Tony Carrick

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tony Carrick is a freelance writer specializing in home improvement, landscaping, and design. A recipient of a degree in journalism and a Master of Arts in English, he spent ten years writing for a variety of local newspapers and business publications before becoming an English teacher. Mr. Carrick now works as a freelance writer from his home in North Carolina. When he isn’t furiously typing away on his laptop or working on his latest home improvement project, he enjoys spending time with his family and cycling through the beautiful North Carolina countryside. Connect with Tony Carrick on LinkedIn.

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SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Pocket Hole Jigs of 2022

More than just challenging, wood joinery requires a degree of expertise that practically rises to the level of art form. Besides precision and patience, most types of joinery also call fo...

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Best Cobalt Drill Bits of 2022

There aren’t many materials strong enough to put holes in hardened steel. For that kind of strength, the only answer is cobalt alloy drill bits. These powerful cobalt drill bits for cast ...

SEPTEMBER 4, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Water Heaters of 2022

It used to be that there weren’t many options when it came to purchasing a hot water heater. The only two choices were gas or electric. With the advent of new technologies, the hot water ...

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Toilet Repair Kits of 2022

A single leaky toilet can waste thousands of gallons of water per month. That’s bad for the environment—and hard on your wallet. Fortunately, fixing a leak with an inexpensive toilet repa...

SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Non-Electric Heaters of 2023

A midwinter ice storm has knocked out the power on your block, and the temperature on the thermostat is plummeting. With the power company sidelined by impassable roads, you are left to f...

AUGUST 19, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
10 Reasons You Should Consider Painting Your Ceiling

While many homeowners will spend hours in the paint aisle debating wall colors, few pay much attention to the ceiling. Although there’s nothing wrong with a standard white color, there ar...

AUGUST 13, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Socket Organizer to Keep Your Tool Box Clutter-Free

A quality socket wrench set is essential for a wide variety of auto and home repairs. It’s one of the most important tools on your workbench—but it’s only useful if you can find the socke...

AUGUST 13, 2020 | THURSDAY
How To: Replace a Toilet Shut-Off Valve

That inconspicuous toilet shut-off valve doesn’t see much action. In fact, that valve may sit for years without ever being closed. That’s not a good thing. After going unused for so long,...

JULY 29, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Vinyl Fence Installation

Although few do-it-yourselfers relish the prospect of a weekend spent mixing hundreds of pounds of concrete and digging numerous post holes, most can handle a vinyl fence installation. In...

JULY 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best BBQ Gloves of 2022

Given that grills routinely reach temperatures of 500 degrees Fahrenheit with some charcoal grills capable of pushing the 1,000-degree mark, burns are a constant risk when it comes to gri...