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Add A Downspout To Your Aluminum Gutter

It’s a good idea to have one downspout for every 20′ of gutter. Adding a downspout to your existing drainage system is simpler that you think but it does require several tools. Here are the tools that you will need: Screw in the two brackets, anchor may be necessary if going into brick. Mark a 4″x3″ X that will be cut for water to drain out. Cut the X using a razor blade. Fold open the fins. Here is a top view: Hold up the two elbows and measure the gap between them. Cut a filler piece for the...

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Install J Channel Around Windows And Doors For Vinyl Siding

Today we will be showing you how to cut and install J Channel to trim out around a window in order to install vinyl siding. Starting with the bottom, cut a piece of J channel about 2 inches longer on each side of the window. Tool used: Malco MV12 USA Made Multiple Purpose Snip Vinyl Siding, Aluminum Trim Coil, Vinyl Flooring, Carpeting, Leather and Landscaping Edging Mark the corners of the window. Cut the J channel as shown, leaving the face on both sides: After cutting a piece for the sides 4 inches longer in height than the side...

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Remove Aluminum Windows And Install Vinyl Windows In Vinyl Siding

Aluminum windows are highly inefficient.  By upgrading to vinyl windows windows, you will lower utility costs, increase property value, reduce outdoor noise. Here is the typical weathered aluminum double pane window in vinyl siding and we will start the procedure to remove and replace this aluminum window with a high energy efficient vinyl window. Start but unlocking the bottom window. Lean it back and remove it. Some are held in by screws. This one came out very easily. Here is the window with the bottom window sash removed. The top part is more difficult. You much use a razor...

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Remove And Replace The CVT Transmission In A Saturn Vue

Seems to be a lot of transmission failures among the line of the Saturn Vue. This how-to was based on a 2002-2007 Saturn Vue with the 2.2L engine and AWD DEX  CVT (continuously variable transmission) transmission. Start by removing the front wheels. Remove the battery and battery cradle. Here is the battery box removed: Remove the support bracket under the battery support box. Unplug the 2 electrical connectors on the transmission. Disconnect the shift linkage. Tie up the radiator and ac condenser to hold them up and in place. Support the driver side of the engine with a shop...

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Remove And Replace Front CV Axles Saturn Vue AWD

Replacing the front CV axles on a Saturn Vue is a good DIY project that you can do at home. A bad front CV axle will typically have symptoms of thumping or popping when taking turns. Start by removing both front wheels and tires. Spray the saturn vue’s cv axle 34mm axle nut with penetrating oil and let it soak. You will need a 34mm 6 point deep socket. A 12 point 34mm socket will NOT work. Have someone press and hold the brake pedal to lock the brake rotor in place. Using a jack stand for support, loosen...

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