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How To : Make a 'redneck' wind chime from old gas tanks

This video is about how to make a wind chime from empty oxygen cylinders. It may be also known as a "redneck" wind chime. As a safety precaution use a small nail to go inside and make sure all the air is out. Use a small hand hack saw and cut slowly to make sure all the air is ...more

How To : Install a gas fireplace with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a gas fireplace. Steps: 1 Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. 2 Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. 3 Attach short section of stovepipe to exhaust p ...more

How To : Light your pilot light and fix your old furnace

Do you have an old furnace that just won't stay lit? Are you constantly relighting your pilot light? Then this tutorial is here to help you. In this three part video series, learn how to diagnose the problem with your appliance and either fix it or ditch it. This professional ...more

How To : Install a stand-by generator with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a stand-by generator. Steps: 1 Install electrical sub-panel with transfer switch beside the main electrical panel. 2 Redirect critical circuits from main panel to sub-panel. 3 Prepare a level stone or concrete base ...more

How To : Replace the gas tank on a Ninja 250R motorcycle

In this tutorial, we learn how to replace the gas tank on a Ninja 250R motorcycle. First, inspect all the parts to make sure they don't have any cracks in them and everything is complete. After this, remove the gas tank off your bike and transfer the gas cap from the old to th ...more

How To : Identify tree damage from a natural gas leak

In this how-to video, you will learn how to indicate if tree damage has occurred due to a natural gas leak. In this example, a Mexican Elder tree has been damaged by the gas leak. You can tell by the brown leaves. The plastic around the soil has trapped the gas in the soil, cu ...more

How To : Fix a wobbly toilet with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to fix a wobbly toilet. Steps: 1 Turn off water to toilet by closing shut-off valve. 2 Flush toilet and hold down the lever to empty tank. 3 Sop up remaining water from tank and bowl with sponge or turkey baster. 4 Use adjusta ...more

How To : Make your own prescription swimming goggles

Prescription swimming goggles cost almost as much as a new pair of glasses. That's way too expensive, especially if you don't get to go swimming as often as you'd like. But using the clever tips in this video tutorial, you'll be able to make a pair of prescription swimming gog ...more

How To : Oscar Nom Review - HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON

The right combination of an appropriately awkward protagonist, a clever script with , and truly remarkable animation (including 3-d flying scenes that trump anything in ), made this flick a blast from start to finish. When he finds the fallen dragon, injured and helpless in t ...more

Old Magic : A Rant

Running this World has prompted me to think about MTG on a deeper level than I ever have before. In attempts to contextualize it, explain it, research it, and understand the parts of it that I don't yet understand, I have come to an unexpected conclusion: I'm old. I know I'm ...more

How To : Prepare your home for winter snow fall

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to winterize their home. Users should begin by cleaning the gutters on the side of their house. Scoop out all the debris and seal it with caulk. Then change the batteries of the smoke detector and clean it. It must be replaced if it is ...more

How To : Maintain an outdoor gas grill with Lowe's

Mike Kraft of Lowe's shows you how to keep your outdoor gas grill working properly all season long. He shows all the parts that make up the grill and how to maintain them so that it continues to work in good order. It can be surprisingly easy. Much of what you have to do is si ...more

News : Run Your Car With Wood Chips

Forget electric cars, quit mixing your at-home biodiesel; just attach one of Dutch John's handy wood gasification contraptions to the back of your car and fuel your transportation with backyard wood chips. Says DVICE, "This old Volvo modified by a guy calling himself Dutch J ...more

How To : Build a beer kegerator

Having a problem keeping your beer cold? Ditch the regular fridge and use a kegerator! And don't buy an overpriced piece of junk -- make on yourself, right out of your old fridge. A kegerator is a modified refrigerator that keeps a keg of beer cool while dispensing the beer on ...more

How To : Find and replace your fuel pump

If there's one thing in life you should know, it's how to take care of your car. Getting around town is one of this hardest things to do unless you have a car. Automobiles transport us to work, to school, to shopping centers and they even take us to our impossible in-laws, but ...more

How To : Install an instantaneous water heater

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an instantaneous water heater. Steps: 1 Use template to mark position of vent hole on exterior wall of basement. 2 Bore center pilot hole for vent using a 3/8-inch-diameter masonry bit. 3 Cut vent hole through wall u ...more

How To : Install a water heater shut off valve

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an automatic shut off valve for a water heater. Steps: 1 Turn off the water to the water heater. 2 Drain the water heater using an electric pump and garden hose. 3 Shut off the gas, then disconnect the gas line from ...more

How To : Use a hammer or nail gun correctly

Tim Carter demonstrates how to install a finish nail using a hammer and nail set. Tim also shows how to do it the fast way with a powered nail gun! Many household projects involve hammer and nails. If you are not careful in driving in the finishing nails in wood trim, you can ...more

How to Make a Jacob's Ladder : Chained Lightning

In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet accurate demonstration of the "rising ionized gas" principle. In other words, a transformer, two metal prongs and lots of evil laughter. Remember those large "towers" in the background of Frankenstein movies with a "lig ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : Lasers, Part One

In this series on weaponized lasers, I'll be exploring the function, operation, strength and building instructions for three basic laser weapons; CO2, Diode, and Flashlamp. These laser types are just a few of many, selected because of their simplicity and basic construction (d ...more

How To : Convert a wood fireplace into a gas fireplace

Converting a wood fireplace to gas can warm and beautify your home. This how to video is a quick excerpt from a DIY show demonstrates the process of switching in an old fireplace for a modern one. Watch and learn how to convert a wood fireplace into a gas fireplace.

How To : Conduct a magic floating boat science experiment

Check out this video tutorial to see how to conduct a magic floating boat science experiment. Two little mad scientists investigate Helium and Sulfer Hexafluoride. Rosie and Anna study Helium, a gas that is lighter than air, and Sulphur Hexafluorid (SF6), an inert gas that is ...more

News : The Best Prank Ever In My Eyes. yeah dude.

Dear Jackass Guys well i am John Fears and i am 27 years old and i already met some of you guys but it would be nice to meet the whole cast on the epic event. That is why i am trying out for this contest. you are rock and i have been a fan from the start of your quest for bein ...more

News : Cook freeway pig on your car engine

Sunday morning. Don't cook at home. Been there, done that. Use the heat of the engine. Bake your meat. Put those 8 cylinders to work. Gas prices across the country average out at $2 to $2.50 a gallon, so you might as well get your money's worth. Hint. No surprise. The older, ...more

News : 2009's Most Amazing Scientific Images

Popsci has posted 2009's most amazing scientific images, and there's quite a few great ones in there. A few of our favorites below, click through for all 62. In short, Cow Farts. "Scientists measure methane at the source: In a lush pasture near Buenos Aires, this cow and its ...more

News : Hacking SCADA

Welcome back, my hacker novitiates! Now, and more so in the future, wars will be fought hacker v. hacker. The number of soldiers, guns, tanks, and ships will be less important in your success in warfare than the number of well-trained hackers you have. Every nation and every ...more

How To : 14 Food Hacks You Need to Know for Grilling Season

It's that time of year where you need to break out the grill and cook food over red-hot coals, whether it's the beginning, middle, or end of summer. Even if you're not a grill master extraordinaire, you can use these hacks to fool your friends and family into thinking that you ...more

How To : Make a Monster Dry Ice Bubble

Sure it's been done before, but it never gets old. There's something magical about dry ice, bubbles, and especially the result you see when they're combined! Video: . For this experiment, I filled a bowl about half full with warm water, and placed a few chunks of dry ice insid ...more

News : English Ladies Knit Entire Village

According to the UK's Daily Mail, a group of ladies have lovingly knitted their entire village. "...A small group of very twinkly ladies started 23 years ago with a couple of cottages and some pigs, and ended up creating more than 60 properties, complete with wheelie bins, ou ...more

News : 100+ Apps iOS Users Need on Their iPhones in 2018

While there aren't as many ways to customize your iPhone like there is on Android, there are still a lot of apps out there that can help streamline and enhance your experience beyond Apple's own default options — and we've hand-picked over 100 essentials. No matter if you've ...more

How To : 10 Ways to Open a Beer Without a Bottle Opener

As exciting as it can be to crack open a beer, there's nothing fun about wandering around a party and asking other partygoers for a bottle opener. Don't worry, we've got you covered: here are 10 crazy ways to get to drinking while impressing your friends with your ingenuity. ...more

Car Wax : The Secret Ingredient to an Easy-to-Clean Stove

It's nearly impossible to keep a stovetop clean when cooking, at least, in my experience. No matter what I do, liquid and solid food bits fall to the surface and around the burners every single time, creating a hard-to-clean mess. Scrubbing away the stains and crusty charred ...more

How To : Replace the Dryer's High Limit Thermostat

The high limit thermostat can be found in gas and electric dryers and serves as a safety feature that helps to prevent the dryer from becoming too hot when it’s running. The thermostat is designed to shut off power to the dryer’s heater when the dryer vent is blocked or clogge ...more

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