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August 14, 1964

The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, · Page 62

Ottawa, Canada
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Friday, August 14, 1964
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', v3 ...V "jr. We don't know . just ' who it was . who invented the plain old com moor wedge , but he or. she certainly did the average borne ; owner . a big favor. We. can, solve an awful lot. of . home : problems witih wedges and one place where they, come in real handy is with problem floors floors that squeak or floors that vibrate and; sag. v v ' ' - ' - VA''-W!;3 "5 , . T," V '.,'. J i-4-i. t ' ' -. -Those spring clips for hanging brooms against the , wall make good hangers for boys' baseball bats; tennis rackets. and hockey sticks. Placed on the wall in the "boys' closets, they keep these pieces of sports equipment off closet floors and shelves. x - .V ' X nHome : WoirEisEibp "" g '' N SS I'-' ' tfelM :fi DUTCH ' 1 V v 6. HOME SECTION A friday August h, im4 . i . --,! - 1 iIflpiniWiiMas i DjelTdrncs FOUR DESIGNS for h I g h fences are given in Pattern 395. AH your questions are answered ": Including how to set posts so they will not rot out and how. close to space them. So,' whether you want to shut out a view or preserve privacy, go ahead ' with confidence. This pattern ' is 50 . cents. It also Is included i in the Homestead Improvement Packet No. 30 with irce other ' full-size pattern! fot $1.75. Send cheque or money order to The v Journal Home W&rksnop. ' squeaking floor for V example, If you can get at the underside of the floor the chang-M es.are you'll find; that because -of shrinkage, the nails holding tne eubnoor aren't quite doing a I their Job. They are allowing the r wood to ride upland i'down' on them and that is the cause of the . noise. :. - ''..' " So, you take some small wood , TWO DUTCH windmills are included In Pattern 449., One is a weathervane 13 inches high to be ountedon,'a pole. The"-" other is 23 Inches-high to stand beside a fKol- or, bird bath re- . fleeting fn, the water. This pat-'. tern, which "gives actual .' size v cutting guides and directions, is ' a 50 cents. It also 4s in the Wind-" m-ill and Weathervane Packet No. II containing four patterns , ' , for $1.75. Send cheque or money ' order to The Journal Home . Workshop. Take a " V ; - . r" K - I - ; . 4',' wedges r pieces of I wood sfiinilesxare fine - and you: drive thim. in between . the floor ' v Joists- and the subflooring.' The floor Joists 'are 'the beams to ! which the subflooring is nailed.. The '.wedge prevents movement' which the subflooring is nailed., of the subflooring ' and t h a t; means no more noise. -The reason for many sag- ging and vibrating floors. . ts-' pecially in homes where there is " a girder, with posts running under the floor Joists to" provide added support, is that either the girder has shrunk or that the posts ; have " sunk - a tittle. The net effect is that the girder is no longer giving support to the;. Joists and in many cases is not even in contact with them. ; ' " You take your : wedges and you drive them in between the -'-r top of the girder and floor Joists. Of course, if the sinking posts are the cause of the trouble they . should eventually be provided, with a 'solid footing but until, you get around to this, the wedges will do the trick. Jigsaw Suitable Fop. TTccris C One of the safest of all power, tools for the teenage youngster, is the table Jigsaw." Alt hough power driven, it is 'easy to oper- ate; because the, blade goes up . and down and there is Mttle ' danger of the wood' or o t h e r , stock being pulled Into the saw. - The Jigsaw enables the opera- tor 'to do both inside and out-' . tlde; cuttings either of straight lines or of intricate, .c"u r v e d designs. Because XV can be used so effectively on small pieces of; wood, . it is especially , popular : with the hobbyist; who may noti, have the time or space to bother; with large-size roJects. t ;! V The speed of . the" blade can be increased by means of spe-" cial pulleys, but the . fun-' . damental followed is that - the harder the material being cut, the slower the speed should be. There are different types of ' blades, for different materials. -. Chances-of error In m a kJ n g cuts can be reduced to a min- imum by tracing the outline of the design directly on the stock. Jigsaw cutting allows more play for individual design ideas than .;. does almost any other power,: .'toot v". INDOOR GARDEN. This is a remodeling Job that ends up in. y; .v,ng an .nuoor p., your having an indoor place.. "' r.; plants, in pots, to thrive In Wintertime. It is de-; signed for a frame house, and tta location should be such that M,A.M. and also faces a direction suitable 4or sunshine during Winter months. : .:'-; ... -. ' ' The. dimensions will need to ; be determined by your individual circumstances. A bole in : yourwall wiH need to "be i cutv to allow for 2-by-Ts to go on, edge underneath the shelf. And for, the same to bridge ' .'over the tip of the opening, with the ends of the 2-by4's resting on upright 2-by-4's at' each' slde pf the opening. A framework 2-by-4's is, extended out at the shelf level. ' The distance out will depend upon the ' length of ., stock . sized, single . - paned windows you can get at 4 your ' lumber dealer's yard. ' . Likewise, the height of the opening will depend F on them -also, as the sash lean from the" top of the. opening outward to . the' framework extending from the side of the house. The total width of the opening,' also, will , depend ' upon : the collect e d j sashes you buy. The slanting -members between .the. sash are . ; 2-by-Ts, so the widths of them will need to be added to the' widths of the sash, so get the total width of the opening in .. your; wait s' : ' ' ' -. ; Shades , can slide on rollers ; at the top, ;wieh the - lower ..cross piece sliding in strips " of woods tacked 'to the slanting 2-by-6's. ' PREVENT NOISE Noise in a basement workshop often can be heard upstairs, es-i pecially . when a . power tool is -, beinfc used. Ordinary ceil ing : tiles will prevent some of this: noise - from r moving upward : through the floors of the first floor, but acoustical tiles will do -: an even better Job of .absorbing '. the noise Another way to re?" duce the sound is to prevent vibration at the source. . - ... ... ;C i .. Use ; ; . . :vr HOT WATER : ; 1 Ing lis : , GLASTEEL ", iavi i tatwi I.vhIwI it , , Palmri rinmhlnf SappW Lt4. 14 Bik It tZ-St . , ; , OUTDOOR VISTA. Dayt line . .resting, with an outdoor vista ? before "your; eyes, is ' an appro-i. : elated, .accessory to the m e a 1. ; And this may. also be true at ' night ".If an adjacent area is v lighted by ' decorative Hlumina-tton.iT like ; in a garden, for- to-stance. And such an Improve- : , ment is not outside . your own .' ability 4cTreate " .;' ; So1; measure about the.lze of ' picture window you want. Go to your lumber dealer and buy a, ; frame and a sash to fit these ; ' ro ourooot . dimensions as closely', as pos- sible. He will have stock sizes in this kind of opening. Next lay-out the place with . pencil marks on the outside or the. iside; the width and height of th frame you bought, phis four. v inches, wider on each side, and t four inches higher at the top. ' At the corners of these marks, bore holes all the way through ''; the wall of your house. You. J will need a long-shanked bit to do this. Get k atNyour hard- ware store;' the kind electricians , use-when. wiring a house. Start sawing, with a keyhole . saw, this area out of your house. j" If you have a hand saber sawh power-driven, . you , can get a long blade for it that plaster won't harm. And you might run into 2-by-4's where you bore, or where you saw. If you do, ease ; your location out Just enough to miss it, and leave all the 2-by-4 : studding - as-is, temporarily. Then insert new studs around . the opening, and , edgewise across ehe top, to which the i; window frame will be nailed.." RE-ROOF '.' ' Specializing in ASPHALT SICCUS . . ;- m hp cam kpass ' GERRY ''': i: V'' '. -v LOWREY LTD. IS 'Western 1 " 72S-373 1,322 ' COLORS In an paint ' finishes ,

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