I just got back from the International
Hardware Show in Las Vegas. I think that it’s the best hardware
show I’ve been to, but I say that every year. And it is every
year….talented people invent products that make our lives easier,
and save you money. And this week, I go to another hardware show in
Indianapolis. It’s the Do It Best Show and I can’t wait to see
what kind of specials they will have. Last week we had not been at
the show 30 minutes when I found a product called
I looked at it and thought, well that’s just another tape like
X-Treme tape. But on closer inspection the
Fiber Fix was not
like X-Treme tape.
Fiber Fix can weld together a long handle
tool so well that you can stand on the break of the handle and it
will hold your weight. How many times have you broken a shovel, or
hoe and have to stop the project to look for a store that will have a
handle that will work.
Fiber Fix is 100 times stronger that
duct tape and hardens like steel. You can use it on handles on
tools, wheelbarrows, vacuum hoses, pipes, pvc sprinkler pipes, chair
legs, railing and beams. The
Fiber Fix is waterproof and sand
able. You can paint it. It is heat and cold resistant. And like I
said earlier …you can stand on. All you have to do to use
is wet the product and wrap it around whatever is broken and
within 10 minutes….it’s cured and you are ready to go back to the
job. I’m going to keep some around the house and in the truck.
This is just the start of new items we found….so stay tuned to the
Now to the email…..
Question: Johnnie, we have had rain in
the last few weeks and I was surprised to find out I had a leak on
the roof. It’s just in one area and I don’t want to have to
replace shingles. Didn’t you write about a product that you can
put on the roof to seal it? I can’t remember the name …but if
you tell me I’m getting some. All the rest of the roof is just
fine. I had a tree that rubbed an area and evidently caused the
Answer: There has never been a better
product for the roof than
Thru The Roof. Before Thru The
we all put that black tar on the roof to seal any little
leak. Black tar lasted only a couple of years. Black tar looks ugly
on the roof.
Thru The Roof is a clear product and will last
Thru The Roof comes in a brushable quart and gallon
for all the shingled areas of the roof. A gallon will cover around
12 sq feet. You can use the caulk underneath shingles, around the
fireplace flashing and around any vent pipe coming through the
roof(that’s why they named it
Thru The Roof). You can even
use it when the roof is wet. The gallon is under $45, the qt is
under $20 and the caulk is under $10.
Question: My front door gets intense
heat and sun in the afternoon. It looks so dull and flat. I don’t
want to have to re-finish it again. Is there a easy way to make this
door look good?
Answer: Use the Sun Wax by
Howard. Just put it on a soft rag, and act like your dusting. It’s
that easy to freshen up the door and make it look better.
Question: Last year I had a leak in
the AC – because the pan over flowed. I guess the drain was
clogged. But what I want to know …is there a easy way to keep that
drain open? My AC man want s me to pour Clorox down a drain up in
the attic….where it is going to very hot …very soon.
Answer: The easy way….drop ACtabs
in the pan…if water builds up in the pan…they start
working…if the pan is dry…they don’t. It’s the easiest way
I know of.
Question: I have aerobic sewer system
at my house. It was expensive and I want to keep it running
smoothly. What is the best product to use ?
Answer: By far ….One Flush.
You get a 3 month supply for only $10.