NASCAR-inspired six-minute home repairs
By Steve Luvender | Friday, April 23, 2021
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Spring has sprung, and that means it’s home-improvement season! Let these endlessly innovative NASCAR teams inspire you to tackle that endless list of projects around the house that you can complete in under six minutes — damaged-vehicle-policy style.
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A pry bar is a useful tool for removing baseboard trim or completing small repairs. Easy does it!
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Some plastic stretched on exterior windows can help insulate in a pinch!
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A little bit of duct tape can help seal smaller cracks and leaks.
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Really, it’s one of the more versatile tools in your arsenal. Duct tape for everything!
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Just don’t get too carried away.
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Pop out smaller dents in metal surfaces with a bit of pressure from your fist.
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If that’s not enough, simply employ the largest mallet you can find.
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A well-placed towel can temporarily patch up a pipe that’s sprung a leak. If you can’t see the leak, there’s no problem!
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Springtime usually means the bugs and pests come out to annoy. Nobody likes spiders in the house. Get ‘em!
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It’s time to get that project car out of the yard. You’re never going to get around to fixing it up, as much as you tell yourself this is the year. Call a tow truck.
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If you’re headed to the hardware store, don’t forget the straps to keep things in place!
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Some light demo work around the house can make for a great source of stress relief.
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A leaf blower really comes in handy for cleaning off dirty, dusty surfaces.
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Or, if you really wanted, you could use the same blower to cool yourself off.
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Just make sure you stay hydrated out there.
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We, uh, actually don’t recommend doing whatever this is. Save the grater for the parmesan with dinner.
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Use a small knife to make cuts where necessary. Or, a gladiator sword will work in a pinch, too. You do you.
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A bit of brute force will fix loose nails in an aging deck!
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A power saw’s an invaluable tool for shearing away metal or other loose materials.
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... but, sometimes, a small blade won’t get the job done.
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Now that’s more like it.
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Way to go, weekend warrior! Go celebrate tackling that to-do list with a little treat.