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Dreaming of new windows? The top reasons for buying new windows ... and how to tell if you need them. Dec 1, 2009 1183
Driveway makeover: instant curb appeal for $100! May 1, 2009 1639
Fix a water heater pilot light. Mar 1, 2009 418
Change bagless vacuum filters every three months. Brief article Mar 1, 2009 232
Prune for healthier bushes. Mar 1, 2009 896
Cast concrete table: the took and durability of natural stone--the cost and simplicity of concrete. Mar 1, 2009 1750
How to stop a running toilet ... and get a stronger flush while you're at it. Oct 1, 2008 986
Top 10 home improvements: each for less than $500! Cover story Feb 1, 2008 3522
8 tips for an easy-care yard. Jul 1, 2007 863
How to test-drive a window: follow these six steps to make your hew windows pay off in comfort, durability and ease of maintenance. Feb 1, 2007 1382
New styles in fluorescent lighting: energy-efficient fluorescent lighting will look great in any room--and you'll save on your electric bills. Dec 1, 2006 648
Save money on home improvement. Jul 1, 2006 1038
Be a home hero! Prevent household disasters: these 11 simple, low-cost tips could save you thousands! Jul 1, 2006 1081
Did you buy the right paint? Don't let these common misconceptions ruin your next paint project. Jun 1, 2006 1275
Top10 do-it-yourself projects. Feb 1, 2006 802
Trim tricks for fussy carpenters. Nov 1, 2005 834
Heat loss in cathedral ceilings. Sep 1, 2005 333
Mystery photo. Sep 1, 2005 246
Fluorescent switch frustration. Sep 1, 2005 146
Dusty concrete. Sep 1, 2005 118
The sound of mice--or popping siding? Sep 1, 2005 226
Nail pops in drywall. Sep 1, 2005 291
Stuck screw on a drippy faucet. Sep 1, 2005 358
Stronger deck posts. Jul 1, 2005 337
Loading an electrical circuit. Jul 1, 2005 304
Painting sheathing. Jul 1, 2005 206
Mysterious pipe joint. Jul 1, 2005 361
Old bricks or new or new pavers? Jun 1, 2005 279
Mount a fixture on a plaster wall. Jun 1, 2005 701
Is there lead in my paint? Jun 1, 2005 267
Reader mystery photo. Jun 1, 2005 310
Shower valve conversion and cover-up. Jun 1, 2005 161
Short solution for a tall shower. Jun 1, 2005 121
Bulb burnout. Jun 1, 2005 357
5-gallon squirrel solution. Jun 1, 2005 107
Chimney-flue planters. Jun 1, 2005 151
Solution for a damp crawlspace. May 1, 2005 419
Two flush fine; one doesn't. May 1, 2005 167
Old, smelly furniture. May 1, 2005 174
Bend the hinge pin. May 1, 2005 141
Wall crack mystery. May 1, 2005 305
Hard-to-find tools. May 1, 2005 133
Dustless walls. May 1, 2005 172
Power sanding dilemma. May 1, 2005 161
Avoid shocks! Three testers make electrical work safer and easier--and for less than $20, you can own them all. May 1, 2005 1624
The art of drywall taping: get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints. Mar 1, 2005 1051
Which type of paint cleans best? Feb 1, 2005 327
When to wrap a receptacle. Feb 1, 2005 144
Windows with a cold sweat. Feb 1, 2005 490
It's a mystery. Feb 1, 2005 211
Venting dryers inside isn't smart. Feb 1, 2005 226
Handy Hints[R] classics. Oct 1, 2004 438
Wonderful wood floors: the options, the costs and the skills you need to do it yourself. May 1, 2003 1265
Get ready for summer! (Editor's Letter). Apr 1, 2003 307
Should I buy new window? How to evaluate old ones and select new ones. Mar 1, 2003 1532
Success with treated lumber: pressure-treated wood has a proven track record for durability in every part of the country. It combines the ease of working with wood with long-term resistance to rot and insects. Still, carpenters tell us, you'll get even better results if you follow these selection, safety and technique guidelines. (Blue Highways tour Pro Tips.). Apr 1, 2002 246
Pouring concrete: concrete masons around the country have strong opinions as to what makes a concrete slab strong. Here's a cross-section of opinions and experience. Mar 1, 2002 331
Stronger decks: whenever we travel to other areas of the country, we make it a point to talk to carpenters, electricians, masons and other construction pros to learn their favorite techniques. Sometimes their methods differ from ours, but they've all been proved by the test of time. Here we've collected the best tips from carpenters who build decks to last. (Blue Highway tour PRO Tips). Feb 1, 2002 453
Classic handy hints[R]. Feb 1, 2002 619
Blue highway tour in Denver. Nov 1, 2001 489
Prevent Carbon Monoxide poisoning. Oct 1, 2001 1072
Classic Handy Hints[R]. Jun 1, 2001 353
air conditioner spring cleaning. May 1, 2001 1542
Classic Handy Hints[R]. Apr 1, 2001 324
Things you can do with a 5 gallon bucket. Oct 1, 2000 450
Defeat ice dams. Sep 1, 2000 1784
gas water heater. Sep 1, 2000 1887
Clear Clogged drains. Sep 1, 2000 1491
Cleaning & cleaning up. Sep 1, 2000 697
Drywall finishing tips. May 1, 2000 1368
Soldering copper pipe: Start to finish. Apr 1, 2000 1537
Removing stuck nails. Brief Article Apr 1, 2000 1068
How to plumb a small half bath. Feb 1, 2000 3802
Handy Hints[R] tool Classics from our Readers. Brief Article Feb 1, 2000 591
Santa, angels and electrical overloads. Dec 1, 1999 1863
Silence those floors squeaks! Nov 1, 1999 2120
Trouble-free Vinyl siding. Oct 1, 1999 2070
Glass innovations--past and present. Oct 1, 1999 1889
Exterior CAULKING that lasts. Sep 1, 1999 2002
Best uses for CFLs. Jul 1, 1999 1314
Prepping secrets for long-lasting paint. Jun 1, 1999 2284
4 easy steps to protect your hardwood floors. Apr 1, 1999 1582
Lessons from Wood. Feb 1, 1999 1874
How to improve your drinking water. Dec 1, 1998 2123
Clearing up condensation. Nov 1, 1998 2002
A do-it-yourself Flat Roof. Oct 1, 1998 2690
8 ways to save energy. Oct 1, 1998 1596
Venting combustion gases. Oct 1, 1998 2142
Two defenses against electric shocks. Sep 1, 1998 1879
Choosing long-lasting paint and stain for outdoor projects. Cover Story Jul 1, 1998 1617
Handling lead paint safety. Jul 1, 1998 2779
Strait talk about lead paint. Jul 1, 1998 1746
Cooling with shade. Jun 1, 1998 2223
Electrical safety for wood paneling: how to extend an electrical box that's set too deep into the wall. May 1, 1998 288
Four ways to upgrade your windows. May 1, 1998 778
Drying up a wet basement. May 1, 1998 1697
Faster paint prep. Apr 1, 1998 2270
How to stop paint peeling. Apr 1, 1998 1883
Whole-house pressure washing. Mar 1, 1998 1465
Tips for a better laminate floor. Mar 1, 1998 1575

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