How to Stop Water Hammer

How to fix water hammer feature

What is Water Hammer Wikipedia describes Water Hammer as: Water hammer (or, more generally, fluid hammer) is a pressure surge or wave caused when a fluid (usually a liquid but sometimes also a gas) in motion is forced to stop or change direction suddenly (momentum change). A water hammer commonly occurs when a valve closes [...]

5 DIY Chicken Coops

DIY chicken coop feature

There’s nothing better than fresh eggs in the morning. And the only way to get the freshest eggs is to have your own chickens. So no matter what the size of your backyard, there is a chicken coop that will fit your needs.  Build your own DIY Chicken Coop Building a chicken coop in your [...]

Handyman App – Calculate Concrete, Flooring etc. Convert Measurements. 2 Stroke Fuel Mix Calculator.

DIY Handyman Toolbox App

DIY Handyman Toolbox, is an iPhone iOS App that includes quite a few very handy features for the home handyman and also for the construction industry. This app is METRIC only. (There is an Imperial version available on the app store, that doesn’t include the Oil Ratio calculator). The DIY Handyman Toolbox app features: 1. [...]

DIY Backyard Aquaponics

DIY aquaponics

Aquaponics, is a term that I is quite new to me, but it does seem like a very interesting system for producing organic vegetables in a very natural, cost effective way that also saves water. The simple explanation for Aquaponics is that you can use the water that has been naturally fertilised by fish, giving [...]

DIY Shelves – Industrial Iron Pipe Shelf

DIY Pipe Shelves Project

Here’s a fantastic step by step guide that I found recently of a DIY Shelves project that I plan on following myself real soon! The industrial rustic look you end up with looks amazing. This is a simple project using basic and easy to source materials. The materials required are: Threaded Iron Pipe Iron Pipe [...]

Big Wipes – Industrial Strength Cleaning Wipes

Big Wipes product review

I recently received a sample of a new product that has launched recently here in Australia. It’s an industrial strength cleaning wipe called “BIG WIPES”. You can think of them as a turbo-charged version of Wet-Ones, because they definitely belong in your workshop or factory. BIG WIPES are “pre-impregnated industrial-strength, dual-sided, antibacterial cleaning wipes” that [...]

V8 Motor is Central to this Bad Boy Chainsaw’s Awesomeness


The guys down at Whitlands Engineering, located in Northeast Victoria, Australia, have custom built an “Angry V8 Chainsaw”. These guys specialise in manufacturing “Firewood Processors” and “Wood Splitters”, and as it says on their website “We’re serious about YOUR Firewood!”. I don’t think you can be any more serious about cutting firewood than by creating [...]

Black & Decker gets a new logo design


Black & Decker has decided that it is time for a change. So it’s out with the old branding: And in with the new: The power tool manufacturer has dumped the hexagon bolt head, and replaced the ampersand “&” with a plus sign “+”, so now it’s BLACK+DECKER. It’s all part of modernising the brand [...]