Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:01:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Plastic bottle insulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-bottle-insulation/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:09:33 PDT
Faux marble concrete vanity top. http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-marble-concrete-vanity-top/
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 12:46:52 PST
Repointing pre-1920 Brick in a historic home. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repointing-pre-1920-Brick-in-a-historic-home/
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:53:44 PST
Fireplace Mantel Expansion For Your Tv http://www.instructables.com/id/Fireplace-Mantel-Expansion-For-Your-Tv/
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 20:23:09 PST
Hanging Heavy Items on Wall – How to Find Support Studs http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Heavy-Items-on-Wall-How-to-Find-Support-/
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 06:35:56 PDT
Paint Realistic Faux Wood Grain http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Realistic-Faux-Wood-Grain/
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Tue, 27 Dec 2011 07:32:23 PST
Build Your Own Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Workshop/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 20:57:52 PST
DOOR FRAME REPAIR http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ROTTEN-DOOR-FRAME/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 04:52:58 PDT
Insulated Earthbag Foundations for Yurts http://www.instructables.com/id/Insulated-Earthbag-Foundations-for-Yurts/
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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 18:55:20 PST
Automatic garage parking aid http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-garage-parking-aid/
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Sun, 14 Aug 2011 18:21:34 PDT
Installing a Stainless Steel Chimney Chase Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Stainless-Steel-Chimney-Chase-Cover/
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:46:20 PST
DIY Central Vacuum http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Central-Vacuum/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:57:35 PDT
How to remove glass from an old window in one piece. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-glass-from-an-old-window-in-one-piec/
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Thu, 17 Nov 2011 20:46:31 PST
How to cut and strip heavy gauge wire easily http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-cut-and-strip-heavy-gauge-wire-easily/
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 18:02:09 PST
How to Finish Concrete http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Finish-Concrete/
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Thu, 23 Sep 2010 11:51:39 PDT
Installing dimmable track lighting without house wiring http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-dimmable-track-lighting-without-house-w/
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Sun, 8 May 2011 11:11:26 PDT
Water Line Leaks? Fix It Yourself! Here's How... http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Line-Leaks-Fix-It-Yourself-Heres-How/
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Mon, 1 Mar 2010 21:32:09 PST
Replace Seat For 1 Piece Toilet http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-Seat-For-1-Piece-Toilet/
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:26:45 PDT
Add Window to Shed http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Window-to-Shed/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:55:18 PDT
Water Recycler (Grey Water) http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Recycler-Grey-Water/
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Fri, 28 Sep 2007 06:50:47 PDT
Spray Paint Old Laminate Counter top http://www.instructables.com/id/Spray-Paint-Old-Laminate-Counter-top/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:05:46 PDT
Fit glass panel to hollow core door http://www.instructables.com/id/Fit-glass-panel-to-hollow-core-door/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 02:47:04 PST
Easy Single-Handed Concrete Mixing with a Tarpaulin http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Single-Handed-Concrete-Mixing-with-a-Tarpauli/
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Sun, 26 Sep 2010 13:53:38 PDT
Low Cost Indoor Pond http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Indoor-Pond/
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Mon, 15 May 2006 00:17:06 PDT
How to strip paint from an old door. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-paint-from-an-old-door/
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:34:58 PST
How to Install a Metal Chimney Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Metal-Chimney-Kit/
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:26:47 PST
how to build an indoor rock wall http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-build-an-indoor-rock-wall/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2008 10:11:40 PDT
Crawlspace Encapsulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Crawlspace-Encapsulation/
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:48:03 PDT
Design Your Own Tiny House Using Sketchup http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Your-Own-Tiny-House-Using-Free-Sketchup/
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:20:09 PDT
How to remove a wood stove? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-remove-a-wood-stove/
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Sun, 25 Jul 2010 15:42:57 PDT
Under Stairs Storage Space http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-Stairs-Storage-Space/
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Tue, 7 Sep 2010 11:09:33 PDT
Installing Kitchen Cabinet Door Handles http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Kitchen-Cabinet-Door-Handles/
Installing Kitchen Cabinet Door Handles - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FFNN/GH4A6738/F0JFFNNGH4A6738.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FFNN/GH4A6738/F0JFFNNGH4A6738.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/FFNN/GH4A6738/F0JFFNNGH4A6738.SMALL.jpg angelabchua My boyfriend and I spent weeks remodeling our kitchen.  After countless hours scraping paint, sanding wood, primering and painting doors, and staining cabinets, we finally got to the last part to complete our kitchen.... installing the final hardware bits!  I was adamant that the handles be even an...
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Wed, 1 Dec 2010 15:02:25 PST
Dog porch potty http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-porch-potty/
Dog porch potty - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/A29G/H71Y61X2/F7PA29GH71Y61X2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/A29G/H71Y61X2/F7PA29GH71Y61X2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/A29G/H71Y61X2/F7PA29GH71Y61X2.SMALL.jpg alytinkerbell I have been wanting the actual porch potty but could see spending 380$ on something my dog pisses on. My dog cant hold her urine and my porch potty is actually in my bathroom. I originally bought the pet zoom pee patch. I was sick of sticking my hands near where she pee's every day. So i made my ver...
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Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:19:38 PDT
How to Remove and Replace a Weslock doorknob http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Remove-and-Replace-a-Weslock-doorknob/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2009 16:12:41 PST
How to replace a damaged shingle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-a-damaged-shingle/
How to replace a damaged shingle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/7U91/FM2CSWYB/F1J7U91FM2CSWYB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/7U91/FM2CSWYB/F1J7U91FM2CSWYB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/7U91/FM2CSWYB/F1J7U91FM2CSWYB.SMALL.jpg sbrown We had a wind storm recently blow off one shingle and damage 3 shingles on our garage. We had to replace them, and all the roofing companies said to do it ourselves, because its easy.Winds of 100km, the yard was a mess, garbage, shingles, toy pools, wishing wells and leaves everywhere. Get New Shi...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2008 00:49:13 PDT
MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM SWITCH PLATES http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKE-YOUR-OWN-DECORATIVE-SWITCH-PLATES/
MAKE YOUR OWN CUSTOM SWITCH PLATES - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/A6AQ/FRIQ7EFK/FGBA6AQFRIQ7EFK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/A6AQ/FRIQ7EFK/FGBA6AQFRIQ7EFK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/A6AQ/FRIQ7EFK/FGBA6AQFRIQ7EFK.SMALL.jpg Chico This instructable will teach you how to apply cool images of your choice to your electrical switchplates. My wife and I like to have cool switch plates in our house. And usually we buy them from stores, or ebay. Recently we saw one that we really liked for our hallway project, but it cost $34.99!!!...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:30:35 PST
Installing IKEA Upper Kitchen Cabinets http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-IKEA-Upper-Kitchen-Cabinets/
Installing IKEA Upper Kitchen Cabinets - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F07/NX4F/GQ5PW9H1/F07NX4FGQ5PW9H1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F07/NX4F/GQ5PW9H1/F07NX4FGQ5PW9H1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F07/NX4F/GQ5PW9H1/F07NX4FGQ5PW9H1.SMALL.jpg jskingry A while back we had an unexpected forced kitchen remodel, a row of upper cabinets full fell off the wall one day nearly taking my wife out with it.  Like most projects around the house replacing these cabinets sat on the back burner until IKEA started sending us fliers in the mail and we noticed ho...
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Sat, 16 Jul 2011 21:43:34 PDT
Resealing Half Used Caulk Tubes http://www.instructables.com/id/Resealing-Half-Used-Caulk-Tubes/
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Mon, 27 Sep 2010 10:05:42 PDT
Clean and Re-finish Old Door Knobs and Hardware http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-and-Re-finish-Old-Door-Hardware/
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Fri, 13 Jan 2012 19:22:09 PST
How to crimp a Network Cable with a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-crimp-a-Network-Cable-with-a-Victorinox-Swi/
How to crimp a Network Cable with a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/Y2UN/FMMCVGBO/FWCY2UNFMMCVGBO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/Y2UN/FMMCVGBO/FWCY2UNFMMCVGBO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/Y2UN/FMMCVGBO/FWCY2UNFMMCVGBO.SMALL.jpg cesarscavone The need is the mother of the creativity. As a Support Technician, many situations make me try some unusual ways to solve troubles. This one is a good sample, when I need to crimp a CAT5 network cable in a Bank here in Brazil, but I haven't my crimper tool with me. My Victorinox Tinker is always on ...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2008 14:18:55 PDT
Do-it-yourself Brick Mailbox http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-it-yourself-Brick-Mailbox/
Do-it-yourself Brick Mailbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4THN/FPIUQOC9/FYC4THNFPIUQOC9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4THN/FPIUQOC9/FYC4THNFPIUQOC9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4THN/FPIUQOC9/FYC4THNFPIUQOC9.SMALL.jpg Vintiquities Here is an Instructable showing you how to build your very own brick mailbox. My husband built this mailbox in one day, although he is a 20 year masonry veteran, we believe anyone can do this with the correct tools, materials, and planning. It is a very simple 16" square masonry mailbox. By doing th...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 08:43:06 PST
Repairing a rotted wall or floor joist http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-rotted-wall-or-floor-joist/
Repairing a rotted wall or floor joist - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/ERFQ/GP7IF9SY/FGWERFQGP7IF9SY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/ERFQ/GP7IF9SY/FGWERFQGP7IF9SY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/ERFQ/GP7IF9SY/FGWERFQGP7IF9SY.SMALL.jpg icabear3 I’m rebuilding a house after tearing it down to the bare studs. I found a few spots where (in the bathroom) the floor joist had gotten soaked through and rotted. This is how I fixed them. The house is over a hundred years old, and had surprisingly little rot. This house originally did not HAVE a ...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 12:25:22 PDT
How to Terminate a Cat 5 Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Terminate-a-Cat-5-Cable/
How to Terminate a Cat 5 Cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2RSW/GXFXNKPJ/FHR2RSWGXFXNKPJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2RSW/GXFXNKPJ/FHR2RSWGXFXNKPJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/2RSW/GXFXNKPJ/FHR2RSWGXFXNKPJ.SMALL.jpg facklere Alright, the average person may not ever need to terminate (crimp a connector onto) the end of a Category (Cat) 5 cable, but perhaps you will someday. Just in case you do, I hope to create a foolproof guide containing all the information you need to do so. But enough of the intro, you came here for ...
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:44:19 PST
40 Inch (Inner) Diameter Retaining Wall Fire Pit ~ $110 http://www.instructables.com/id/40-Inch-Inner-Diameter-Retaining-Wall-Fire-Pit-/
40 Inch (Inner) Diameter Retaining Wall Fire Pit ~ $110 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/R5VZ/HKHOKFJ1/F4UR5VZHKHOKFJ1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/R5VZ/HKHOKFJ1/F4UR5VZHKHOKFJ1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/R5VZ/HKHOKFJ1/F4UR5VZHKHOKFJ1.SMALL.jpg AverageGuy As stated in the title this fire pit cost me about $110 for the raw materials. The inner diameter is 40 in (102 cm) while the outer is 54 in (137 cm). I purchased materials from both Home Depot and Lowes and I recommend visiting both because they had different block colors and sizing if you want to ...
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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:22:22 PDT
Fluorescent shop light repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Fluorescent-shop-light-repair/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2009 16:17:27 PDT
Drilling holes in hard porcelain tiles with diamond drill bits holesaws granite and marble http://www.instructables.com/id/Drilling-holes-in-hard-porcelain-tiles-with-diamon/
Drilling holes in hard porcelain tiles with diamond drill bits holesaws granite and marble - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/R7OI/FRD86GD7/F4YR7OIFRD86GD7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/R7OI/FRD86GD7/F4YR7OIFRD86GD7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/R7OI/FRD86GD7/F4YR7OIFRD86GD7.SMALL.jpg hazellr Do you need to cut holes into very hard materials like porcelain tile, granite and marble? We can show you how to use diamond drilling kits made for the construction industry and used by professional installers, tilers, plumbers, builders, electricians and commercial shop fitters. Locate the area ...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:26:13 PST
From study to studio, no-budget acoustic treatment http://www.instructables.com/id/From-study-to-studio-no-budget-acoustic-treatment/
From study to studio, no-budget acoustic treatment - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/G7ZD/HHOFWM4U/FOOG7ZDHHOFWM4U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/G7ZD/HHOFWM4U/FOOG7ZDHHOFWM4U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/G7ZD/HHOFWM4U/FOOG7ZDHHOFWM4U.SMALL.jpg ArvidJense I recently moved into a new apartment and as a producer of electronic music, I wanted one of my rooms to have good acoustic properties. But as a poor student, the budget for this project was nearly nill. I did some research on what I could and found out that some simple modification can make a terri...
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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:03:06 PDT
Install Toilet on Concrete with no Closet Flange http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-Toilet-on-Concrete-with-no-Closet-Flange/
Install Toilet on Concrete with no Closet Flange - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UQRU/Y0CET9K63W6/F51UQRUY0CET9K63W6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UQRU/Y0CET9K63W6/F51UQRUY0CET9K63W6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UQRU/Y0CET9K63W6/F51UQRUY0CET9K63W6.SMALL.jpg Davy_D What do you do if you remove an old toilet and discover that the closet bolts are rusted out, there is no closet flange, and the waste line is made of terra cotta? You could pay someone $$$$$ to jack hammer out half of your basement floor and connect up to the terra cotta. You could tapcon the toile...
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Mon, 23 Oct 2006 22:26:14 PDT
Change your countertop and upgrade on the cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-your-countertop-and-upgrade-on-the-cheap/
Change your countertop and upgrade on the cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/BH06/H6MEVQUT/FHUBH06H6MEVQUT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/BH06/H6MEVQUT/FHUBH06H6MEVQUT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/BH06/H6MEVQUT/FHUBH06H6MEVQUT.SMALL.jpg SlickSqueegie I recently moved into a rental house. it was completely re-done including the counter-top... the problem, is that the counter top was done so terribly that after a month of normal use it was bubbling at the corner seam pulling from the wall not completely caulked all the way.... So with the landlord...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:20:03 PDT
How to wire a 240V AC outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wire-a-240V-AC-outlet/
How to wire a 240V AC outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/SKSU/HAQ3A4EJ/FWWSKSUHAQ3A4EJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/SKSU/HAQ3A4EJ/FWWSKSUHAQ3A4EJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/SKSU/HAQ3A4EJ/FWWSKSUHAQ3A4EJ.SMALL.jpg danielhfourie We were given a welder that has a big 240 volt plug, but our home doesn't have any 240V outlets already wired. What to do? Wire your  own! Turns out the plug we had is NEMA 6-50. You can probably figure out what yours is from a chart. If it's close, measure the lengths of the prongs and compare to ...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 22:43:37 PST