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Paul Ryan

223 How-Tos From Paul Ryan

  1. 41. How to Expand a Trapdoor for Installing Stairs

    Begin a trapdoor construction process by framing out the trapdoor opening to make space for the stairs. These step-by-step instructions...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 42. How to Install Polyvinyl Flooring in a Garage

    These easy step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to install polyvinyl flooring in a garage.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 43. How to Install Trapdoor Stairs

    These basic step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to frame a trapdoor opening and install stairs leading into the attic.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 44. How to Install Attic Flooring

    These basic instructions demonstrate how to install a new type of flooring called Attic-Dek. It is made up of square plastic panels tha...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  5. 45. Install a Dumbwaiter: Assemble the Motor

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to assemble the motor with these step-by-step instructions. He also demonstrates how to add the guide rails fo...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  6. 46. Install a Dumbwaiter: Get Started

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to prep an area for a dumbwaiter. Use these step-by-step instructions to cut out an opening in the floor for t...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 47. Install a Dumbwaiter: Frame the Shaft

    Using 2x4s, host Paul Ryan demonstrates how to frame in the dumbwaiter shaft on the upper and lower floors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  8. 48. Install a Dumbwaiter: Add the Drive Belt and Cable

    Host Paul Ryan gives step-by-step instructions on how to install the drive belt and stop for the dumbwaiter.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 49. How to Repair a Ceiling

    Once the texture on a popcorn ceiling is scraped away, there is bound to be some damage to the ceiling. Learn how to repair a damaged c...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 50. How to Repair Crown Molding

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to remove and replace crown molding as part of a ceiling repair.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate

About Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan has been in the construction industry since his teens. He began his career as a Carpenter-Inspector at Valleyfair Amusement park in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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