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#261 Lighthawk

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 04:21 AM

Here is my low-cost dust cover for the water heater. Mine is on the back wall so it gets caked in dust which I believe was the death of the original thermostat/controller unit in the water heater that I just replaced. I got a car door magnet like you use for a business ad on the side of your vehicle and cut a piece to go over each vent. For the left side vent louvers the magnet is on the inside, for the big screened vent the magnet goes on the outside.  I've been driving around for weeks with them and they stay on just fine.  I just need to remember to take them off when I fire up the water heater.  You can find this stuff on line for several dollars per sheet.

 

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Cool idea, Central Toast.


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#262 GroovyDad

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 06:47 PM

You've heard of the "TRASHAROO," let me introduce you to the "POOPEROO."  They have yet to invent a plastic dog poop bag or a knot you can tie onto it that will totally trap the smell.  I found myself with no place to put the filled bags other than inside the camper or cab of my truck, so I borrowed the Trasharoo concept.  After a quick trip to a local thrift shop, a $3.00 nylon bag and a cheap caribiner: the Pooperoo was born.

 

 

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#263 PaulT

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Posted 23 August 2015 - 08:44 PM

Tried using a plastic container like mixed nuts are sold in at Costco? Put the acquired and bagged deposit in the jar & screw on the lid tightly. Dump the jar as necessary & reuse. Might be able to carry/store jar in turnbuckle space.

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Posted 27 October 2015 - 05:44 PM

Well ... I had some eastern white pine (light) left over from a job and a broken clothes drying rack so I thought I'd put them together and make a couple cubby holes that are handy to stuff hats and loose clothes into...one for me and one for the Mrs. It fills that void by the door behind the loo. And I know this isn't my idea but I hated the FWC table so I sold it on craig's list. I bought some of the rubber nubbies with adhesive for $1.95 and cut a piece of birch ply scrap, a couple coats of urethane later It tucks right under the drawers and works as our table when we have to stay inside to eat.  

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Posted 28 October 2015 - 04:18 PM

Well ... I had some eastern white pine (light) left over from a job and a broken clothes drying rack so I thought I'd put them together and make a couple cubby holes that are handy to stuff hats and loose clothes into...one for me and one for the Mrs. It fills that void by the door behind the loo. And I know this isn't my idea but I hated the FWC table so I sold it on craig's list. I bought some of the rubber nubbies with adhesive for $1.95 and cut a piece of birch ply scrap, a couple coats of urethane later It tucks right under the drawers and works as our table when we have to stay inside to eat.  

 

I like it!  I didn't see it at first, but using the cabinet doors as support for the table counter is genius.

Cubby stuffer is great too.  

 

I am playing with a similar idea of supporting a lightweight piece of ply between our two strongback chairs.  I think it could work by simply placing the chairs the right distance apart.  Pics to follow.


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#266 buckland

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 12:30 AM

Looking forward to the pics. It is fun to have an epiphany....then jump on in and do.


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 04:18 PM

Fantastic thread.  I hope the ideas keep coming.  Me, just got Hawk last week and I appreciate all the ideas.  


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 06:37 PM

I re-keyed my deadbolt lock to match my house key. One less key on the ring and I always have it with me. This is what I used

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#269 Lighthawk

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Posted 03 December 2015 - 07:13 AM

I re-keyed my deadbolt lock to match my house key. One less key on the ring and I always have it with me. This is what I used

http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/B003VP1QIG

 

That's brilliant, and it looks like the kit is twelve bucks, well within the threshold of the $25 limit on this thread.

Kwikset is demystifying the locksmith trade with their smart locksets now.


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#270 Lighthawk

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:58 PM

Wow.  I started this thread four years ago, and there are now 270 posts and over 67k views!

Let's keep it going!

 

Today hack is for those that travel with a companion and desire a table adjacent to their chairs.  

 

Like many others on the forum, we invested in the Strongback chairs.  We like being able to sit at full height when out in some of the rougher terrain.  The problem is that there's no place to put your dinner or your cocktail!   :P   There is a silly drink bag hanging off the chair, but it's of no use to us.

 

Here's my idea:

Take an 1/8" piece of plywood from garage.  I had a wall cabinet "skin", prestained cherry, nonetheless.

Cut to pleasing shape.  I used a 5 gal bucket for the front radius.

Punch four holes to hang plywood from chair arms.

Scrounge two bootlaces or cord.  I used loops for the front and a couple of mini-biners to clip the back tethers.

Play with length of knots to level the plywood, hanging off slanted chair arms.  It's an opportunity to try out a figure 8, clove hitch, bowline, etc.

 

Result:  Room for two plates and drinks in a compact platform we can stow under the bed or seat.

Field testing to happen soon.

 

Cost = zero, nada, zilch!   :D  :D  :D

 

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