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Bathroom sink strainer

tcr! · Jul 20, 2018 at 9:21 pm

Bathroom sink strainer

Scored this little dude from Science Surplus 🛸

Because I’m all done with the toothpaste caps jumping down the manhole.

#photos #sciencesurplus #homeimprovement

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Chewed-threw chipmunk with bill

tcr! · Jun 28, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Chewed threw chipmunk with bill

A chipmunk just cost me $258 for a chewed-threw wire replacement. At first I thought it was something I’d messed up when installing the ecobee thermostat but no, it was a dumb rodent.

Repair guy said they detect the heat in the wire and think it’s a food source of some kind. I guess with brains smaller than a walnut, they have to be pretty stupid.

#photos #chipmunks #homeimprovement

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New ecobee thermostat

tcr! · Jun 23, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Old school thermostat Ecobee thermostat

Finally took my thermostat from the 1980s to the 2018s 💪

#photos #homeimprovement

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Jun 16th, 2018 at 1:18:29 pm

tcr! · Jun 16, 2018 at 1:18 pm

Bush with a bad haircut

This is why I should always take a step back and look at the big picture when I’m cutting someones’s hair. It’s also what happens when I just want to get something done.

Sorry kid, this is a lost cause. You’ll just have to wait until your hair grows back.

#homeimprovement #protip

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Anarchy in the garage

tcr! · May 31, 2018 at 10:09 am

Anarchy in the garage

Throwback Thursday to five years ago this May when I painted an anarchy sign in my garage.

Because I still protest. In general.

#photos #homeimprovement

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Trombone in the blue room

tcr! · May 18, 2018 at 7:40 am

When Sara and I were up in Galena I found and bought a trombone at an antique store. Same store I got the looney bin room numbers.

And then I hung up the trombone in the blue room with a curtain holdback hook. Because of course that’s what you do. I was gonna put it above the window but Sara said maybe beside. Of course her idea was better.

I blew it a little when I got home and I sounded just about as good as I did when I was ten and played one in school.

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🎼 #photos #photogallery #trombone #homeimprovement

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These are my cast-iron, jailer keys

tcr! · May 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm

These are my cast iron jailer keys

They hang on my back door and clang anytime it’s opened and closed.

🗝 ☠️ #photos #homeimprovement

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Out of an old asylum

tcr! · May 12, 2018 at 6:47 pm

Vintage hospital sign 150B Vintage hospital sign 151B Vintage hospital sign 152B Vintage hospital sign Interview front Vintage hospital sign Interview back

When you’re me you get some vintage hospital room signs and hang them above every room on your second floor.

#photos #homeimprovement

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Kitchen window plant shelf

tcr! · May 6, 2018 at 6:24 pm

Kitchen window plant shelf

Now I won’t have to look at the neighbor’s brown house for the rest of eternity.

The new plant shelf is much more appealing.

#photos #naturerocks #homeimprovement

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AirKing 9166 fan in action

tcr! · May 5, 2018 at 2:56 pm

AirKing 9166 fan in action - MP4

Got a new upstairs window fan. 20” and 1600 RPM, both intake and exhaust. They say it’s “whole house” and I believe ‘em. I can feel the air moving when I’m down in the basement. This’ll be perfect for when it’s hotter inside than out.

I’m seriously impressed so far. With sucking up the cold air from my basement my house is already 2° cooler since I turned it on. My kitchen isn’t hot and muggy for once even though it’s 79° outside.

I did have to do some creative mounting work because I didn’t want it permanently attached to the window. And then I hooked it up to Alexa with a TanTan Smart Plug and called it The Terminator.

Look for it on Amazon: AirKing 9166 20” Whole House Window Fan — $160 when I got mine.

#videos #homeimprovement

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