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Paul Ryan

102 How-Tos From Paul Ryan

  1. 181. 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
  2. 182. How to Operate a Power Tamper

    Host Paul Ryan shows how to use a power tamper to tamp dirt into place.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 183. How to Save Home Energy

    Small steps can stop big heating or cooling leaks all around your home.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 184. 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
  5. 185. How to Enlarge a Wall Opening for French Doors

    Follow these instructions for enlarging a wall opening to accommodate new pre-hung French doors.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 186. How to Build a Concrete Countertop

    Building and installing a concrete countertop makes for a great DIY project. Learn how to install a new countertop with these easy dire...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 187. Improve Home-Energy Efficiency With a Ceiling Fan

    Save money and energy with these step-by-step instructions on how to install a ceiling fan.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 188. How to Install Blown-In Cellulose Insulation

    Cellulose insulation is considered a "green" product — more ecologically sound than competing products. It's also highly effectiv...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 189. 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
  10. 190. How to Precast a Stone Fireplace

    These step-by-step instructions show how to use precast stone to convert a dull-looking fireplace into a stone masterpiece.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    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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