To frame or not to frame

John asked Presently in the planning stages of a basement renovation project. I'm planning to renovate half of the basement. Large open room with half bath. I've already gutted the basement, and need to have some rough plumbing done before things start. I have my...

How to Safely Hang a Ceiling Fan

Rudy asked Can I use anchors to hang a ceiling fan? If so, which ones would you recommend? DIY Answer Guy Hi Rudy, Anchors are not really appropriate for hanging ceiling fans as fans are quite heavy.  If there isn't an electrical box already mounted in the ceiling...

How to remove a broken EZ-anchor

Jay asked I was installing a hook rack in the bathroom today using the plastic 75 pound ez anchors. I had about 3/4 of the anchor into the drywall when I noticed I hit a wall stud. I attempted to remove the anchor and I got about half a turn when it snapped off down...

How to repair worn carpet

Amanda’s carpet has some worn spots that are in need of repair. To do-it-yourself, you’ll need a carpet seam iron and….