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  • The tiles on my large concrete deck are buckling.

    Drew from Moffat, Ontario has a very large concrete deck 10 feet in the air, covered with ceramic tiles. For some strange raison, six of the tiles have buckled up, several years after they were glued in place.They have been there for several years, so it would not be caused by the deck shrinking...
  • Filling holes in a floor.

    Earlier in this TV segment we installed a threshold between an old and a new floor. In that case we actually cut away to a flat base that allowed us to put our threshold down flat. If you cannot do this or for some reason need to fill in a low spot in a floor before putting in the threshold its...
  • The Tube Squeezer

    On the TV show I had fun demonstrating little known tools like this little plastic gadget that slips up the backside of any tube, be it toothpaste or glue. It prevents anything from moving back down the tube and can even be used to smoothly push stuff out the other end. It is called a "Squeezit...
  • What is an Outdoor Adhesive?

    What is the difference between a glue and an adhesive? Only vocabulary. We tend to call domestic stick-um stuff 'glue' and professional stick-um stuff 'adhesive'. Often people consider thin stick-um that has no gap filling capacity to be 'glue' and thick stuff that can fill gaps to be 'a...
  • Repairing spalling Angel Stone.

    Dan from Fort Erie, Ontario wrote: I purchased a retirement home here just over an year ago and have noticed that the angel stone facing on the front of the house is breaking off. The house is about 40 years old and I suspect the angel stone is original. It appears that water is getting into ...
  • Which Spatula or Trowel do you need?

    Isn't it frustrating to go to the store and look at that wall full of spatulas, trowels and glue spreaders. Why are there so many? Which one do you need for your job?First the difference between flexible and rigid spatulas. If you have ever tried to apply thick window putty with a rigid spa...
  • No-Gun caulking & hot glue guns

    For those of you who simply don't like tools, LePage has come up with the No-Gun caulking tube. Yup. It is caulking in an aerosol dispenser. The really nice trick is that they put an adjustable trigger on the can so that you can set the speed you want it to come out -- giving you a very ni...
  • Re-adjusting glues that have slipped

    Some things that are glued can slip with time, especially if they are glued with contact cement or similar adhesives. This can apply to trim on the edges of doors and counters as well as some self-adhesive floor tiles. In fact when something glued slips with time; it is probably an indication t...
  • Clamping difficult objects for gluing up

    When you need to clamp strange shapes that don't let you use large heavy clamps you need something that you can wrap around and tighten up. Just using tape or string won't put even pressure on the glue joints.The first photo shows a web clamp, made out of canvas with a ratchet mechanism. Cor...
  • Alternative mouldings and hidden lighting

    Floor mouldings and crown mouldings were originally all made out of heavy plaster or real wood. Then they were produced out of MDF or compressed sawdust. Now you can find them made out of plastics and drywall as well.ProFlex is a rubber like moulding that is the champion at following curves...