"I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling, I'm
addicted to sitting in a semi-circle."—Mitch Hedberg

Home Repair & Maintenance

Basic Home Care
Tips and information for homeowners including pool maintenance, carbon monoxide and home seating safety, plumbing information, caulking doors and windows and replacing window glass and screens. Also featured is information about water softeners, lead exposure and indoor air pollution.

The Appliance Repair Clinic—Everything You Need to Know to Repair our Household Appliances
If you have a washing machine, a dryer, a range/stove/oven, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, an ice maker, a microwave, a range vent hood, a dehumidifier, an air conditioner, a humidifier, a trash compactor, a freezer, a hot water dispenser, or a water filter that's giving you trouble, this is the site that can not only tell you what's wrong and how to fix it, but they can supply you with the parts to do it. Each of their helpful repair articles has a detailed exploded shot of the item so you can not only see each part, but see how each part fits in with all the others. Their detailed fix-it articles cover everything from how the appliance works to troubleshooting precisely what's wrong—and you can even email the appliance repair Guru and get specific help on a specific problem. If you've got virtually any appliance that's giving you trouble, this is the site that can help you get it up and running again in a hurry.

Remember the Clear Coat Protector when Performing DIY Auto Paint Body Repair Work
About.com offers this helpful video on the topic of protecting a paint job on a car after you have applied the color. It presents instructions for the right way to apply a clear protective top coat to keep it looking good. If you want great work in auto paint Los Angeles, Westwood Auto Body on the West side of LA uses the highest quality materials and clear coat and provides a lifetime guarantee.

How to Make Huge Bean Bag Chairs
Visitors to this site can learn how to make their own bean bag chairs. Instructions are offered for child size chairs as well as huge bean bags. Find out what fabric to choose for the project and what material you can substitute for beans. Instructions for sewing the bean bags have been provided.

How to Use a Copper Fire Pit
A copper fire pit is a wonderful choice for outdoor living that can provide hours of enjoyable use. This How-To list provides suggestions for choosing the right location, as well as what type of wood will provide an attractive aroma and keep bugs away, too. Find out why you should avoid overfilling the fire pit, as well as why you should use a screen every time you use the device.

The Repair-Home.com Forum
Sometimes getting the help you need means asking questions in a forum filled with people who have been there, done that. That's what Repair-Home.com's blog does—it allows you to ask questions about a wide range of home repair projects and get almost instant feedback from helpful, friendly people out there who have been in your situation and found the answers that you need. After all, there's no reason in the world for you to reinvent the wheel. Some of the forum topics where you can view questions and answers by other Do-It-Yourselfers include General Repair, Electrical Systems, Heating & Cooling, Roofing, Siding, Walls, Floors & Stairs, Doors & Windows, Household Appliances, Plumbing, Pools, and Landscaping. You can also ask questions and get answers about project costs (real costs from real people who have actually done the project), and you can get helpful comments about contractors. If you need a contractor, you can even find a qualified contractor in your area.

Do-it-yourself home improvement and repair includes home improvement projects, hardware store, contractors, tool, home improvement how to, home repair, home repair projects, cleaning, stain removal, kitchen remodeling, plumbing, electrical, painting, gardening, and more. The site includes Community Forums hosted by home improvement and repair experts where you can ask questions and get answers.

See HomeRepairAndCare.com for more resources.

Or see the related category of do-it-yourself home improvement.