for Cold Climate Housing and much more

Found 66 results for the keyword ‘Glues’

  • A hot glue gun that runs on propane

    This hot glue gun runs for 75 minutes on a propane recharge. You can even adjust the temperature of the hot glue. G800C Butane Gas Cordless Glue Gun $39.95 from Marcan Adhesives Corp. in Montreal.
  • Flashing your glue for tub surrounds

    If you use a solvent based adhesive and squeeze it between two surfaces that will not let the solvent out -- like between tiles and the vinyl -- then the solvent will eventually eat into the vinyl showing up as a ghost line of the glue. Put a trace of glue on the wall. Push the vinyl panel into...
  • Fixing a squeaky ceramic floor?

    A squeaky ceramic floor is a particularly difficult problem because you really cannot fix it from the top down, and if you don't fix it, it will eventually break the grout if not the floor tiles because of the movement of the floor.Squeaking is caused by something rubbing, often the floor boards ...
  • What kind of joists do I prefer?

    Mila from Ottawa, Ontario writes: "We are buying a new home and have a choice of 2" x 10" solid wood kiln-dried joists or "Trust Joists" (JLE) Pre-engineered floor system. If you were buying a house for yourself -- which would you choose?"I just love it when people try to nail me down like that,...
  • How to hang posters without taking off the paint.

    A young lady grabbed our camera in a store and begged for help with hanging posters in her room. The scotch tape marks were just pissing off her mom too much.Probably the best of the new gadgets for hanging things on a wall is the one that you see advertised so much by 3M, the plastic clip that ...
  • Working with & un-gluing instant glues

    Instant adhesives are generally in the family of cyanoacrylate adhesives -- although there are two basic types: those that cure by very quick evaporation of solvents, like Crazy Glue found in local hardware stores -- and those that cure by depriving the glue of oxygen, like PascoFix. The advant...
  • Fixing ripped hanging holes in vinyl shower curtains

    The most common shower curtains sold are made of vinyl with very inadequate reinforcing around the hole used to hook it to the curtain rod.  The result is that rather quickly the vinyl stretches and breaks through.  Now this process accelerates when you have a wife like mine who scrubs the curtai...
  • How do you remove old glue from under rugs?

    Getting the adhesive or even old pressed down underpad off of floors is never easy. Not much of anything dissolves it, although you could try several different solvents.Start with hot water and soap--it just may be water soluble.If there is a clear varnish on the wood under that glue, you can us...
  • How to remove carpet adhesive.

    Carpet or tile adhesive can seem almost impossible to remove from a concrete or wooden floor, especially when it has been there for a long time. If you try sanding, it will heat up and clog up the sandpaper. If you wire brush it with a wire wheel on your drill, again if you let it heat up, it w...
  • How to stop vinyl wallpaper borders from peeling.

    I received several letters from people having great trouble trying to get vinyl wallpaper borders to stick and stay put.It is actually quite easy. The trick is to understand that regular wall paper adhesive will not stick to the top surface of vinyl wallpaper, so vinyl borders over vinyl paper m...