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Minka-Aire Fan Reset Remote Code / Frequency RCS213

The 3 year old was playing with the fan remote and managed to take off the battery cover and scramble the code / frequency switches. It ends up relinking the fan and remote was easier than feared, but not knowing … Continue reading

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Frigidaire Gas Range FFGF3053L How to Remove Top

I had some flaky igniters on a Frigidaire Gas Range Model FFGF3053LSF but was having a hard time finding out how to remove the top. It is obvious you need to remove the screws on the top that attach the … Continue reading

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Prevent Slab, Copper Pipe and Ice Maker Leaks

We just had a bad copper pipe slab leak and have been dealing with on and off problems with the ice maker leaking. It is a long, sad story; to sum it up: we had to repipe the whole house, … Continue reading

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Fix a Leaking Tile Roof on the Cheap

On rainy days buckets would need to be put out to catch water dripping from the ceiling. In the past, I would call a roofer and get out a pile of cash. During one of those wallet thinning meetings with … Continue reading

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Ion Block Rocker iPA56 Bluetooth Aux Port Repair

Our 2 two year old, cute and destructive, directed her wrath at my Block Rocker breaking off a mini plug in the aux port. I tried without success to get the tip of the plug out of the aux jack … Continue reading

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Simple Script to Make Rotating Backups of a Directory

There are times where I want to make a simple, rotating backup of a directory so I can go back and look at how thing were in the past, or push a backup to another location. Below is the basic … Continue reading

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Versatile Voltage Divider / Isolator Interface for Arduino / Raspberry Pi

In working on various projects, I often need to interface signals to the input of anĀ Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, or custom digital input. I wanted to be able to handle signals from 5V DC, 24V AC (sprinkler controller valves), up … Continue reading

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Solar Car Cooling Fan

I live in Southern California and getting in to your car after it has been sitting in the sun is only enjoyable for those that consider hanging out in a sauna while dressed in your finest Brooks suit a good … Continue reading

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Zero Vampire Drain SLA Battery Charge Controller

12 volt sealed lead acid batteries are very useful for many applications, but many charge controllers put a small drain on the battery. Once this drain has emptied the battery, it will be ruined if not immediately recharged. But with … Continue reading

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SUN-2500P Power Inverter Remote Control

In searching for inverters that could run a 3000 – 4000 watt load in an off-grid solar system, I found some low cost inverters on eBay (SUN-2500P is the model I see on these). An issue soon came up after … Continue reading

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