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10-14-2008 10:53 AM


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  • Posted in thread: Home Heating Back Up. on 10-14-2008 at 08:20 AM
    inspectorD - quick question. Are you referring to a portable generator type or a permanently
    mounted whole house back up generator?I have seen the "Hardy" diesel type whole generators
    advertised a lot...

  • Posted in thread: More free stuff on 10-14-2008 at 08:12 AM
    I often had wondered if this product worked well. In fact, a friend of mine and I were
    discussing this very tool last week. I am so very glad I came across this post and I
    immediately sent for my free...

  • Posted in thread: Tool Disappointment on 10-14-2008 at 08:08 AM
    You know what I DID find the gator useful for? Because it tends to "slip" after a certain
    torque, but that torque range seems perfect for the oil pan drain plug.It tightens it just
    enough, then "slips...

  • Posted in thread: Tools That ROCK! on 10-13-2008 at 11:15 AM
    In my previous post, I focused on tools that did not necessarily live up to the hype of the
    product. This one I am going 180 degrees on, talking about tools that ROCK!I have to say the
    one tool that h...

  • Posted in thread: Tool Disappointment on 10-13-2008 at 11:07 AM
    I am sure, if you are anything like myself, that at some point in your life, you have bought
    some tool that you thought was going to be great, and it failed you miserably.For example. The
    "Gator" sock...

  • Posted in thread: New gasoline on 10-13-2008 at 08:47 AM
    Is it better to use additives or just drain the tanks completely? I am unsure in small
    engines.I know on my motorcycle I drain the tank and the carbs, then I take out the spark plugs
    and put a few dro...

  • Posted in thread: Home Heating Back Up. on 10-13-2008 at 08:39 AM
    I have a forced air heating system. In the harsh Michigan winters, occasionally the power goes
    out. When this happens I can still have flames from the gas pipe, but without the air movement,

  • Posted in thread: Cheap Window Insulation?!? on 10-13-2008 at 08:29 AM
    I have not tried it yet, but I am going to this winter for sure.I read an article somewhere, I
    do not recall-maybe Mother Earth News, where you take a spray bottle of water, and bubble wrap
    (you know,...

  • Posted in thread: Solar Panels for Heat? on 10-13-2008 at 08:24 AM
    I have heard of solar collectors for heat, but not to keep a house cool.I have the materials to
    build a home-made one myself I have been putting off but want to do. One bedroom is the
    furthest from th...

  • Posted in thread: need replacement window feedback on 10-11-2008 at 01:20 PM
    The experience I've had is that the larger the window pane surface area, the more likely the
    double-pane will not hold the argon gas.Then the window tends to "cloud" up on certain days of
    a humidity r...