Found 66 results for the keyword ‘Glues’

  • Special tops for glue bottles.

    When needing to get glue into a slot, like with biscuit joints, you need a glue spreader that goes inside the slot and squirts out both sides. There are of course special biscuit joint glue heads that you can buy, or kits with multiple specialized glue application heads.In a pinch you can slice ...
  • Does your soldering job leak? Why is lead-free solder hard to work with? And new products to make life easier.

    They took the lead out... Several years ago, throughout North America lead was removed from the solder used for making joints in copper pipes intended for carrying drinking water, just as before that we had removed lead from paint. Lead based solder is still available in stores for other tasks, ...
  • Gluing edge trim to panels

    Iron on edge trim doesn't always stay put. Sometimes that is because cheap trims have very little glue and really should be glued with contact cement. But there are a few steps that will improve glue performance.First, sand the edge so that it is smooth and flat. The cut from most saws lea...
  • Removing Tile Grout & Floor Glue

    There exist special little tile grout knives, which are really just a blade with carbide dust on the edge. They are efficient at cutting out old grout between tiles. There is a special a power grout remover as one of the accessory blades that comes with the FEIN MultiMaster. Unlike a circular ...
  • Working with & un-gluing instant glues

    Instant adhesives are generally in the family of cyanoacrylate adhesives -- although there are two basic types: those that cure by very quick evaporation of solvents, like Crazy Glue found in local hardware stores -- and those that cure by depriving the glue of oxygen, like PascoFix. The advant...
  • What kind of joists do I prefer?

    Mila from Ottawa, Ontario writes: "We are buying a new home and have a choice of 2" x 10" solid wood kiln-dried joists or "Trust Joists" (JLE) Pre-engineered floor system. If you were buying a house for yourself -- which would you choose?"I just love it when people try to nail me down like that,...
  • Repairing a seam in a frayed carpet.

    What do you do about that fray in the rug, whether it be one the edge or right in the middle? If it is one of those rugs where the threads run and pull out leaving long ugly stripes, you need to act just as soon as you see something loose. The vacuum cleaner or the cat will be playing with it s...
  • Getting a wobbly toilet to sit flat on the floor

    If you have a wobbly toilet because there is something uneven on the floor the ideal solution is to find a way to level the floor. If it is wood, you could shave it down to flat. If the problem is tiles, you could remove the tiles under the toilet. But often in real life, we don't want to do e...
  • Re-attaching drywall tape in a shower.

    Vaclav, from Edmonton, writes: "Years ago the tile bathtub-surround was cut out and replaced with new drywall and tile. The upper edge of the drywall tape, which is not covered with the top row of tiles, is peeling off. How can I fix it without removing it?"Open the crack behind the tape just ...
  • Clamping difficult objects for gluing up

    When you need to clamp strange shapes that don't let you use large heavy clamps you need something that you can wrap around and tighten up. Just using tape or string won't put even pressure on the glue joints.The first photo shows a web clamp, made out of canvas with a ratchet mechanism. Cor...