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Building a Plant Shelf

This is how I built a plant shelf cheaply. My wife mentioned to me one day last fall that she needed a plant shelf in the kitchen for a few plants we had on the back porch before winter arrived. She gave me a basic idea of where she wanted to put the shelf. A […]

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One TV DVR for Two TVs

Is your TV DVR in the living room and you would like to watch the programs you recorded in your bedroom? Here is how you can make it happen: Look at the back of your current DVR and see if there is an unused F connector. It will be labeled RF Out. It should have […]

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Knife Sharpening How Tos

Knife sharpening has the reputation of being the most difficult knife maintenance task! Without the proper tools and procedures it can be. Today’s modern stainless steel knives are very hard and with some maintenance, they will stay sharp for a long time. Below are some basic instructions, along with a technique I have used for […]

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Fire Extinguishers

Fire extinguishers are your best bet IF you are on the spot when a fire starts and are experienced with it. I was fortunate to attend damage control school in the Navy and learned the proper way to fight a fire. Fire is a very dangerous beast and can kill you quickly if not managed […]

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Smoke Detectors

When it comes to smoke detectors, there is a wide variety of types, features and price ranges. However, without a doubt it is the single most important item to have functioning in your home. I read a report recently that stated 86% of the homes in America have detectors. That means, that 1 home in […]

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide detectors are to detect carbon monoxide or “CO” in your home. Carbon monoxide is a common by product of incomplete combustion when petroleum products are burned. Most household equipment is safe when operated properly. It becomes deadly when something goes wrong. Depending upon the concentration of carbon monoxide, you could die in just […]

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