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  • How can you fix hoses that break at the faucet connector?

    It's actually fairly easy to cut off the damaged section and install a new screw end to any hose. Just make sure that you know the inside diameter of your hose, or take a piece with you to the store to get a good match. The problem is that if you pull it to the side so hard that it broke once, it...
  • Can you get flood trays for second story washing machines?

    Dee from Toronto, Ontario writes: "We are having a new home built with the laundry room on the second floor. We were told the washing machine would sit in a trough, which was lined with rubber and has a drain. It has been finished with only a drain and we are concerned with the risk of floodin...
  • Can you switch the gas / propane sources on a BBQ?

    Gabe from Toronto wants to know if he can get a conversion kit to switch his propane BBQ to natural gas.The answer is NO.Unfortunately the propane hose and the natural gas hose has the same size threads so it is possible to simply screw one type onto a BBQ made for the other type. But that is qu...
  • How many pneumatic tools can I run from a single compressor?

    Harry caught our cameras in a renovation centre and asked the simple question: "How many pneumatic tools can I run off of a single compressor at the same time?"Technically the answer is simple, in reality much more complex.Every compressor has a rating on it stating that it can give a constant ma...
  • Leaky Garden Hose - recycling

    When your garden hose is in trouble, you can either fix it or recycle it. Patch couplings as well as quick coupling adapters are readily available. Magic Wrap is a rubber tape that effectively seals holes permanently in hoses. Just remember to not use it like a tape, but to stretch it twic...
  • Avoiding flooding from clothes washing machines

    The rubber hoses that bring water to a clothes washer, particularly the hot water one, will age, swell, and eventually burst, usually right where they bend coming out of the faucet. The official instructions with all clothes washers are to turn these faucets on and off every time you use the mach...
  • Protecting shower tiles from hand held shower scratches

    When mysterious problems arise in a house the task is to track down the cause – and sometimes encapsulate it.   I built a beautiful new tiled shower, only to discover a hole starting to develop in one tile a few months later!  When I inspected carefully, there was nothing that touched the ...
  • How To Remove the Drain Valve from the Hot Water Tank

    How do you remove the special hose bib valve that is on the bottom of the hot water tank? First I should answer the question as to whether it will fall out if it is unscrewed too far. The answer is NO. After 4 turns to open it, it will just spin around without moving further out while the "O" ri...
  • Hot Water Tank Maintenance and Failure

    Earnie from Vancouver wants to know how can you predict the failure of your hot water tank before it fails. That is not an easy one Earnie. There are many signs that will indicate that you need to change the tank or at least do some maintenance work to keep it running, whether it is an electric ...
  • Plunging a Clogged Sink: It's the UP stroke that counts!

      Disloving the problem If your sink is just suffering from a lot of face cream and shaving cream, the least expensive and most ecological solution is simply 1/2 cup of baking soda (try using a funnel to get it into the drain), followed immediately by a cup of vinegar.  Let it sit a few minutes...