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All posts in category DIY

DIY Sprinkler: Part Two

July 23, 2012

Part two of the DIY sprinkler project finishes up the final product and has a completed picture to the left. This sprinkler has been featured on Pinterest and several blogs, it has become a very popular summer project! Step One We are using the clear cement once again in order to create a square of ...

DIY Sprinkler: Part One

July 23, 2012

A DIY sprinkler job is an easy way to water a dry spot on the lawn as well as give the kids a fun way to spend the afternoon running and playing through the sprinklers water. Step One Gather together the supplies for your sprinkler including: 10 ft. ¾ inch PVC Pipe, 4 – 90° angle slip ...

How to Build a Dog House: Part Two

July 10, 2012

 Continued: How to Build a Dog House In 10 Steps: Part Two. Step Three The roof and frame come next in your dog house project. Begin with the  struts, ridge board and rafters and cut them  from 2 x 4 boards. Once you have determined the pitch of your roof, cut the roof struts to correspond ...

Building a Dog House: Part One

July 10, 2012

Finally the time has come for Dad (thats you), to build the dog a doghouse this summer. For about $100-$250 bucks Toolup.com has the solution, five easy steps and you can be out of the proverbial doghouse in a couple of days, and Sparky can begin to spend some more time outdoors. Step One: As ...

Installing a New Toilet: Part Two

July 5, 2012

Are you ready to see some real results from your labor? Part two is  perhaps the easiest part of putting in your new toilet. It is important to begin by first, replacing the existing toilet and faulty wax seal. Second, proceed by inserting the long brass closet bolts, be sure they are pointed and threaded-end ...

Installing a New Toilet: Part 1

July 5, 2012

Ready to replace your leaky toilet or maybe just trade up specifically out of the rose colored toilet that was there when you moved in? Great! ToolUp.com has some tips to help get the job done, if you have the tools and the back to do it, you can skip the plumber and get rid ...

Installing a New Picket Fence In Five Easy Steps: Part Two

June 27, 2012

Step Three Now the posts will begin setting and you can proceed to cut the 2 x 4′s into twelve 8-foot lengths. These horizontal fence rails will be the support for the pickets. Measure 12 inches from the base of the posts for the lower rail and 36 inches for the top rail with your ...

Installing a New Picket Fence In Five Easy Steps: Part One

June 27, 2012

Installing a picket fence really picks up the look of your property, if you would like to put in a 4 foot picket fence around your property, here is a list of materials and tools you will need to get the job done. Materials include; a mason’s string, masking tape, 2″ galvanized drive screws, 4 x 4 x 8′ ...

DIY Grouting

June 12, 2012

If you’re ready to take on a quick easy DIY  project, grouting your floors is great  project to finish this summer. Here is the low down on grouting a basic tile floor. Before you begin, make sure you check out a compiled list of your typical needs for grouting before you head down to your ...