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  • Is there a good glow-in-the dark paint I can use on door locks?

    They do exist but I don't know about their efficiency.However, a young man in B.C. has developed an excellent glow-in-the dark reflective sticker called E-Z Find that he has produced in a number of different forms. One is a little round ring that sticks around your car keyhole. Expose it to norma...
  • A tip for a jamed door lock.

    Jennifer in Moose Jaw set in her tip that she unsticks door locks that don't want to work by using a lead pencil. She rubs the led right on her key, and lets the key carry the graphite like lead right into the lock.This got us started, so we surveyed some locksmiths to see what they thought abou...
  • Finding your keys

    There are a lot of different ways to mark keys so that you can find them quickly, even in the dark.You can notch the edges to make yourself Braille messages.You can cut the keyring hole off centre so that one key shifts off to the side of the keyring.You can get coloured plastic rings that fit ov...
  • Fix or replace door locks.

    Metal reinforcing plates exist that allow you to strengthen broken or weak doors, right in the area where the latches and locks are installed. This material was from Schlage Locks.I also showed a neat way to use a hole saw to cut a hole just slightly offset from an existing hole, something usual...
  • Patio Door Lock - Deck Bench Bracket - Duck Hammer: from the Hardware Show

    The Toronto Hardware Show is where buyers from hardware stores pick up new products for the coming months. Here are four more products that I spotted that look like winners.Slyde Lock Patio Door Locking system, is a really good bar lock for a patio door now easily available in hardware stores...
  • What is an eschustion plate?

    Michael had a curious question. "What is an escutcheon plate, and what is it used for?"An escutcheon plate is similar to a face plate, although usually round. Its function is to cover the hole which something is inserted through. So those decorative plates in the shower that go around the fauc...
  • Hole Saws: Automatic plug ejectors & the 1 tooth saw

    When you use a hole saw, it is often very difficult to get the plug out of the saw cup when you are done. More and more manufacturers have provided slots on the side of the hole saw to allow you to jam a screwdriver in and pry the plug out. But this is often not so easy. (By the way, the larger t...
  • A Retracting Latch for a Gate that Swings toward the street

    Gates that swing out towards the street present a serious problem for latches.  If you mount the latch on the gate itself, it will not work unless you install it on the street side.  Out on that side it is simply not secure.  If you mount it on the fence, then the shaft that catches the gate is a...
  • OVERVIEW: Lubricants: Why are there so many choices?

    Lubricants are products designed to make things slip. Sister products that have some lubrication but are specialized for other uses are penetrating oils that are used to loosen up rusted parts, drying sprays designed to remove water from electrical wires and some cleaning sprays. Although I use...
  • Freezing metal door locks -- removing broken keys & is there a right side up for locks?

    Wendy in Golden, British Columbia is having constant problems with her front door lock freezing up. Actually this is common in a very cold climate when you have a positive pressure in your house for some reason. The positive pressure pushes moist warm air out the door lock, and it freezes there. ...