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Ear cones

In today's high tech world when you go to the doctors he's always got a pill for this or for that. Most of this pills could kill you over not too long of time. I can't believe how many bad side effects in them. Going back to the basics as in natural cures seems like were actually going ahead when we look back. Growing up in the seventies  ear cones were something of an everyday thing. The old saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away is the best way to ward off acid reflux. Basics are better for you.

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Setting up salt water aquarium






My husband wanted to set up salt water aquarium for Christmas. We already had the aquarium but what we didn't know was the ph in our water was high. He proceeded to mix and put the proper amount of salt in the water and then waited for ten days before he put the fish in. He had the proper amount of salt and the proper temperature of the tank when he put the fish in they seem to act really stressed and within days they died.
 
So back to the beginning. He bought a 50 dollar test kit for the water. As he tested it he found out that our well water isn't as good as we thought. So we ended up buying jags of spring water at the store for the aquarium and for us to drink. Now the set up is working fine but the first error cost around 300 dollars. What an expensive mistake.

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Cheap firewood

last year we ended up buying four cords of wood to offset out heat bill by burning it in our heart stone wood stove. Over the summer we took trips back in our woods and picked up any kind of wood that was old and dry. Without cutting anything down we ended up with enough wood to get us through the winter or at least until March.

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Spring clamp

My husband finds himself traveling all over the tri estate area when it comes to union work. The bag of tools that he brings with him gets heavier every year. Through the union the carpenter used to be a carpenter now to keep your job it seems like you have to be a jack of all trades. The last job he was on they kept him only for two weeks and treated him like a labourer moving over four hundred sixteen foot planks in a few days was a lot of hard work by himself. Two jobs ago he was working third storey doing a very complex dormer on the side of the building. He use eighteen of the twenty
spring clamp to hold the project together perfectly before it was screwed in place. No one else would even attempt this part of the job scope.

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Breakdown fuse elimination

After leaving my mother in law's on Christmas we drove down to the little store to pick up some necessity my husband left the car running  because my son and myself were inside. After coming out  and driving down the road a couple hundred feet the truck  completely shut down. The key would turn the motor over but there is no fuel. We had put the new oil pump in it two years prior but as my husband turn the key he could not hear the fuel pump running. He checked the fuses inside the truck that said fuel pump but they were good. He checked the fuses under the hood that and they were good also. He couldn't understand why the fuel pump wasn't working. It was a wet slushy day so maybe water had somehow shorted out the fuel pump wires. But the fuses were good. For the heck of it he decided to check all the fuses one by one inside to find out that the fuel pump has two fuses one labeled as fuel pump and one labelled as engine ignition. The one that was labelled engine ignition was blown. He put a new one in the truck started right up but two miles down the road the fuse blew again. The way he figured it he had five extra fuses and if each one got it that much closer to home we could walk if we were close. We were within six miles to begin with when we broke down. He crawled underneath wiggled the wires on the fuel pump put the second fuse in and it has been good ever since. He says he's going to just blame it on the wet slushy weather. What an ordeal!

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