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May 09, 2015

New Electrical Outlet Cover Plate has Built-in Phone Charger

An innovative electical receptacle cover with an integrated USB port for charging phones and other devices.

April 27, 2015

The Latest in PVC Decking PLUS a Lightweight Paver for Resurfacing Decks and Patios.

PVC decking that looks for all the world like real wood.  Lightweight pavers for resurfacing an existing deck or patio.

September 21, 2014

Make Your Own Custom Walkway with Reusable Concrete Forms

Make a custom stone or brick pathway using Quikrete's Walkmaker system

August 07, 2014

Concrete Stains Can Make Plain Floors Look Like Colored Stone or Marble

Transform oncrete floors from ordinary to stunning with stains

July 26, 2014

Reviving Dingy and Discolored Outdoor Decks

Rain, sun and dirt combine to make outdoor decks unsightly.  Here's how to restore their orginal beauty.

June 14, 2014

Epoxy Coating Gives Garage Floor that New Car Showroom Look

How to apply a do-it-yourself epoxy coating to garage floors

April 12, 2014

Ingenious LED Guide Light Built into Outlet.  Snaps on.  No Wires.

This innovative guidelight requires no wiring and installs in seconds leaving the receptacle free for other uses.

July 01, 2013

Five Affordable, Easy-to-Do Bathroom Improvements

Five bathroom improvement projects that won't deplete your wallet or eat up and entire weekend

April 19, 2013

Installing Wallboard with Adhesive Has Sound Benefits

Drywall Adhesive Eliminates Nail Pops,  Improves Sound Deadening and Helps Reduce Drafts

March 15, 2013

Four Super Screws That are Absolute Winners.

Four super-performing screws for wood, concrete and composite decking.

February 17, 2013

Advantages of a Tile Wet Saw for Larger, Thicker Tiles

A tile wet saw is an indispensable tool when working with larger, thicker or harder tiles like porcelain.

November 30, 2012

How a Moisture Meter Solved the Mystery of an Overnight Ceiling Leak

Rude Awakening. 
One morning I woke up to discover a huge water leak in the family room ceiling.  This device helped my track down the cause.

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