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  • Nail Gun News

    We’ve shared tips for nail gun safety but if you need a reminder of the damage that they can do when not handled properly, then check out these x-rays of folks…

  • Stash Your Stuff in Concealed Cabinets

    Medicine cabinets are typically recessed and housed behind a mirror and really only look proper in the bathroom. But The Concealed Cabinet gives you the benefit of the recessed cabinet that…

  • Hawaiian Homeowners Choose to Outrun Lava Flows

    photo: USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Hawaiians have many skills and talents that “mainlanders” will never have such as a taste for poi (and spam), surfing pipeline, and creating Niihau shell leis.…

  • Work Glove Guidelines in the Workshop

    Toolcrib recommends wearing gloves while moving wood and materials into the workshop but when it comes time to use heavy machinery you must remove your gloves.OSHA concurs “Use gloves to protect…

  • Ice Dam Prevention and Removal

    The mid-west is seeing it’s first big freeze of the winter and there is no doubt this will set the foundation for ice dams on many homes. An ice dam is…

  • QVC Hosts Should Heed Our Warnings

    We can’t stress ladder safety enough especially during the holiday season as folks are hanging Christmas lights and dealing with cold weather, slippery rungs, and unstable ground but these QVC and…

  • Space Heater Safety Tips

    Space heaters are a necessity in homes or offices where you need a more personalized temperature control that you just can’t get right through central heat or don’t have the ability…

  • Secure Your Home for the Holidays

    Kevin McAllister went to some extreme, albeit hilarious, measures to keep the burglars out of his home, but whether you are gone for a weekend or two weeks it only takes…

  • 10 Tips for Ladder Safety

    The autumn/winter season provides ample opportunities to use a ladder. Whether you’re clearing leaves from gutters, checking insulation, or hanging Christmas lights, you’ll need a longer reach that a ladder provides.…

  • Fireplace Fixup

    Here are some tips for prepping your fireplace for winter use as well as how to make sure it’s safe throughout the season.…

  • Dig Safely Using an Underground Utility Locator

    Never worry about hitting another wire, cable, or pipe again with the SeekTech SR-20 utility locator from Ridgid. You should still check public records for underground hazards before digging but this…

  • Workshop Safety Recommendations

    When planning and building your workshop, take into account these safety recommendations that provide more than an ounce of prevention. 1. Smoke Detector: A must-have not only for your workshop but…

  • Secure Your Home

    Most thieves are looking for the easiest score possible so if you take just a few preventative measures to secure your home, a thief will most likely look elsewhere.…

  • Install a GFCI Outlet

    GFCI outlets are safety upgrades that every home should have. Houses built after 1993 are required to have these outlets installed in bathrooms, kitchens, and near any sink or washroom. GFCI…

  • Safe Gardens for Kids

    Here are some great suggestions for planning a child safe garden that maximizes outdoor fun but protects both your children and your foliage.…

  • Call 811 Before You Dig

    Matt Navitsky of the Common Ground Alliance has informed us of a new nationwide phone number, 811. This number has been established by the FCC to protect underground utilities as well…

  • Nail Gun Safety

    Pneumatic nail guns are expert level tools even though any Joe Schmo can buy them off the rack at the hardware store. Hence the uptick in nail gun accidents. As with…

  • Indoor Air Quality

    We spend most of our lives indoors so we should give more thought to the air quality in our sheltered environment. There are gases and fumes that we can’t see or…