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Homemade Mouse Trap

We have a devious mouse in our garage that doesn’t fall for the variety of snap traps or glue traps we have set.  I built a homemade mouse trap from a 5 gallon bucket, piece of wire, piece of PVC … Continue reading

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Chimney Repair

I neglected to keep the paint and caulk in good condition on my chimney, so the wood trim rotted and leaked water. Quality builders will use materials that hold up to the weather, such as brick, but not these homes … Continue reading

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DR Horton Sucks, Part 3

Improperly made electrical connections are a pet peeve of mine, especially when they are in my own house with the potential to burn it down! This picture below is the reason our dishwasher quit working tonight. Notice that joint had … Continue reading

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SureFire Flashlight Clones

Several people have asked about the excellent and inexpensive flashlight that I have, so I figured it was time to compile the ‘best of’ information that I had.  Most/all of the research comes from my friend Mouth.  The flashlights we … Continue reading

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Aquaponics Drain Considerations

My simple aquaponics system has been relativly trouble-free for about 6 months now.  I haven’t had to do anything to it other than feed the fish.  (not counting my battle with pH)  Today, I noticed the drain wasn’t flowing water … Continue reading

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Bright Flashlights

I pieced together an inexpensive Surefire clone out of a Solarforce L2 body & tail switch (sized for 18650 battery), and a Cree XML (U2) drop in, 5 mode.  The Li-ion batteries showed up today so I did a little test. … Continue reading

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Mr. President‬‏

YouTube – ‪Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Mr. President‬‏. And now, a few words from our Vacationer-in-Chief…

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From Abbottabad to Worse

Here is a good article about the nature of Pakistan, and the US’s relationship and history with them: From Abbottabad to Worse | Politics | Vanity Fair Intro: Hating the United States—which funds Islamabad’s army and nuclear program to the … Continue reading

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Vermicompost Sifter Project

Here is a quick little project to help sort out worm poop from bedding material. I emptied out about 1/6th of the left side of my worm bin and sifted out the good stuff from the bedding with this.  It … Continue reading

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Finishing up the Aquapoinics Install

I love drilling holes in nice things.  This was my first time to use an abrasive hole saw, and it was an impressive experience, went right through the brick and mortar wall.  I installed a large waterproof junction box with some cable … Continue reading

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