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Retrieving Jewelry from the Sink

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Small and sometimes expensive items are easily washed down the sink drain. Metallic items like jewelry will sink and can usually be retrieved from the plumbing drain trap under the sink. Step One: Getting Started Most importantly, once you've realized you’ve dropped something down the drain, do not run the water. Instead, remove the drain stop or pop-up stopper in the sink. Step Two: What You Need Now, for what you need: if your jewelry is not gold, silver, or platinum, you should be able to retrieve it with only a lighted screwdriver with a magnetic telescoping lens. However, if...

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Installing a Towel Rack

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 SUPPLIES:Towel Rack, FastenersWhat to look for/Be careful of: Make sure the rack you buy fits in the area you are installing it in.For Example: Make sure all doors will be able to open and close after you install it.TOOLS: BK Cordless Drill, BK drill bits, BK Level and stud finder.   Preparation specifics: - By placing the towel rack against the wall with your hands figure out where and what light you would like to install it at. Note: At this point make sure the rack does not interfere with the usage of the room. 1. With a pencil...

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Build your very own DIYVA Framed Chalkboard

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Tired of answering the question "What's for dinner?" Serve up menus in style with this quick and easy kitchen chalkboard. Create a family message center for notes and lists. Help get your family organized with this simple project. MATERIALS: 16" x 20" frame, luan plywood or masonite, water-based chalkboard paint, 220 grit sandpaper, 2” bristle or foam paint brush DIYVA TOOLS:  10' or 25' tape measure, 4 in 1 level, quick-change utility knife STEP ONE: Clear the FrameRemove the glass and cardboard from the frame.Measure the width and height of the frame opening. STEP TWO: Map out the BoardTransfer the...

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Fix a Leaky Faucet like a diva with DIYVA by BarbaraK

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TIME: 35 minutes TOOLS: adjustable wrench, screwdriver, screws, washers Determine if the leak is coming from the faucet or the handle and whether it is hot or cold water. If water is leaking from the faucet, the washer will have to be replaced. If the leak is coming from the handle, the stem o-ring must be replaced. Take all parts with you to the hardware store to find exact duplicates.  Before you begin, turn off the water at the shut off valve located underneath the sink. Drain water from the appropriate faucet and close the stopper in the sink bowl....

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