Home Water Savings Tip #468 – Inside – Use Bath Towels Multiple Times Before Washing

Editor’s Note: To view all the 530+ different energy and water conservation tips for the home, simply access our Free Energy and Water Savings Guide, 3rd Edition +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Number 468, Use Bath Towels Multiple Times Before Washing. There is, typically, no need to wash bath towels after every single bath or shower. Simply hang them up to dry properly and you can use them again. Heck, if you hang them properly on towel racks (not on the floor!) … [Read more...]

Completing Bathroom Drywall Repair

Closeup of Painting Wall Repair

In the previous article within this drywall repair series, we discussed the technique of using not one but two coats of primer paint, before painting, on top of the two coats of drywall compound, sanded, used to repair the holes in the drywall left when we repositioned the improperly installed double towel rack. Today we see the results of applying the paint. Remember that our goal is to have it appear once the drywall repair project is finished as if there was never a drywall repair … [Read more...]

Dryall Repair – Remember to Prime Twice

One Coat of Primer Applied to Drywall Repair

Last time we showed the techniques we started to use in our effort to repair damaged drywall caused by changing the position of bath towel rack. Just because the holes are small does not mean that care does not need to be taken to do the job right. Yes, it is correct when they say that any job worth doing is worth doing well. :) So, this is the position of the repair home renovation project when we left it in our last article: If you recall, the steps we took to get us to the picture … [Read more...]

Drywall Repair – Drywall Damage From Towel Rack

Repositioned Towel Rack

I have written previously about the right way to install towel racks; that being with at least one side anchored into the vertical wood stud behind the drywall. Too often even professional contractors install them using drywall anchor plugs on both sides. When that occurs, sooner or later, one side or the other of the towel rack will start to become loose from the wall and eventually cause damage. That was the situation we had in one of our daughter's bathrooms. This is a simple but … [Read more...]

Warmly Yours Infinity Towel Warmer Product Review

Bathrom Wall

We were recently offered an opportunity to receive the plug-in model of the Infinity Towel Warmer from Warmly Yours at no cost to install, use and write a review. We frequently receive such offers, accepting some and declining others. If you want a brief & light review of this product which retails for around $349 before tax (for the plug-in model) simply Google "warmly yours infinity towel warmer review" and you will find them on the 1st results page after the listing for the … [Read more...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 4

Relocated Double Bath Towel Rack

Yesterday we wrote about the re-installation of the double bath towel rack to its new position in our en suite bathroom. Of course, while the re-installation might be done, you still need to deal with the holes in the wall left from the prior wall plugs of the initial installation. Today we complete this short series on one of the many home maintenance tips which are easy to do. It took me three layers of drywall patch, each applied only once the prior drywall patch had completely … [Read more...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 3

Bathroom Towel Rack End with Allen Key

Yesterday we showed you the installation of the anchors for the ends of our double towel rack in our en suite bathroom. Today, we complete the job. Now, for this double bath towel rack model, the ends are secured to the metal anchoring hardware by way of a tiny screw in the bottom of the towel rack end which is screwed through the use of a small Allen Key. You need to make sure that the towel rack end is flush against the wall, otherwise the screw will miss the metal anchor located … [Read more...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 2

New Bathroom Towel Rack Anchor Position

Yesterday, in Part 1 we had removed the double towel rack from it's initial faulty location, located one wall stud to be used to secure the towel rack in it's new location had drilled the anchoring holes. Remember that we used a level to ensure that the pair of holes on either side would be, well, level. So, next I found a pair of screws larger than those which came with the double towel rack's packaging and screwed them past the drywall and into the wall stud to secure the anchoring … [Read more...]

Repairing Bathroom Double Towel Rack – 1

Bathroom Towel Rack Repair\Bathroom Towel Rack Repair 1

Today we write about one of the many home maintenance tips which are easy to do. Most bungalows, just like the one we call home, are short on space because any living space which is not in the basement is all on one floor. So, in our master bedroom's en-suite bathroom we had installed a double towel rack by the contractors as part of creating the en suite in the first place. Planning. A double towel rack holds two towels at once; it will need to hold double the weight of a regular … [Read more...]

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