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Trust the manufacturer…except don’t always.

My fridge is practically new: November of 2012 The freezer is a drawer on the bottom of the fridge. So there’s this plastic tray/shelf thing below the drawer; the bottom of the cavity in which it sits. About a year

Posted in Appliances, Plumbing, Uncategorized

Kitchen drain clog madness!

My kitchen drain is…complex. The drain pipe comes out of the wall barely lower than the bottom of the sink, and at a weird angle. From there there is a piece of flexible drain that corrects the weird angle (since

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Attacking the root of the problem.

About a month ago, there was a clog in the bathroom drains (not the toilet, but everything else: tub, sink, and the sink in my bedroom which is on the same drain line). It took some effort to get it

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Sounds good!

As I said, There are speakers built into the walls of my bedroom, office, and bathroom. I’ve been contemplating what to do about them for quite a while. My first plan was to install┬áthese in each room. They’re very impressive:

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Long time. No see.

What happened? Well…It’s like this: When I started this blog, I was in a period of somewhat better-than-usual financial security and looked to remain in that state for a while. So I was making plans to get caught up with

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Toolsday: Tape 2

Duct Tape. I hate duct tape. I think that means I have to turn in my geek card or something, but there it is. There are very very few tasks for which it is the right job. Certainly not for

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Toolsday: On Tape

There are many different kinds of tape. Because people use tape for many many different things. Knowing what you want to do with tape is the key to using the right tape. Are you trying to hold something together? Or

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