Some weeks stand out for various reasons, some good, some bad and others reach that level that make us shake our head and wonder what wrong we must have done to be singled out by nature for punishment. One week ago Sunday, my mom’s house greeted me in an eclipse of darkness that had engulfed […]
Recently I tested a Husqvarna GTH26V48LS Garden Tractor. The first thing I noticed is Husqvarna used a seriously thick deck for its mower. The deck will obviously handle rough jobs without losing its shape. I have a 24 HP lawn tractor that I have used for cutting non-lawn areas and rocks and sticks deformed the deck […]
One of the best things about our work is when we get to visit with tool manufacturers and try out new tools and see what the future holds for the industry. This week I was in Milwaukee to see what the Big Red Machine was bringing out for 2011. For plumbers, Milwaukee has some great […]
I was reading a commentary by Michael Anschel over at Hanley Woods Remodeling and it got me to thinking. Anschel proposed four elements to improve the remodeling industry. 1.Self Imposed-Self Enforced Standards
Can I use Pex in Swimming Pool Applications?
A reader asked me about using a five gallon plastic bucket instead of a store bought system, and the quick answer is yes you can.
Well $1500 later, including a new main pump for the filter system and a rebuild of the Polaris Vacuum System all is well. Here is my advice,
Jonathan Whitman of Helena, AL won the DeWalt Worm Drive Saw provided by Tyler Tool for Extreme How-To’s Ultimate Man Expo event held at the Birmingham(AL)-Jefferson Civic Center this past weekend. There were many registrants and we are working diligently to get those who subscribed to the magazine on our rolls. Thanks to all who came […]
By: Hal Jones A month into our family gardening project, the kids are over the excitement of seeing flowers and green vegetables. The question I am peppered with about the peppers is, daddy, when can we pick them?
By: Hal Jones Father’s Day Special Feature This weekend is Father’s Day and I am taking this opportunity to thank all of the dads