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  • Child safety kits for horizontal blinds

    In November of 2000 there was a massive North American recall of horizontal blinds that presented potential strangulation danger for small children. The problem blinds had long hanging cords that were looped at the bottom, and for some it was the central cords that could be pulled forward and a ...
  • How do you know which fuse protects which outlet?

    Traditionally, to find which circuit breaker or fuse controls which lightswitch or wall outlet, you would plug a loud radio into an outlet and then go to the main panel and unscrew every fuse, or trip ever circuit breaker, until the radio went dead. And then there's yelling... 'Is that the one?'....
  • Getting a good electrical connection with wires.

    Have you ever wondered whether you should push an electrical wire through the little connector holes in the back of an electrical outlet, or tighten that wire under the screw head? Keith Dusome is an electrician from Accurate Electrical in Aurora, Ontario who got me to take a couple of outlets a...
  • Removing broken light bulbs from their sockets

    Although half a potato will sometimes actually work to remove a broken light bulb from its socket, the gadget in the photo works every time. It is a rubber tipped socket that fits the center part of the light bulb. The plastic base can be screwed onto a broom stick. Remember if you are looking...
  • OVERVIEW: Frozen pipes: Tracing, thawing, preventing.

    As weather patterns change we are getting longer colder periods than traditionally in many areas of the country -- and with that, more and more complaints of water pipes freezing. Finding the frozen point can be difficult, thawing it can be problematic but if you have done those two, go one step...
  • BBQ Face-lift.

    Tips and tricks for tuning up your propane BBQ.Of special importance is making sure that there are no spider webs in the line leading from the tank to the burner -- this could cause a dangerous flash-back.Also new OPD valves on propane tanks, identified by a triangular shaped handle, will prevent...