Monday, August 21, 2017

Plumb-Away®

This is the Plumb Away Toilet kit
Fig.1 Plumb-Away®
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:

If you have a plugged toilet then use Plumb-Away®.

This post shows the five steps to use the Plumb-Away® product.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the Plumb-Away® is a aerosol drain opener that claims to open drains up in seconds.  This product works well in an emergency situation. This product is made in the United States.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows what is in the Plumb-Away® box.

This is the parts of the Plumb Away kit
Fig.2 What's in the kit?
Step 3: Fig.3 shows how to use the simple direction on the box to clear your toilet. 
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the Plumb-Away® that will be inserted into your plugged toilet.

The plunger helps the compressed can
Fig.3 Directions
Great tool for everyone who wants it done now
Fig.4 Tube
Step 5: The Plumb-Away® box contains the following. 1-Plumb-Away®canister, power cap and seal, universal adapter, and extension handle. This unit can open toilet very effectively.



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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

An Impact Driver With a Phillips Bit

Manual Impact Driver
Fig.1 Impact kit
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Hammer
Heavy gloves
Impact screwdriver

George wanted a pre-hung door, but before that could be accomplished the garage threshold plate needed to be removed. The new metal door was to long to accommodate the old threshold plate. 

This post shows the seven steps to use an impact driver.

An impact driver is a spring-loaded mechanism that moves a wedge and cam built inside it. When hit by a hammer, the blow causes the internal chuck to turn just a little bit thus moving the screw. To use a manual impact driver please follow the steps below. You need to have good hand strength and be comfortable swinging a hammer with the other hand. It's a one person job, but it can be difficult depending on how badly the screw is stuck.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a manual impact drivers resemble a fat screwdriver with a chuck at one end and in this job a Phillips bit.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the safety glasses and heavy gloves needed to protect your hands.

Wear plasstic protective glasses
Safety glasses
These are chemical gloves

Fig.2 Gloves
Step 3: Fig.3 shows grasping the impact driver firmly with your dominant hand.
Hold the impact driver with your hands before hitting with a hammer
Fig.3 Impact driver
 removing Phillips screw
Step 4: Push downward on the stuck screw, at the same time turn the impact driver counterclockwise to loosen.
Turn the imapect driver with your hand as the screw moves
Fig.4 Turn as the impact 
driver is hit by the hammer
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the hammer that will hit the top of the impact driver. Sometimes a metal sledge can sometime work better.
This is a fiberglass claw hammer
Fig.5 Claw hammer
Step 6: Continue hitting the impact driver while applying pressure and turning with your hands until the bolt is loosened.
Step 7: Fig.6 shows the threshold plate has been removed from the cement garage floor.
Now the threshold plate has been removed
Fig.6 Threshold plate
How to use a manual impact driver:
  • Wear heavy leather gloves to protect your hands.
  • Grasp the impact driver firmly with your dominant hand.
  • Push downward on the stuck screw, at the same time turn the impact driver counterclockwise to loosen.
  • Hit the top of the impact driver with a hammer.
  • Continue hitting the impact driver while applying pressure and turning with your hands until the bolt is loosened.


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Friday, August 11, 2017

Vaughan 20520 Carpenters Half Hatchet Axe

This is an axe wedge that helps keep the axe blade on the handle
Axe metal wedge
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
 

Carpenters Half Hatchet axe Vaughan 20520
Metal wedge 

This month the Carpenters half hatchet axe is the being featured in four steps.Axes serve three purposes, cutting, splitting and shaping. The carpenter's axe has a slightly larger than a hatchet and used in traditional woodwork, joinery and log-building. The poll (butt) is designed for use as a hammer. These hatchets has a groove for pulling nails.

Step 1: Fig.1
above shows the parts of the axe. The axe has two components, the head,and the shaft. The head is bounded by the bit (or blade) at one end, and the poll (or butt) at the other.

Fig.1 Carpenters Half Hatchet Features
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the parts of the axe. The top corner of the metal bit where the cutting edge begins is called the toe, and the bottom corner is known as the heel. Either side of the metal head is called the cheek. The hole where the wooden haft is mounted is called the eye

Fig.2 Metal parts
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the part of the metal bit that descends below the rest of the axe-head is called the beard. The axe haft is sometimes called the handle, is made of a hickory. The shoulder is where the head mounts onto the haft, and the haft is held in place by wooden wedges.
Fig.3 Metal bit
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the belly of the haft (wood handle) is the longest part, and the throat is where it curves sharply down into to the short grip, just before end of the haft, which is known as the knob.

Fig.4 Wooden handle


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