By Emily AndersonMore in Home Improvement
Heavy-duty duct tape
Shave off sticking parts of sticking door with rotary tool.
TIP: Rub edges of door with colored chalk to identify trouble spots. When you shut door and open it again, chalk will have rubbed off sticking spots.
Fix broken garden chair leg with polyurethane glue.
TIP: Lightly dampen both surfaces before applying glue.
TIP: Instead of clamping leg while glue dries, wrap it tightly in heavy-duty duct tape.
Use polyurethane glue when you replace broken ceramic tile.
TIP: Scraping out old grout will make it easier to pry out broken tile.
TIP: Glue goes directly on back of new tile; hold it in place with painter’s tape while glue dries.
Repair leaking gutter joint with silicone caulk.
TIP: Disassemble joint, then put it back together with caulk along seams.
Use concrete patch to fix broken concrete walk.
TIP: Use thin slurry of patching compound to make patch stick.
Fix a running toilet by cleaning or replacing the flapper.
TIP: Put food coloring in tank; if color seeps into bowl, you have a slow leak.
Scrape mineral deposits off bottom of flapper for a tighter fit.
If toilet still leaks, replace flapper with same model.
TIP: Adjusting chain is trial and error; flush toilet several times to test mechanism.