How to Use a Wood Screw that’s too Short

You’re working away, building whatever it is you’re building, and ready to screw this piece of wood to that one and… oh, rats. The screws are, like, half an inch too short!

Countersinking, my friend! Countersink!

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How to Make Your Own French Fries

If you can heat oil in a pan, you can make your own crispy, golden brown, delicious fries in just a few minutes! All you need is some simple kitchen tools, a couple of potatoes, some cooking oil, and a sharp knife.

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How to Fix a GE Washing Machine Drain Pump

You’re washing your swimsuits in your newer top-loading GE washing machine – the kind that senses the size of the load for you. It washes and washes, but then, when it comes time to rinse and spin, it just stops. It looks like it’s running, but it’s not doing a darned thing. That’s because it’s waiting for the drain pump.

There’s a good chance that the drain pump is merely stuck. You can unstick yourself and get back in business in about ten minutes.

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How to Drill into Sheet Metal

If you’d like to hang that nice piece of sheet steel on the wall to hold your magnets, you may need to drill some holes in the corners. Here’s an easy and safe way to do it.

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How to Make Your Own Microwave Popcorn

What do you do when you want popcorn, but you don’t have any prepackaged microwave popcorn? If you have a jar of popcorn kernels and a bowl, you are on your way to popcorn nirvana! This is so easy, you’ll never go back to buying prepackaged microwave popcorn again.

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How to Unstick Your Pool Vac Ultra

Why isn’t your Hayward Pool Vac Ultra pool vacuum skimming across the bottom like it ought to? Maybe there’s something stuck in it. Here’s how to get it unstuck.

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How to Replace Your Pool Vac Ultra Gearbox

If you’ve got an older Hayward Pool Vac Ultra that stalls at the edges of your pool, but otherwise seems to running fine – it’s drawing water and the wings are flapping -chances are high the gearbox has gone south.

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How to Add Toe Clips to Your Bicycle

You push on the pedals to make your bike move. Wouldn’t it be nice if, while you were pushing with one leg, you could be lifting with the other? Twice as far for half the work? Sign me in!

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How to Add Diatomaceous Earth to Your Pool Filter

If you find that your swimming pool water isn’t as clean and clear as you’d like, and your pool has a diatomaceous earth, or DE, filter, you may find instructions online that tell you to add more DE. But how? Well, here’s how!

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