Hi! I’m Blair Gilbert, a.k.a.
As a third-generation hardware store owner, licensed builder, and finish carpenter, my mission is to help you “do it right the first time!” On this site, I share expert home and yard DIY advice in over 250 articles and videos. Feel free to dive in!
- Best Foam and Non Foam Gutter Guards (8/31/2021)
There are many types of gutter guards, ultra cheep to ultra expensive. Many of us don’t have the thousands to spend on fancy gutter guards so here is one affordable system that I can show have lasted over 5 years and work well.
The sponge isn’t exactly cheep, about $2.15 a linear foot, about $150.00 and up for a small home but is easily done by any homeowner that can safely climb a ladder.
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- Stop Drip at Toilet Water Shut Off Valve Seal Gasket (8/9/2021) - Stop dripping at the toilet water shut off by fixing the seal gasket, washer or packing. Toilet shut off valves start to drip over time due to loose packing nuts on these valves.… ...read more
- Odors, Smells to Keep Pest Animals Out of Bushes, Yard, Garden, Flowers (7/26/2021) - Animals typically don't like being around strong odors. The plan is to find things that are very odorous, inexpensive and easy to place around your area. These are heavy smells. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFDnZDGwOoM Mothballs are… ...read more
- Rid Rats From Your Yard Safely, Kill Rodents Using a Bait Box (7/13/2021) - A bait box works, costs $20, is safer for your family and pets. https://youtu.be/ONfvtkWLKXU Bait boxes secure the food with wires to feed the rats, and my dog and children can’t get to… ...read more
- Hose Faucet Leaking From Vacuum Breaker, DIY (7/12/2021) - Outside faucet (sillcocks) vacuum breaker set bolt removal, The National Plumbing Code for all faucets that can connect to a hose must have a back-flow device to prevent possibly contaminated liquid from entering… ...read more
- Frost-Free Faucet Stops Water Freezing Inside Hose Bib Pipes, Spigot Valves (6/14/2021) - The frost-free faucet prevents water from freezing remaining inside your pipes or valves. The frost-free hose bib is designed with a long valve stem. The pipe is protected inside the warm home. Disconnect… ...read more