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  • Making slippery surfaces not slippery

    One of the most common places for accidents to happen in the home is in the bathroom. You are not dressed to be protected, and there is both water and slippery surfaces. Bathtub mats and anti-slip decals do make life safer, but much more difficult to keep the tub clean.   SLIP ROOF ETCHING WITH...
  • Laying counter, floor, wall or shower tiles in a professional manner

    It may surprise you to hear that despite silicone sealants and the like, neither the grout between ceramic tiles nor the tiles themselves are actually moisture or vapour proof. Wherever water can sit on a tiled surface, or steam can soak into grout, the wood below can be destroyed by moisture see...
  • Stopping Plumbing Floods

    I like to look at history and tell stories, but if you are not the type that likes to read a lot and all you want is to control your water flow – jump down to the best flow control system to date: the AquaTrip shut-off valve. Water damage accounts for about 66% of all household damage insurance ...
  • Does caulking from squeeze tubes shrink more than from cartridges?

    I always had the feeling that caulking from toothpaste like squeeze tubes had less body than caulking from gun cartridges. I recently received a whole array of caulking from Sascho, a manufacturer with a great line-up of products and it included a Mildew Free Sealant for bathrooms in a sque...
  • Can you restore the old gloss on an enamel bathtub?

    I have received several viewer tips on how to bring back a shine to that old enamel bathtub, particularly after harsh cleaning agents have cut into the porcelain finish, so I thought I would try out a few.Auto polish didn't really do much. In fact in one area where the enamel actually was slight...
  • The Bathtub Fill Alarm

    There are many water spill or flood detectors on the market; some hard wired, some battery operated, some free standing, some tied to central alarm systems.  The battery operated models are quite mobile and good for seasonal tasks like spring flooding or specific tasks like the bathtub overflowin...
  • Bathtub repair and refinishing

    Some of our viewers have some patching to do on their bathtubs. Here are the tricks, but remember that a patch almost always shows and some do not last forever so if you really want it nice without replacing the tub you will want to hire a professional refinisher who has special equipment and sp...
  • Placing a free standing bathtub on tiles, without cracking the tiles.

    A Home Depot customer asked how to put an old cast iron bathtub over a terracotta tile floor, without cracking the tiles.My suggestion was to carefully plan the position of the tub so that she could put wooden tiles in the place of the four tiles where the feet land. The wood may dent with the we...
  • How to cover the faucet holes when converting to a single handle shower.

    Neville from Ajax, Ontario writes: "I have an older home built in 1972. The bathtub faucets are on 6 inch centres. All the new fixtures I can find are on 8" centres. I want to install a single control valve in the tub and shower. Does this mean redoing all the plumbing inside the wall or do ...
  • Compare metal to acrylic bathtubs.

    Viewers have asked me to list the pros and cons of acrylic and metal bathtubs, so here goes.The big old cast iron tubs are probably the most durable tubs you can buy. However, if you don't want it as a stand alone tub, that rolled rim on the top makes it very difficult to frame into a bathroom a...