Repairing A Leaking Tub Faucet, New O-ring/Packing Seal on Stem Valve

tubfaucet (3)The other night while giving our kids their bath my wife started yelling at me that the hot water wouldn’t shut off. I ran upstairs and tried to shut it off but the handle just kept turning and turning.

I had to open the access panel under the tub to shut the valves off to the faucet. We had before a constant leaking tub faucet, so I knew eventually I had to take care of it.

How To Repair A Bent Basketball Hoop Rim Video

hoop rim fixJust a quick video I did in repairing our bent basketball hoop rim. We had a windstorm that knocked over the portable basketball hoop, this of course fell down on the rim smashing it into the concrete leaving it in an oval shape. I used a floor jack to bend it back to the proper shape, simple effective solution. That’s about it!








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How To Rewind A Recoil Starter Spring Video

DIY how to rewind recoil springI recently had the pull starter cord break on my mini rototiller engine. Of course in attempting to replace the cord I popped out the recoil spring. I had done this same thing about 5 years ago and at the time spent countless hours trying to rewind it and put it back in, through several different approaches and bloody fingers and a few beers I figured out the most simple solution.

How to easily rewind your recoil starter spring for your small engine. Uses just one small nail, and a zip tie and rewind it in just a minute. Let me know if you guys have a better solution or way of doing this.

DIY One Man Tiny House Build & Wood Slab Bench


I’m currently finishing up my plans and material list for a  one man DIY build of a Tiny House, right now I’m looking at a 10’x16′ foot print with a sleeping loft and front covered porch/deck.

The big thing about this is I’m trying to build it for less than $2500 including the kitchen sink! I’ll be doing a whole video series showing everything I can, along with the material list and my plans and drawings will all be free.

Easy DIY Electric Water Heater Maintenance

Easy DIY Water Heater MaintenanceQuick and Easy DIY Electric Water Heater Maintenance for the beginner or first time home owner. What you need to do to keep your water heater working for it’s maximum lifetime! In this video I go over some simple steps you should do to keep your water heater in best working order, simple once a year service on the electrical and twice a year flush.





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Trouble Shooting Non Working Dual Socket Light

Dual Socket Light FixtureJust a quick video of me fixing one of our kitchen lights, it has 2 sockets but only one worked, turned out to be just the inner tab was depressed down to much to make good contact with the light bulb base. But in the video I go over checking the wiring, replacing the wire nuts and pulling the tab out.






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Installing Chain Hoist Attachment Point In Garage Beam Header

Garage Header Hoist Attachment Point After moving into our new place, I needed to find a place to attach my 1/2 Ton Mini Chain Hoist. These are really handy for a variety of uses from lifting heavy bulky items from out of my truck to lifting a animal carcass for butchering. I was able to use the main Garage Header Beam as my location and I show how to just use some angle brackets and some lag screws to install, also in the videos are me using this to remove the 400+ LB Firewood splitter I just picked up.



Rapid Fire Kinetic Flywheel Super Firewood Splitter

Rapid Fire Super SplitterI’ve recently picked up a new tool for the homestead, it’s a Rapid Fire Flywheel type Firewood Super Splitter. There are several of these types out there now and I looked at the DR brand and the original Super Splitter. The newest DR ones have changed and have gotten some bad reviews and the Supper Splitter is over $3400 delivered to me. I was able to pick this up locally for a really great deal.

DIY Greenhouse on Raised Bed Easy 2hr $100 Build Video Series

greenhouseFor less than $100 and 2 hours I built this greenhouse for our raised bed garden using just electrical conduit and some painters plastic. Great row tunnel for winter veggies. I built this whole thing and video in less than 2 hours. A couple of short videos of the process.

Great temporary green house, I plan on moving the bed to a better location in the spring and just wanted to get something up for this winter. I broke down what my costs were buying from our local Home Depot, I already had the 2 posts and ridge beam 2×4, but I checked on the price for those as well. Our raised bed is 10′ x 20′ but I only wanted to cover half that.

Thats another Win!

funlegendarythreadb  I just realized today that I never posted about the winner of our contest. Congratulations to Jacob H. of Fond du Lac, WI. I sent him one of our Heezy HTS15 Manual transfer switches along with a few other goodies I had laying around. I hope to do some more promo type giveaways this fall after we move into our new place.

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