Category: hobbies

How to plumbing hardware

AERATORS Most faucets have aerators. This is the little device that screws into (or onto) the spout. It mixes air with the water so the flow is soft and bubbly instead of irregular and...

Hose-repair hardware

HOSE-REPAIR FITTINGS  In warm weather, garden hose repair is a frequently requested job. I like to have some of the plastic fittings that are used to make a new female end on the hose,...

Electrical-work hardware

BATTERIES Strictly speaking, a battery consists of two or more cells connected together in one package. So, in the list below, only the 9-volt battery should be called a battery, the others are cells....

Handyman – Door hardware

A handyman is frequently asked to fix doors that have one sort of problem or another. In order to do this, you must have a good understanding of how doors are installed, from the...

Handyman – Stationary power tools

The most useful stationary power tools are, in alphabetical order: BENCH GRINDER The bench grinder is used to sharpen drill bits, hand tools, garden tools, lawn mower blades, scissors, and other tools. Bench grinders...

Plumbing tools

 Here, listed alphabetically, are the most useful tools for plumbing work. BASIN WRENCH  The basin wrench is a cleverly designed tool that is used to get up behind washbasins or sinks to tighten or...