How To Repair That Wobbly Stool

By Robert Robillard

Repairing a Wobbly Bar Stool “Stop leaning back” I never thought I’d be echoing my parents words but I do. I have LEAN-ers….. My kids love to lean back when sitting on the counter stools, and house chairs. Not only is it dangerous, it drive me crazy because the pressure on the rear legs always…

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Adding A Handrail Support

By Robert Robillard

Supporting A  Wobbly Handrail Quick Fix Image: allposters।com I get many calls for loose handrails. Often times the least invasive and most cost effective solution is achieved by adding a handrail support in the middle span of the railing. Support The Middle Span The reason for this is that many times the middle section is…

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How to Maintain Your Refrigerator

By Robert Robillard

How to Clean Your Refrigerator’s Condenser Coil and Other Tips Simple maintenance and cleaning procedures can greatly extend the life and efficiency of your refrigerator. Tools Needed:   Flashlight Vacuum with nozzle attachment Coil cleaning brush Damp cloths or paper towels Screwdriver (depends on model) Something to protect the floor, such as a cardboard, furniture…

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Door Latch Problems

By Robert Robillard

Dealing With A door That Does Not Close or Latch You’re trying to close a door in your house and it won’t latch. Or you have to lift or put a shoulder into the door in order to get it to latch or lock.   Most likely you have an alignment issue at the strike or…

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Installing A Door With A Spring Loaded Hinge

By Robert Robillard

Installing A Swinging Butler Door On this project I was asked by to change out a 6-panel solid wood swinging “Butlers Door” with a 15-lite [15 panes of glass] door.   Installing a swinging door with a spring loaded hinge.   This installation is a bit different than other doors. What is A Butler Door? A “Butler…

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Removing Bearing Walls

By Robert Robillard

Removing Load Bearing Walls Many people these days are opting to remove walls between rooms and create a more open floor plan.  In a similar fashion we are also seeing a lot of people ask for doorways to be enlarged as much larger trimmed openings,  sometimes two or three times the size of the original…

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Door Hinge Problems

By Robert Robillard

  Door Swings Open or Shut On Own – quick fix   Image: rd.com I’ve worked on a lot of old houses, and a few new ones, where the doors refuse to stay open or open by themselves when closed and not latched. Usually this problem can be traced back to loose hinges screws or…

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Should You Hire A Contractor

By Robert Robillard

Benefits of Doing It Yourself VS. Benefits of Hiring a Contractor Whether remodeling your kitchen, building a bathroom addition or simply repairing a screen door repairing things yourself can be rewarding and cost effective.   Depending on your level of expertise you need to decide whether or not it makes sense to tackle a project yourself…

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