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Plumber fixing toilet

By: Lisa Kaplan Gordon
Source: Houselogic

Relax. Here’s how to make short work of every common repair annoyance from a leaky toilet to a sticky window.

1. Fix a leaky toilet.


Running toilets not only rob sleep, they waste water and jack up your bill. Here’s how to change a flapper -- the usual suspect -- and solve other likely problems.

2. Repair drywall holes.

The hardest part of drywall repair is making the patch flush with the existing wall. A “pumpkin patch” is an easy repair that cuts down on sanding.

3. Adjust cabinet doors.

Changes in humidity can make cabinet doors rub, refuse to close, or just look cockeyed. Adjusting them is easy and generally requires only a screwdriver.

4. Open a stuck window.

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