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Chemical-free Cookware Options

Chemical-free Cookware Options

Swapping harsh bleaches or detergents for mild cleaning products or CFLs for the energy-draining light bulbs of the past are just some of the easy green improvements you can make around your home. While you’re at it, consider changing your cookware.

Extension Cord Safety

Extension Cord Safety

The DIY Maven shares her tips for using extension cords safely.

Installing a Stair Runner

Installing a Stair Runner

Don’t wait to hire a professional to install the carpet runner down your stairs–do it yourself! Here you’ll find some tips and tricks for making the runner last longer and look better.

Nail Gun News

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 who weren’t quite so careful.

Hawaiian Homeowners Choose to Outrun Lava Flows

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. You can now add

Shower Power

Shower Power

A reader sent over a DIY disaster that their handyman/landlord setup for them. Albeit she lives in China there is no excuse or reason to have exposed power outlets in or around the shower area. This outlet isn’t just exposed but the handyman left the extension cord that we presume […]

Work Glove Guidelines in the Workshop

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 hands from splinters when handling wood but do not wear them near rotating blades and other machinery parts where […]

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 infommercial hosts have the luxury of working in a TV studio and they still can’t get it right.

Space Heater Safety Tips

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 to turn the air down (office buildings). But when using a heating element you should always be cautious and […]

10 Tips for Ladder Safety

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. The first tip to properly using a step ladder is to determine the correct ladder for the job. Unfortunately […]

Fireplace Fixup

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.

Call 811 Before You Dig

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 as DIY homeowners and professional excavators. Before any excavation project you are required to contact your local one-call center […]