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Found 14 results for the keyword ‘Gadgets’

  • Cleaning up the painting tools.

    OK, you have finished painting. Do you throw the brushes and rollers away? Or do you clean them.Of course if you bought really cheap ones, you could just thrown them away. However, not only are you being rather wasteful from an ecological point of view, you probably had a real hard time painti...
  • 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 ...
  • Innovative water conservation devices for the home

    I remember when low flow shower heads were first introduced they made a lot of noise and gave lousy showers. They certainly have come a long way and have become the standard shower today.One very important step in water conservation is simply to become aware of how much water we use. The first ...
  • Screw Drivers & wrenches -- a constantly changing assortment.

    One amazing note:  in 2012 all four of the tools shown here are still available.  The Makita will be a special order, but they still make it and I still love it.PICQUIC - the best multiple head storage & screw driver.Picquic has been around for a long time and besides a decent screwdriver and...
  • 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...
  • Pro: Weird and (sometimes) Wonderful Power Tool Accessories

    Power tools are generally designed to do one thing very well, and then with a change of blades or bits, they can often do a decent job on a few other tasks. Accessories, like handles and guides, usually enhance their initial design function. But what about all those other accessories?The dril...
  • Electronic detection devices to keep your home safe

    In this episode we collected a whole bunch of interesting electronic devices that will help you with safety and security around your home.Many people worry about the health effects of electromagnetic fields caused by wiring and appliances. A gauss meter is what scientists use to measure the s...
  • Speciality products for Toilets

    This time I collected some toilets and toilet accessories that you may have never heard of. The North Vent is a new Canadian invention designed to draw the bathroom exhaust air directly from inside the toilet bowl -- you can't get any closer to the source of the pollution. It uses a good squirre...
  • Tooling caulking & Straight line adhesive application

    Tooling Caulking Brad, who works in the trade of caullking high rise buildings, sent in the tip of dipping a shaped piece of wood into Sunlight detergent before tooling the caulking. This gives the caulking the exact shape you want, but nothing sticks to the wooden tool.  Note that his tool is n...
  • The low flush toilet controversy & MaP toilet testing

    (This is a real good example of a living history. I wrote the first part of this entry in 2001. With a book you would have to wait for the next edition for developments. With a bulletin board you would have to read a lot of old entries. What I love about my web site is that I can change, adapt an...