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60 How-Tos From Rick Yerger

  1. 11. How to Fix Creaky Floors

    Home Inspector Rick Yeager explains how to fix creaky floors.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 12. How to Fix Creaky, Unstable Stairs

    Home Inspector Rick Yeager explains how to fix creaky, unstable stairs and to secure a safety railing.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 13. How to Fix a Leaking Sump Pump

    Leaking sump pumps can be smelly and unsanitary. Learn how to clean a sump pump, prevent leaks and sanitize the floor with these step-b...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 14. How to Repair a Water-Damaged Wall

    Complete instructions for replacing a badly rotted window, including repairing cracks, replacing drywall and sealing the window.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 15. How to Add New Flashing

    The seal between the chimney and the roof can be a potential site for leaks if water doesn't shed away properly. Here are some basic st...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 16. How to Repair Damaged Plaster Walls

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to easily repair a damaged plaster wall.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 17. How to Fix a Water Heater Gas Leak

    Flexible brass gas lines on water heaters have a high failure rate and immediate correction is a crucial safety measure. Here are a few...

    Cost:
    $1 to $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 18. How to Seal a Cracked Vent

    Learn how to seal a cracked roof vent with these basic step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 19. How to Replace a Flue

    A backdraft in this homeowner's flue is sending deadly gases into the home. Learn how to remove and replace a faulty flue and secure th...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 20. How to Vent a New Flue

    Once a new flue has been installed the next step is to connect it to the water heater in the basement. The following steps show how to ...

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

About Rick Yerger

"Hollywood" Rick Yerger is a third-generation builder and certified home inspector.

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