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Waking up to a dead battery every morning? If your car has a battery drain, hunting down the source of your parasitic draw can be a confusing process. First we determine if the culprit is the battery and then show you how to perform a parasitic draw test the easy way to identify the problem […]
Carports are relatively inexpensive and convenient home add-ons that give your outdoor-parked car a bit of protection from the elements. But your basic open air ports don’t offer much privacy and most kits don’t match the style of your existing home. Here’s an idea to transform your plain carport into a summer terrace-like enclosure and […]
Have you ever been working outside or in another room with an electric tool and pulled the plug out of the wall, around the corner? Do this a few times and you’ll end up with bent prongs. Here’s a trick that uses nails to secure the cord next to the plug so you know when […]
With all the digital devices piling up in our lives, it’s easy to get caught up in the web of miscellaneous cables they leave behind. Rather than throwing them in a bin or drawer where they’ll get tangled up, Instructables user berserk, developed a practical and wallet-friendly system using left-over toilet paper rolls. Bundle each […]
Nothing ruins the look of a sharp new set of wheels like dirty, corroded calipers lurking from behind the spokes. While in the past calipers often functioned in obscurity behind wheel covers, today’s trend towards larger and thinner spoked wheels leaves no place for them to hide. So how do we turn shy dull calipers […]
You know the saying? One man’s washing machine drum is another man’s retro-chic firepit? Well, close enough. While renovating their home in San Francisco, Joe and Sarah weren’t happy with all the generic-looking fire pits available at the big box stores when it came to decorating the patio – and anything cool and unique was […]
Are your tires no longer passing the penny test? Although they don’t have enough of tread to grip the road like they used to, there’s still plenty left to give your metal or wooden outdoor stairs some extra traction – especially when wet. Cut the tread part of your old tires into rectangular sheets and […]
License plate registration stickers aren’t cheap, especially in some states, which makes them a hot commodity to certain opportunistic individuals who’d rather steal them instead and drive around on your dime. If you want to foil their plans, cross-cut your sticker with a razor blade. If the thief tries to pull it off, it will […]
Depending on your projects, you probably use a few different types of tape and like the folks over at American Woodworking get fed up with rooting through a dusty drawer to find the right one. So they built a handy dispenser to neatly house them all out of scrap lumber, a dowel, and a hacksaw […]
If you’re ever caught without a cooking stove or camp-fire facilities, or you just want to show off a cool camping trick to your friends and get a meal out of it, this DIY log stove is a great way to cook in the outdoors or even your backyard. Also known as a Swedish Fire […]