All posts tagged "screws"

  • turning a screw
    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.  

    • Posted March 10, 2017
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    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
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  • fix floor squeaks
    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
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    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
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  • Single-Handed Starter

    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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • small parts
    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
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  • 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
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