A little nail in an orange donut can make a big difference when it comes to sealing your home from moisture. The Fasten Seal is a lathe fastener that’s engineered to keep water from penetrating the point where nails pierce the building paper. Stucco will last for years if the […]
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Pulling carpet yourself can save a few bucks and here are 7 tips to make the process go smoothly. 1. Pulling up carpet is a labor-intensive activity, so while you can do it by yourself, it’s a lot easier, and a lot less heavy, if you bring in at least […]
In most situations a sharp nail tip is required but when driving larger nails (8d and higher) into 2×4′s or other wood panels, the force and size of nail can cause the board to split. Quick solution is to turn the nail upside down, place the head on a hard […]
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Imagine working with some beautiful pieces of cherry or mahogany, and the project underway is almost done, and in hopes of finishing early for the day, you hammer a little faster than necessary, and ping, the wood splits. A project is now delayed and/or potentially ruined.
The winner of Popular Science’s “Innovation of the Year” is the Hurriquake Nail. These nails feature a larger head, shear shank, and deeper rings which Hurriquake claims to increase nail retention by up to 50%. If you live in an area with regular hurricanes or high-wind storms or you are […]
When pulling longer nails such as framing nails or spikes, a standard sized hammer won’t have the proper fulcrum length to pull the nail completely out and you may not have access to a cat’s paw. But you can still remove a nail in one motion by inserting a block […]