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Paul Ryan

223 How-Tos From Paul Ryan

  1. 41. 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
  2. 42. 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
  3. 43. 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
  4. 44. 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
  5. 45. 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
  6. 46. 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
  7. 47. 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
  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 Replace Molding and Repair Drywall Cracks

    We had to replace crown molding and repair drywall. See how we cut and measured the angles on the crown molding and patched a hairline...

    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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