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Winning tip: irrigation on the cheap

Simple sprinklers don’t always cover the area I want to water. However, proper irrigation systems cost a fortune, so I came up with a R32...

Winning tip: new lease on life for cordless drill

After five years and many cycles, the 12-volt NiCad battery pack on my portable drill/driver expired. I devised a way to give it a new...

Get rid of mosquitos

Get rid of mosquitos

If your bedroom has steel-framed windows, try this solution to get rid of mosquitos flying around your head while you try to sleep...

Remove stains from grout in your shower easily

Ever tried to remove dark stains in the grouting and corners of your shower? It’s really hard work. For a solution that requires less effort,...

How to protect your knives

Knives are expensive so one must look after the sharp edges. Here's how to protect your knives...

Winning tip: How to build a humane mousetrap

Reluctant to kill the mice infesting his home, one of our readers decided to build a humane mousetrap...

Build a window seat

Build a window seat

Need to fill that nook? Here's how to build a window seat with storage facility beneath. It's challenging to build, but immensely satisfying once complete...

Build a garden bench

Build a garden bench

Sturdily designed, this classic feature looks great in a wood finish or painted in a colour of your choice. Here's how to build a bench...

Giving up bad drywall screws for good

whenever I use drywall screws to build stuff, they break or strip. Any suggestions?...

Of rusted screws, “tired” gas shocks and broken glass

Vernon Wilson's tips for confronting rusted screws or shafts, dealing with "tired" gas shocks and disposing of broken glass...

Prevent paint splatter

Prevent paint splatter

Prevent paint splatter on the floor, or on your clothes, when putting the lid back on a paint tin. Here's how......

Winning tip: steady hand for welding

When welding with small-diameter rods, it's difficult to control the end of the rod. Here's a great tip for attaining better control of the rod...

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