Lawnmower Troubleshooting

Some of the most common lawn mower problems include those that occur as a result of not having clean fuel in the gas tank, a spark plug wire that’s not attached, an engine in need of motor oil or a brake cable that is not working properly. Troubleshooting some of these problems yourself can save you from having to buy a new lawn mower. This video tutorial on how to troubleshoot potential problems will show you tips and tricks to keeping your lawnmower in top shape.

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Retaining Wall with Cambridge

Cambridge MaytRx are the most versatile wall units on the market today! Build freestanding and retaining walls as well as steps, columns and more. Watch this tutorial from Cambridge to see just how easy it is to use the Cambridge MaytRx Setback Pin Placement for this retaining wall system.

Mini Greenhouse

This method shows you how to build a custom fit DIY mini greenhouse for your raised garden using PVC pipe. With this design, you can customize the size of your mini greenhouse to fit any size box without ever having to use any power tools. Inexpensive to make with great results! Will also help to dissuade small animals from entering your raised garden box.

PVC Pipe Planter

This is a quick and inexpensive way to build a new multi level planter in a short amount of time. This video will show you how to build a 3 tiered planter which can be easily customized to any size you’d like.

How to Build a Fish Pond

This comprehensive video shows you step by step how to build a fish pond in your very own backyard in a weekend. This tutorial will go over the do’s and don’ts of pond building, how to prevent leaks and spills, and how to create a well-made pond that will last with time.

Tip: It’s important to use polyester underlay underneath the rubber pool liner, this will prevent tearing of the pool liner once water is added.

Tip: You can use a blow torch to seal seams between liner pieces to prevent leaks.

Garage Door Opener Installation

Looking to install your own DIY garage door opener? Follow the manufacturer’s directions to assemble the rail sections and attach to the motor assembly, as well as attach the chain. You can then attach far end of rail system to the header bracket. Attach the ceiling angle brackets directly into ceiling joists as per manufacturer’s directions. These will support the motor assembly, and should be very rigid and secure to ensure that it does not come down.

Tip: It’s important to install reinforcement steel brackets to protect the garage door from getting damaged.

Tip: Make sure header bracket is installed directly into a stud. Position this 2″ above the highest possible height of the door.

Tip: Make sure to attach the ‘safety rope’ – which will disengage the trolley from the rail system in case of emergencies.

Tip: When attaching optic sensors, make sure that they are lined up with each other.

Tip: When installing garage door opener on wall, make sure it is placed at least 5 feet off the ground so that it is out of the reach of children.

Installing a Digital Thermostat

Replacing your analog thermostat with a digital one is a great way to save on your heating bill since digital thermostats are able to control heat more precisely. GNH can provide you with everything you need for installing a digital thermostat!

Make sure you read the instructions for your new thermostat carefully as this is very important any time you are working with electricity. Turn off the power to the thermostat! You can do this by either going to the fuse box or circuit breaker, or if your thermostat is controlled by a light switch make sure that the switch is turned off.

Remove the cover and disconnect the wires. Since some thermostats contain mercury, your old thermostat will need to be recycled. You can look online to find where you can send your old one.

Screw the back part of the thermostat onto the wall (after pulling the wires through the space). Look at your instructions and check the diagram to see which wires get connected where. After wires are connected, you can attach the digital faceplate. Depending on the model, the number of batteries will vary. Finally, attach the base and screw in place. Turn power back on and you’re done!

Install a Pellet Stove Chimney

First, it is important to read the manual for your wood pellet stove so that you can determine the location of your stove and how close it will be to the wall based on how much clearance it requires before you install a pellet stove. This knowledge is important as it will help you determine what kind of stove pipe you will need – be it either a single wall stove pipe or a double wall stove pipe, and if you will be using a stove pipe shield or not.

Tip: Make sure your stove pipe has a telescoping option as this is necessary to obtain the correct height.

The support box is the next important piece to be installed, and different types of support boxes are available depending on the type of ceiling and how much pipe it will be supporting. To correspond with the pitch of the roof, you will also purchase flashing for the chimney to go with the support box.

Tip: Double wall pipes often are too large to pass through the opening of the support box, so you can either double check to make sure that the opening of your support box will accommodate the diameter of the double wall pipe, or you can modify your support box by using a hammer to gently tap to expand the hole slightly.

How to install a TimberTech DeckLites System

With TimberTech LED deck lighting system, deck time doesn’t end when the sun goes down. This award-winning deck lighting system lets homeowners and their guests enjoy their deck in style long into the evening with its enjoyable, subtle glow. TimberTech LED Lighting lends a sense of added safety by illuminating steps and installs easily with TimberTech’s RadianceRail and RadianceRail Express systems.

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Features

  • Components include Post Cap Light Modules, Riser Light, Accent Light, Under-Rail Light, and In-Deck Light
  • Other available components include Wire, Wire Connectors, Wire Guides, 100W Transformer and Dimmer
  • Lights and fixtures include installation hardware
  • All items sold separately
  • All Lighting components have a 5-year limited warranty for residential applications.

Successfully Installing Track Lighting

Installing track lighting in your home can really spruce up a room and give it new ambiance. Jeff Wilson demonstrates how to easily install new track lighting to brighten up your home.

When installing track lighting, begin by fully reading the manufacturer’s instructions and be sure you have all the tools and materials you need before you start. Before installing the track, make sure that the power is off.