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  • Storage ideas

    This segment took a quick look at a lot of different but easy to find storage bins. I really liked these little aluminum tins with glass tops, used by jewelers to keep their hardware and sometimes their stones. They are called Watchmaker's Cases. The functional key to storage? Be able to see w...
  • Storing Extension Cords

    We went through a whole series of gadgets and tips for neatly storing electrical extension cords. The one in the photo is simply paper hand towel cores, perfect for an ordinary extension cord.
  • Old jars to hold screws in the shop.

    Frank from Chilliwack, BC suggests saving some of the food jars that we normally recycle, screwing the lids to the bottom side of a shelf and then screwing the jar in -- giving you screw and nail storage that is handy and visible. I would just add, use two screws so that the lid will not rotate ...
  • Storage and Water Heater Flue Pipes

    While visiting a viewer's basement we discovered two very dangerous things. She had mentioned that she had a heating duct that was disconnected. As we doug out the boxes and hanging coats that were in the way, we discovered a burn mark across a plastic coat cover as well as a burn right into the ...
  • Finding enough water for the Butchart Gardens

    Many of you have certainly heard of the beautiful Butchart Gardens in Victoria B.C. As you can imagine, when I visit a place like that I want to see more than just the flowers. So, David Clarke gave me a tour of the hidden side of the gardens: where their water comes from. What may surprise yo...
  • Storage Ideas -- home made and commercial

    Tom from Toronto has made 'door storage' by simply suspending old doors from the ceiling or the wall, as you can see in the first two photos above.Then there is the home made "free form" drawer that you thought was condemed when you put a sink in front of the drawer front.  The bottom of the draw...
  • Camouflaging a massive rock under the house.

    David in Victoria B.C. has a rather large rock problem. The house was built into a rocky hillside in 1912, and rather than remove the rock, the original builder simply built on top of it. That totally used up one corner of the basement, that David would now like to turn into an apartment for hi...
  • How do you store drywall?

    John in Aurora, Ontario has to delay work on his basement renovation and wants to know how he can store 10 sheets of drywall without having it warp.Good question, because especially if there is much moisture in that basement stacked drywall can take on some permanent curves. If you simply sit it...
  • Tools that hang on belts.

    This was a fun little segment where we collected all kinds of things that you can hang on a workbelt.That little folding saw that fit into its own belt case comes from Silky Saws.Good both for cutting regular wood and pruning, it is about the smallest yet aggressive saw you can carry around with ...
  • Can I cut into the furnace chimney raceway to gain storage space?

    Mario from Vancouver, B.C. writes: "I want to make a cabinet in the wall of the bathroom and the best area is between the vent stack and the furnace exhaust. They are separated by a piece of drywall inside the wall. Can I remove the drywall in order to make more space?"Mario sent a photo of a h...