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How To: Pull a decoy trip wire and lotion-on-the-floor prank

Creating traps around the house to injure and amuse friends and roommates is one of the best and most common ways of performing a prank. In this video, you will learn how to turn one overused household prank as a decoy for a more insidious one. First, you stretch an obvious decoy trip wire across a part of your house with a hard floor, preferably tile. Then you grease (with butter, lotion...) the floor on the other side of the wire from where you expect your victim to enter. Then watch as the...

How To: Remove a popcorn ceiling

Many acoustical or popcorn ceilings that were put in, in the 1970's, contained asbestos. If you are unsure about the contents of the ceiling take a piece and put it in a plastic bag and send it to a lab for testing. Once you know that the ceiling is asbestos free and you are ready to take it down, start by turning off the power to the room. Next put down a plastic drop cloth to cover the floor and furniture in the room and protect it from the water that you will be using in this process. Tape...

How To: Make herbal lozenges

John Gallagher explains the process of making herbal lozenges in which need slippery elm bark powder and licorice root slices both which sooth the irritation of the throat. You need half a cup of water and two tablespoons of honey along with a small bowl and a dough roller. To cut the dough get a bottle cap and store them in a small metal container. Boil half a cup of water and put licorice according to the number of lozenge required and simmer it on a low flame for 10 minutes. Take 2 tablesp...

How To: Make a Slippery Nipple mixed drink with Irish cream and butterscotch schnapps

Want to make a Slippery Nipple mixed drink like a champion bartender? This clip will show you how it's done. With the proper technique, mixing the perfect drink can be easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video bartenders' guide can present an overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including a full list of ingredients and complete instructions on how to mix this drink yourself, take a look.

How To: Tie a tensioning knot

The tensioning knot, demonstrated in this how-to video, is a useful way to tie the strands of my whips to the rope machine. It is also useful anytime that quick tension is needed and a truckers hitch is too much or the distance is too short. Tie a noose in the line and snug it up then a slippery half hitch locks it in place. Watch this video knot-tying tutorial and learn how to tie a tensioning knot.

How To: Shine your shoes with a shoe polish rag

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to shine their shoes. An old T-shirt is a polish cloth. Begin by putting a small dab of water onto the cloth to make it moist. Then apply a small amount of polish to the cloth. Now start applying the polish on the shoes in small circles, until it feel slippery. Then apply a small amount of water onto the cloth and rub in a circular motion, until the polish cannot be seen. This video will benefit those viewers who have to look formal or have dirty shoe...

How To: Matte down ballet pointe shoes

This video demonstrates how to matte down your pointe shoes for a recital or performance. For this, you will need a makeup brush and a container of translucent loose face powder. You may cut the powder in half, adding baby powder to it. This will lighten the powder a bit.

How To: Use downhill assist on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner

The 2010 Toyota 4Runner comes with several features – one of which is Downhill Assist Control or DAC. When the driver turns the DAC feature on by simply pressing a button, it will help the car as it descends along slippery and/or steep slopes. When DAC is activated, a green icon will be lit up. DAC works with the A-TRAC (or the Active Traction system) and the ABS (or anti-lock braking system) to help keep the 4Runner's speed below 15 mph, a safe speed for driving down steep grades.

How To: Use natural products to clean your home without toxins

We all want to spic and span our kitchen countertops, our tile floors, and our bathrooms. But for the most part we can bet you've been unwittingly using storebought detergent cleaners or bleach. While these cleaners are in fact excellent at removing grime and buffing your dirty floors to a Midas touch perfection, they also come filled to the brim with known cancer-causing agents, synthetic chemicals, and other gnarly, hard to pronounce crap.

How To: Do a concentrated hip extension

In this video, you are shown, you are shown how to properly do a concentrated hip extension. You are instructed to lay on the floor, supported on your elbows. With one knee on the floor, you are then told to life the opposite leg off the floor, completely extended, to form a horizontal line from the floor. While lifting the leg to about 40 degrees, you are to contract the muscles of the same glutes at the same time. After, return to the starting position, bringing your leg to form the horizon...

How To: Hack an elevator to go directly to your floor

Going up? This video will teach you how to hack an elevator, making it go directly to the desired floor without stopping. If you're ever in a hurry or, heaven forbid, a genuine emergency and need to get to the bottom or top floor quickly, you'll be very happy you watched this how-to video. Learn how to enable the "express mode" in most any modern elevator with this great pushbutton hack!

How To: Mix and use sanded floor grout

Before you grout a floor, take the time to be sure that you really know what you're doing. Mistakes you make now can come back to haunt you later. A lot of people try to use wall grout, for instance, which doesn't work well and eventually cracks. What you really want top use is sanded grout. In this 4-part tutorial series, Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to mix up and use sanded grout when you're putting down a tile floor.

How To: Install a locking hardwood floor with Lowe's

In this video, we learn how to install a locking hardwood floor with Lowe's. First, prepare the sub floor before you begin installing the floors. After this, grab all of the tools you need to install the flooring properly. Place spacers between the flooring and the walls and start to lay it down. Lock the planks together on the first row. Then, lock the sides to the next row and use weights to keep the floors from moving. The ends must be 6 inches apart on each row. For a locking floor, cut o...

How To: Tile a bathroom floor

If you want to change the look of a bathroom, giving yourself a brand new tile floor is a quick and fun way to go about it. It's also easy — that is, provided you can assemble all the necessary tools and materials: You'll need grout, cement board, cement board screws and tile as well as a wet tile saw, a mastic trowl, a grout trowl, a tape measurer, spacers, a hammer, a matte knife, a jigsaw, a cordless drill, a tile scraper, a bucket and a mixer. For complete, step-by-step instructions on re...

How To: Clean laminate floors safely

The basic idea of cleaning laminate floors is to use a dry or damp mop or cleaner for cleaning spills and as little moisture as possible. Laminate floors are resistant products and are made to last, but they also are sensible to moisture and thus it can produce damage. Also very important for defending against stains like tomato sauce and red wine is to be vigilant and clean them immediately. The longer a stain like that sits, the longer it is the probability of being permanent, so the best a...

How To: Install dry acoustic flooring with Fermacell

In this video, we learn how to install dry acoustic flooring with Fermacell. To start, you will level the floor and apply compound if you need. Next, you will lay the Fermacell around the room on top of the leveling compound. Push the flooring tightly together so there are no spaces in between them. You may need to cut the flooring to make sure it's the correct shape for the wall. After this, apply flooring adhesive to the seams to make sure they are secure as they are laid down. After this, ...

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