaxial Cable

Coaxial cable is used to connect the television to the aerial or, in conjunction with a splitter box, to two TV sets. Coaxial cable is easy to use and can be run both externally and internally, through the loft, under...

Taps – How to Repair a Mixer

Mixer taps, by their very nature, tend to more complex, because there are three potentially different sources of leak and therefore three potential areas for repair. Due to the fact that mixers supply both hot and cold...

Taps – How to Install an Outside Tap

It is first necessary to obtain a convenient length of the existing cold water pipe, which can be cut into so that a Tee piece can be inserted. Remember that the water supply must be turned off before the pipe is cut...

Tanking – How to Tank Walls

Firstly, it is necessary to explain what is meant by, ‘Tanking’ and why it is necessary. Briefly, Tanking is a waterproof liquid coat that sticks to wet masonry where, for example, the walls are suffering from dampness...

Stop Beads for Plastering – How to Use

Stop beads can be used to help both the DIY enthusiast and professional plasterer to apply topcoat plaster in manageable areas at a time. This type of plaster goes off very quickly and if experience is lacking, each...

Safety Tips on Woodworking

Woodworking, the process of making or carving something out of wood, is an interesting hobby that will bring out the artistic side of a person. However, it can be risky, especially if there is no proper care and enough...

Safety Tips for Working on Lawns and Gardening

When working with your lawn and garden, you should know and follow safety measures and precautions to avoid any injuries. Here are some safety tips that you should be aware of to avoid any accident. When working with...

Repairing Your Leaky Roof

Water can cause immense damage to an edifice’s structural integrity, wiring, and habitability. To avoid this, it is necessary to repair your leaky roof as much as possible. In doing so, you must first trace the exact...

Repairing or Replacing Wood Shingles

Wood shingles are the best protection you can provide to the roof of your house and appropriately positioned wood shingles offer 3-layer, full protection from the elements. Setting up a ladder Position the extension...

Removing the Stains on Wood Furniture

Wood appliances and furniture are prone to stains, especially if they are not properly sealed. Removing any type of stain from wood surfaces is an easy task, as long as you have chlorine bleach. To begin the task...