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A number of tools, like wrenches and C-clamps, have the words "Drop Forged" stamped on the handle. What does that mean? Find out with the help of this article.
How do multi-class dry chemical fire extinguishers work? What is the dry chemical?
There is at least one big advantage that the air outside the house has over the air inside the house. Check out this article to learn what that is.
Overtime doors will develop a squeak for various reasons. Find out how to remedy this annoying problem with the help of this home improvement article.
What is plywood? Why do people use it so much? What about oriented strand board (OSB)?
Water-saving toilets, or low-flow toilets, can help reduce the amount of water your home uses in the bathroom. But what makes a water-saving toilet different from a regular one?
Metal locks come in a variety of shapes, sizes and are made of various materials. Some locks have the words "Case Hardened" stamped on it. What does "Case Hardened" mean?
Clothes moths can be a real problem in clothes made from natural fibers (especially wool). To combat this, use moth balls. But first, read this article to find out what moth balls are made of and whether they are harmful to your health.
How can motion-sensing lights detect your presence, and what prevents them from seeing you when you're standing still? It all comes down to the movement of light.
What is this bumpy stuff on my ceiling that looks like popcorn or cottage cheese?
I have an electronic stud finder, and I am amazed at how well it works. How does it know where the studs are?
How does pressure-treated lumber work and can it be harmful to humans? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this helpful home improvement article.
Have you ever noticed that paper is listed in weights? What does this mean and how can a piece of paper weigh twenty pounds? Find out the answers in this article.
Circular saws can be so loud that a person may have to wear hearing protectors whenever using it. Vacuum cleaners are also as loud as a jet engine. How can a 30-inch table saw be so much quieter than a circular saw?
A lot of tools, like saw blades and drill bits, come with "carbide tips" that can be used for various purposes. But what is carbide and how does it enhance a tool? Find out about carbide and its many uses in this article.
Before the handy ballpoint, getting a few sentences onto paper was a pretty involved task. Find out how the ballpoint pen stores and manages its own ink supply to make writing a snap.
By Melissa Russell-Ausley