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Paul Ryan

223 How-Tos From Paul Ryan

  1. 181. How to Use a Trencher

    When it comes to digging, a trencher can dig a trench that's 4" wide and up to 36" deep. Use these step-by-step instructions to easily ...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 182. How to Operate an Excavator

    An excavator is a rental machine that helps with digging and refilling big holes. Host Paul Ryan shows how to use an excavator.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 183. How to Build a Backyard Retreat

    Paul Ryan, host of Weekend Handyman, demonstrates how to build a backyard retreat. This 8' x 10' getaway cottage comes in a kit that ca...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 184. How to Install a Door Sweep

    A crucial part of weatherproofing an outside door is to install a good door sweep. Here are step-by-step installation instructions.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 185. How to Remove An Old Bathtub Surround and Install New Tile

    Weekend Handyman host and licensed contractor Paul Ryan shows how to remove a bathtub and shower surround and install new tile.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 186. How to Install Fiberglass Insulation

    Learn the techniques for how to install fiberglass insulation in an attic. This is a fairly straightforward job for the do-it-yourselfe...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 187. How to Hang and Finish French Doors

    Follow these steps to install a new set of pre-hung French doors into a rough opening.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 188. How to Install a Sprinkler System

    Installing an underground sprinkler system requires some work, but it makes watering the yard as simple as flipping a switch.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 189. How to Build a Shade Canopy Frame To A Deck

    Step-by-step instructions for building a shade canopy frame structure for your deck.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  10. 190. How to Operate a One-Man Utility Lift

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to use a one-man utility lift. This tool can lift up to 650 pounds up to 15 feet in the air.

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

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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