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Installing a Surface Mounted Lock

Step One: What You Need  You'll need a surface-mounted lock, a pencil, a utility knife, and a power drill with screwdriver bits. You can buy the lock of your choice at your local home improvement center or hardware store.  Step Two: Get It Situated  Position the lock on the door at the height you want and mark the holes with a pencil. Place the receiver of the chain or bolt on the doorframe trim and lightly trace the outer edges in pencil. Use your utility knife to cut away the door trim [which is door trim and which is doorjamb?...

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Towel Rack

Supplies:         Towel Rack, Fasteners What 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...

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Fixing a leaky faucet

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Step One: What You Need You'll need plastic wrap, a terry-cloth towel, a flat head screwdriver AND a Phillips head screwdriver, heat-resistant lubricant, an adjustable wrench or pliers, a utility knife, and a new washer or O-ring like the one that needs to be replaced.   Step Two: Opening Up the Handle Shut off the water by tightening the valve located under the sink. Turn on both faucets to let the pipes empty completely. Then, place a folded piece of plastic wrap over the drain and cover the sink with a terry cloth towel to protect it. If there's a...

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Installing a floating shelf

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Measure the location you would like to put the shelf Measure the shelf and cut it to size Using the stud finder determine where the studs are If possible put fasteners directly into studs Determine the height at witch you would like to hang the shelf and mark it with a pencil Using a level make a level line across the mark longer than the shelf Put shelf brackets on level line and mark holes with pencil Drill holes for fasteners Center brackets over holes and hand tighten screws into holes then finish the job with a screw driver Place...

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How to Hang Stereo Speakers

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What you need- speakers and speaker brackets, Tools you need- power drill, tape measure, power screwdriver Tip- use a stud finder to locate the stud or start at the corner and measure every 16 o.c. Step 1-find your stud then measure down from the ceiling the desired distance down Step 2- make your mark for the holes by using a pencil through the holes in the speaker bracket . Step 3- drill your holes. Make sure the drill bit is thinner than the screw and make sure the hole is half the depth of the screw itself Step 4 –line...

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