To keep the sliding glass door from sticking, you need to replace the rollers on the bottom of the door. This is not hard, just a little cumbersome. The door is large and somewhat fragile.
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Painting is a job that is inexpensive in materials but intensive on labor. In other words, you get to put in the elbow grease. It’s not difficult work, but you can’t be careless about it, either.
There are several possible reasons for not getting hot water after a new water heater installation. Recirculating pumps need electricity to run, and so it may be as easy as plugging the unit back in or testing the outlet for power.
Many newer showers use a single-handle shower valve and a tub spout diverter, rather than a diverter valve in the wall. Getting replacement parts for the diverter in the wall may not be as easy as going to a home center, so you will likely have to make a trip to a plumbing supply store.
An essential tool for testing light switches is a continuity tester. You also can use a multimeter by turning the dial to read “continuity.”
Many people have drain pans installed under their water heaters or washing machines, but many of those pans are not connected to a drainpipe. With that setup, all you are doing is delaying the inevitable flood by about two minutes.
Outlets are installed at a height that, unfortunately, lures curious kids. To childproof the outlet, you can buy plastic plugs that push into the outlet just as you would plug in a lamp.
Quikrete makes an anchoring cement that will reach a pull-out strength of more than 12,000 psi after only 24 hours.