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12 How-Tos From Trade School

  1. 11. How to Prep Walls and Trim

    Learn skills for prepping a wall before painting to give an interior paint job a professional look.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 12. How To Build a Patio and Retaining Wall

    This courtyard-style patio is surrounded by retaining walls and long planters. A puzzle-like arrangement of flat stones between the pat...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 13. Painting the Exterior of a Home

    Painting the exterior of your home can make a big impact on its value. It can prolong the life of the exterior and protect your home fr...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  4. 14. How to Replace a Gas Water Heater

    Replacing a gas water heater is a fairly basic plumbing project, but there are several dangers involved when dealing with natural gas. ...

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  5. 15. How to Install a Three-Way Switch and Wire a Circuit

    Typically used for hallways and staircases, three-way switches are used in instances where two separate switches control one. Use these...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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About This Show

Trade School puts you to the test, following DIYers as they get hands-on know-how about the jobs that interest them most. This series is journey through the trade school experience of selected students as they learn auto mechanics, carpentry, metalworking and plumbing, among other skilled trades. While watching their successes and their struggles, you pick up tons of useful knowledge - information you can use for your projects at home.

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