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Appliances Adjusting the Pilot Light on a Range Steps to follow when adjusting your pilot light. Building Packages Build a 12' x 20' Attached Patio Deck You can build a deck and Sutherlands can help! Garage Basics Thinking about building a garage? This information covers basic information on building a single-story detached garage. This guide is meant to assist the beginning do-it-yourselfer. Post Frame Building Basics This is an introduction for the Do-it-yourselfer who may be considering building a post-frame building. Cabinets Installing Kitchen Cabinets: Step 1 - Measuring Measuring your Kitchen space Installing Kitchen Cabinets: Step 2 - Planning Maximize your storage and workspace. Installing Kitchen Cabinets: Step 3 - Finishing Apply a durable finish to unfinished cabinets. Installing Kitchen Cabinets: Step 4 - Installation Install the cabinets, end panels, and doors. Electrical & Lighting Installing Fluorescent Lighting Install fluorescent troffers or fixtures. Installing Recessed Lighting How to install recessed lighting cans in an existing ceiling. Replacing Receptacles Remove and replace a duplex outlet. Replacing a Ceiling Fixture Update your existing light fixture with a new one. Fencing Common Land Measurement Terms and Conversion Information: Convert feet into rods, furlongs, miles and more. Planning Your Fence Tips about estimating material and tools needed to build your own fence. Ranch Fencing Information Sizing information and more. Floor Covering Fixing a Squeaky Wood Floor from Above Several different ways of fixing a squeaky floor from above. Fixing a Squeaky Wood Floor from Below Several ways from fixing a squeaky floor from below. Refinishing Wood Flooring How to finish or re-finish hardwood flooring Removing Scratches from Wood Floors How to repair and remove deep scratches from hardwood flooring. Replacing a Damaged Area of Carpet One method of repairing a damaged piece of carpet. Replacing Damaged Vinyl Tile Flooring Replace a damaged section of vinyl flooring. Replacing a Section of Wood Floor How to replace a damaged piece of hardwood flooring. The Three Techniques of Sanding Wood Flooring The most effective ways to sand hardwood flooring. Hardware Leveling a Droopy Floor How to support a floor with an adjustable jack post. Heating and Cooling Installing or Replacing a Programmable Thermostat It's easy to replace a basic thermostat. Maintaining a Central Air Conditioner Easy things you can do to keep your central air conditioner operating at maximum performance. Maintaining A Window Unit Air Conditioner Easy things you can do to maintain a window air conditioner. Lawn & Garden Plant your Containers in the Fall for Beautiful Spring Colors Welcome spring with garden planters resplendent with early blooms to brighten up your home and your life. Garden Planters Will Transform Your Home & Yard Include garden planters in the decorating scheme of your home and yard to provide a feast for all the senses - sight, smell, touch, taste, and even sound! How to Build a Backyard Pond Installing a pre-formed pond line makes installation a snap. Lumber & Plywood The FAQ's of ACQ Treated Lumber Learn the difference between ACQ and CCA lumber Helpful Tips About Lumber When you want to learn all you can about woodworking. Lumber Grading Lumber grading rates wood according to its use. Learn more about it here. Lumber Dimensions: Nominal vs. Actual The difference between “nominal” and “actual” lumber dimensions. Millwork & Paneling Fixing Loose Ballusters & Rails A quick way of repairing a loose stair balluster. Repairing a Creaking Stairway from Above How to repair creaking stairs from above. Repairing a Creaking Stairway from Below How to repair creaking stairs from below. Paint The Different Kinds of Paint and Their Usage Everything you could possibly want to know about using the right type of paint. Common Painting Terms Definitions of Paint terms Preparing and Painting Your Home's Exterior Planning and Preparation is the key to making your job easier and professional. All About Paint Everything you could possibly want to know about paint and it's proper use. Lead Paint Remediation Beginning April 22, 2010, federal law requires that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb more than six square feet of paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and trained Plumbing Kitchen Sinks - Find the Best One for Your Kitchen Instead of choosing a sink simply because you want your search to be over, be sure that you choose the best sink for your home. All About Water Heaters Just about everybody has a water heater or is served by one. But how much do you know about yours? About Plumbing Traps The different types of traps. About Water Shutoff Valves The different types of water shutoff valves. Copper Sinks - Make Your Kitchen or Bath Shine If you are interested in taking your sink out of the ordinary and well into the extraordinary, choose copper as the material of choice. Composition of a Typical Plumbing System An illustration of a common plumbing system. How to Read Your Water Meter Reading a water meter made simple. Unclogging Sinks Different methods of unclogging a sink. Unclogging a Toilet How to unclog a toilet. Safety Handy Hints For Preventative Back Care and a Healthy Spine Preventative back care is vital if you want to enjoy a full and pain free life. A "bad back" can be very restrictive in terms of movement and quality of life, not to mention extremely painful.