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How to Install Weather-Sensitive Heating Controls

How to Install Weather-Sensitive Heating Controls Shopping List for Installing Weather-Sensitive Heating Controls: - weather response control, including outdoor sensor - insulated cable staples - plastic cable ties - foam-rubber pipe insulation - 1/2-inch sheet metal screws Tools for...Read More

How to Install a Forced-Air Bypass Damper

How to Install a Forced-Air Bypass Damper Tools for How to Install a Forced-Air Bypass Damper: - Drill/driver equipped with a sheet metal duct cutter  

House of the Future: Installing a Robotic Wall

House of the Future: Installing a Robotic Wall Shopping List: Robotic Wall System Steps: 1. Connect the motorized wall component using screws and a screwdriver. 2. Slide the braces of the chassis into the base. 3. Connect the chassis braces using screws and a screwdriver. 4. Build the...Read More

How to Patch Small Holes in Walls

How to Patch Small Holes in Walls Steps: 1. For small cracks and holes, Tom recommends a patching spackle that can be applied easily using a small putty knife. Spackles are generally applied in one coat and then lightly sanded before repainting. 2. For a larger hole, Tom uses an...Read More

How to Choose a Countertop

How to Choose a Countertop Steps for How to Choose a Countertop 1. Visit a showroom that has full-scale kitchens on displays. There you’ll see various countertop materials in realistic kitchen settings. 2. Laminate counters are composed of thin sheets of plastic laminate...Read More