UPDATED 2Aug2019: “How can I install a submersible pump?” If you’re asking this question, then this is the article for you. Read on for all the details. As far as I’ve seen, this is the most complete set of instructions on […]Continue Reading
POST UPDATED on 8Jun2019 If you’re looking to apply deck stain to a new deck or you want to refinish an old deck so the results last, you’ve come to the right place. You’ve arrived at what I call Love Your Deck. […]Continue Reading
A few years ago I delivered 8 quarts of raspberries we’d picked for an elderly lady in town, and I noticed three things when she came to the door. First, she was very feeble. It took her a long time […]Continue Reading
*WOODWORKING: Refurbishing a pine chest video#1 in series.
*PAINTING: Held device for choosing matching paint colours.
*WOOD FLOORS: Simple method for refurbishing an old finish.
*LEAKY TAP: 90-second lesson on fixing the drip yourself.
Click to watch a detailed installation tour of two kinds of drain line heating cable for plumbing installations exposed to cold weather: one installed on the outside of a drain pipe and there other installed inside. Yes, code-approved for use […]Continue Reading
I’ve come to realize that the ability to laugh is the most valuable home improvement skill of all, especially when you’re laughing at yourself. I was reminded of this when I left the city in 1986 to create a home and […]Continue Reading
Ordinary dryer vents and bathroom exhaust vents hardly ever work properly. The flimsy plastic internal flap door opens and closes in the wind, and most of these flaps eventually fall off in time. The only vent I’ve ever seen that’s […]Continue Reading
Earlier this fall I climbed onto a small, deteriorating roof that I hadn’t walked on for 30 years, and it got me thinking about how buildings can be anchors for our lives. That’s the roof on the left, half reshingled. I’d […]Continue Reading
Winter brings special household challenges, and one of them is the need for effective bathroom ventilation. Steve Maxwell suggests installing exhaust fans.Continue Reading
As gross as this looks, it’s not what you think it is. These cylinders of soybean paste are especially formed for testing toilets. And testing like this has done a lot to improve the performance of toilets around the world. Read on to see how . . .Continue Reading