DIY Tips

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...

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...

Easy way to thread a needle

Have you ever been driven crazy when a cotton thread refuses to pass through the tiny eye of a needle? Here's an easy way to...

The plastic slide clip on my tent’s rope has broken. Now what?

On our last camping trip, the plastic slide clip on my tent’s tension rope broke. Here's an easy solution...

Walls that don’t crack under pressure

Not all walls are created equal. Some eventually crack under pressure, leaving an ugly ruin. Here's the solution...

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