#18 How to Fix Squeaky Door Hinge
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Issue: Squeaky door
What to do: Squeaky doors are just as bad as a squeaky floor because they cause every move you make to be some sort of announcement to the whole household “Yes! I am now entering the kitchen!” allowing no privacy to roam about in the home freely. We have a solution. Using pliers pull out the hinge pin and apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly (vaseline) then reinsert the hinge pin and test out the door.
#19 How to Fluff Out Carpet
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Issue: Carpet indents caused by furniture
What to do: Once in a while, we all have those moments of wanting to move the furniture around to give that new look and discover our furniture has left indentations. Not a problem if you have some ice tools chilling in the freezer. Yes! Ice can remove these unsightly indentations in a quick step. Line up a bunch of ice cubes along the indents and allow the carpet to soak up the cubes for a few hours until they melt then fluff the carpet fibers with a spoon or fork.
#20 How to Foam a Loose Showerhead
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Issue: Wiggling showerhead
What to do: If you have yourself a wiggling showerhead, you will need some expansion foam. Insert this foam into the shower pipe to allow it to encase the pipe preventing the wiggles from happening by locking the pipe into place.
#21 How to Free a Rusted Nut
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Issue: Rusted nut
What you need to do: You’ve discovered a rusted nut. No need to worry as it is not as complicating to remove. Begin with these four methods.
- Tightening up the screw will bring the rusted nut to life and help loosen it up.
- Then tapping the nut with a hammer can help separate the bond the nut and bolt have formed – a nail set will help direct the hammer to its target.
- Hot hair dryer over the rusted nut as the heat will expand the metal – test to see if the nut will remove.
- Remove excess rust with a wire brush then add lube to the threads of the wrench you will be using.
#22 How to Fix a Popped Floor Nail
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Issue: Popped floor nail
What to do: A popped nail can be dangerous if exposed to bare feet and little children. Here is what you’ll need to do. Grab some vise-grips and begin a rocking motion moving back and forth against a block of wood to keep the nail from damaging the floor’s wood. Replace the nail with a trim scew and fill the area with a wood filler.
#23 How to Remove Pet Hair from Carpet
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Issue: Pet hair on carpet
What to do: We love our four-legged family members a lot, but with that love comes hair everywhere. To combat this hairy situation is quite easy. All you will need to do is run a squeegee across the carpeting and watch the hairs clump together in a ball of, well, hair.
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