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12 DIY Tools For Laminate Flooring Installation


Many times we buy a lot of tools when we start an DIY project. Some of the tools can be used elsewhere, but some of the tools are so specialized they will never be used again in other projects. If you are able to share tools among different projects, of course it will be more economical in the long term and you will have a less crowded tool shed. For those tools only limited to the laminate flooring installation, we have tested them and listed their prices. We also discuss whether you may use alternative tools or make the tools yourself.

Anyway, whether you already have a lot of tools from other projects, or have only limited tools this video would should suit your needs. We first discuss tools specialized for laminate flooring installation. And then we will list type of tools that are needed, i.e. the function of the tools that are needed so that you may match your existing tools inventory with the goal of the installation. If you don’t have many tools and you are not installing large areas, we will show you how to make some of the specialized tools. Note that a few tools at the beginning of the list are essential for this type of installation, while other tools later in the list may or may not be used depending on your requirement/configuration. This list focuses on the installation function; safety related items such as goggles, face mask and knee pads are not listed.

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Make sure to check our other laminate wood flooring videos:
4 Step Minimal Waste, Time Saving Laminate/Engineered Wood Installation
https://youtu.be/W04oIH7o5RE

other related videos:
Hardwood Floor –part 4: How to Stair and Handrail (spiral curved)
https://youtu.be/xxF9R7o_8p0
http://handymanfix.com/hardwood-floor-how-to-prepare/
http://handymanfix.com/hardwood-floor-part-2-how-to-install/
http://handymanfix.com/hardwood-floor-part-3-how-to-trim/

DIY: Cheapest & Easiest Removable Gray Water System
https://youtu.be/UDYWrQsaNZY

Cheap Gutter Cleaning Without Ladder
https://youtu.be/-meZaZRcnL8

How To Cut Down A Large Tree In Sections Safely Without Damaging Surrounding?
https://youtu.be/UBGVLv1k0G4
Quickest Way To Build A Fence In A Few Hours, Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/UwueDh6XeSw

Common But Shocking Building Code Violations Behind The Walls of Older Houses
https://youtu.be/FITBjZvR5Ok

4 Step Minimal Waste Time Saving Laminate/Engineered Wood Installation


How can you have almost zero waste when you install laminate or engineered wood flooring? The laminate flooring salespeople recommend allowing for at least 5% waste. Still, when I installed the flooring from left to right, often I found the right plank was too short and I had to undo the whole row and start all over again. Thus even figuring I will waste 5% of materials (thus money), I can not guarantee I will not also waste time.

In this video, I will show you a very easy simple 4-step process that will not only allow you to save the material (the money) but also the time. In fact, the layout of the whole room can be predicted before the actual installation.

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Laminate floor Installation
Engineered Wood Installation
Laminate floor Installation cost
Laminate floor Installation tips
Engineered Wood Installation cost
Engineered Wood Installation tips
minimal waste
minimal cut
save time
save money

other related videos:
Hardwood Floor –part 4: How to Stair and Handrail (spiral curved)
https://youtu.be/xxF9R7o_8p0
http://handymanfix.com/hardwood-floor-how-to-prepare/
http://handymanfix.com/hardwood-floor-part-2-how-to-install/
http://handymanfix.com/hardwood-floor-part-3-how-to-trim/

DIY: Cheapest & Easiest Removable Gray Water System
https://youtu.be/UDYWrQsaNZY

Cheap Gutter Cleaning Without Ladder
https://youtu.be/-meZaZRcnL8

How To Cut Down A Large Tree In Sections Safely Without Damaging Surrounding?
https://youtu.be/UBGVLv1k0G4
Quickest Way To Build A Fence In A Few Hours, Lessons Learned
https://youtu.be/UwueDh6XeSw

Common But Shocking Building Code Violations Behind The Walls of Older Houses
https://youtu.be/FITBjZvR5Ok

4 Easy Steps To Refill Laser Toner Cartridges Cheaply And Cleanly


It’s incredibly simple to refill your laser toner and save money. I will show you 4 easy steps to do it cheaply and cleanly.

Some cartridges already have a refill opening, some do not. I will show you both ways.

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Toner powder
ink bottle
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Burn tool
tape
Reseal

Also check out our other related videos:
Repair LCD Monitor In 5 Minutes, Works Most of The Time
https://youtu.be/0OjEC_L8dMU

Easiest & Cheapest Way To Fix an Overheated Laptop In 30 seconds
https://youtu.be/kQkmYE0Imow

Plug In USB Device Quickly & Correctly Every Time For All Orientations
https://youtu.be/ubrndgrHXYM

Why 3TB disk only 2.7TB & 50% off for the future!
https://youtu.be/dHbdeVG7fF8

computer storage in the past
https://youtu.be/XwP7TJPTEL8

Computer Hard Disk Failure, What to do?
https://youtu.be/RTS6Fofz7nQ

Visiting An Unmanned Robotic Telepresence Store
https://youtu.be/KvhqFvx0na8

Unbox GoPro Hero4 Black & Connect to Smartphone in 5 Minutes
https://youtu.be/o7bDhB3puGg

Buy, Unpack & Use A Gopro Camera in One Hour
https://youtu.be/mXrKeHNddns

Quickest Way To Build A Fence In A Few Hours, Lessons Learned


If you have someone else build your fence, make sure you watch this video so that you can draw up a better contract. Of course, it would save you money if you can build your own wood fence. It actually does not require many tools or skills, and can be very fast if you follow this video. However you also need to be aware of the drawbacks for some of the quick techniques.

Check out our other videos:
DIY: Cheapest & Easiest Removable Gray Water System
https://youtu.be/UDYWrQsaNZY

Cheap Gutter Cleaning Without Ladder
https://youtu.be/-meZaZRcnL8

DIY: Best Way to Organize Earbuds, Chargers and All Those Miscellaneous Wires
https://youtu.be/mAlhUnhGb7A

Fastest Way To Fix Bike Tire With Least Effort and No Special Tools.
https://youtu.be/YzAI_raEJCg

10 Ways To Open A Wine Bottle
https://youtu.be/HBAplGvFaJE

How To Make Shaving Cream When Traveling
https://youtu.be/4U6PKrVHMNg

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problem
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3rd Time Attaching Rearview Mirror– Glue attached to windshield Using 5-minute Eproxy

Just a month ago, I re-attached the rearview mirror (4 years after my first video showing how to re-attach the rearview mirror), but then it fell off again. Certainly last time was a complete failure. This time I spend more time investigating why it failed. I am doing something different to fix this time so that the previous failure would not repeat again. Last time I had two choices:
1. repeat the process of the first fix and see if it works.
2. find the reason it failed and do things differently.
Since the first choice did not work, I am now trying the 2nd this time in this video.

Previous videos of re-attaching the rearview mirror are shown below:

Rearview Mirror Repair –Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/8MqFRc1JSVo

4 Years Later, Attaching Rearview Mirror Again — Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/2ZC1TCsgq-g

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4 Years Later, Attaching Rearview Mirror Again — Glue attached to windshield


4 years after my first video showing how to re-attach the rearview mirror, it fell off again. While I am glad that it lasted 4 years, it tells me that something is not right. I am not sure why it came off, so I will experiment more and share the results with everyone. I have two options:
1. repeat the process and see if it works.
2. find the reason it failed and do things differently.
Since the rearview mirror repair glue/kit is only $2 at Walmart, it is sensible to first try #1. If it does not work, then I will try something different.

The video of re-attaching the rearview mirror is shown below:
Rearview Mirror Repair –Glue attached to windshield
https://youtu.be/8MqFRc1JSVo

Leaf Lease Lessons Learned


The title is a tongue twister but it is not as hard as getting a new Nissan Leaf. I thought I was good at getting a new car but I still messed up a bit this time. I was quick and efficient, i.e. I sent out the price inquiry email one day, and next day went to the dealership, did the test drive and got the car. However I was not well prepared, got an unexpected price increase and a couple other surprises. I am sharing everything about getting a Nissan Leaf (either lease or purchase), so that you will do better than me. I hope this video will save you time and money.

It is easier if you make a cash purchase because you only need to the compare out-door price. For electrical vehicle, there are some good reasons to lease, but then there are more variables to compare, thus you need to watch this video. I will talk about what feature/option you should get, how to compare the prices/terms, energy rebates, caveat, VPP pricing etc.

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S Model
EV
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Leasing
Car Dealership
Save Time
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$7500 Fed Tax Credit
$2500 State (California)
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Discount PG&E Off-peak rate discounts
Quick Charge Port
fees
down payment
VPP Price
Nissan Employees
Business Associate Company Employees
D Plan
Online excel sheet company code
Online email code
Nissan Employees
NNA and Affiliate Company Employees
A/B/C Plan
Dealership Employees
E Plan
Free metered parking in San Jose
Nissan No Charge to Charge Program
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Check out my previous new car buying tips:
http://youtu.be/NIY4qTu9e4Q

Part 2, Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface

Part 2, Google Voice Shutdown 3rd Party VoIP Interface

This is a follow up of the first video, nothing has changed from Google, so you still need to act. Google Voice is going to shutdown the XMPP VoIP interface for 3rd party products such as ATA (for example Obihai device) or GrooVeIP app. This will happen after May 15, 2014. So at minimum you need to do something about it because after that date those 3rd party products will not be working.
While Google voice is still free through other interfaces, this will cause some inconvenience. The goal is to have free or very cheap voice services.
The first video is here:  https://fetv.com/google-voice-shutdown-3rd-party-voip-interface/

Short Layered Self Haircut Experiments & Mistakes To Avoid

Short Layered Self Haircut Experiments & Mistakes To Avoid

This is my first attempt at a self haircut. I hope by sharing my experiments, it would save you time and mistakes. My advice to the first timer:
1. Perform multiple rounds of experiments first: for example, first set 19mm as your target length to experiment once, and then set 16mm as your target to redo the same process. Once you have perfected the process, and you may then cut to the desired length. In this video I went as far as I could so that I could do more experiments.
2. It is pretty hard to control the amount of force you apply when you are cutting your own hair. If your trimmer has multiple thickness settings, the setting may slip if you apply too much force, which may result in unexpected hair cutting. You can use tape to hold the setting in place.
3. A mirror system is also important for the final trimming. In this video I have only used a single mirror, next video I will be showing a super easy setup dual mirror system.
4. Next video I will be showing guaranteed tapered final trimming.