Month: July 2018

Is Aluminum Wiring Dangerous?

By Scott Sidler • July 30, 2018

is aluminum wiring dangerous

If your house was built from 1965-1973, you may be one of the “lucky” folks with early aluminum wiring. Thanks to spiking copper prices in the 1960s, builders stared looking for less expensive materials to use for wiring houses and […]

How To: Fix a Sticking Door

By Scott Sidler • July 23, 2018

how to fix a sticking door

As the weather turns warmer, those old wood doors can start to swell and stick making it difficult to operate. In warmer, wetter weather, wood can swell more than you may think, causing doors that worked perfectly in the winter […]

Wood Filler & Epoxy Test (Year 4)

By Scott Sidler • July 16, 2018

The results from year 4 of my wood filler and epoxy test are now ready! Four years ago I took five of the most popular and readily available wood patching products and applied them to the same piece of wood. […]

What is Pine Tar?

By Scott Sidler • July 9, 2018

what is pine tar

Once again, I’ve partnered with Natalie Yon-Eriksson of Earth & Flax to teach you about a product that I have only just recently heard about, but has been used as a long lasting coating for hundreds of years on historic […]

What is Linseed Oil Paint?

By Scott Sidler • July 2, 2018

what is linseed oil paint

These next couple weeks I’ve partnered with Natalie Yon-Eriksson of Earth & Flax to bring you some great content on old school paints and coatings that have been making a resurgence recently. This week we’ll be talking about Linseed Oil […]