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DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-14-2008, 08:20 AM
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inspectorD - quick question. Are you referring to...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-14-2008, 08:12 AM
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Views: 2,027
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I often had wondered if this product worked well....

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-14-2008, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
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You know what I DID find the gator useful for?...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-13-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,585
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Tools That ROCK!

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 10-13-2008, 11:07 AM
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Views: 1,497
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Tool Disappointment

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"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 10-13-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
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Is it better to use additives or just drain the...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-13-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,736
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Home Heating Back Up.

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,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-13-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,870
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Cheap Window Insulation?!?

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 10-13-2008, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
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I have heard of solar collectors for heat, but...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 10-11-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,228
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The experience I've had is that the larger the...

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...
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