Gutter covers are a huge business. They really came of age back in the 1990's. I clearly remember seeing these products multiply when I'd attend the different trade shows like the National Hardware Show and the International Builders Show. Both of these shows have a playpen area that's got smaller booths designed for start up […]
Craig Tiritilli is wondering if his hanging walnut shelves, and this things on them are going to bow the studs in his Dallas, TX home. Here's his situation: "I have 4 pieces of solid walnut board. Each is 40" x 10" x 3". I want to attach all four of them to a wall as shelves […]
Belinda Morgan is building a new cabin somewhere near Saginaw, Texas and wants to reuse some glass block she installed a few years ago. Let her give you the details: "I have a glass block shower with 50 glass blocks that are held together with mortar that I built. I want to use again in […]
Quick Column Summary: Plastic fiber gutter guards After testing, these will fail Get micromesh gutter guards Video links, test results Tracy, who eats lots of cajun food in Plaquemine, LA, asked me about a poor-quality gutter guard I reviewed in a past video of mine. Here's what she said: "In your video about gutter guards, the […]
A central vac can be installed in an existing home. A central vac system requires some planning. Location of vacuum cleaner outlets is important so your central vac hoses will reach all parts of the house.
Dust masks can filter toxic vapors and/or particles, and can be disposable or have replaceable filters. Buy a dust mask that filters the sizes of particles and/or types of fumes you will confront. Check these manufacturers.
My mother's cedar chest brought me back in time to wonderful childhood memories. The heady aroma of cedar still worked its magic on me, thanks to good craftsmanship against air infiltration. Above and beyond nostalgia, cedar chests, cedar closets or cedar lining in drawers or armoires can save your expensive clothing from damage. Read here how to beat the dastardly insects with an appetite for your garment investments and how to restore your own cedar chest or closet.
I highly recommend cedar clothing protection in your home. A cedar chest or cedar closet adds value to your home, does a fantastic job of protecting your clothing investment, and adds a unique aroma. Take the time to install a good one!