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Zevro WM300 Indispensable SmartSpace Wall Mount Triple Dry-Food Dispenser Review

Zevro WM300 Indispensable SmartSpace Wall Mount Triple Dry-Food Dispenser Review

We were envious of the wall-mounted cereal dispenser featured on Big Bang Theory. We found it, and the Zevro WM300 is a fun way to save space in your kitchen.

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Smoldering CFL Bulb Supposedly Normal, Safe

Smoldering CFL Bulb Supposedly Normal, Safe

“Does this smell funny to you?” Normally I crack a smile when someone says this to me, but this time it sounded serious. Apparently one of the lamps in the dining room was blinking on and off, and the room smelled like melted plastic. I immediately unplugged the lamp. After waiting for the bulb to […]

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How To Replace a Price Pfister Genesis Kitchen Faucet Cartridge
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How To Replace a Price Pfister Genesis Kitchen Faucet Cartridge

I have to be honest. I hate the Price Pfister Genesis faucet in my kitchen. The detachable sprayer hand nozzle has broken off in my hand twice. Then last week I noticed a pool of water on the kitchen counter. I thought one of our Brita pitchers was leaking, so I cleaned up the water […]

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Umbra Solutions Bayview Flexible Bay Window Curtain Rod Review

Umbra Solutions Bayview Flexible Bay Window Curtain Rod Review

My bay windows make it hard to install regular curtains. The bending curtain rod Bayview by Umbra Solutions was easy to install and did the trick perfectly. The flexible elbows allow the single rod to adapt to your window’s angles and requires no cutting, adapting, or swearing.

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Snap! (I’ve Got the Power)

Snap! (I’ve Got the Power)

On Monday I noticed that some of my things were damp underneath the kitchen sink. Turns out that there was a small leak coming from the cold water hose. No problem, right? I read the specifications right off of the hose, went to Home Depot, and purchased a replacement. I turned the knob on the […]

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What’s this switch do?

What’s this switch do?

About a month and a half ago I left for Georgia on vacation. My friend Grizzly Adams stayed here at the house to watch the dogs and keep an eye on the premises. When I came back, the upstairs was 78°F. The downstairs was 72°F and the air conditioning was running full-speed. Normally I keep […]

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Dyson Low Reach floor brush attachment review

Dyson Low Reach floor brush attachment review

I liked my Dyson DC07 so much that I sold it to buy an upgraded DC14. One of the things I really missed from my DC07 was the flat floor brush. About a third of my house is wood floor, and although the Dyson does a good job on the carpet, I don’t like how […]

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Homax spray paint can handle review

Homax spray paint can handle review

The Homax spray paint can handle from Lowes is supposed to keep your fingers clean and provide an even flow of paint. Wear latex gloves instead.

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Another bug hunt

Another bug hunt

Yes, I know this is similar to the title I used when I wrote about the hardwood stump borers I find every now and then. But these bugs are just as damn scary, and this time they are inside the house. Tags: home improvement, mutant insects

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Waste conservation for lazy people.

Waste conservation for lazy people.

I loved living in southern Oregon. The weather was perfect for me, the way of life was slower without seeming backwater (unlike the South), and it symbolized a big tipping point in my career in Web junk. It also started my path towards self-sufficiency, and was a good cultural setting to learn about the three […]

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