All posts tagged "screws"
Tip of the Day: Righty-tighty/Lefty-loosey
Here is one quick, money-saving tip that will help you fix up and improve your home. All from the award-winning On The House Tip of the Day. http://www.onthehouse.com/tip_audio/2017/2017-03-10.mp3
- Posted March 10, 2017
Caulking a Little and Wasting a lot?
Did you ever have a tube of leftover caulk or adhesive that dried out and had to be thrown away? Caulking – especially the silicone kind – can get really expensive – $6 a tube and more....
- Posted August 28, 2016
What You Need To Know About Screws
Believe it or not, “Screwing around” is actually a construction industry term. It refers to those times when carpenters are assembling something with screws instead of nails. And if you believe that we have some wet land...
- Posted September 25, 2015
Show Notes: What’s Hot at the Hardware Show
May 9, 2015 What’s Hot at the National Hardware Show 2015 On The House was on the road traveling to the 70th annual National Hardware Show for the 25th time and lot has changed. If you have...
- Posted May 9, 2015
Do you tend to drop small screws, bolts and nails when you work high up on a ladder or in really tight spaces? If so, here’s how to get a “clear grip” so small fasteners and parts...
- Posted July 28, 2014
Screws, Nuts and Bolts Info
The first phone operator started work in 1878. Her name was Emma Nutt. In 1842, a machine was patented to mass-produce nuts (what a segue!) and bolts. So, let’s talk fasteners — like nuts and bolts and...
- Posted July 28, 2014
Screw Thread Damage Control
In 1922, Hollywood producer Hal Roach introduced Laurel and Hardy, a couple of nuts that were always in trouble. If you’ve ever used a hacksaw to shorten a machine screw, a carriage bolt or threaded rod, then...
- Posted May 18, 2014
Don’t Guess, Drill Pilot Holes
Drilling pilot holes makes screws go in more easily and keeps your woodwork from splitting. But choosing just the right-size bit, so that screws go in easily — but not so loosely that they lose their grip...
- Posted May 9, 2014
Never Lose Small Parts Again
The “National Puzzle and Game Day” celebrates famous games and puzzles and their inventors. In an effort to be part of this esteemed group, we’ll solve a two-part puzzle that plagues all handymen and homeowners. Part 1:...
- Posted May 4, 2014
Checking Your Electrical Connections
For electric wires to work safe and right, always connect them snug and tight! Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706. He is credited with discovering electricity by flying his kite in a thunder storm. Today many homeowners...
- Posted January 4, 2014