49 skills a person needs to survive homeownership—everything from removing stripped screws to cleaning big paint spills off the carpet. Great info! This Old House, Big Paintings, Survival Homeownership, Strips Screw, Old Houses, Paintings Spill, Home Repair, Removal Strips, 47 Skills
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Stop an Overflowing Toilet - A toilet works by gravity: The water in the tank—just enough to fill the bowl—drops down and pushes waste through the drain. The float drops, opening a valve that lets in water to refill the bowl and the tank simultaneously. The valve closes when the float rises far enough to shut off the water. If the water from the tank can't leave the bowl fast enough, then the refill will spill over. To stop the refill action, take off the top of the tank, grab the float, and pul
47 Skills you need to survive homeownership. Including how to get freshly dropped paint off of a carpet!
32 things you should be cleaning...but aren't. I usually clean the parts of my vacuum, but I never have put it in the dishwasher. Will definitely try next time I take it apart for a cleaning! :)