Ty LaStrapes

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What's the Most Efficient Home Water Heater?

Mr. Green brings one cool answer to a boil<p><b>Hey Mr. Green,</b><p><b>Most of the electrons we use at home are California solar, but we still have fossil “natural”</b> …

10 Expert Tips to Care for Wood Floors

Whether you’re thinking about adding hardwood floors to your home or just need to take better care of the ones you have, now is the perfect time to …

How to Repair Scratched Hardwood Floors

Hardwood floors are one of the most commonly used flooring materials, and can be found in almost any home. More than likely, you will run into …

DIY: 9 steps to build your own pergola

Pergolas… we all want them, but we usually don't know how to build them. The good news? It's pretty easy.<p>The construction of a garden gazebo can be a …

DIY: build a backyard pergola in 6 steps

Building a pergola is hardly easy, let's be honest, but it is one of the tasks that you can manage yourself with a little bit of DIY enthusiasm and a …

Home improvement: 10 pergolas and shades you can build in one weekend

If a DIY weekend is appealing to you then building a pergola or a simple shade/awning is a pretty achievable feat.<p>Catching some sun is fun, but there …

9 Genius Hiding Places for All Your Valuables

Just in case you haven't had your fill of troubling news lately, try this: Today's thieves are smarter—and more brazen—than ever. More than half of …

Christmas Ornaments

Sound Proofing Your Home From Noisy Neighbours And Traffic Noise

We have many calls a week from frantic homeowners on how to sound proof their home from noisy neighbours. Or even the pub dow the road even traffic …

DIY // WALL LAMP WITH HANGING LIGHTBULB

So, it’s been a while since <b>my last DIY post</b> and I thought it was about time to share another one. This time I will try to do it more regularly, so …

DIY 2×4 Garage Shelving

My garage organization game wasn’t very strong, so I needed to do something to help myself get organized. A <b>DIY 2×4 garage shelving unit</b> was …

These 29 Tips Should Be Required Reading For All Beginner Programmers

<i>What are some traits/practices of experienced/good programmers that every beginner programmer should know? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Ken Mazaika, CTO, Co-founder & Mentor at The</b> …

Employment

DIY - Build a Tree Bench - Quiet Corner

This comfy, stay-cool tree bench has room for the entire family. To build it, Mark Powers chose a specially impregnated and thermally modified pine …

Woodworking

Sensors – The final volume in an impressive series of electronics guides for 21st-century makers

See sample pages from this book at Wink.<p><i>Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 3: Sensors</i><p>by Charles Platt and Fredrik Jansson<p>Maker Media<p>2016, …

Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden - Quiet Corner

DIY Craft Your Own Vertical Vegetable Garden<p>With winter now firmly behind us, some homeowners are busy tending to their revitalized garden and …

Woodworking

Home Improvements and Upgrades for Senior-Friendly Aging in Place

Aging in place is no longer a movement but a lifestyle.Our senior loved ones want to live in the home of their choice as long as possible — hopefully …

Home Improvement

Build a Pergola with Trellis Screens (hide those trash cans)

One of the design elements that our landscape designer proposed was <b>Building a Pergola Trellis to screen our trash cans</b>. As soon as I saw the magazine …

Woodworking

How to Plant an Avocado Seed

Unless the right methods are used, growing avocado seeds will be difficult. It’s not enough to just take the seeds from the fruit and bury it in the …

Android Car Stereo Pros & Cons

This is a follow up to my Android car stereo post here.<b>Pros Thus Far:</b>• You can install any Android App.<br>• BETTER MAPS!• Google maps in the head unit (with …

Podcasting

Android Stereo Install for a Subaru

I spent 20+ hours over the past 4 weeks to find all the info & correct parts needed to replace my 2014 Forester Fujitsu navigation stock head unit …

Arduino