All posts tagged "tools"
A Few Of This Year’s Neatest Tool Innovations
When we were kids the first stop we made when we got home from school was – naturally – the kitchen. Mom always kept a basket on the counter heaped full of thin-sliced dark, Russian Rye bread...
- Posted March 10, 2016
Repairing a Step Corner
Isn’t it just like a home fix-it expert to suggest “breaking it the rest of the way” as the first step in making a repair. Well, that’s it! To repair a concrete stair — or anything else...
- Posted February 16, 2016
Weatherstripping: Various Types of Weatherstripping
Most home maintenance projects will save you money over time. But, only a few of them will produce an immediate and measurable return. Maintaining your home’s energy envelope is one such project. The floors, walls, ceilings, exterior...
- Posted February 2, 2016
Harbor Freight Tools Recalls Cordless Drills Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
Recall Summary Name of product: Drill Master 18-Volt Cordless Drills Hazard: An internal switching mechanism can become stuck in the “on” position and overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Recall Details Units About 1.7 million units...
- Posted December 9, 2015
Man Made Logs: Extra Heat Needed
Q. We burn package logs from the grocery store in the fireplace of our weekend home for more heat in addition to our electric wall heaters. Are these man-made logs safe for the fireplace – will they cause...
- Posted December 7, 2015
How To Upgrade Your Old Fireplace
Imagine ice covering the edges of the windows all throughout the house. And, that as a result of the chill you and your best friend decide to light a fire, pop the cork on a bottle of...
- Posted November 30, 2015
On Circular Saws
When our contractor grandfather was building homes at the turn of the last century, 2 by 4’s were a full two inches by four inches and the material was cut to size with a handsaw. We shutter...
- Posted November 21, 2015
Full Extension Drawer Glides
Through the years we have discovered that many folks choose cabinets for their kitchen or bath based on appearance only – you know – wood specie, stain color and door style. Well, appearance is certainly an important...
- Posted November 21, 2015
Tremendously Terrific Thanksgiving Tips
What could be more satisfying than having your kitchen remodeled? Using it silly! And Thanksgiving is one of the most fun times of year to be in the kitchen — especially with the expectation of a visit...
- Posted November 20, 2015
Knives: Staying Sharp During Changing Times
Back when we were kids there was no color photography – only black and white. A look back at what was old and antiquated was a little different then. When it came to pictures we got our...
- Posted November 15, 2015