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  • Special Report: Where to install a CO Detector

    Where to install your Carbon Monoxide detector:Carbon Monoxide mixes relatively evenly with the air, thus your detector does not need to be placed near the ceiling like your smoke detector. It is smart to install a detector near all bedrooms, near the furnace room and near an attached garage (...
  • How to make steep stairs slip proof.

    Andy in Oshawa Ontario has a basement stairway that is too steep, it is difficult to walk down this stairway. He says that he can't change the stairway and only wants to cover the treads with something that will give him a bit of a grip.Because of our snow, in most of Canada you can buy rubber s...
  • Household Hazardous Waste

    Just about any chemical can be a hazard if it is in the wrong hands, or gets used wrong. But here we are talking about things we throw away that are still corrosive, explosive, flammable or toxic. These things should not go into the recycling boxes. Store it carefully until your municipality h...
  • Home made non-toxic cleaners

    Here are some home made non-toxic cleaners:Copper Cleaner -- Salt & VinegarSilver Cleaner -- Tooth pasteDrain Openers for Grease -- 1 cup Baking Soda; 1 cup vinegar; 1/2 cup salt 20 minutes later slowly pour boiling water down the drainFurniture Polish -- 1 tlb spoon mineral oil or almond o...
  • Transitions between floor coverings: Thresholds

    It is important when two different floor coverings are at different heights, that the transition is smooth so as to not cause people to stumble, or wheels to catch. In the photo you can see the difference between two thresholds that both rise up the same height, but one being very narrow, cr...
  • Home built Handicap Aids

    Tom Jeary runs a very unique web site called Workshop Solutions where he shows off what he calls "Gadgetry Engineering". He came on to our show to show us some of his own inventions, that can be home build by any handyperson, to solve practical handicap problems. Such things like oversized but...
  • Trees causing problems with wires around the house.

    We took our TV cameras out to look at some tree limbs that should be trimmed back to protect telephone, cable or electrical wires from extra stress with the weight of winter snow and ice.With or without tree problems, you should take a look outside at all the wires attached to your house. Eac...
  • Dealing with icy sidewalks, & roofs

    To get some adhesion on the top of ice you can of course use sand, but cat litter and fireplace ashes work as well.Of the commercial de-icers, the finer power like ones will tend to go down slowly and do better at thinning the ice. The more rock style will cut their way down to the bottom quic...
  • Accident Prevention in the home shop

    In my own shop I almost always saw accidents before they happened. I finally learned to respond to those "visions" and avoid the upcoming accident. Trust your instincts, not your desire to push the job through despite all your inner warnings. On this show, Scott Hood from the Ontario Indus...
  • Tips for pet proofing your home

    Jon was joined by Dr John Littlejohn and dog Ben from the Woodbine Animal Clinic in Ontario on this TV segment, to provide tips on pet proofing your home -- running from sprays for furniture and plants, stretchy collars, wire protectors etc.The Bitter Apple product shown in the photo will stop...