Electrical Tips and Tricks: Part 2 of 3 — Locating A Circuit In An Unmarked Breaker Box (Yes, it’s possible. And easy.)

A lot of electrical work starts with a simple concern: how can this work be performed safely–or, better, how can I sort this out without death or hospitalization.

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It’s your moral and patriotic duty to fix your own stuff. (Or: How To Repair Your Garden Hose Instead of Replacing It.)

To own a garden hose is to hate a garden hose. They break, they leak, they fall apart, they need to be replaced. They’re also incredibly easy to fix. It costs very little, and like Hemingway’s broken places, they’re often stronger and better after the repair.

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Unboxing the Milwaukee M12 Cordless Rotary Tool — (2460-20)

For someone who “hates” Milwaukee, it certainly seems like I have a lot of their tools.

This one, though, is one of the good ones.

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Unboxing the Milwaukee M12 Inflator + 2ah Battery + Portable Power Source Kit — And Why I Hate Milwaukee.

My experience with the Milwaukee M18 line lasted two weeks and ended with me plopping a dirty bag of Milwaukee tools down on the returns counter at Home Depot and finally saying “thank you” a dozen times to the employee who shocked me to my core by being both polite and efficient while returning these tools without any protest. The M18 tools are not good when compared to DeWalt and Makita.

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