Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-renovation - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:43:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 Patching a Large Hole in Drywall http://www.instructables.com/id/Patching-a-Large-Hole-in-Drywall/
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Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:30:59 PDT
Build a Concrete Block Wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Concrete-Block-Wall/
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010 05:48:44 PDT
Installing a Faucet and Drain; Home Improvement http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Faucet-and-Drain-Home-Improvement/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 09:59:28 PDT
How to make beautiful "tumbled" mosaic tiles inexpensively... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-beautiful-tumbled-mosaic-tiles-inexp/
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Tue, 26 Oct 2010 03:12:24 PDT
Water meter installation procedure http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-meter-installation-procedure/
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Mon, 13 May 2013 08:19:45 PDT
Whole House Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Whole-House-Fan/
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Fri, 19 Aug 2011 21:19:51 PDT
Concrete Paver Floor http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Paver-Floor/
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Wed, 4 Nov 2009 08:27:28 PST
Removing a Toilet; Home Improvment http://www.instructables.com/id/Removing-a-Toilet-Home-Improvment/
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Sun, 6 Mar 2011 09:38:21 PST
Whole house fan blows away our A/C bill. http://www.instructables.com/id/Whole-house-fan-blows-away-our-AC-bill/
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:04:34 PST
Turn a Closet Into a Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Closet-Into-a-Desk/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2008 18:14:17 PST
Simple Tiny House Loft Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Tiny-House-Loft-Ladder/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:14:24 PDT
How To Cut Drywall http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Cut-Drywall/
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Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:02:38 PDT
Chimney Flue Damper - How to Install Chimney Flue Damper Step-By-Step http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-A-Top-Lock-Chimney-Damper/
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 06:25:08 PDT
DIY Bird Spikes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bird-Spikes/
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 12:37:55 PDT
Learn how to cut circles out of glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-how-to-cut-circles-out-of-glass/
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:17:26 PST
Painting with Colored Cement http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-with-Colored-Cement/
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Fri, 7 May 2010 06:16:13 PDT
Reuse silicone sealant and nozzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-silicone-sealant-and-nozzle/
Reuse silicone sealant and nozzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/8V1C/I1XEM9N6/FJH8V1CI1XEM9N6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/8V1C/I1XEM9N6/FJH8V1CI1XEM9N6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/8V1C/I1XEM9N6/FJH8V1CI1XEM9N6.SMALL.jpg blkxr5t I am in the process of painting the interior of my house. There are quite a few areas that need a little sealant as part of the preparation. I am trying to be economical (financially and environmentally) and not throw out mostly full but cured tubes of sealant.This Intractable is my method to reusin...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:51:51 PDT
paint your house address on the curb http://www.instructables.com/id/paint-your-house-address-on-the-curb/
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Sat, 28 Jul 2012 09:45:41 PDT
Turn an Empty Stairwell into a Storage Loft http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-Empty-Stairwell-into-a-Storage-Loft/
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Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:16:06 PST
New take on the Terra Cotta smoker http://www.instructables.com/id/New-take-on-the-Terra-Cotta-smoker/
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Sun, 3 May 2009 20:08:31 PDT
Circular saw cutting jig for vinyl siding http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-siding-cutting-jig/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 10:38:19 PDT
How To Install Radiant Barrier on Attic Rafters in 5 Steps http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Install-Radiant-Barrier-on-Attic-Rafters-in/
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Wed, 7 May 2014 12:44:27 PDT
A Trick For Patching Drywall Using Hot Glue http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Trick-For-Patching-Drywall-Using-Hot-Glue/
A Trick For Patching Drywall Using Hot Glue - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/EUW6/H0KKWE0K/FLVEUW6H0KKWE0K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/EUW6/H0KKWE0K/FLVEUW6H0KKWE0K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/EUW6/H0KKWE0K/FLVEUW6H0KKWE0K.SMALL.jpg kurt.schaefer So some angry door knob has knocked a hole in your wall.   It's time to strike back! Here's a quick trick that uses hot glue and a Popsicle Stick to hold a minimal drywall patch and get that hole fixed in a jiffy.   This kind of repair is for small holes, and is especially good for walls that have ...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 09:54:34 PDT
Control and Automate Window Shades with INSTEON http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-and-Automate-Window-Shades-with-INSTEON/
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Wed, 29 May 2013 13:00:03 PDT
Build a Brick Walkway http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Brick-Walkway/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:46:27 PDT
Add an extra pane to your windows http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-an-extra-pane-to-your-windows/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 16:59:53 PST
Alternating Tread Stairs http://www.instructables.com/id/Right-foot-stairs/
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Sun, 9 Jan 2011 20:06:58 PST
Recycled Styrofoam Block Insulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Styrofoam-Block-Insulation/
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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 15:08:22 PDT
Upgrading a room floor with self adhesive Vinyl floor Planks with the help of Hydraulic car jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-a-room-floor-with-self-adhesive-Vinyl-/
Upgrading a room floor with self adhesive Vinyl floor Planks with the help of Hydraulic car jack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2Q5D/H672X1PL/FIA2Q5DH672X1PL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2Q5D/H672X1PL/FIA2Q5DH672X1PL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2Q5D/H672X1PL/FIA2Q5DH672X1PL.SMALL.jpg 786Ayesha Thank you very much for posting this fix and improve contest which made us  to do our guest room so quickly.We  have been postponing this for the last two years and finally done with it.If not for this contest  I guess we wouldn't have done it this summer too. Here is my next  Instructables...... as...
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Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:12:53 PDT
Cutting large stone and porcellain tiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-large-stone-and-porcellain-tiles/
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Tue, 28 Sep 2010 12:25:08 PDT
Remove Paint With Infrared Heat (and without chemicals!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-Paint-With-Infrared-Heat-and-without-chemi/
Remove Paint With Infrared Heat (and without chemicals!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/06PM/FGK25O88/FB206PMFGK25O88.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/06PM/FGK25O88/FB206PMFGK25O88.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/06PM/FGK25O88/FB206PMFGK25O88.SMALL.jpg liseman This Instructable explains how to build an infrared paint remover, which is cheaper, safer, and more environmentally friendly than normal paint removal chemicals. Here's a video of this project: This should cost you ~ $50 to build (commercial versions cost ~$400). If you're going to strip any sign...
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Fri, 23 May 2008 10:27:48 PDT
Fast Fence Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Fence-Repair/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008 07:35:52 PDT
How to paint walls http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-paint-walls-1/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2008 17:15:01 PDT
How to Install a Lamp Post in Your Yard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-a-Lamp-Post-in-Your-Yard/
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:40:26 PDT
Reattaching faux shutters - permanently http://www.instructables.com/id/Reattaching-faux-shutters-permanently/
Reattaching faux shutters - permanently - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/33J6/H9G19U4I/FPB33J6H9G19U4I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/33J6/H9G19U4I/FPB33J6H9G19U4I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/33J6/H9G19U4I/FPB33J6H9G19U4I.SMALL.jpg tdotrob My house came with plastic faux shutters which were attached with plastic shutter anchors.  The idea is that you drill a 1/4" and shove the anchor in and your job is done.  Unfortunately, with a little wind the anchors pull out or they snap off, leaving your shutters barely clinging to the side of t...
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:21:56 PST
Central Vacuum Retrofit http://www.instructables.com/id/Central-Vacuum-Retrofit/
Central Vacuum Retrofit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/1Y2Q/FHAVXXK5/FIN1Y2QFHAVXXK5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/1Y2Q/FHAVXXK5/FIN1Y2QFHAVXXK5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/1Y2Q/FHAVXXK5/FIN1Y2QFHAVXXK5.SMALL.jpg a.doovz Photos and tips for installing a central vacuum system in an existing house.After several months of research, I installed a central vacuum system in my house during many nights and weekends from December 2004 through January 2005. It was a big project, but well worth the effort. This instructable ...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2008 19:25:15 PDT
How To Secure Your Water Heater Against an Earthquake http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Secure-Your-Water-Heater-Against-an-Earthqu/
How To Secure Your Water Heater Against an Earthquake - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/V8P4/F23Z361T/F8SV8P4F23Z361T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/V8P4/F23Z361T/F8SV8P4F23Z361T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/V8P4/F23Z361T/F8SV8P4F23Z361T.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm If you live in an earthquake prone area, you need to strap down and secure your water heater so it won't fall over during a tremor. Here's how I secured mine; while you won't be able to replicate my setup exactly, hopefully this will inspire you to install, upgrade, or at least check and confirm th...
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Wed, 30 May 2007 15:33:29 PDT
Kitchen Wall Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-Wall-Cabinet/
Kitchen Wall Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/D6RT/GBOTQ40X/FQPD6RTGBOTQ40X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/D6RT/GBOTQ40X/FQPD6RTGBOTQ40X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/D6RT/GBOTQ40X/FQPD6RTGBOTQ40X.SMALL.jpg nitepagn I live in a trailer in the great state of Maine. When I bought this trailer it was old and beatup, so I have been slowly renovating the trailer. One part which was in bad shape were the kitchen cabinets. After looking at low end cabinets, I came up with a price to replace my cabinets for around $300...
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Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:57:41 PDT
Retaining Wall And Footer/ pouring concrete http://www.instructables.com/id/Retaining-Wall-And-Footer-pouring-concrete/
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Fri, 13 May 2011 14:02:39 PDT
Plastic bottle insulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-bottle-insulation/
Plastic bottle insulation - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/EDSX/FTK89WSA/F8LEDSXFTK89WSA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/EDSX/FTK89WSA/F8LEDSXFTK89WSA.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/EDSX/FTK89WSA/F8LEDSXFTK89WSA.SMALL.jpg thisdude This is my first instructable As everyone knows wasted heat is wasted money, energy, and comfort.I was trying to find the greenest, most cost efficient way to insulate my house. While searching for insulation i discovered that gases are really the best insulators. (other than a vacuum thank...
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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/
Faux marble concrete vanity top. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/P1A1/HO7XH90R/FEPP1A1HO7XH90R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/P1A1/HO7XH90R/FEPP1A1HO7XH90R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/P1A1/HO7XH90R/FEPP1A1HO7XH90R.SMALL.jpg dewey302 When we sold our home in Wisconsin and moved to California we had to leave behind the vanity I had built for my wife in the master bath.  The vanity was table-height so she could sit down and use it as a dressing table/make-up table etc.   The house we moved to has a very large master bath but no si...
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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/
Repointing pre-1920 Brick in a historic home. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/ABFQ/GYGGN744/FV3ABFQGYGGN744.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/ABFQ/GYGGN744/FV3ABFQGYGGN744.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/ABFQ/GYGGN744/FV3ABFQGYGGN744.SMALL.jpg bigattichouse I live in a house originally built in the 1860's, owned by 10 or twelve folks over the years, and even was a boarding house in the 50's.  Over the years, as people got money, they expanded the house.  The last major expansion was around 1917, where a kitchen and "mother-in-law" room were added.  Som...
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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/
Fireplace Mantel Expansion For Your Tv - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/8XT0/HQCPMGK5/FZ58XT0HQCPMGK5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/8XT0/HQCPMGK5/FZ58XT0HQCPMGK5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/8XT0/HQCPMGK5/FZ58XT0HQCPMGK5.SMALL.jpg omarrouse Most fireplace mantels are average 6 inches deep. Most tv bases are 10 inches which leaves a easy way for your tv to practice Bungee jumping without the cord. Wall mounting requires finding studs and drilling holes through heat shield sitting behind the sheetrock. An easy way to get around it for ch...
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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-/
Hanging Heavy Items on Wall – How to Find Support Studs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/IQ6E/HF23PX32/F59IQ6EHF23PX32.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/IQ6E/HF23PX32/F59IQ6EHF23PX32.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/IQ6E/HF23PX32/F59IQ6EHF23PX32.SMALL.jpg NYJBen If you want to place a shelf, heavy mirror, or even large photo or painting frame on your walls you will need to locate the stud framework inside the wall to support the weight. Simply putting in a screw or hook makes it likely that at some point the item you hung will pull out of the wall and crash...
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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/
Paint Realistic Faux Wood Grain - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/URMP/GWOH3MKB/FDBURMPGWOH3MKB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/URMP/GWOH3MKB/FDBURMPGWOH3MKB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/URMP/GWOH3MKB/FDBURMPGWOH3MKB.SMALL.jpg chrisorr This instructable demonstrates how to create a realistic painted wood grain.  This application was on a banister but could be used on many surfaces. Enjoy!
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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/
Build Your Own Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/OVGU/FPKF9U6X/FFLOVGUFPKF9U6X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/OVGU/FPKF9U6X/FFLOVGUFPKF9U6X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFL/OVGU/FPKF9U6X/FFLOVGUFPKF9U6X.SMALL.jpg Strawbale Shop Like a lot of tinkerers I've been wanting the "Dream" shop for years. I tried several different shop ideas over the years and was never really happy. So I decided to build what I wanted and I had to figure out how to do it. This project is still in progress as it's being built as I get the money and...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 20:57:52 PST
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/
Installing a Stainless Steel Chimney Chase Cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/ODQW/GXUZ7NY2/FENODQWGXUZ7NY2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/ODQW/GXUZ7NY2/FENODQWGXUZ7NY2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEN/ODQW/GXUZ7NY2/FENODQWGXUZ7NY2.SMALL.jpg rockford_chimney A chimney chase cover is a cap that seals off the top of a wood framed or brick laid chimney chase. Chimney chase covers are typically made from low grade steel, which will rust over a short period of time. The smallest gap or hole on the chase cover can lead to expensive water damage. If you're n...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:46:20 PST
DIY Central Vacuum http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Central-Vacuum/
DIY Central Vacuum - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/7DSI/FFAIU2DD/FQ77DSIFFAIU2DD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/7DSI/FFAIU2DD/FQ77DSIFFAIU2DD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/7DSI/FFAIU2DD/FQ77DSIFFAIU2DD.SMALL.jpg toastyboy Why have a central vac system? (What's wrong with my upright/cylinder cleaner?) I saw them when I was in America once and always thought it was a good idea, plus I love gadgets! There are lots of benefits too! Not least the fact that old air and dust aren't recirculated around the house. (these un...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2008 10:57:35 PDT