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Painting on New Wooden Surfaces

So you have replaced a new wooden door and you need to give it a new coat of paint. There are a few steps that you have to take in order for you to give it the shine that it deserves. Choices of colours are varied but the first steps are similar. First of all, […]

Painting on Old Metal Surfaces.

Have tried painting your gates or grills and after applying the new coat of paint, you see wrinkles on certain parts no matter how many days you wait, it just would not dry off? That is because you did not take an effort to clean off the old paintwork thoroughly. Most of us thinks that […]

How to have uninterupted water supply (pt2)

Another very simple way to utilize the water in your storage tanks in cases when water is disrupted is to have 2 separate supplies going to your kitchen sinks. Almost all housholds uses the double sinks nowadays and lots of them have one sink with water from the Mains as required and the other coming […]

How to have continuous water supply even if there is water rationing.

Under the Water Department’s regulation, when installing the plumbing system for a new house, the water from the Mains goes to the storage tank and the kitchen sinks. From the storage tanks the water is then directed to all other outlets like the bathrooms and toilets. It is from this age old regulation that I […]

How to protect and prolong your iron grills from rust

Come end of the year we will see lots of people painting their front gates and door grills. Lot of homeowners who have the means have replaced their iron gates with steel ones that does not rust or loose it’s shine, but those are pricey, so the majority of people still stick with those made […]

How to stop your water closets from overflowing

A very very simple tip that even a 12 year old can do. If your toilets water closet, some prefers to call it a cistern, is overflowing, all you have to do is to tighten the level adjuster inside the cistern. Tightening the screw (shown here) will shut of the float valve faster, so the […]

Why the ceiling fan wobbles

The main cause of a ceiling fan wobbling is due to the mialignment of the fan’s blades. Just like a car tyre that is out of balance which causes the tyres to wobble when it reaches a certain speed, the celing fan also wobbles almost with silimlar reasons. The fan blades can go out of […]

Is Red Clay Bricks better Than Cement Bricks.

There are 2 types of bricks that we commonly see when we pass by some construction site. One is the cement block bricks and the other is the red clay bricks. Both are equally strong if manufactured according to specifications. The only difference is red bricks are more fire resistant. It is normal practice to […]