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  • How do you get the porcelain touch up to actually work?

    When part of the porcelain paint pops off of metal sinks, your only DIY recourse is to use the little bottles of touch-up.First you have to find one that is the right colour, not always an easy task.Then you have to get it to stick. The manufacturers all say to just clean the surface and then ap...
  • OVERVIEW: Frozen pipes: Tracing, thawing, preventing.

    As weather patterns change we are getting longer colder periods than traditionally in many areas of the country -- and with that, more and more complaints of water pipes freezing. Finding the frozen point can be difficult, thawing it can be problematic but if you have done those two, go one step...
  • Storage Ideas -- home made and commercial

    Tom from Toronto has made 'door storage' by simply suspending old doors from the ceiling or the wall, as you can see in the first two photos above.Then there is the home made "free form" drawer that you thought was condemed when you put a sink in front of the drawer front.  The bottom of the draw...
  • A new Pivoting "P" trap for under the sink.

    Don't you just hate trying to line up all the PVC pieces in a sink drain? Wouldn't it be so nice if there was just a little bit of flexibility someplace in the drain line? After all, we did finally elminate the rigid speedways to get those great flexible ones that don't collapse.Well the compan...
  • What to do with old paint and paint cans?

    Therisa Timan from Pittmetals B.C. wants to know what to do with her old paint cans. How do you handle paint waste responsibly?If you dump solvent wastes like paint and paint thinners down the street drains, they usually go straight into the lake or rivers. If you dump it down the household dra...
  • How do you brighten up scratched stainless steel?

    We have all admired the beauty of a new stainless steel sink. With time it does avoid taking on stains, but it tends to get dull and scratched up. It is really difficult trying to get it back to the manufactured buffed surface we there are several things you can do to brighten it up.Most Stainl...
  • Installing a kitchen sink.

    A few tips on installing a stainless steel sink into a counter.Check all obstructions above and below the counter before drawing the cut line onto the counter top. If you get too close to the back splash, the sink won't go in. Remember, there is an overhang. Check all obstructions below to m...
  • Getting organized for that plumbing job.

    How many times do you have to return to the plumbing department of your hardware store before you finish that sink installation job?It took me 5 trips for this job (in front of the TV cameras), as I slowly discovered things that didn't fit, or didn't reach, or I didn't think of ahead of time.Does...
  • Plumbing connections to the faucets: Old and New

    In this TV show we took a look at how product changes has taken sink plumbing from an art to a simple DIY task.The original steel pipes were cut and threaded to exact lengths with just no room for error. This required not only skill, but large cutters and threaders. When we moved to copper pi...
  • Sink Faucet Face-lift

    Almost every part of ordinary sink faucets can be purchased as replacement parts today. Of course you can buy the washers, even the "seats" that the washers push against and then grinders to "dress" the seats. But now you can even buy the handles themselves, as well as new "Hot" and "Cold" ...