Instructions and photos on how to install a Sim Tek vinyl fence. Also useful for other brands as well as much of the work is the same.
Anyone storing an RV at home needs an outlet to plug it into. Here's how to install a dedicated outlet for your RV.
Detailed instructions on how to replace the fabric on an A&E RV slide out awning. Includes photos of the work being done.
Instructions and tips on how to remove your tub and install a new one.
Detailed instructions on retrofitting existing fluorescent tubes to LED lamps. Benefit from energy savings, cold weather operation and long life by changing out your 4 foot fluorescent tubes to LED's
A review of the 2014 Chevrolet Volt from an owner's point of view. Styling, comfort, operation and operating costs are all reviewed.
Time-of-day or flexible pricing for electric rates can save considerable energy costs, but what is it? Find out how it works and if it might be for you.
While cars come with a charger, most people want a permanent charger to leave at home. A tutorial on choosing the right car charger for you and installing it.
Buying an electric car and wanting that big tax credit to help with the purchase? There's a surprise waiting for you as it isn't for everyone.
Instructions and photos of a desk refinishing project using real wood veneer to cover a damaged desktop.
Explanation of what a YAG laser does for cataract surgery patients, along with a description of my own experience and results.
Detailed instructions on how to install or hang a prehung door, with photos. Replacing an exterior door is similar to an interior door but with a few extra considerations.
A review of installation and use of the Eonon G2240u in dash stereo with GPS navigation, bluetooth, backup camera and DVD player.
A pictorial tutorial on changing the 12V battery in a 2004-2010 Toyota Prius. While more difficult than most cars, a Prius battery replacement is still within most homeowners abilities.
Discussion on copying articles and detailed instructions on how to get duplicate content removed from other sites. A must read for anyone that has had their work stolen and republished by others.
The true story and photos of a little girl that nearly died from idly playing with a seatbelt. Understand the danger and don't let it happen to you.
Want a new bedroom? Some terrific suggestions for a DIY bedroom makeover, with an eye towards cheap bedroom decorating ideas.
We all want murder rates to come down, but is gun control effective? Statistics and facts on gun crime and gun controls vs crime. You decide.
Review of the Phillips Sonicare Flexcare plus electric toothbrush from an owner.
Detailed instructing by choosing, installing and wiring a GFCI outlet. Written by an electrician for the homeowner doing their own work.
A review of the Las Vegas KOA RV park at Circus Circus. Both the good and the bad of this campground.
A review of Cravings Buffet, in the Mirage casino. One of the many Las Vegas buffets that the town is famous for.
A review of the Circus Circus buffet in Las Vegas. Not an entirely pleasant experience, in our opinion.
Tips and suggestions as well as the personal experience of buying a car online. There are lots of thieves out there - make sure you don't get caught.
How to make a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
A review of the Rockwell Sonicrafter oscillating tool from someone who has bought and used one.
Having a flat tire on your bike can ruin a day's fun. Here are some solutions that have worked for us.
Instructions on adding a switch to an electrical outlet to provide for a switched outlet.
Selection of tools for gifts to that special handyman Dad in your life. Variety of ideas for unusual and useful tool gifts. The recommendations you'll find here are based on personal experience!
Tips, thoughts, ideas and construction details of building a covered deck. While it does take some work, it is not impossible.
Just about the best and easiest no bake cheesecake recipe to be found. Quick, easy and delicious, it is well worth the little effort required to make.
Golden Buck - one of the easiest breakfast egg recipes to make, and one of the best as well.
Making your own graham cracker pie crust is quick and easy as well as being far preferable to using store bought crusts.
A new shower panel can go a long way in a bathroom remodel on a budget, but what is it, and what does it take to install? Find out here.
Detailed instructions on how to shingle a roof, including shingling both ridges and valleys.
Suggestions on uses of rope lighting as well as directions for installing rope lights.
Detailed instructions on how to install or hang a ceiling fan. Tips and photos make each step easy to follow.
Tips and suggestions for making playing with toy cars fun for your kids as well as helping their development.
Tips and detailed instructions on how to replace a ceiling light in your home. An easy task if you know what you're doing.
Suggestions and recommendations for kids of all ages to do when visiting Idaho, from East to West and North to South.
Your eyes and cataracts. Understand what they are, what do they do, and how can you get rid of them.
Tips and specific directions on how to install a new outlet on an existing wall.
Fun activities to occupy your time on a visit to McCall, Idaho. Examples of lodging, activities and things to see are itemized, with links.
Detailed instructions on replacing an ordinary light switch with a motion sensor switch to turn the lights on automatically when a room is occupied.
Tips and detailed instructions on how to install a motion sensor light outdoors with lots of photos.
Find out the history of Black Friday and just why it's "Black". You will be surprised to learn the simple reason.
Learn the history of Thanksgiving, from it's origins to modern day customs.
Find out if Easter, or the Easter Bunny, is a pagan tradition masquerading as Christian.
The history and origins of Christmas is neither plain nor clear, but much can be found with patience. One researcher's conclusions.
The fascinating history and origin of Halloween. Trick or Treat, Jack-o-lanters, and Halloween itself.
Directions and tips on how to clean a coffee maker. A quick and easy procedure taking only a few minutes.
Directions on how to fill and repair concrete cracks, such as those in many driveways.
Learn about the Bonneville Flood from 14,000 years ago and how it changed Idaho.
Learn how to bend PVC pipe with these directions and tips.
Instructions on how to change a ballast in a flourescent light fixture.
An explanation of how the sun burns without needing oxygen and what will happen when it dies.
Directions and instructions for a kids woodworking project; a toolbox as a gift for Dad
Here are photos and descriptions of Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Memorial Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.
A review of the postoperative results of a Crystalens AO implant. Observations, improvements, and problems from a patient's viewpoint.
A visit to see the petroglyphs at Celebration Park, Idaho makes a great day trip from Boise or surrounding towns.
Learn the basics of using a wood router power tool to add dimension and beauty to your wood projects.
How to clean electrical connectors and connections, particularly automotive connections.
Recommendations and tips for choosing a cordless screwdriver. There are many possibilities, but which is right for you?
Directions on how to make simple bends in EMT. Learn how to bend electrical pipe.
Personal experience with cataract surgery and a Crystalens implant, including the surgery, early results and the costs of the procedure
Sooner or later everyone will have to replace a blown fuse; description of types of fuses and tips on changing different styles of fuse.
Directions and tips on how to check various fuses to see if they are blown.
Detailed instructions on wiring a switch, such as a home light switch.
Hundreds of homes burn each year from electrical fires; learn the causes and how to prevent them.
This article explains what a cataract is, what the symptoms are, and a summary of my own experience with this condition.
Learn about various lens implants for cataracts, including premium lenses that may eliminate the need for glasses. This article is based on the author's personal experience with cataract surgery.
Ten great tips on increasing your fuel mileage - a good idea with $5 gas coming.
Is America morally bankrupt, as many will claim? A look at various facets and considerations of our ethics and morality.
Tips and step by step directions to install laminate hardwood flooring. Lots of photos of a new floor going down.
Need more plugs? Here's how to add a new outlet by wiring into an existing outlet. Complete instructions here, including tips on running the wire and actually wiring the circuit.
Detailed instructions for wiring an outlet so that half of it can be turned on via a wall switch. All your questions answered by an expert electrician, with diagrams and a video to help you.
Repairing a shingle roof can be necessary after a wind storm, but it is not a disaster. How to replace asphalt roof shingles that have been damaged.
You've moved into your new home, but the dryer plug doesn't fit. Step-by-step instructions (with photos) for how to change out a 3 prong dryer plug for a new 4 prong cord.
Your new home is perfect, except that the old dryer cord won't fit the new plug, and no adapter will work. Here are instructions for replacing a 4-prong dryer cord with a 3-prong cord.
Eventually your hot water heater will need help - learn how to troubleshoot and replace thermostats and heating elements.
The True Meaning of Christmas - some of the meanings and traditions from a secular family that loves the magic and wonder of Christmas.
For your entertainment is one of the best ever logic puzzles. While the answer is given, you need to try hard (for days?) to find the answer to this great logic riddle before looking.
Zenos Paradox has been around since before Christ and has baffled many people. An explanation and debunking of the paradox; why it is no paradox at all but a simple mathematical description of what we see happening all around us.
Instructions on changing the front disc brake pads and rotors on a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. May be applicable to other years or vehicles.
A review of the Cheetah TV wall mount. These brackets are about the cheapest around, but are they worth even that? Find out from someone that has used one.
Instructions on how to fix a leaky or running toilet. Repairing a toilet that runs constantly is a quick easy job that anyone can handle.
A proposal for illegal immigrant amnesty that will make no one happy, but might be good enough to agree with. Something must be done; here is one concept.
Storage is always at a premium in any home; here are some great ideas for canned food storage in kitchens and pantries.
Tips and suggestions for getting your child started in the wonderful world of wooden crafts and projects. Ideas for many age groups.
Instructions on how to synchronize the carburetors on a Kawasaki Ninja ZX7R. A fairly simple task for most home DIYers.
One day your sliding glass door will need repair as it gets harder and harder to open. Instructions on how to replace patio door rollers.
Detailed instructions for changing brake pads on a 750 1999 Kawasaki ZX7R motorcycle. May be applicable to other models.
Make your own engraved stone monument house sign with these easy to follow directions. An easy job that will require only a few hours and look great in front of your home.
Laying a flagstone paver patio is not particularly difficult, but it is hard work. This is a report of building such a flagstone patio.
Instructions on how to bend both 3 point saddles and 4 point saddles in EMT electrical conduit.
Instructions on how to wire a 4 way switch, with wiring diagrams.
Sheetrock repair made easy: how to patch and repair different sizes of drywall holes from small to large.
Taking Mirapex for restless leg syndrome (RLS) can result in a destructive compulsion to gamble. This is the story of a loved one who unfortunately developed this addiction.
Easy origami kits for kids are a great way to introduce children to the world of crafts. Here are some kit ideas as well as an origami heart.
Learning to think and reason critically and analytically on a continuous basis is not easy. Everyday living is a series of decisions and choices that always revolve around what we want versus what we need or should do and it can be difficult to separate the two.
Camping with kids can be a lot of fun for the entire family, but only if the needs of the children are kept in mind. Some suggestions to make the trip a good one for all.
The American politician; honest public servant or scoundrel of no integrity?
Tips and hints for operating a motorhome or other RV. Make your trip a safe one - a motorhome is not your family car and a little extra can go a long way to making your trip successful.
RV winterizing is something that must be done each year; here is how to winterize your own RV.
How to choose, buy and install a thermostat for baseboard heaters or other electric heat source. Called line voltage heaters, the installation is well within the capabilities of most homeowners.
How to install an over the range microwave oven. Installing a microwave isn't difficult, but here are some tips for potential problems and their solutions.
A description of how to make money by joining HubPages as a free lance writer. Personal experience there with both successes and failures.
Banana Split Pie - a quick, easy and delicious dessert that even small children can help make. A favorite at Christmas and Thanksgiving.
Tips and suggestions for buying a home size air compressor for tools and large projects or lighter duty air brush work.
How to wire 3 way light switches, with wiring diagrams for different methods of installing the wire between boxes. Detailed instructions and wiring diagrams.
A plate joiner, commonly called biscuit joiner, biscuit cutter, or biscuit jointer, is a power tool used to make very strong wood joints. Learn how to effectively use these amazing tools.
One of the more common bends made in electrical conduit is the offset bend - this page of a comprehesive conduit bending guide describes how to bend an offset using multipliers.
A comprehensive guide on how to bend conduit, with instructions on how to bend 90s, offsets, saddles, and even concentric bends. A must-read for any electrician, from apprentice to journeyman.
Instructions on how to replace a hot water heater, a task most homeowners can do quite easily and save considerably in plumbing costs.
Storm doors can not only add to the appearance of your home but is a great way to save energy. Storm door installation is one of the easier home improvement projects - here's how.
These portable gas grills, great for either camping or tailgating parties, make a super addition to either activity. Ranging from very small to nearly home grill size they fit with either activity.
The Black and Decker workmate is a marvel of a workbench for home use as well as professional. A folding workbench that is lightweight enough to carry with you and with a built in vise - what could be better?
Humorous tale from years past when the newlyweds went camping for the first time.
Burl wood, sometimes called burlwood, makes a fabulous material for furniture. Tips on building your own beautiful and very unique wooden coffee table from burl wood.
Tips on how to lay self-adhesive vinyl floor tiles for a new flooring look. A simple job easily accomplished by the homeowner needing a new floor.
EMT conduit bending instructions on how to make concentric bends in conduit. Not an easy task, but not impossible either, and one that should be understood by electricians everywhere.
I designed and built a sewing table, complete with cabinets for storage of materials. This article will show you how I did it and provide guidance on how to make one of your own.
Instructions for wiring both GFCI (GFI) and regular outlets by the DIY homeowner. Learning how to wire electric outlets is a simple task that nearly everyone can do themselves.
Non contact voltage testers - Tips on buying and using these handy and inexpensive tools used to protect your safety.
Common recommended tools required when becoming an electrician. An electrician's hand tools are his life blood—it is imperative that every electrician own a good set of tools.
Math formulas and multipliers to help you bend electrical conduit. Learn how to bend conduit to any configuration desired, not merely the common bends on a conduit bender.
A do it yourself guide to install laminate formica and make your own bathroom vanity countertop. Although it sounds frightening it is actually an easy task for most homeowners.
Turning an under-stairwell closet into a pegboard tool storage area is an exceptional idea that has worked very well for the homeowner.
A conduit bending guide for bending a 90 degree bend in electrical conduit. Possibly the most basic and common of bends, but there are several ways to bend a 90.
How to install or replace a light switch, including 2 way, 3 way and 4 way switches. Easy to understand instructions for the homeowner doing their own home repairs.
Tips and suggestions for buying a visco elastic memory foam mattress topper. A different type of foam with a different feel, it is important to know what you are buying.
There is a great deal that we as adults can learn from children. Learn to learn with your child!
Learn how to sharpen a lawn mower blade or blades, intended for the homeowner. Lawn mower blade sharpening is not difficult and can be done by most homeowners without much effort.
Is there a special bathtub paint? Painting a bathtub is not difficult; a report from someone that did just that, with pros and cons.
How to install a light fixture as well as how to wire that same light fixture. Written by an electrician that has installed thousands of fixtures.
Instructions on how to install a bathtub (tub) shower door. Tips on drilling walls and proper caulking.
Knipex is a German Based company, located in Wuppertal; the company makes pliers of all sorts and claims that Knipex pliers are the best anywhere but are they really?
A conduit bending guide with instructions on how to bend emt conduit. Learn how to bend conduit easily and effectively with a hand bender.
A new homeowner needs a tool set, but what should go in it? A list of the 20 most common and needed tools for the best homeowner tool set.
Learn to do your own home repair or improvement projects. Tips and encouragement for the novice.
The redwood forest surrounding the Redwood National Park is one of the great sights of North America and the Trees of Mystery attraction is high on the list as well.
How to either sew or tie a fleece blanket. A great way to enlist a child's participation in a project for them.
This article contains plans and pictures to construct and play ladder toss, a game also known as ladder ball, blongo balls or bolo toss. This project is a cheap alternative to expensive commercial games. It works just as well.
Want to keep your cordless phones throughout your home while using your cell from them? KX-TG phones are a great solution for doing just that.
Trout fishing techniques for small mountain rivers and streams.
Instructions on how to fix a broken door frame. A DIY job that can be accomplished by most homeowners for little cost, door frame repair is well worth checking into doing it yourself.
Bruneau Dunes State Park can be a wonderful place to visit, and it has something for the whole family. Here is my review of this park and campground.
How to finish drywall by applying tape and joint compound. Designed for the homeowner, this article gives useful tips for finishing drywall.
Ponderosa State Park is located about 108 miles north of Boise, Idaho in McCall, Idaho. It takes about 2 hours to make the beautiful drive up from Boise along the winding...
Our personal integrity is one of the most important things we can present to the world, but are we losing it?
As society changes are extended family relationships still of any value to us?
Hardwood flooring installation for both engineered and regular hardwood flooring. Instructions for the homeowner on how to install hardwood flooring.
Being a grandparent can be difficult - here are some tips for being a good grandparent.
This article is dedicated not to the hard core hypermiler, but rather to the everyday Prius driver that wants better fuel economy from their Toyota Prius.
A discussion of the different types of camping "homes" available, from tents to various trailers to huge motorhomes. Which one is right for you?
A Toyota Prius Hybrid review after 16 months of ownership. Both pros and cons are discussed.
How to save electricity and energy at home by replacing and repairing your appliances as well as changing some habits.
How to choose, install and wire a thermostat for your home heating system. Digital programmable thermostats for heat pumps.
The Bob Ross Joy of Painting series is a tutorial for beginning oil painters and a very good one.
Humorous report of the some of the trials of fixing an old RV.
This article details my experience with a DIY paint-on truck bed liner. I discuss why to use a bed liner, brands of DIY bed liners, and the difficulties applying it. I've also included photos of my bed liner after several years of use.
To cancel a landline can cause many problems - here is my own solution with some ideas for others.
How to set up a self-sustaining saltwater fish tank aquarium. In this article, I contribute my own experience in the hobby.
Dual earner incomes have become the norm in our society, but is that second income worth the real cost? Pros and cons of a dual earner family.
Is the human species losing it’s much vaunted intelligence? A good question. Let’s start with a discussion of intelligence. I do not refer to something as simple as an IQ score - this...