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  • How do they test power nailers in the factory?

    We had fun taking a TV tour of the Stanley Bostitch testing facility to see just how they test tools for long term endurance, power and reliability.Then we took a closer look at their new cordless roofing nailer. This is quite a technological development -- it is the first nailer that runs o...
  • Tip from a viewer: holding and hiding finishing nails

    A viewer sent in the simple idea of pushing finishing nails through a piece of corrugated cardboard to hold them steady while you come down with the hammer. That means that you don't come down with that hammer on your fingers. They you simply pull the cardboard up and finish driving the nail.Le...
  • What kind of nails should be used on a cedar fence?

    Randy wants to build his rough cut cedar fence right with no future stains, but has been told that even stainless steel nails will eventually rust, and that given the price difference he might as well use galvanized.Actually your choice of nails goes much further than that -- including "plastic n...
  • A new electric staple gun for upholstery.

    Some time ago I had a demonstration on upholstery where I showed that a hand operated staple gun couldn't staple into the hardwood normally found in upholstered furniture. I showed the two standard alternatives: a pneumatic stapler complete with air compressor and hoses, and good old hand ta...
  • Demo: Pulling Nails from Molding

    When trying to salvage baseboards or other moldings you need to be careful not to destroy the face by driving the nails out the front.Rather, take a pair of locking pliers to grab the finishing nails from the back side as in the photo and then roll along the round jaws of the pliers and force the...
  • Hardwood Floors, nailing and shrinkage

    Holly in Wasi Lake, Ontario wants to know why her 1x10 pine tongue-and-groove floors are shrinking and leaving such large cracks. If you look at traditional hardwood floors you will notice that each board is rather narrow. In fact it is difficult to locate hardwood floors that are wider than 4 i...
  • How do you silence a squeaking floor?

    Here's an animation that helps to show you why floors squeak and what you might be able to do to solve the problem.
  • Temporary Tools - Dust - Paint - Nailing

      DUST PROTECTION - TEMPORARY DOOR OR ARCH CLOSURE Often when we are working on home improvements, we need temporary fixes. One that many of us use is that plastic shrinkable window cover for stopping winter drafts.   One plastic covering that is less well known is a construction doorway.  Th...
  • Shingle starter strip & should you remove that plastic strip?

      For an overview on changing the roof or roof covering on a house and special information on Mansard roof shingles -- follow this link.   The starter shingle If you put the first row of shingles on the edge of the roof just like all the rest, you will see the bare roof deck through the crac...
  • Noises -- sounds that tell you what is wrong with your house

    Drum Cymbal noises --> Furnace Ducting Gina in Saskatoon is complaining about drum cymbal-like crashes that happen every time her furnace goes on. This is common when you have smooth flat ductwork. The heat and pressure of the air can cause the large flat surface of sheet metal to flex eithe...