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Every time I get a new house or toilet, I take 10 minutes and cover the flapper chain with a plastic straw. I remove the chain from the arm attachment, and slide the straw over it, covering about two-thirds of the chain. I then reattach the chain to the arm. It’s that simple, and you’ll never have a running toilet caused by a kinked chain again.

10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

a quick way to avoid a running toilet caused by a kinked toilet chain. Remove the chain from the arm attachment, and slide a plastic straw over the flapper chain, covering about two-thirds of the chain. Then reattach the chain to the arm.

Great DIY Tutorial for Repairing Hairline Ceiling Cracks and Stains - Water marks are a pain to cover unless you want to paint your entire ceiling. Even worse are those hairline cracks in the paint that you just can’t get rid of – again unless you want to take the time to paint your entire ceiling. There actually is an easier way.

Great DIY Tutorial for Repairing Hairline Ceiling Cracks and Stains - DIY &...

Great DIY Tutorial for Repairing Hairline Ceiling Cracks and Stains - Water marks are a pain to cover unless you want to paint your entire ceiling. Even worse are those hairline cracks in the paint that you just can’t get rid of – again unless you want to

You probably already have a home maintenance checklist: Replace the furnace filter each season, shut off water spigots before winter, clean the gutters, etc. That’s a good start, but there are jobs that homeowners often forget about, or don’t even know about. Here are some important home maintenance items that may not be on your list—items that may cause a big headache, or worse, cost you big money if you neglect them.

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget - You probably already have a home maintenance checklist: Replace the furnace filter each season, shut off water spigots before winter, clean the gutters, etc.

18 Life Hacks Every Girl Should Know (Trust Me, These Are Great!)

Tips: HGTV is all about sprucing up your space, whether it’s a palace or a pocket-sized studio. Check out Pin Picks for house hack ideas and room-by-room DIY projects you can knock out in a weekend.

craft whatever: {Handy-Woman Tip} A Simple Toilet Repair

It is a pretty odd handy-woman skill that I know but wanted to share with you because I have done this one a bunch of times and feel pretty.

Learn how to fix broken parts of your toilet like flappers, fill valves, flush valves and handles.

Parts of a Toilet

Toilet parts Learn how to fix broken parts of your toilet such as flappers, fill valves, flush valves and handles.

Who needs a man?! This site tells you how to fix ANYTHING in your house! One day I'll be happy that I pinned this

If your clothes washer doesn& fill or fills slowly, check the check the fill valve screen or replace the fill valve. Both are simple fixes.

6 Tips for Emergency Home Repairs and When to Bite the Bullet

6 Tips for Emergency Home Repairs and When to Bite the Bullet

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