Instructables: exploring - workshop - roof - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 22:41:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Roof Rack Cross Bars http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Roof-Rack-Cross-Bars/
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Tue, 1 Oct 2013 15:42:39 PDT
Dragon Scale Shingles http://www.instructables.com/id/Dragon-Scale-Shingles/
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:33:21 PDT
Latex Concrete Roof http://www.instructables.com/id/Latex-Concrete-Roof/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:56:35 PDT
DIY 275 Gallon Rainwater Collection http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-275-Gallon-Rainwater-Collection/
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:35:00 PDT
How To Replace a Pipe Boot On A Metal Roof. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-Pipe-Poot-On-A-Metal-Roof/
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:23:53 PST
How to build a SOLAR BOTTLE BULB http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-SOLAR-BOTTLE-BULB/
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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 06:12:06 PDT
Build a Living Roof / Green Roof http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Living-Roof-Green-Roof/
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Sat, 24 Sep 2011 02:35:58 PDT
The Snow Ripper - Rip snow from your roof in minutes. 1/2 Snow rake - 1/2 Ripper / Cutter. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Snow-Ripper-Rip-snow-from-your-roof-in-minut/
The Snow Ripper - Rip snow from your roof in minutes. 1/2 Snow rake - 1/2 Ripper / Cutter. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/6TAV/GJQEJ4HT/FZ66TAVGJQEJ4HT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/6TAV/GJQEJ4HT/FZ66TAVGJQEJ4HT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/6TAV/GJQEJ4HT/FZ66TAVGJQEJ4HT.SMALL.jpg billbach Easily remove snow from your roof. After receiving over 50 inches of snow this winter and you are like me you went to the local hardware store to find a snow rake for the roof.  Only to be told they are sold out. Well necessity being the mother of invention forced me to make my own. So he...
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Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:31:37 PST
Build a Shelter for Growing Tomatoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Shelter-for-Growing-Tomatoes/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 03:53:11 PDT
Rain Chain At Roof Gutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Rain-Chain-At-Roof-Gutter/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2009 07:39:09 PDT
How to replace a damaged shingle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-a-damaged-shingle/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2008 00:49:13 PDT
Make Shingles and Siding Out of Aluminum Cans (Beer Can Roof) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Shingles-and-Siding-Out-of-Aluminum-Cans-Bee/
Make Shingles and Siding Out of Aluminum Cans (Beer Can Roof) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/YOUV/FE3IPVH0/F4YYOUVFE3IPVH0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/YOUV/FE3IPVH0/F4YYOUVFE3IPVH0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/YOUV/FE3IPVH0/F4YYOUVFE3IPVH0.SMALL.jpg robbtoberfest I haven't tested this long term but it seems to work on my chicken coop. Here's the rundown: Using scissors or tin snips cut the ends off an aluminum soda/beer can and cut down the middle of the can to make a flat rectangular piece of aluminum. Then you lay the flat piece into the forming die and pr...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2008 11:45:09 PDT
Roof making http://www.instructables.com/id/Roof-making/
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Thu, 2 Mar 2006 05:29:33 PST
Build a Bearer of Burdens http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Bearer-of-Burdens/
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Fri, 17 Aug 2007 09:59:41 PDT
Green Roofed Dog Veranda http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Roofed-Dog-Veranda/
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Sat, 18 Aug 2007 16:35:41 PDT