Clink, Clink, Clink of the Ceiling Fan ChainThe Family Handyman
Even if a ceiling fan is perfectly balanced, the breeze from the fan can cause the pull chain to smack up against the light fixture. Solve this problem by removing the chain and sliding a 1/4-in. plastic tube over it. You can buy the tubing at home centers.
Fix for Rattling Doors: Move the StopThe Family Handyman
A door will rattle when there’s too much space between the door and the door stop. The easy, home repair solution is to reduce or remove the gap. Here’s one solution: Knock the door stop flush with a hammer and a scrap piece of wood. If the stop is more than 1/16 in. out of whack, you may end up with a noticeable unfinished spot where the door stop used to be, especially on painted doors. Add a couple of brads or finish nails to the stop if it’s a door that regularly gets slammed shut. This is what contractors wish all first-time home buyers knew about.