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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-03-2009, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By GreenIsGood
Small houses cost so much less to operate and are...

Small houses cost so much less to operate and are so much easier to keep clean.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-03-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By GreenIsGood
No - haven't heard of any cases here in eastern...

No - haven't heard of any cases here in eastern Montana - knock on wood!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-26-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 17,141
Posted By GreenIsGood
A possibility...

We live on a large piece of land way out away from the world. Whenever we have drainage problems in new fields, etc. we create a suitably sized sump. The sump catches the water and the additional...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-16-2009, 05:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 811
Posted By GreenIsGood
An excellent insight!

Thanks for the chuckle!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-16-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 27,038
Posted By GreenIsGood
Hole size/perking

The holes should be 4 feet deep, not 4 inches. The hole dramatically increases the surface area for the water to perk out of. The weight of the water also helps with the perking - as the hole fills,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-07-2009, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 27,038
Posted By GreenIsGood
A sump

Since it's illegal to divert the natural flow of water such that it causes problems to others, you might consider making a sump or two. Here's how we do it:

Bore a hole(s) in the lowest spots. We...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 04-04-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By GreenIsGood
Porter Cable

We have a nice PC router. It's been on the job now for about 20 years, and has performed flawlessly. We did have to replace the cord when it got dry and started to crack, but that's it. I give PC...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-04-2009, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,166
Posted By GreenIsGood
You can change file extensions in Explorer,...

You can change file extensions in Explorer, however, that will not change the actual program data stored in the file. In other words, you cannot convert an AVI file to a MOV file simply by changing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 04-04-2009, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,027
Posted By GreenIsGood
More people - better prices

Yes, if more people bought solar and wind alternatives, they'd be cheaper - no doubt. Unfortunately, I am confident that Obama does not plan to make realistic tax breaks available. If the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 03-30-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,027
Posted By GreenIsGood
Solar & Wind - same problems

I believe the problems with using these sources are identical: not enough people are using them, so the costs are prohibitive. Also, the technology is lagging. Our system runs on a 24-volt battery...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-28-2009, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By GreenIsGood
Saws

We have both a DeWalt DW703 10" Compound Miter Saw and a Makita 12" Dual Slide Compound Miter Saw (Model: LS1214). The Makita is very heavy and hard to move around. We use the DeWalt for almost all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 03-22-2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,027
Posted By GreenIsGood
In the world of wind energy, you're not really...

In the world of wind energy, you're not really going to be able to do much with $10 or less. You could, if you did all the work yourself, install a nice Southwest Wind Power Whisper 500 on a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-21-2009, 04:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,998
Posted By GreenIsGood
As a woman, I can relate to your plight. But...

As a woman, I can relate to your plight. But don't bother 'uglying up.' It won't help. We do lots of trade jobs and it took me years to become accepted by the men who dominate the trades. They're a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-21-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,906
Posted By GreenIsGood
I don't know the science of it all, and we don't...

I don't know the science of it all, and we don't use ethanol - we're mostly a diesel family (trucks and tractor), but I thought I'd let you know they are trying to allow the increase of ethanol from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-21-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,591
Posted By GreenIsGood
The DeWalt DW087K Self-Leveling Line Laser...

The DeWalt DW087K Self-Leveling Line Laser (Horizontal & Vertical). This is a great tool. It has too many uses to list. It shoots either a horizontal or vertical laser line (red) after leveling...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-15-2009, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,818
Posted By GreenIsGood
These are great tools! We have a whole lot of the...

These are great tools! We have a whole lot of the Makita 18-v tools - including everything in that kit. The charger is very fast, the batteries have held up great, and everything has worked...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-15-2009, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By GreenIsGood
I've been using this for a while now. I like it...

I've been using this for a while now. I like it very well. I especially like that it is 3D. That gives me a better overall idea of what a project will look like when completed. It also allows a great...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-18-2009, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,073
Posted By GreenIsGood
I have a wet dry vac I use exclusively for...

I have a wet dry vac I use exclusively for drywall dust. I half fill the bottom of the holding tank with water and then vacuum. The water will collect most of the dust, but it still plays havoc with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 02-17-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,446
Posted By GreenIsGood
Cold Cellar Ideas

Hey ya'll,

We are wanting to put in a cellar for our garden surplus this year. We talked about digging a hole in the side of a hill and burying a semi box/container in it. Anybody else have ideas...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-17-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,361
Posted By GreenIsGood
Yep - screws are best for squeaky wooden floors....

Yep - screws are best for squeaky wooden floors. My dad always used them when putting in a subfloor. They do work.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 02-17-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,721
Posted By GreenIsGood
During projects, I have my metal Stanley 12'...

During projects, I have my metal Stanley 12' hooked on my waistband. It's small enough so that it's not in my way when bendding over to pick something up. The 12' size is perfect when working with 8'...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 02-16-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,363
Posted By GreenIsGood
Our compost pile is home to 20,000 red wiggler...

Our compost pile is home to 20,000 red wiggler worms. We started the compost pile with Yucca plants we dug up during construction on our farm. Plus loads of top soil. Once they were ready, we ordered...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 02-16-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,821
Posted By GreenIsGood
Use a thermal carafe! When your coffee maker is...

Use a thermal carafe! When your coffee maker is done brewing your morning pot of java, instead of leaving it on the heated plate or in the heated percolator, simply pour the hot coffee into a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 02-16-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,458
Posted By GreenIsGood
We don't turn our's off - but we turn it down to...

We don't turn our's off - but we turn it down to pilot-light only setting during the day. That seems to keep it at a more economical 'heat temperature.' What I mean is, I can still wash my hands and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 02-16-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,387
Posted By GreenIsGood
Great Thread! We took a old pull camper trailer...

Great Thread!
We took a old pull camper trailer and converted it into a chicken coop. It's 16' long, insulated and wired for heating in the winter. Took the wheels/axel off and set it onto the...
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