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Paul Ryan

223 How-Tos From Paul Ryan

  1. 211. 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
  2. 212. How To Replace a Button and Fix a Broken Seam

    Learn how to make some basic repairs on a dining chair.

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 213. How to Install a Garage Door Screen

    If you want to keep your garage doors open during the spring and summer, you may want to consider installing some screening.

    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 214. 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
  5. 215. 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
  6. 216. 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. 217. 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
  8. 218. 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
  9. 219. 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
  10. 220. How to Install a Window Sash Replacement Kit

    Windows are the single largest source of energy loss, especially in older homes. Installing a new sash can be a good alternative to rep...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    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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