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Remodel a Bathroom with Bathroom Repair Tutor


Would you love a new bathroom?

There’s no better way to get one than DIYing it.

Anyone can remodel a bathroom with the right teacher.

We put together a new video course that’ll show you how to re-do your bathroom step-by-step.

No vague instructions.

Pure detail showing you the latest methods.

PLUS: you get to see how a professional bathroom remodeler does it.

And on top of that we have a Private Facebook Group where you can post your questions and pictures.

Pretty cool stuff.

We’re super stoked to share it with you.

We have two different courses:

Bathroom Repair Tutor
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Remodel Your Bathtub
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Bathroom Repair Tutor is the complete course and has over 80 different video tutorials.

Remodel Your Bathtub is (you guessed it) a course all about remodeling just your bathtub and shower surround.

A lot of heart and soul went into both courses.

You should check them out if you’re going to start a bathroom remodel.

We’d love to have you join.

Enjoy,

Jeff

How To Repair Tile Grout Inside A Shower


How To Repair Tile Grout In A Shower. Diacover How To Repair Tile Grout In A Shower the quick and easy way by using a Dremel Multimax Grout Remover. Watch this how-to tutorial video as Handyman Expert Rick E Patterson shares insights in how to replace tile grout in a shower.

Whether you are faced with how to replace cracked tile grout in a tub or shower, you are not alone in this delimna. All DIY tile home improvement projects will eventually lead to this challenge!

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The Handyman Toolbox is always open to anyone who wants to learn how to perform certain DIY home maintenance and repair projects with a better sense of accomplishment and self-reliance!

Our Mission is to educate, equip, and empower homeowners to have the confidence in taking on their own home maintenance and home repair projects!

Contractors and handymen will also benefit from the insights, tips and solutions shared here.

Our mission is communicated through the use of several venues:

How To Tutorials, Videos & YouTube Live Stream Workshops: Watch our how-to videos as seen by hundreds of thousands here on our popular YouTube Channel, “Thehandymantoolbox”.

Forums, Blog Talk Radio, Articles and Blogs: Learn how to get things done around your home more proficiently with these tested and proven tips and solutions saving you both time and money!

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How to Fix a Leaky Faucet (Spout Leak!) in a Bathroom


Wanna learn how to fix a leaky faucet in a bathroom?
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How much does it cost to fix a leaky bathroom faucet yourself?

Around $20.

Yep it’s pretty cheap when you do it yourself.

Today’s video shares how to fix a leaky faucet at the spout…it’s really just an o-ring fix. Super simple.

If you have a leaky faucet at the handle or drip from the spout you’d like this tutorial

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We share how to replace the cartridge, seats and springs. Very simple fixes that any homeowner can do.

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Hope you enjoyed this quick video and if you have any questions just add them to the comments.

How to Remove a Bathtub SAFELY!! (Step-by-Step)


Today you’ll learn how to remove a bathtub. Good for you, bad for me. Let me explain.

Originally I was going to keep this tub. But decided to demo it.

And boy am I HAPPY that happened. The new tub looks awesome and the one in today’s tutorial was worse than I thought.

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What’s the first step to removing a bathtub?

It’s a simple one: add duct tape to the drain.
That way debris won’t clog your pipes.

Next, turn the water and electric off to the house.
Drain the water from the pipes by turning on faucet in the kitchen.

Remove the shower curtain & rod, shower head, shower handles and tub spout.

If you’re keeping the shower head use a rag over the nut to prevent your channel locks from scratching the finish.

In today’s tutorial you’ll see three shower handles and how to remove them. I also give you little tip on shower leaks.

Tub spouts either have a set screw or they don’t. Loosen set screws then turn the spout counterclockwise. Mine didn’t have a set screw.

Now for the fun part of a bathtub demo: the surround.

Score all the silicone caulk. Wedge a super bar between the surround and wall using a hammer. Pry the surround loose.

You can use a reciprocating saw at the corners to cut the surround and fully pry it loose.

I had to pound off plaster and remove drywall that was behind the surround. It wasn’t looking good.

Once the surround is removed you can take the tub plumbing apart. I cut the copper pipes with an AutoCut tool and removed the overflow and drain using basic tools.

To see the full tutorial on how to remove a bathtub check out the video

Hope you enjoyed the details in the video.

If you want a written tutorial go to Home Repair Tutor.

You’ll find a detailed supply list there.

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How to Repair Subflooring Using A Porter Cable Circular Saw


How to Repair Subflooring Using A Porter Cable Circular Saw. See How to Repair Subflooring Using A Porter Cable Circular Saw is a simple and easy to follow tutorial home repair projects video explaining how to repair subflooring whether it be kitchen subflooring or bathroom subflooring. Watch these how to carpentry power tools videos now! www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQD0xh4-zarHXGS-ewgvy7sEw8ahkAmFC

The Handyman Toolbox is always open to anyone who wants to learn how to perform certain DIY home maintenance and repair projects with a better sense of accomplishment and self-reliance!

Our Mission is to educate, equip, and empower homeowners to have the confidence in taking on their own home maintenance and home repair projects!

Contractors and handymen will also benefit from the insights, tips and solutions shared here.

Our mission is communicated through the use of several venues:

How To Tutorials, Videos & YouTube Live Stream Workshops: Watch our how-to videos as seen by hundreds of thousands here on our popular YouTube Channel, “Thehandymantoolbox”.

Forums, Blog Talk Radio, Articles and Blogs: Learn how to get things done around your home more proficiently with these tested and proven tips and solutions saving you both time and money!

Be the 1,000th subscriber to WIN a FREE POWER TOOL! First, subscribe here now to be notified of more home maintenance tips and solutions how-to videos. Then go to our website www.TheHandymanToolbox.com and subscribe there to win now. Good Luck!!

How to Replace a Bathroom Faucet


Do you need to learn how to replace a bathroom faucet?

Maybe your sink is up to date but the homeowner before you had, let’s say, not the best taste.

Swapping out faucets is pretty easy to do….

BUT only when you have the right tools and tips.

And let’s face it, sometimes the directions for faucet installation stink.

Hey there, this is Jeff with Home Repair Tutor. I remember trying to replace a faucet a long time ago and getting frustrated out of my mind.

The tips I share in this video will totally help you replace your faucet in no time.

The first step is to turn the water off at the shutoff valves. Use a basin wrench of Ridgid sink & faucet tool to loosen the supply lines from the faucet base. You can also use these same tools to loosen the nuts that hold the faucet to the sink.

If you have trouble with the nuts that hold faucet to the sink you can spray the nuts with WD-40, wait 10-15 minutes, and then try to loosen them.

I know this video is a bit long (honestly I like my tutorials to be 4-8 minutes). But it’s length is due to the thoroughness of the tips.

For more tips check out my video, it could help you immensely

If you liked this video and need more home repair help around your home you might want to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking this link and then the Subscribe button

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Feel free to share this video with your friends either via email or on Facebook

There’s nothing better than helping a friend out with a DIY video that could make their project go a lot better.

Thanks for watching my video, take care, and see you in the next one!!

Cheers,

Jeff

P.S. You might also like this video I made on how to clean a stinky sink drain

There’s nothing worse than sink that smells like a sewer, YUCK

How to Make Your Bath / Shower Surround Grout Look New Again!


You won’t believe the difference in the before and after shots! How to do it yourself tutorial on replacing existing grout without re-tiling the wall. Shows tools, tips and tricks of the trade. So easy, almost anyone can do it.
Transcript provided for the hearing impaired:

Alright so today on Repairs101 I’m going to show you how I was able to brighten up this dingy looking shower surround in only a few hours a day over a period of a few days.

You know the first time I did this I was twenty years old and I had nothing but a simple putty knife and an old box cutter to work with. And you know what? It still turned out really good. So it’s an easy job as far as equipment and skills go but if you’re not used to doing manual labour you may find this to be a daunting task.
I ended up going with this ready-mix stuff.

Really the first thing I did was repaint the bathroom. Put in the plug and use a drop sheet — there’s going to be a lot of dust that you do not want in your pipes.

Start by pulling back the old silicone. Then use a grout rake to remove a layer of grout throughout.
Do everything you can to remove the dust without getting the grout wet — otherwise you’re going to have to wait another day for it to dry out.

You’ll find that diagonal strokes generally work the best, but not always.
You’ll have to wait about half an hour for the mud to set up before you can start sponging it clean.
A plastic scraper is ideal for removing excess grout from the tile surfaces before wiping everything down with a sponge for a smooth, even surface.

Now if you can’t wait seventy-two hours for it to cure before you have a shower you can hang plastic over the tile like this to protect the grout but you have to take it down right after your shower in order to allow the air to get at it.

Now this last step is by far the most tedious. Have your plastic scraper handy for the little chunks and bits that you’ll find are still clinging to the tiles’ surface. Polish the haze off each tile individually using your clean, cotton rags.

Make sure that your caulking is for bath and tile and smooth it out with a gloved finger dipped in paint thinner.
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How to Build a Walk-In Shower (Part 1: Wedi Shower Pan Install)


If you want to build a walk-in shower you’re in the right place.

Today we’ll show you how to install the shower pan…fortunately this is waaaaaay easier than it use to be…especially if you use the Wedi Fundo Ligno.

You can cut the Ligno to any size you want. They also come in pre-cut dimensions, so make sure you pick a size that fits the shower you’ll build.

Once you have the pan you’ll have to cut out the existing subfloor.

If you subfloor is 3/4″ plywood you’re in for a treat. If you remove the section where the Ligno is going you’ll be able to install the pan in one day.

Add 2×4 nailers to the joists and make them 3/4″ below the the top of the joist.

Apply Liquid Nail to the nailers and nail or screw them to the joists. Then apply Liquid Nail to the top of the nailer and add OSB or plywood to the joist gap.

What you’re doing is creating a subfloor that’s 3/4 of an inch lower than the adjacent subfloor.

Put together the Wedi Ligno shower pan drain using Wedi’s sealant. It only needs to be hand tightened…doesn’t get any easier my friend.

Mix up latex modified thin-set and back butter the Wedi Ligno shower pan. Apply the same thin-set to the subfloor and embed the Ligno shower pan into the thin-set.

BOOM, it’s that easy.

Of course there are a ton of details and they’re all in our step-by-step video tutorial…we love geeking out over this stuff.

Check out the video here

If you want the complete written tutorial you can see that over on Home Repair Tutor

http://www.homerepairtutor.com/how-to…

And if you’re in the mood for a complete DIY bathroom remodel we can help with our online support group at Bathroom Repair Tutor

Click on over and see for yourself

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How to Install a Pedestal Sink and Faucet


Learn how to install a pedestal sink with this complete step-by-step video.

Is your bathroom a tad small?

Do you want to remodel your bath and are thinking of a pedestal sink?

Pedestal sinks are pretty affordable and can open up your space.

This video will show a beginner DIYer how to
-determine if the pedestal sink will work
-install a new faucet onto the sink
-mount the sink to the wall
-install all the plumbing without leaks

The first step is to buy a pedestal sink and make sure the cut-out in the pedestal fits the plumbing setup, i.e. P-Trap and shutoff valves.

Dry fit the sink onto the pedestal. Draw the hole positions of the sink on the wall.

Remove the sink and check if the hole positions are on a stud or wood blocking. If this is the case you can use lag screws to attach the sink to the wall. If you have just drywall you can use standard toggle bolts, although I recommend inserting wood into the wall and using lag screws.

Install the new faucet onto the sink. I bought the Delta faucet in this video from Faucet Depot, which has awesome prices. You should totally check them out if you need to buy a faucet or anything else for your bathroom http://www.faucetdepot.com/

Make sure all the plumbing connections are tight and leak proof. Especially the rubber gasket that seals the drain to the sink.

Dry fit the sink to the pedestal a second time and see if the drain is long enough to fit into the P-Trap. If it’s not you have to put an extension tube on the drain. My video shows you all the details of how to do this

If you liked this video and need more home repair help around your home you might want to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking this link and then the Subscribe button

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Feel free to share this video with your friends either via email or on Facebook

There’s nothing better than helping a friend out with a DIY video that could make their project go a lot better.

Thanks for watching my video, take care, and see you in the next one!!

Cheers,

Jeff

P.S. Click over to Home Repair Tutor for other tutorials just like this one or check out the rest of my videos on YouTube 😀

The Best Tile Leveling System for Bathroom Tile


See our full tutorial http://www.homerepairtutor.com/tuscan…

Tile leveling systems are great.

Why? Because they help you get a great looking tile job.

You can use them on tile floors or walls.

We’re going to show you why we think the Tuscan Tile Leveling System is the best.

We explore two system’s.

The first one is the Tuscan Cap and Strap system. It looks exactly as it sounds. There’s a cap that slides over a clear strap.

Caps straddle either side of the tiles and help eliminate tile lippage or unevenness.

The Tuscan SeamClip is the second system. These are awesome because you can manually lock them in place. They come in three different varieties. Each version is dependent on the thickness of your tile.

So measure the thickness of the tile before you buy the SeamClip.

We discuss all the details in today’s video

If you liked this video and need more home repair help around your home you might want to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking this link and then the Subscribe button

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Feel free to share this video with your friends either via email or on Facebook

There’s nothing better than helping a friend out with a DIY video that could make their project go a lot better.

Thanks for watching my video, take care, and see you in the next one!!

Cheers,

Jeff

P.S. If you wanna renovate your bathroom yourself check out our free video series

www.homerepairtutor.com/free-bathtub-video-series

How to Fix Leaky Copper Pipes from a Bathroom…WITHOUT Soldering


Learning how to fix leaky copper pipes is super important if you’re a homeowner…you’ll save a boat load of money.

AND: you won’t panic when it happens the second time.

This video was made 30 minutes after my wife texted me and said water was leaking from the bathroom on our second floor.

The first step is to find the section of drywall where the leak is coming from.

Push up on ceiling drywall until you find a soft spot. Then poke a hole in it using a drywall saw. Be prepared for water to drip out of the hole.

Then cut a small hole in the drywall to identify the exact pipe leak. Once you do that, turn the water off and cut the old pipe from the wall or ceiling.

My favorite tool for cutting copper pipe is the AutoCut pipe cutter.

In this tutorial I show you how to use SharkBite couplings to attach the new section of copper pipe. These help you fix leaky copper pipes without soldering.

If you replace the pipe with another section of copper here are some tips

-choose Type L copper
-debur the copper
-smooth the copper ends with emery cloth

If you replace the pipe with PEX just cut the ends and make them square.

The beauty of using SharkBites is that they simple push onto copper, PEX, or PVC pipes.

Check out the video for all the details

Here are the ground rules for our giveaway

-2 winners will be randomly selected
-Entry period ends Tuesday February 9th, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST
-Only those who live in the continental US are eligible to win
-HRT is handling the prize fulfillment
-Enter the giveaway by leaving a comment telling us why you want the kit

Click here for the full written tutorial and supply list

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How to Hang Drywall Ceilings by Yourself in a Bathroom


Have you struggled hanging drywall ceilings by yourself in a bathroom?

It can be a real chore and painful.

But there are some tricks and tips that make it a WHOLE LOT EASIER.

Today you’ll learn how hang drywall ceilings by yourself and without killing your back.

Furthermore you’ll see how to perfectly cut around a bathroom fan.

This tutorial was done in a small bathroom but you can copy a lot of the tips for other parts of your home.

Check out my video for all the details

For a complete supply list you can visit Home Repair Tutor

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If you liked our video subscribe to our channel, we post new tutorials every week…what can I say, I love making videos!!

Learn how to hang drywall ceilings by yourself in a bathroom
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Ways to Lessen Stress with contractors

Many specialists (and property owners) hastily jump into a Home remodel task and unknowingly get rid of money by not taking the correct actions to organize their job.

Whether you’re a resident or a service provider, it is necessary that proper time be given to the planning process. The preparation procedure assists you lower stress for your customer due to the fact that you give a detailed range of work that is written in succinct and clear terms so both events understand what’s expected.

How to lessen stress when dealing with home contractors?

Take the time to determine and develop an equally agreed-upon scope of work that establishes a professional, performable and exact spending plan. Impractical spending plans are extremely usual among house owners that have not looked into expenses or do not comprehend what is truly included in a washroom remodel.

Strategy, Strategy, Plan– Many individuals presume that the specialist will make logical choices in scheduling and preparing the project. The fact of the concern is that a bathroom task includes various different contractors and each one of them has their very own schedule and plan.

Beginning– Control is normally the job of a basic specialist or engineer. It is very important due to the fact that without a routine and effective coordination, the workers and specific tasks are set apart and will not communicate well.

Enlighten Yourself– It is very important that both the client and professional understand precisely what they’re entering. From the task scope to the products utilized, education assists avoid subcontractors from being hit with any sort of unforeseen choices or items requiring additional labor and/or materials to install.

Hidden Conditions– Several individuals have no clue concerning “the concealed expenses” of remodeling and, regrettably, some contractors do not always permit customers know the hidden prices. This could be since the contractor didn’t know regarding these added prices, or they presumed the home owner currently knew regarding the expenses.

Interaction Is Secret– Unavoidably, the unanticipated will happen, however excellent interaction will permit you to deal with these concerns promptly. Without open communication it’s practically difficult to make timely decisions and move forward in order to keep the project on task.

Picking And Buying Components– Very early selection makes certain that your professionals know what you wish set up and could price efficiently. The advice I give my customers is to pick your components and acquire them on site where they could be examined and stored for the project.

From the job extent to the products utilized, education assists prevent subcontractors from being hit with any sort of unanticipated choices or products needing added labor and/or products to put in.

PS3 Repairs – Save Money and Do It Yourself

It can be extremely frustrating when your video games console breaks down. Not to mention expensive too. With increasing repair costs is do it yourself a viable option? Sure it is if you know what to look for.

The PlayStation 3 amazing as it is can still be prone to malfunction. The yellow light of death is a common issue. Fortunately for us it is also something we are capable of fixing ourselves in the comfort of our own homes. But to be able to carry out the repair we must first understand what causes it.

One factor that can cause the yellow light of death is a cable malfunction. One of your connections could be loose. Check the wires make sure they are plugged in securely. Take a look at the condition of the cables if all looks in order just ensure that the socket is secure in the power outlet.

Another cause of this particular PlayStation problem is a general hard drive failure. What you need to think about is have you removed the hard drive or tinkered with it. It is also a possibility that if you have dropped your console that the yellow light of death will be displayed.

Check the vents on the ps3 for a build up of dust. If this area gets severely clogged up it restricts the air flow. This will result in the console becoming overheated and showing the ylod. It is important to clean these vents on a regular basis to ensure disruption free gaming.

The main cause of the yellow light error is overheating, especially if played for prolonged periods of time. The first thing you can try is to switch the console off for about an hour. After this time power up the ps3 and see if that has allowed the machine to cool sufficiently. If not check if any particular area of the console is hotter than the rest, if it is it can be advisable to purchase an external fan to assist your ps3’s built in one.

Check the placement of your console. Is it in an entertainment unit with your surround sound system or something similar? All these gadgets kick off heat and if your ps3 is stored with them then all it will do is blow warm air through its internal circuits. Also is your console positioned horizontally or vertically? Positioning the PlayStation 3 vertically allows the hot air to escape, helping to keep your system cooler. There is a myth that your machine has difficulty Reading discs if positioned this way but the console was designed to be set up either way.

Hopefully just following these pointers will be enough to get your console up and running very quickly. If your problem still needs a little more work there are some very good guides available that will show you how to make repairs to your game console. They make the task very simple with videos and simple step by step instructions all designed to help you fix your console by yourself, and avoid costly repairs.

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Do it Yourself Computer Repair Hassles

Do it yourself computer repair allows you to do perform immediate repairs for your usual computer problems. However, this task requires you to have a thorough understanding of the details of your computer hardware and software. If your confidence at doing this task lies on a few pages of how-to and repair manuals, there is a good chance that you might do more harm than good in correcting the problem. Although performing do it yourself repair gives you the power to make the final decision in your every move, it may not be the best decision to make.

The Do-It-Yourself Type of Computer Owners

It is understandable for self-reliant people to perform a do it yourself repair. While it dictates the speed as well as the efficiency at which the adjustments, updates and all necessary troubleshooting tasks will be done, it also helps yield huge savings in doing simple to complicated computer repair jobs. However, just like any form of repair, you need to first understand all the nitty-gritty stuff about your computer. You need to be knowledgeable about computers.

Simple Computer Repairs Made Easy

Simple computer problems like virus and worm attacks and slow operations can be remedied with routine maintenance tasks. To restore smooth and quick responding computing operations, you need to maintain regular schedules of defragmenting your hard drive, running disk cleanup, installing or updating anti-virus software and data backup and recovery applications. These maintenance measures are helpful in preventing your computer from crashing. They are also crucial in keeping all your files and programs protected against the usual attacks of annoying spyware, malware and computer worms and viruses.

How to handle more complicated Computer Troubleshooting

You need to have the correct tools to do computer repairs. In addition to hand tools like screw drivers, solder irons and others, software like anti-virus and registry mechanic programs are also considered computer repair tools. These tools can be used to perform minor repairs to simple and common computer problems like installing updates and upgrades to existing programs, correcting registry problems, installation of hardware and software accessories and more. However, when it comes to dealing with more complicated problems, which mostly involve software and file problems like system recovery, corrupted files, automatic shut down and more, you really need to consult with an experienced computer repair technician to avoid further damage or loss of data.

Once your computer crashes, you need to have an idea of what could have happened before you perform a do it yourself repair. Never attempt to fix and correct any problem that you know nothing about. Try studying, reading and understanding various repair manuals. But if you want to confidently restore your computer to its smooth humming condition, consider finding an on-site computer repair technician.

Why Professional Computer Repair Services

Having well-trained professional computer technicians fix your computer eliminates the guess work on computer repairs and instantly restores your personal productivity. Instead of becoming a slave to the ever changing study of basic computer repairs, online computer repair services provide you with an affordable and practical option to troubleshooting your computer problems regardless of the extent of its difficulty.

Professional Repair Services for your Convenience

It is nice to have the right skill and knowledge to perform a do it yourself computer repair. However, you need to consider that allowing a pro to do these repairs can help you save time and money as they are fully trained in handling all types of computer problems. More importantly, it will save you from the confusion and frustration of possibly doing improper or unnecessary repairs. Thus, you get all these solutions at affordable costs.

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Grandfather Clock Do It Yourself Repair – Part I

Grandfather clocks. Amazing pieces of machinery. Very few people understand how they work and even fewer know how to fix one, should something go wrong. Bringing to a repair shop is going to cost you an arm and a leg, so if you have a grandfather clock that’s not exactly running up to snuff and you don’t have the bucks to fix it, then you might want to try to tackle the job by yourself. In order to do that, aside from needing some mechanical expertise, you’re going to need some troubleshooting tips, since these marvels can get pretty complicated. This article is going to cover some of the things to do when trying to fix the old man.

Let’s start with the most common problem of a grandfather clock. The pendulum itself stops swinging.

The first thing you have to do is make sure the clock weights have been pulled up. Sometimes all that needs to be done is simply wind the weights. This can really save an unnecessary repair.

Next check the hands. Are they touching each other? If they are this will stop the pendulum from swinging. If they are touching and the time train is jammed all you need to do is push the hour hand slightly towards the dial in order to clear the minute hand. Just make sure it doesn’t touch the dial.

Next, check to see if the hands are touching the glass. If they are, all you have to do is bend the minute hand away from the glass.

If by some chance you’ve recently moved your grandfather clock (they are very temperamental and don’t like to be moved), the pendulum may have stopped swinging because the case is now leaning at a different angle. To fix this you simply have to start the pendulum swinging and balance your clock. Don’t use a level. Continue testing until the swinging sounds more balanced. This requires a good ear and a lot of patience. Balancing the clock itself may require you to do one of several things.

First you may have to actually place something under the clock on either the left or right side to get the pendulum swinging just right. A bracket or shim will probably do the trick for this.

Second, you may have to actually tip the clock itself towards the wall so that it is slightly leaning. You have to be very careful when performing these tricky manoeuvres. You don’t want to tip the clock too far in either direction or back. The clock may fall too far off balance and spill to the floor. Trying to catch one of these falling monsters is not easy so care is needed.

In the next article in this series we’re going to continue with troubleshooting techniques to figure out just what is wrong with the old man, including running too fast or slow, weights not falling, chimes out of sequence and others. By the time we’re done your grandfather clock should be as good as old.

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What is Home Improvement?

Everyone always has to do a little bit of house renovation whether it is in the restroom, cooking area, garden or bedroom a house everywhere is consistently all set for a little home enhancement. House renovation can seem like a job something you have to do rather than what you want to do and most of us know that when we need to do it, it is no longer attractive but when we want to do something we could quickly discover the time and money.

Home improvement could be as little as fixing a loose screw in the wall surface, to replacing a washing device, to re-designing your kitchen area.

Repairing up your house has actually come to be a weekend routine for several couples or family members who are hanging around to sell their home and while they wait they make the sensible decision to make small house improvement to aid their residences sell. Even big scale home enhancement tasks like these can locate suggestions.

Home improvement helps improvement of life

With the residential property market steadily declining relocating home is coming to be more of a worry compared to an option as a result home enhancement feels like a best solution to help you overcome this problem. As opposed to selling your home why not make some home enhancement options and move the dull worn out looking home you intended to leave into a splendidly brand-new amazing house from residence you have constantly wished and at the same time keeping your cash precisely where you desire it, in your back wallet.

When you hear the words house renovation it doesn’t merely need to be about the almost outside components of our home such as new washrooms and kitchens it can additionally be about the indoor right down to the tiniest points such as re-decorating a brand-new perhaps some brand-new pillows and lights in the living-room and a new image to enter the corridor can make a plain looking home seems more awake. Home enhancement whether huge or tiny isn’t always an easy task for that reason seek aid and support to allow your time enhancing your home to be a happy one.

Blazing the Trail With Filipino Indie Films

The Filipino moviegoer has constantly been easy to please. Filmmakers realized this a long time back, and offering proof to such link is the existence of exactly what appears to be a formula for making a Filipino flick. These are familiar stories that awaken Filipino sentiments as they carry the Filipino cultural experience.

There are constantly newer, fresher and more relevant imitations of the Filipino culture, which filmmakers with braver perspectives and ordinances other than mentioning the dough have been elevating the Filipino flag with. Devoid of the restrictions of corporate media, independent filmmakers show exactly what authenticity is made from.

Among these is Lagusan, a movie regarding the lives of an abortionist and her boy which did not know of his real identification. Lagusan earned the honor of Best Dramatization Feature Film at the New York International Independent Film and Video Celebration in 2004. There is likewise Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros, which provides a teenage kid that faces the challenges of maturing a homosexual in a poor and conventional household and culture. This has actually made for itself numerous regional and international exhibits, elections and awards, featuring the Montreal World Film Festival, Cinemalaya Independent Movie Event and the Sundance Movie Event all in 2005. Kubrador, illustrating the weave of the life of a normal bet enthusiast of jueteng, has actually won four honors and 16 elections from global film events, within 2006, consisting of the Moscow International Movie Festival for Best Image, the Osian-Cinefan International Film Event, and the Vancouver International Movie Celebration. Donsol, a tale entailing the whale sharks in Sorsogon called the butanding and 2 folks whose lives came to be linked with the migration seasons of the fish, have gained in the Asian Marine Movie Event and Cinemalaya Independent Film Celebration in 2006, as well as made was the authorities option for other film celebrations consisting of the Cairo International Film Event and the Oriental Festival of 1st Movies.

This year in Could, Serbis by Brillante Mendoza and Now Showing by Raya Martin have been accepted as access in the 61st Cannes Movie Festival. This is first time in more than 2 Decade that the Philippines had actually been able to enter into such prominent event, being successful just to Lino Brocka’s Jaguar in 1980 and Kapit sa Patalim in 1984. Serbis lets the story of how a family in Pampanga survives by running an old cinema disguised as one that provides for sex and sex-related favors. Now Showing, on the other hand, illustrates the life of the most familiar woman offering pirated CDs and DVDs in the hectic streets of Manila. Lav Diaz, another indie filmmaker likewise contributed to the Filipino satisfaction with his winning for the second time in the Venice International Movie Festival this year. His movie was qualified Melancholia, one that looks for an answer to why there is “a lot unhappiness therefore much chaos” in life; yet the eight-hour film provides no answer in the end.

Throughout the many years, there have manied independent or ‘indie’ films that have blazed the trail to making Tagalog flicks. It has to do with time that the Filipino experience is much more precisely, seriously and artistically went after and captured visually. It’s about time Filipino movies make their customers believe as much as they are and really feel amused.

A City of Festivals

Local festivals could not be the first points that come to mind when one believes of city life. Atlanta is full of regional community festivals and events that offer educational and cultural opportunities as well as inexpensive amusement choices for all ages.

And the Atlanta Asian Movie Celebration combines multi-national works of art with an unparalleled educational experience. The Atlanta Greek Festival gives participants delicious samples of real Classical fare along with standard popular music and dance.

Area events that sustain regional nonprofit companies and historic cultures usually combine regional artists to give a complete day, or more, of purchasing, eating and music entertainment. The Sandy Springs celebration hosted each autumn features a concert in the square, a 10k run, a house trip and a lot of regional fine arts and crafts. The Inman Park festival and residence tour held each April is thought about Atlanta’s greatest flea market and hosts the city’s quirkiest and most vibrant parade. The Dogwood Celebration hosted each come Piedmont Playground is the area’s largest creative festival incorporating unparalleled musical efficiencies with an artist market and unique youngsters’s activities to pull hundreds of thousands of celebration goers each year.

While lots of celebrations celebrate a particular culture or regional community life and include a lot of creative aspects, some celebrations focus on a specific fine art. The Atlanta Jazz music Celebration offers homeowners and site visitors the possibility to hear legendary and also neighborhood artists while likewise learning concerning the history of the genre. The Georgia Shakespeare Celebration is held each year at Oglethorpe University to commemorate the theatrical works of art created by William Shakespeare.

And while numerous events could last just one or two days, some encompass ongoing occasions and instructional possibilities throughout the year. The National Black Arts Festival commemorates the life and contributions of folks of African descent and their influence on globe societies via year-round educational programs and special events.

Hong Kong – The New Screen Content Hub During a Hubbub

Bold and blazing at its next-door neighbors, Hong Kong is set to claim itself as the Asian center for screen content. Adhering to the footprints of Australia which availed itself with China’s crave resources, Hong Kong is being a propitious source for movie and TV development bestowed by China.

It has decided to strike when the iron is hot. I’m describing the credit squeeze dealt with by the recent two cities that have actually heavily purchased the innovative sectors, Dubai and Singapore.

The city forecasted its 5th Entertainment Expo, mading of different films and TELEVISION activities this week. It’s intended to be competing the whole month.

The vital occasion was the International Movie Celebration Hong Kong Movie & Television Market (FILMART) and it is however evident to see the razzmatazz of the Hong Kong International Movie Event.

The various other events being held until April 19, are The HK Songs Fair, Digital Enjoyment Leadership Forum, HK Independent Short Film and Video clip Awards and the Oriental Movie Fare Awards, which obviously was loaded with celebrities.

Like the Oriental participants, there has been a crescent in the Mainland China exhibitors this year. The China Radio and Tv Organization, which represents 600 stations in China, made its premier launch out there.

The assistant executive supervisor of the HK Trade Development Council, Benjamin Chau seemed to be in high spirits after he saw an encouraging development in the lot of exhibitors even with the global recession.

Looking at the sunny side, the Hong Kong Film Celebration has actually hoisted up earnings created via sponsorships. This might indicate that the Hong Kong Entertainment industry, if addressed sensibly, could visit wonderful lengths and help Hong Kong in its quest of aiming versus the global financial hubbub.