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  • About that 1st. Aid kit.

    In this segment we walked through that first aid kit with paramedic Sheryl Jackson. Sheryl talked about the ABC's of first aid:A - Airways: make sure that the person's airway is clear and they are able to breath on their own or with assistance.B - Breathing: check that they have a pulse. If ...
  • Should ladders be placed against windows.

    Wagish wrote to say that he "has observed the workmen building my new home placing ladders against the window panes rather than against the brick wall. Is this safe?"Very simply -- NO. The reason workmen do this is that it allows them to caulk both sides and the top of the window without moving...
  • Fixing a bad wiring job.

    When you are working in an older house and pull down that ceiling light fixture, you may discover a wiring job that could be endangering your house. By code, and for good reason, all electrical connections must be made inside metal boxes that are accessible. That means that you don't cover junc...
  • Flue pipes for sealed combustion fire place inserts.

    One of our viewers caught our cameras in the renovation centre and asked a really good question. He has a sealed combustion gas fire place insert and has been told that both the fresh air coming in and the exhaust gasses going out have to go all the way up the chimney and out. He wanted to know...
  • 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...
  • Dressing your tools for safety.

    I received a letter from an astute viewer who noticed a mushroom head on a chisel while we were watching the "restoration" of an old brick building. He told the story of someone he knew who almost lost an eye because of a piece of metal flying off the butt of a mushroomed chisel, and rightly chi...
  • Critical Temperatures for Household Appliances

    There are a number of appliances around the house that have user or trade adjustable temperatures and it is not always simple to get them right.Hot Water HeatersMost Hot Water heaters for domestic hot water are factory set to 66deg C. ( 150F ). This is actually hot enough to scald someone so legi...
  • Accessibility retrofits and gadgets

    Although we tend to associate the term accessibility with wheelchairs, in reality it is much larger than that. Accessibility can relate to people who are extremely short or extremely tall, to very young people or very old people who have trouble holding on to things, or seeing things -- anyone w...
  • Surviving a Fire -- Special Report

    On the TV show we had a special report on the subject of getting your house and your family ready to survive a fire. Here are a couple of the important details.Most important is to have operational smoke alarm outside of each sleeping area. On an average you only have 90 seconds from the time...
  • Special Report: Carbon Monoxide

    88% of all homes have something that poses a Carbon Monoxide threat.What is Carbon Monoxide?Carbon Monoxide is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that is a by-product of incomplete combustion of flammable fuels. Potential Sources of Carbon Monoxide in your home: - Gas or Oil Furnace - Gas...