Found 8 results for the keyword ‘Grease’

  • How to clean grease off walls without bothering the paint.

    One of our viewers was wondering how to clean cooked-on grease off of kitchen walls around the stove, without bothering the paint.The reality is that it all depends on the quality of the paint you have on the wall.Regular latex paint can't stand much scrubbing. That is why we use latex acrylic e...
  • How to properly duct an exhaust fan through a roof

    This item falls under the heading of 'things that homeowners can teach their contractor'. Unfortunately too many renovators do not know that you can cause serious damage to your roof if you don't duct exhaust fans completely out of an attic. Some know, but just don't care. You cannot just leave ...
  • Getting ready to paint.

    Before you try to paint the walls, you must properly prepare the wall and the most important step in that is probably to properly clean the walls of all the grease and smoke and dust that they collect over the years.Regular detergent tends to leave a soapy residue, even after careful rinsing, and...
  • Keeping old appliances alive and looking at a ductless clothes dryer

    Viewers sent in a series of questions about their appliances, so I located a very interesting resource written by a busy appliance repairman in Calgary, Alberta. John MacKenzie writes in detail why it is that so many appliances die premature deaths.Ken from London, Ontario has grease stains on h...
  • Getting grease off of carpets

    When the valiant handyperson manages to get machine grease on the rug while fixing the clothes dryer, like I did today, the immediate solution is to dampen a clean rag with hot water, put some concentrated liquid laundry detergent directly on the rag and work it into the grease. Clean the rag and...
  • The ABC's of Fire Extinguishers.

    Yes you should have at least one fire extinguisher in your house. But please understand their limitations. You have 30 seconds! Most extinguishers will empty in about 30 seconds or less. Don't count on a fire extinguisher to save your life. Set your exit BEFORE fighting a fire Only use the e...
  • BBQ Face-lift.

    Tips and tricks for tuning up your propane BBQ.Of special importance is making sure that there are no spider webs in the line leading from the tank to the burner -- this could cause a dangerous flash-back.Also new OPD valves on propane tanks, identified by a triangular shaped handle, will prevent...
  • OVERVIEW: Lubricants: Why are there so many choices?

    Lubricants are products designed to make things slip. Sister products that have some lubrication but are specialized for other uses are penetrating oils that are used to loosen up rusted parts, drying sprays designed to remove water from electrical wires and some cleaning sprays. Although I use...