Patio Door Hinge Types - There are Many Joe S. from Osage Beach, MO reached out to me about his odd patio door hinge. His story appeared in the February 9, 2020 AsktheBuilder Newsletter. Here's what he wrote: "I have an odd sized hinge that is for my patio doors. They need replacing and since […]
How many hours have you spent trying those magical brass cleaners that never seem to work the way you seem to remember as you watched the TV commercial? Cleaning brass by hand means you actually need to remove some of the oxidized brass atoms. Do you have any clue how hard it is to break atomic bonds?
Terry Shirley has a deadbolt lock in his Asheboro, NC home that's hard to turn. Here's his story and he's sticking to it: "I have a sticky deadbolt on my front door and I know it's not the catch plate, because it's sticky with the door open. I have tried WD-40 and graphite. Neither worked. I […]
Door Knob Air Leak - Look Above At Giant Gaps! Eric Shimomura lives in Clayton, DE and has a door knob air leak on an exterior door. Here's his question: "How do I prevent air leaks through the door knob? It's not the door itself, just the door knob and dead bolt assemblies." Here's […]
Cabinet hardware can add to the decor of your room. The proper kitchen cabinet hardware will not only add to the appearance, but the cabinet hardware knobs or cabinet hardware pulls must be selected for the ease of the user. You can purchase antique cabinet hardware to compliment your home.
Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, shows the importance of choosing the right screws for your project. If it is an outdoor project using stainless steel screws can prevent rust. A stainless steel screw or galvanized nails for ideal for decks or swing sets.
Cleaning brass is not as easy as dipping it in special brass cleaning solutions. Know how to clean brass? You have to remove the protective coating - tarnish! After the brass cleaning, it must be sealed to prevent the tarnish from returning.
Determined to clean your brass by yourself? Try these brass cleaning tips to help you get the brass shining. Sealing the brass with acrylic polyurethane seals in the shine, but it is not available at your local home center.