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Found 18 results for the keyword ‘Invention’

  • Roofing Brackets that are not disposable.

    Joe is one of those nice guys from New England who doesn't like wasting things. Joe spent most of his life as a roofer and in the asphalt shingle business, using and disposing of roofing brackets is just part of the business. Roof brackets are the supports that are temporally nailed to the roof...
  • 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 ...
  • Measuring real water consumption in a low flow toilet

    In this TV segment I talked a lot about the latest research designed to identify which low flow toilets work and which do not. For the details of that story, read through my database entry on the low flush toilet controversy and the update at the bottom of the entry.The very reason for low flow ...
  • A carpet kicker that does not use your knee

    People often ask the question, what drives invention? For Charbel Khalaf it was a health statistic: Carpet installers have 50% more knee problems than tile installers, yet they are working on a softer surface. Why? Because carpet installers attach the edges of wall-to-wall carpets with a dev...
  • Small ducting air conditioning systems.

    Air conditioning is often difficult to install into an existing house that uses radiant heating simply because it requires a lot of large air ducting.Space Pak from Mestek Canada in Toronto is a system that uses ducts small enough to slide into existing 2x4 hollow walls. There is a basic air con...
  • Rust-proof plastic nails.

    Plastic nails -- now there's an idea to avoid rust marks on fences.A couple of years ago (1979) I stumbled into Raptor Plastic Nails made in Texas and designed for just about every type of project except structural framing. They were all made to be used with pneumatic nailers. I wanted to test ...
  • A great new tool for measuring angles - The Angle Finder!

    Here is a great new Canadian invention for measuring and transferring angles. Cabinet makers have always used two legged devices that you could set to any angle, lock down and transfer that angle to something else. But to measure angles, we have always been limited to reading impossible little ...
  • 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...
  • A Dual Flush conversion kit for toilets - saving water

    A dual flush conversion kit for toilets -- saving water.The problem with existing toilets and existing drainage systems is that they were designed and tested using lots of water. When we try to reduce the water in the existing toilet it may not even get the solid waste out of the bowl. Even ...
  • Collecting water from fog in Nepal

    In many regions of the world water is scarce or polluted and in mountainous regions the populations often live higher in the mountains than where they have to walk to in order to get water. But in many of these regions the clouds billow over the top of the mountains, keeping them shrouded mu...