Raising the blade for more clearance on a Sears Lawn Tractor.

Last Updated on 7 months by Christopher G Mendla

I have a well worn Sears LT 1000 lawn tractor that I use for grass cutting, hauling firewood, mulching leaves and snow plowing on 2 1/2 acres. Quite often, we get snow before I’m ready to remove the cutting deck. That means that I have to install the plow. The problem is that when the plow is raised, the ground clearance of the plow is about 1/2 inch. That leads to the plow bottoming out on the lawn and leaving huge ugly divots. 

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Tired of a dry room? A cheap, simple humidifier hack

Last Updated on 8 months by Christopher G Mendla

This is an easy, inexpensive hack to get some extra humidity into a room. It’s not elegant but it works well as a humidifier. 

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How heavy is that log?

Last Updated on 9 months by Christopher G Mendla

I was cutting and stacking some large pieces of White Oak that Asplundh had trimmed for Peco. They left the logs neatly stacked by the street.

They seemed heavy. I found a free online calculator that gives you an idea of what any given log weighs.

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A quick fix for a broken Ford key fob

Last Updated on 9 months 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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Add a booster fan for chilly rooms with hot air registers (works with air conditioning also)

Last Updated on 9 months by Christopher G Mendla

I have forced air central heat. My office is in a breezeway and doesn’t get quite enough heat. A simple solution is a booster fan for your register.

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Hack your lawn tractor so you can actually see after dark.

Last Updated on 9 months by Christopher G Mendla

The lights on my Craftsman LT 1000 leave a lot to be desired.  There are times when I could use some better light such as when plowing or trying to mulch leaves after dark. I found a simple solution.

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Dang cold froze my gas grill

Last Updated on 9 months by Christopher G Mendla

I purchased a T-Bone steak (yellow tag sale) for my son and I for lunch. He went out to grill it and said the grill wasn’t working. The Read more

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Added a non vented wall heater and almost screwed up choosing between infrared and blue flame.

Last Updated on 9 months by Christopher G Mendla

After Hurricane Sandy, the wall heater in my Mom’s summer home was trashed. I decided to simply add a 30,000 BTU ventless wall heater. However, I almost chose poorly between infrared and blue flame.

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Dangerously shocking glue gun

Last Updated on 9 months by Christopher G Mendla

What can go wrong with using a 40 year old glue gun?  The answer is shocking.. Literally. 

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A contractor left a deadly booby trap.

Last Updated on 9 months by Christopher G Mendla

A contractor left behind something that could have proved deadly. 

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