Thursday, December 29, 2016

Back to the Roots Water Garden Fish Tank and Other Aquaponics

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. Aquaculture is fish farming. Hydroponics involves growing plants in nutrient-rich water. The fish excrete ammonia that would become toxic to the fish in a regular fish bowl, but in  the Water Garden, the ammonia-rich waste is pumped up to the grow bed of the plants above and is absorbed by the plants. The ammonia-rich wast helps the plant grow twice as fast as in traditional farming! The clean water is then filtered back to the tank, creating a low-maintenance, self-cleaning cycle to foster a healthy fish and herb garden.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Re-Lighting Pilot Light on an Old Lennox Gas Furnace

How to relight the pilot on an older Lennox gas furnace.

Information, images and video provided for information and are not recommended to be fit for your specific purpose or safety.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Charles Viancin 1101 Sunflower Lid

Seals tight on all smooth rims
Reusable, unlike plastic wrap
Airtight seal prevents spills
Helps retain food temperature
Oven and microwave safe. Product is labeled 11" as it fits an 11" bowl but it is in fact 11.5" in dimension.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

VIDEOS: How to Repair Leaky Moen Single-Handle Faucets

How-To: Repair Moen Single Handle Faucet, Part One.

Excellent presentation shows the difficulties of getting a cartridge out of a single-handle Moen faucet and how to replace with a new cartridge. Leaky faucets out of the spout require a change of the cartridge, which you can get at Home Depot, Lowe's or Menard's.  The cartridge change is explained in Part One.  The other type of leak from this type of Moen faucet is a leak from the base, which requires O-rings replacement. See Part Two for the O-ring replacement instructions.

How-To: Repair Moen Single Handle Faucet, Part Two.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Building an Outdoor Fire Pit -- Instructions from Lowe's

VIDEO: How To Build An Outdoor Fire Pit.

Instead of shopping all the different types of fire pits, Lowe's teaches us how to build our own fire pit in this video. Get the full project details on

Make sure your local government laws or homeowner's association rules allow the fire pit, then don't build it too close to your home or anything else that might be damage by heat or be affected by blowing smoke.

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DIY Vertical Succulent Garden in a Hanging Frame -- Lowe's Do It Yourself Project

DIY Vertical Succulent Garden from Lowe's.

Lowe's shows how to create a mix between container gardening and vertical gardening with this creative way to plant a succulent garden. You can build frames for your succulents to hang vertical, similar to a living wall planter.

How to Choose the Right Brushes and Paint Rollers from Home Depot

How to Choose the Right Paint Roller - The Home Depot.

The video explains the differences in paint roller thickness or nap, and help you determine which is right for your project. The Home Depot video looks at 3/8" nap, 1/2" inch nap, and 1 1/4 inch naps.

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