A few years back I posted about this simple tip for how to remove a stripped screw without using an extractor, utilizing a rubberband to add an additional bit of grip between the screwdriver bit and a difficult-to-remove stripped screw. Lowes' complementary visual of the same trick does a great job of showing the process in motion. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a video is arguably worth even more, especially when it comes to DIY instructions.
What can you learn in 6 seconds? How to make coffee? Maybe how to lay down tile? Some industrious types have worked within the 6 seconds video limitations of the Vine app to create extremely concise, yet informative short format how-to videos...
Lowes is producing an ongoing series of animated Vine produced DIY tips via the Lowes Twitter feed, using the hastag, #lowesfixinsix. Some, like the example above, are of the handyman variety, while others are just...tasty:
Use search keywords "#DIY" and "#howto" in the Vine app and you'll possibly find other helpful and sometimes entertaining home improvement projects posted by Vine users (the biggest hurdle is swimming through Vine's elementary search options and inability to search/link outside of the app itself).
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