Upside Down – Top Down Fire


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Upside down fire?  I know, it sounds crazy, but it really works GREAT!!! One of the community members on BYC posted a topic called “upside down fire building for wood heat”.    I read through the thread and was pretty surprised by the claims:

i960 Waste Ink Tank Pad Replacement


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A while back one of our printer forum members submitted the article  “Canon i960 Printer Cover & Base Removal”.  Another one of our community members, wfmcg, replied that he had created a Canon i960 teardown document with pics.  I asked if he’d be willing to send it to me, and did.   I was impressed and Read More …

Solar Power Installation California Bay Area – Part 2


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This is the second part in my story of installing a solar photovoltaic system in the Northern California Bay Area.  You can also read Part 1, Solar Panels / Energy. 

Solar Panels / Energy – Part 1


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Part 1 of 2  of my decision process and subsequent installation of a solar energy system (see part 2, Solar Power Installation California Bay Area). VERY long story short: We’re getting a 3.9 kw (DC) solar photovoltaic system installed on our house that should have a “payback” of 8 – 10 years. Now, all the Read More …

Dirt Shaker & Power Barrow


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Below is another great submission from Ken (creator of the HomeMade Rotary Trommel Screen). From Ken: “You may remember me as the builder of the red rotary trammel.  I later built a shaker screener because I needed to separate soil and larger stones from 1 inch stone I needed for a driveway.  I made it Read More …

How To Save Electricity


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After looking at a $160 average electricity bill (thank you California tiered rates) I’ve been on  a quest to reduce our monthly spend on electricity.   My wife and I are going to achieve this in two main ways:

Canon Waste Ink Tank – Waste Ink Pads


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One of the common discussions on our printer forum is in regard to the “waste tank” that lies within many inkjet printers.  These “tanks” are actually just ink pads that absorb and then become saturated with ink.   There are a few ways ink becomes deposited on these pads including overspray during borderless printing, printing when Read More …

HomeMade Monitor Wall Mount Arm


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HomeMade Monitor Wall Mount A week ago I decided to upgrade to a new 23″ flat panel monitor (since I spend about 80% of my waking hours at the computer).  I was thinking about buying a wall mount, but I discovered two problems: Most didn’t extend from the wall as far as I needed (about Read More …

Canon i960 Printer Cover & Base Removal


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A few weeks ago I received the following email: “I’ve written a procedure explaining how to remove a Canon i960 printer from its cover and base and how to prepare it to be operational while out of its case. It’s a 4 page PDF – 1 graphic, 3000 words, 36 paragraphs. Too big for a Read More …

DisneyWorld Trip Planning


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Cut to the chase?  Go to TouringPlans.com and read then join!  Honestly, it was the only trip planning site we needed. Back in Febuary of 2008 my family took on the exciting yet daunting task of planning a trip to Walt Disney World.   We knew if we wanted to maximize our trip and have a Read More …