Category Archives: Home Improvments

Mystery Mold / Mildew smell and front load washers (also SUD error)

About 16 months ago we switched from a traditional top-load washing machine to a Whirlpool duet front load.  For larger loads (blankets, multiple towels, etc.) this machine does an excellent job and doesn’t tend to get off-balance the way top … Continue reading

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Fixing it… Glues and Epoxy to use when other stuff fails…

Fixing a Leak, how to… Found several small pin holes in the Hot Tub that we got for Akiva (bottom inflates and was leaking) After 2 failed attempts to patch it with a vinyl patch kit (which peeled right off … Continue reading

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Repainting the Basement – Work in Progress

First section painted. Spent about half the day today preparing the floor for most of the rest of the basement room (one small section where I have the freezers that I will have to come back to and paint later). … Continue reading

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House Painting Project Fall 2010

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Workbench

Restoring my grandfathers old workbench. I found that he signed it on the bottom of the bench. This makes me think that he did build this bench himself. It is a very dense hard wood. Nice and sturdy. It was … Continue reading

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Bonsai Trees

My new trees that I am growing for Bonsai… Well years from now they will be large enough to become Bonsai. I built the 12″ x12″ boxes out of 2″x4″s, they have a fine window screen stapled to the bottom … Continue reading

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Summer Garden & Landscape 2010

Wow -time goes by so fast.  It’s been 3-1/2 months since I made a post. It’s been a fairly busy summer.  I took a lot of photos over the summer and want to start sharing them.  Here goes, in no … Continue reading

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Electrical example Videos

Large junction box: Standard recessed lighting:

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Electrical tools Review – Videos

Part 1 Part 2

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It’s Alive – 10 Weeks Early?

In this part of Wisconsin, we generally wait until after memorial day before we plant anything to avoid the danger of frost.  We normally see signs of growth in our yard underway well before this date.  Today is 3/17/2010, with … Continue reading

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