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Old 08-13-2014, 10:27 AM   #16
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I love this DIY home improvement tip over on livelovediy.com

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If you've been blessed with tons of outdated 1980's brass doorknobs like me, you can easily update them with spray paint. Using the right spray paint will give you a high-end, durable result. And it's much better than paying $20+ a piece for new knobs! http://www.livelovediy.com/2012/08/u...ray-paint.html
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Great article on ways to repurpose old window screens.
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Some times it's not possible to drain all the water from a pipe before cutting it.
Here's a good method to control the water spill/spray-

Have a rag and water pail handy and within reach.
Only cut through part of the pipe. As water starts to squirt out, lay the rag over the partial pipe cut as if throwing a towel over a clothes line- allow it to soak up the water.
The rag will create a controlled drip into the bucket and not down your arm
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Some times it's not possible to drain all the water from a pipe before cutting it.
Here's a good method to control the water spill/spray-

Have a rag and water pail handy and within reach.
Only cut through part of the pipe. As water starts to squirt out, lay the rag over the partial pipe cut as if throwing a towel over a clothes line- allow it to soak up the water.
The rag will create a controlled drip into the bucket and not down your arm
OK thanks , but that will deprive my grand kids of a second language that my kids learned very early when I did plumbing. They seem to pick it up real fast in their formative years.
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OK thanks , but that will deprive my grand kids of a second language that my kids learned very early when I did plumbing. They seem to pick it up real fast in their formative years.
Tip #2-- learn to bite your tongue
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I love this DIY home improvement tip over on livelovediy.com
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Spray Paint Your Doorknobs
If you've been blessed with tons of outdated 1980's brass doorknobs like me, you can easily update them with spray paint. Using the right spray paint will give you a high-end, durable result. And it's much better than paying $20+ a piece for new knobs! http://www.livelovediy.com/2012/08/u...ray-paint.html
Does anyone know if this will work for the hinges on a door? Will the continuous opening and closing of the door cause the new spray paint to wear off?
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This is a cool mini-tip!
http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/phot...030491,00.html

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Does anyone know if this will work for the hinges on a door? Will the continuous opening and closing of the door cause the new spray paint to wear off?
IMO nothing looks more tacky than painted hinges. Looks good until the first time you open the door.

Unless they are old collectible hinges, replace.

You have to really question the orig article when they state knobs cost $20 or more. HD carries some decent ones in the $2-5 range
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Thanks ddawg. You're right, they do look bad if it's there because someone didn't bother removing or taping over the hinges before they painted the door.

What I was thinking of is taking the original 'gold' colored hinges off the door and using the paint in the link (Krylon?) to paint over them. I wondered if the new paint would rub-off over time.

But, like you mentioned about the knobs, the hinges are only about $8 for a set of 3 at Home Depot, for the color I want.
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Some times it's not possible to drain all the water from a pipe before cutting it.
Here's a good method to control the water spill/spray-

Have a rag and water pail handy and within reach.
Only cut through part of the pipe. As water starts to squirt out, lay the rag over the partial pipe cut as if throwing a towel over a clothes line- allow it to soak up the water.
The rag will create a controlled drip into the bucket and not down your arm
Sort of reminds me of what my dad used to tell me about changing oil on a car, "You're not really a mechanic unless you know the feeling of hot oil running down your arm."
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I like the tip on how to find out if there is a water leak in a toilet. Itís simple yet highly practical and effective. Thanks for the links also.
Here is a tip on how to get a handle on a broken tool. Iím taking a shovel for example:
Itís unfortunate that the age-old skill of replacing a toolís handle is on the verge of vanishing completely. Still, however, you can do it exactly in the customary way using the following simple steps:
The first thing to keep in mind is that the only way of ensuring the optimal strength of a replacement handle is to find the right direction of the grain of your wood handle
So, attach the new handle in such a manner that the wood grainís oval rings can smoothly scale up and down the handleís sides.
Since the handle can break because of the shovel straining along the ovals, make sure only straight lines of wood grain reveal when you examine the blade of the shovel toward the handleís face.

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