I’m also 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.
Quick 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.
Just 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.
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.
I’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.
For 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.
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.
I had a problem with my email list so I had to redo this post and extend the sign up! So I was recently checking my stats for this year and was astonished to see that I had passed over 10,000 Visitors each month! …January and February…So I figured to celebrate this achievement I would give away a Free Single Circuit Transfer Switch!
I’m sure for some website owners this is nothing but for me I’m quite proud. How this works is simple, I will hold a drawing on April 11st at 12pm PST drawn from my mailing list. I will randomly pick one of the email address’s listed and send them an email saying they’ve won, you will have 48 hrs to respond to claim your Free Transfer Switch or I will draw another name.
So with all the recent storm activity I’ve been getting plenty of emails and comments in the posts regarding particular problems or troubleshooting. I would like to share this information with everyone as some people might have the same issue as you. So instead of emails I would prefer if you have a question regarding wiring a furnace to a generator or sequence of operation to post a comment in that post, that way I can answer it there and pass it on.
Of course if you have something in particular to ask me not related to an individual post please email me, rick (at) ricksdiy.com
Thought I would share the news of my new single circuit transfer switches that I make through my company Heezy LLC. Pictured is the newest Manual transfer switch and I also have an automatic version.
They are quite easy to install even if you don’t have much experience with doing electrical work, I include easy to follow instructions and even have a few videos on installing them.