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  • How do you paint a metal roof.

    Marie-Paule from Labelle, Quebec gave me the greatest compliment. She sent in a question in French and said that she watches the program all the time but doesn't understand English. I guess our models and graphics are doing some good.She was asking me how to paint her metal roof because she was...
  • Do rust cleaners work?

    Rust is actually the oxidization of metal and we usually want to either remove the rust from the metal itself, or remove stains that the rust left in rugs and other materials.There are a wide variety of cleaners on the market for cleaning off rust, some of which are very toxic and often remove mu...
  • 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...
  • What type of screws should you use on a cedar deck?

    Aluminium screws should not be used with pressure treated wood, and galvanised screws should not be used with Cedar. The tannic acid in the cedar reacts with the galvanisation.The photo shows special cedar coloured screws who's coating helps to resist rusting. Type 18-8 stainless steel would be...
  • I have heard that even stainless steel screws will rust.

    There are interesting stories about most fasteners.The standard galvanised nails should not be used with Cedar because the titanic acid in cedar will react with the galvanisation. Just as Aluminium nails should not be used with pressure treated wood.Many new coatings exist that work even better,...
  • 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 ...
  • Repairing rust holes in a rain gutter

    Jim from London, Ontario writes: "I have a 30 year old home and the metal gutters have never been replaced. Certain sections seem to have rusted through and have developed pin to dime size holes that leak. I have tried to patch them but nothing seems to stop these small holes from re-occurring....
  • How do you clean rust off rugs?

    When a metal object sits on a humid rug or even the carpet in the trunk of your car, it often leaves rust stains. They're very difficult to remove and there's always been only one good way to get them off: Oxalic Acid -- also known as Lemon Salts. So for years I've lived with the frustration that...
  • How to keep rust off of a table saw.

    David from St. Catharines, Ontario suggests using a product called TopCote to keep your table saw free from rust. You got it right David -- this is the truly professional answer to the problem.Right up there for good performance is hard car wax -- because it won't come off on your wood and bothe...
  • Why do porcelain patches not last in the bottom of a sink?

    When you drop a sharp object on porcelain finished sinks or appliances, often a chip of the porcelain will pop off. This can be patched with porcelain touch-up kits. But in the bottom of a sink the porecelain seems to pop off without dropping anything, and the patch never seems to last.That ...