Found 8 results for the keyword ‘History’

  • Dividing available energy from your electrical panel

      YEARS AGO -- CHEATING A CLOTHES DRYER ONTO AN ELECTRICAL STOVE OUTLET TODAY - ADDING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGER TO A FULLY LOADED BREAKER BOARD THE HISTORY Several years ago there existed in Canada a lot of homes with 60amp electrical mains panels. As electrical appliances became more and ...
  • Scientists in Quebec take stands on both sides of the EMF debate.

    Follow this link for a background and an overview of the debate on EMF and human health. The debate is strong in Québec.  A large group of scientist and engineers worried about what they consider the unfounded public outcry against wireless progress published a letter in the newspaper LeDevoir o...
  • Insulating problems with historical buildings

    Hello Jon I am the chairman of a church committee with the task of raising money, and doing the admin. for the restoration at St Andrew United. My concern now is the proper procedure to fully insulate the Church. I am alright with the Attic as well as the crawl space, however I am pondering the...
  • Manufacturing Robertson Screws

    We went to the Robertson screw factory in Montreal to see in detail how a reel of wire steel gets cut and formed into many different types of screws, including the famous Robertson square socket head. They cut the wire to the length of two screws, often very different screws but the same wire si...
  • The Business of Renovation -- Part 3 -- Seeking out the Contractor.

    Unless you have a great personal reference to a contractor, you will probably have to use the Yellow Pages, or an association list and start calling. Here are the kinds of questions to ask during that first contact on the phone. The objective here is to narrow the field to two or three contractor...
  • The low flush toilet controversy & MaP toilet testing

    (This is a real good example of a living history. I wrote the first part of this entry in 2001. With a book you would have to wait for the next edition for developments. With a bulletin board you would have to read a lot of old entries. What I love about my web site is that I can change, adapt an...
  • Restoration cleaning -- using bread dough.

    The Elgin and Wintergarden Theatre in Toronto was left empty for 60 years. When they set about restoring it to its original beauty, they had to find a way to clean the walls, which were all painted with intricate murals, all in water based paint. How do you clean that without destroying it?They...
  • The evolution of Drills

    When you think about it, drills started as cordless drills. To be honest, they didn't even have electricity in those days. Even today, the old Brace & Bit can be the right drill for certain jobs.What is the best all around drill for household use? 3/8 inch, variable speed, reversible.3/8...