Garage Shelving Kits

With a lot of complicated and inferior products on the market people sometimes fail to realize that DIYGarageShelf makes a DIY garage shelving system that is so simple to install that literally anyone can do it.When you receive your kit from DIYGarageShelf you will receive aluminum brackets and supports that can easily be attached to the studs in your garage’s walls.
From this point all there really is to do is take some 2×4’s and attach them to your shelf supports that come in your DIYGarageShelf kit.This whole process may take two hours tops to complete.  When you get done your DIY Garage shelving kit should look a little something like this…Yes, it really is that simple!  DIYGarageShelf.com garage shelving kits are made to be the strongest garage shelving kits on the market.  They also tend to be the most affordable garage shelving kit on the market.  To check the prices just hop on over to the DIYGarageShelf.com website and check out their product page.  After you take some simple measurements of your garage you will be ready to order! You’ve paid for the space… Why not utilize it!
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DIY — Repairing a cracked bathtub

Many people often discard their old bathtub and buy a new one at the first sign of a large crack, chip or blemish.  This is totally unnecessary and a waste of money!
A fiberglass or porcelain bathtub that is chipped or cracked can no only be an eyesore but can also be a hazard.  The chipped tub can leave a sharp edge on it which can in turn cut an innocent bystander.  Getting injured by your banged up tub is one thing but a leaking bathtub can be a totally different story.  A leaking tub can cause significant structural damage to a floor… This isn’t even taking into account what it could do to your beautiful home if it is located on the second floor!   Leaking tubs can easily ruin walls as well when the leaking water is pulled up through the wall in capillary action.

Instead of staring at a defected tub or unnecessarily buying a new one then just follow some of these simple steps in order to fix your faulty bathtub.

Things you will need:

  • Epoxy resin
  • Wet/dry sandpaper
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Gel coat enamel
  • Applicator brush
  • Hairdryer
  • Paintbrush
  • Rags
  • Tungsten carbide cutter

 

 

  1. First thing to do is make sure the tub you are repairing is thoroughly cleaned.
  2. Make sure the tub is also dry before actually starting your work.  A good way to do this is by using a hairdryer to meticulously dry off the surface of the tub.
  3. Remember:  Epoxy will NOT stick to a wet surface!
  4. Widen the crack in the tub and remove any rough spots using a tungsten carbide cutter.
  5. Make the chip/crack as smooth as possible.  Remove all jagged edges to the blemish with a fine grit sandpaper.
  6. Now apply an epoxy filler.  Fill it completely and use your applicator to remove any extra epoxy using your applicator tool.
  7. Let the epoxy dry and set up for 12 hours.
  8. Sand the epoxy with your wet/dry applicator.
  9. Now wet the fine grit sandpaper and sand the repair to a smooth finish.
  10. Now apply a smooth layer of gel coat enamel.  (If the color of the enamel matches the color of your bathtub then the repair should remain fairly unnoticable.)

 

**With porcelain the repair process is similar with the only difference being that you use a enamel paint instead **

Follow these instructions and your porcelain/fiberglass bathtub should look the same as it did when it was brand new!

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How to Find a Stud

     I know there are many people out there who have absolutely no do-it-yourself  abilities whatsoever.  There are also a lot of people out there that claim to be proficient in that area but in actuality they lack those very same skills.  There isn’t anything wrong with admitting that you don’t know everything about home improvement projects, tools, and the lingo that goes along with it.  Remember, it doesn’t make you any less of a man to not know your way around a toolbox or workbench!

     The best way to learn how to do a lot of these things is by reading, asking questions, and trial & error.  Once you give yourself a solid base of knowledge you can move on to tackling larger projects that you never would have thought you had the ability to.

     One easy project that I am going to guide you through today is essential for any DIY’er.  It is essential knowledge for anyone looking to hang anything on an existing wall such as shelving, pictures or any number of things.

     Being able to locate a stud in an existing wall is very important.  Behind drywall we can not see the configuration of studs which makes it difficult when hanging things.

     When hanging things that are even slightly heavy we should always attempt to find a stud (an existing 2×4 behind the drywall) and hang things from the stud and not the drywall.  Hanging things from the drywall can ruin your drywall and be at risk of pulling the screw/nail/etc out of the drywall and cause a hazard.

     You definitely don’t want to be entertaining people at your home and WHAM…. a shelf falls off the wall and cracks your dinner guest over the head.  This is not the kind of thing we want happening to any of our readers!

 

Locating a stud

     Finding a wood stud is imperative if you are hanging something on the wall or installing anything that needs to be anchored to the wall.  Start your search for a wood stud at the location you want to start the installation.

  • Electronic Stud Finder:  Without question the simplest way to find a stud is with an electronic stud finder.  These tools measure the relative density of a wall by monitoring its “dielectric constant” as the sensor is moved slowly and horizontally along the wall.  When it senses a change in density it notifies the user.  This change in density also signifies that there is a stud behind the drywall at this point.
  • Visually Locate an Electrical Outlet:  How does this help you might ask?  Well, outlets are usually fastened to the side of the stud.  The simplest way to find a stud is to check on one side or the other of an outlet.  The stud will be directly adjacent to the outlet or up to 1” away.
  • Magnetic Stud Finder:  First of all, studs will have some kind of nail or screw in them.  This is because the drywall is fastened to the stud itself.  It is possible to take a magnet and by running it up and down the wall you should be able to locate a pattern of nails/screws that signifies a stud.  This is not quite as efficient as using a stud finder or visually locating an outlet but it works nonetheless.  
  • 16” on center:  Once you have found a stud you will find that they are typically spaced 16” (inches) on center.  So now you can simply measure in increments of 16” from where you found the stud to approximately where you need to find the next one.

 

Once you have found your studs you are ready to hang whatever you want on the wall without fear of it being pulled out and hurting someone!

Please leave any comments or suggestions below for anyone who is looking information on how to find a stud.  There are always many methods to go about a DIY project and ours may not be the only way to do it so please give us some feedback!

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Hello Everyone!

This will be the official first post to our blog at DIYHomeBlogger!

This blog will be dedicated to all things DIY and Home Improvement related.  We are just two guys blogging from the office for fun and I am also hoping to have many guest bloggers who can contribute content as well.

We are going to try to include plenty of blogs that show you “how to” type projects and maybe we can get some conversations going and some of you readers can help us come up with some great ideas for blog topics.

We are always accepting ideas from those outside of DIYHomeBlogger and we are ALWAYS looking for guest bloggers!

The world of blogging is growing day by day and we feel that it is an incredible way to exchange information and educate people.

Feel free to email me at Kiah@idtllc.net if you have any ideas or suggestions for our blog!

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