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  • Adjusting the outside door height for a new floor

    Adrienne from Nelson, B.C. wants to build a full sub-floor in her basement, but has a problem with the door that leads to the outdoor steps. "Is there an alternative to reframing the doors or removing and recutting them?"Not that I am aware of, if that floor is to be several inches higher. ...
  • Patio Door Lock - Deck Bench Bracket - Duck Hammer: from the Hardware Show

    The Toronto Hardware Show is where buyers from hardware stores pick up new products for the coming months. Here are four more products that I spotted that look like winners.Slyde Lock Patio Door Locking system, is a really good bar lock for a patio door now easily available in hardware stores...
  • Cold drafts through a new Patio Door that won't go away.

    Hugh from Vancouver wrote: Our patio door was single glazed and the cold came through it like there was no door there at all. We installed inside storms several years ago and the improvement was like night and day.A couple of years ago, we saw at a local mall show displays of their double g...
  • Trimming a sticking door.

    Maria has a door that sticks and she is tired of having to use her hip to open the door, especially in the summer time. So let's look at a few tips about un-sticking doors.It is best to work at the time when it sticks the most. For Maria that is the summer time when the humidity is highest a...
  • Special tools for hinges.

    Here are two special tools that make working with hinges easier. The first photo shows a hinge scoring tool. It actually has chisel like blades on three sides, laid out to exactly the size of a given hinge. You pound it into the wood with a hammer and the hinge mortise is scored on all three s...
  • Speciality gate / door latches

    Have you ever tried to run a string up from the gate latch, through the post and then put a ring or something on the outside. Of course it gets stuck in the wood or breaks, requiring you to either go through the house with your muddy boots, or over the fence.So finally one of those inventive ...
  • Foam Gun Maintenance

    Foam guns are the air sealing tool of our epoch. We all use them. We all kill them. We all wish they would last longer and clog less. Of course there are as many different qualities of single component poly-urethane foam guns as there are different qualities of foams — at least we can be happy t...
  • Weather Restrictions: Water based caulking / Acrylic Latex

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Water based caulking / Acrylic Latex Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) to +15 C (+60 F) depending on brand Rain Limitations: No rain for 30 min. Wind Lim...
  • Weather Restrictions: Silicone Caulking / Sealant

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Silicone Caulking / Sealant Temperature Limitations: Above +5 C (+40 F) and below +27 C (+80 F) Rain Limitations: Apply to a clean, dry surface - no rain for 30 min...
  • Weather Restrictions: Polyurethane Caulking / Sealant

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Sealants (Caulking)     Product: Polyurethane Caulking / Sealant Temperature Limitations: Above + 5 C (+40 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 1 hour Wind Limitations:  n/a Humidity Limitations: Mis...