A quick fix for a broken Ford key fob

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

 I’ve had Explorers and Mountaineers. One annoying problem is that the key ring part of the key fob breaks. Here is a solution

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The importance of insulating furnace ducts.

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

If you have an older home with forced hot air heat and  uninsulated ducting, you may be wasting a lot of money on heating

 

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Yellow tag sales at the supermarket

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

Save a LOT of money at the supermarket on meat and poultry by shopping during discount days and looking for marked down items. 

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Monitor a wood stove in another room with a remote thermometer

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

My wood stove is in the basement and my office is in the breezeway. I found an easy way to keep tabs of the state of the fire. 

 

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An alternative to shredding

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

If you have a lot of papers with personal information, mushing them might be an alternative to shredding them.

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Sealing a worn asphalt driveway – Part 4 – Crack and Pothole Filling

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

Cracks and Potholes in the driveway need to be filled. This part of the project requires a variety of materials and techniques. 

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Sealing a worn asphalt driveway – Part 5 – Sealing

Last Updated on 1 year by Christopher G Mendla

The final step in the process is to apply sealer to the driveway. This will help stabilize  a badly deteriorated driveway. 

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Fixing a broken dolly

The weld failed that connected the small wheels used when the dolly was in a flat, horizontal position. The fix was relatively easy. 

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Cleaning the Carburetor on a 2003 Craftsman Roto Tiller.

I let my Craftsman Roto Tiller sit neglected in the shed for over three years. About an hour of carburetor cleaning got it running again.

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Don’t throw that grill out yet.

One of the first things to go on most grills are the flame tents. The angled metal that goes over the burners. They are very easy and inexpensive to replace

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