How To

HOW TO


We are problem solvers. When you come to Clark Devon Hardware you will find our experienced staff willing and happy to discuss your project. Here are some resources you may find helpful: 

 

EVENT / CLASS SCHEDULE 2018

 

CHECK BACK FOR UPCOMING EVENTS/CLASSES!

 

Events usually last several hours and Classes usually meet for about an hour, starting at noon in the front of the store: 6401 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60626. Events/Classes are free and all are welcome.

 

PREVIOUS EVENTS/CLASSES:

 

CLASS - Door Closers: Selection, Installation, Adjustment

 

Wednesday, November 14th 12 PM – 1 PM

Selecting a door closer can be challenging no matter your skill level. In this class we'll discuss the different types of closers available, their uses, adjustments of the sweep and latch speed, strength adjustment when available. We'll also cover what to do with vestibule doors when temperature and wind play a factor and what is needed for Chicago fire life safety issues.

 

 

CLASS - Pipe and Gutter Heating Cable Installation

 

Wednesday, October 17th 12 PM – 1 PM

We will be discussing products available for deicing and cabling, planning and installing pipe and gutter heating cables. These cables can help you avoid expensive repairs caused by frozen pipes and gutters. Speaker: Austin Vonderheide

 

 

 

 

EVENT - PRO-Day: Fall Product Expo

 

Wednesday, September 27th 10AM-1PM

A few of our special vendors will be here on Thursday, Sept. 27th from 10 - 1 to show you what's new in paint, grilling, power equipment and lighting/saving energy. Join contractors, home owners to see the latest offerings from STIHL, Milwaukee, Big Green Egg, Com Ed/Greenlite, and Benjamin Moore. Try out some new tools, bring your questions and taste what the #BigGreenEgg can do.

 

 

CLASS - Steam Heating System Maintenance & Repair

 

Wednesday, September 19th 12PM-1PM

With the heating season almost upon us it's time to give your boiler a little attention. This class will cover common problems you may find and their solutions. Common maintenance procedures such as burner cleaning, drain and fill procedures, water treatment and how to check controls will be discussed.

 

 

 

 

CLASS - Electrical Testers & Meters

 

Saturday, August 18th 12PM-1PM

Electrical testers and meters are an inexpensive way to make your electrical work safer and easier. In this class we'll discuss receptacle testers, voltage detectors, solenoid voltage testers, multimeters and clamp mweters. You'll never have to worry about getting shocked again. Speaker: Austin Vonderheide.

 

 

 

CLASS - Ceiling Fan Installation

 

Saturday, July 21st 12PM-1PM

We'll take you step by step through a ceiling fan installation. Our own Austin Vonderheide will present.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS - Caulk - Selection, Removal and Application

 

Saturday, June 23rd 12PM-1PM

Whether you're caulking to weather proof windows or water proof your bathtub, there is a silicone or latex caulk for your job. In this class we'll discuss the properties of silicone and latex caulks including flexibility, durability, odor and clean-up. Specialty caulks available including concrete caulk, fire retardant caulk and mortar caulks and more. Speaker: Patrick Kaacks.

 

 

 

 

CLASS - Painting - Wall repair, Priming and Top Coating

 

Wednesday, June 20th 12PM-3PM

You'll need to patch up those holes and prime before you put on that fresh coat of paint. In this class we'll discuss wall preparation, including proper cleaning and repair methods. Then we'll turn to room preparation and techniques the pros use for priming and top coating that will give you that perfect wall. Speaker: Brian Kloss.

 

 

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HOW-TO VIDEOS : YouTube.com/ClarkDevonHardware

At Clark Devon Hardware's YouTube channel you can view videos on a wide variety of home maintenance and repair topics. We record and upload our School of Maintenance classes (in full) to YouTube. There are also many (shorter) in-store productions on topics ranging from 'How to Assemble a Big Green Egg Nest' to 'How to Measure Triple Track Windows' as well as helpful videos curated from other sources.

Clark Devon YouTube 

 

CLARK DEVON HARDWARE'S COMMERCIAL CATALOG

This catalog  describes many of the products and services we can provide.  It includes guides with detailed faucet and stem breakdowns and plumbing fitting diagrams. Some item numbers have changed or been discontinued in the 10 years since it was first published, but it is still a valuable resource to help you get your job done. 

 

Download the Commercial Catalog PDF

 

Do you have an idea for a class, a workshop or a video we really ought to make? Send it!   We look forward to hearing from you.  Contact us on the form below.

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