Category Archives: diy

Installing a Waterpik PowerSpray Shower Head

I picked up a Waterpik PowerSpray shower head at Costco. They claim it’s easy to install, and it is. All you need is a wrench. I actually used a pair of pliers. First, I took the old head off and … Continue reading

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DIY: Replacing a Toilet Fill Valve

What should you do if your toilet stops filling up? First, take the back off. Make sure the fill valve isn’t stuck closed (push down on the arm, water should flow). If not, you may need to replace the fill … Continue reading

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Changing a Kitchen Faucet

Our old kitchen faucet was becoming more of a sprinkler; the button that switched from stream to spray had broken. Here what it looked like: The first step in replacing a faucet is to shut off the water supply. This … Continue reading

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Replacing a Window – Part 1

I’m building a fifth bedroom in the back of my garage, which used to be an open car port until a previous owner enclosed it. The existing window was an ugly single pane with Mylar instead of glass. I picked … Continue reading

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Roofing: Installing Certainteed Flintastic Roof Cap

Previous Post: Installing the Underlayment Here’s the finished product. The Certainteed Flintastic roof cap looks great! Very easy to apply. I just cut the strips on the deck, then carried each one up to the roof. The peel and stick … Continue reading

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Roofing: Installing CertainTeed Flintastic Underlayment

Previous Post: Sheathing a Roof I spent the weekend installing the underlayment on my new laundry room roof. The first step was to add a cant strip along the wall of the house, which the previous roofer hadn’t bothered to … Continue reading

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Roofing: Sheathing a Roof

Previous Post: Removing Old Asphalt Shingles Following up on my last DIY story, I just finished replacing the rotten old sheathing with new plywood. It’s currently tarped and we are expecting rain in Vancouver. I found a supplier, The Roofing … Continue reading

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