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

Last Updated on 8 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 9 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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A quick fix for a broken Ford key fob

Last Updated on 10 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 10 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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Added a non vented wall heater and almost screwed up choosing between infrared and blue flame.

Last Updated on 10 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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Scavenging firewood from oversized fallen trees and logs.

Last Updated on 10 months by Christopher G Mendla

In some cases, you can’t cut through a large diameter tree that is on the ground without hitting dirt and dulling your chainsaw. Here is a way to harvest some of it for firewood. 

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Yellow tag sales at the supermarket

Last Updated on 10 months 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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