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DIY Home Improvement Basics

Course Description

2 Hrs 32 Min

51 Videos

Description

Tired of spending hundreds or thousands of dollars for common repairs around your home? Our home improvement courses will enable you to develop the skills you need to tackle any home repair or enhancement project. Our courses are convenient, affordable and flexible, with step by step video instructions to simplify even the trickiest tasks. Learn at your own pace and get ready to do it yourself! Topics covered include :

  • Drywall Repair
  • Shelving Window
  •  Safety Locks
  • Window Blinds
  • Door Stop
  • Bi-Fold Closet Doors
  • Interior Doorknob
  • Exterior Doorknob
  • Deadbolt Door
  • Weather Stripping
  • Light Fixture Ceiling fan
  • Light Switch
  • Unclogging a Sink Drain
  • Bathroom Faucet
  • Toilet
  • Laminate Flooring

Learn basic concepts of preparation, measuring, safety and tool operations and get ready to improve your home one room at a time.

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Course Syllabus

Introduction to Course and Tools

  1. Introduction To the Course
  2. Hand Tools
  3. Power Tools

Drywall Repair

  1. Wall Preparation and Compound Application
  2. Sanding and Primer Application
  3. Painting

Shelving

How To Install a Basic Shelf

Window Safety Locks

  1. How To Install Basic Window Safety Locks

Window Blinds

  1. Removing Existing Blinds
  2. Installing New Blinds

Door Stop

  1. How To Install a Basic Door Stop

Bi-Fold Closet Doors

  1. How To Replace Bi-Fold Closet Doors

Interior Doorknob

  1. How To Replace an Interior Door Knob

Exterior Doorknob and Deadbolt

  1. Introduction
  2. Replacing the Deadbolt and Door Knob
  3. Replacing the Strike Plates Door Stop
  4. How To Install a Basic Door Stop

Door Weather Stripping

  1. How To Replace Weather Stripping on an Exterior Door

Light Fixture

  1. How To Replace a Light Fixture

Ceiling fan

  1. Removing an Existing Ceiling Fan
  2. Installing a New Ceiling Fan
  3. Installing a Light on the Ceiling Fan

Light Switch

  1. How To Replace a Basic Light Switch4

Unclogging a Sink Drain

  1. Introduction
  2. How To Remove/Replace the Under-Sink Plumbing Trap

Garbage Disposal

  1. Removing the Existing Garbage Disposal
  2. Replacing the Sink Flange and Mounting Hardware
  3. Wiring
  4. Attaching the new Garbage Disposal

Bathroom Faucet

  1. Introduction
  2. Installing a New Bathroom Faucet
  3. Connecting the Water Supply

Toilet

  1. Preparing the Toilet Flange
  2. Setting the New Toilet in Place
  3. Connecting the Water Supply

Laminate Flooring

  1. Introduction
  2. Removing the Existing Flooring
  3. Preparing the Door Jambs
  4. Transition Molding Layout
  5. Underlayment Part 1
  6. Underlayment Part 2
  7. Laminate Flooring Layout
  8. Cutting the Flooring
  9. Installing the Flooring Part 1
  10. Cutting Around Door Jambs
  11. Installing Around Doorways
  12. Marking Transition Molding
  13. Installing the Flooring Part 2
  14. Final Row Installation
  15. Installing the Transition Molding
  16. Installing Quarter-Round Trim

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