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How to Re-Light a Pre-Lit Christmas Tree

by Michael on December 16, 2012 · 1 comment

‘Tis the season… To be frustrated by Christmas lights. We have a rather nice Christmas tree that is (or was) pre-lit with colored LED lights. But this year when we set it up, there was a section that wouldn’t light up.

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Today I discovered that the latch on the door from our house into the garage wouldn’t retract (spring back) when it hit the strike plate. When I swung it shut, the latch banged off the strike plate. Thus, I had to turn the knob to close the door.

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As a followup to my article about installing a roof rack on a Honda Odyssey, I wanted to address a question that I received via e-mail: How long does the installation take? Sure, you can save a ton, but is it worth the time invested?

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I recently installed a cargo rack (roof rails + cross bars) on our 2012 Honda Odyssey. I thought about having it done at the dealer, but their price was ridiculous. Thus, I decided to do it myself. What follows are some notes on the installation.

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Repair or Replace Cracked Windshield?

by Michael on September 21, 2011 · 1 comment

While on our end-of-summer vacation, we noticed a crack in our windshield. When we spotted it, we were about halfway into a six hour drive to the beach, so there wasn’t much we could do other than watch it grow – and grow!

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I’ve heard about people having trouble with their Honda Odyssey sliding doors, but it wasn’t until recently that we joined them… I was away for the week, and when I returned my wife said she was having trouble with the passenger-side sliding door.

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Do you have an irrigation system for your lawn? We do, and it’s been great. Unfortunately, I noticed the other day that one of the sprinkler heads wasn’t rotating. The good news is that I fixed it without spending a dime.

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If you live in the South, there’s a good chance that you have pine straw mulch somewhere on your property. And if you installed it yourself, there’s a good chance that you don’t have the nice, clean edge that you’d get if you hired a landscaper.

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