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The Western – A Truly American Invention


The American Western…a great Hollywood invention. How does it relate to DIY? Take the case of Clint Eastwood, one of my favorite actors. Mr. Eastwood hails from the Carmel, California area.  He’s lived there a long time and has had … Continue reading

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Hurricanes, Earthquakes, A Nuke In A City…Are You Ready?


I was listening to Hannity today and heard a commercial about survival foods.  Sadly, I didn’t get the company name.  So…I did a little search and found a couple of companies that have made a business out of packaging up … Continue reading

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Israel – Apparently Will Do It Themselves


With very deep regret, I’m afraid I have to say that Israel is now in total DIY mode. I’m sad because they have been a faithful ally of the United States for a long time.  Now, with the World condemning … Continue reading

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DIY Pool Pump


“With the weather getting downright hot, I spent time this last week fixing all (well almost all) the pinholes in our above ground vinyl pool…After cleaning out all the leaves, scrubbing the bottom, filling it up with water, and changing the filter, we were ready to go…I plugged in the pump and…no water!’ Continue reading

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Doc’s DIY Weekly Wrapup – 05/21/2010


In this week’s wrap-up I definitely want to direct your attention to a guy that might someday have his picture in the dictionary, next to DIY.  His name is Dale Peterson and he’s running as a Republican for the Alabama … Continue reading

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DIY Requires Selling


Do it yourselfers are always being tested. Family, friends, business associates, and strangers are always predictably uncomfortable buying into tackling some new, unknown, and untested DIY home improvement project or repairing something that you’ve never taken apart before.  How many … Continue reading

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A Rare Case: Not DIY


Experienced DIYers take great pride in always limping back to the garage…no matter what! On extremely rare occasions, the right call is to bring in a specialist. Today was one such rare day. I called in the Wildlife Ranger to … Continue reading

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