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Disaster House

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11 How-Tos From Disaster House

  1. 1. Salvaging Water-Damaged Photos and Documents

    Find tips on how to save flood-damaged photos and papers.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  2. 2. How to Patch Damaged Drywall

    To simulate years of major neglect and severe damage, we invited the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls to have a derby match in the Disaster H...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. How to Repair Hardwood Plank Flooring

    Hardwood floors can be damaged by any number things. We had professional teppanyaki chefs prepare food on our hardwood floor and take a...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Repair a Damaged Roof

    We simulated the damage of a tree falling on a roof by dropping a piano from a crane. Such an accident can cause major structural damag...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 5. How to Install Fiberglass Attic Insulation

    If small critters get into your attic they can cause damage to your insulation, wiring or framing. Here is the best way to repair insul...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  6. 6. How to Install a Post and Mailbox

    Learn the correct height and method for installing a new post and mailbox.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Replace an Electrical Outlet Receptacle

    At Disaster House, we invited heavy-metal rock band Slaughter to overload our electrical system. We had the band to hook up all of thei...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 8. How to Remove and Replace a Dishwasher

    With so many moving parts and water seals, dishwashers can break or leak in a lot of places and damage the floor underneath. To simulat...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 9. How to Remove Old Sod and Lay New Sod

    We used a demolition derby to simulate the wear and tear a lawn can go though over a few years. After it was all over, we pulled up the...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. How to Fix a Clogged Toilet

    One of the most common and frustrating fixes for a homeowner is a clogged toilet. We had an 8,000-pound African elephant help us seriou...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
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About This Show

As other networks build and improve on homes, DIY Network actually has the guts to totally destroy its very own house just to repair it! Disaster House suffers very real damage like dropping a half-ton piano from almost 10 stories high, sponsoring the first sanctioned roller derby inside the living room, and having Page, an 8,000-pound African Elephant, help clog the toilet. These outrageous experiments accelerate the typical wear and tear a house incurs and mimic common catastrophes so viewers can discover what it takes to repair some of the biggest mishaps homeowners face today.

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