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How To: Fix A Dishwasher Not Filling With Water (Pump Motor)

How To: Fix A Dishwasher Not Filling With Water (Pump Motor)

Remember the days when you had to wash the dishes in the sink by hand? Neither do I. Very few households are without a dishwasher these days. So when it stops working you start to realize just how good you had it. I had a 17-year-old dishwasher that understandably wasn’t cleaning dishes very well anymore. So when Sam told me his parents were throwing out their 8-year-old dishwasher that wasn’t filling with water, I figured why not try to fix…

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Home Improvements: Bathroom

Home Improvements: Bathroom

So here I am again talking about home improvements. The other week I posted about my kitchen makeover project. Today I will talk about how my bathroom project went. Just like the kitchen makeover I had a small budget to work with. Lucky for me, it’s a small bathroom. Happy Wife Since I was replacing the floor in the kitchen and hallway, I wanted to continue with the same flooring in the bathroom. It was also time for a new…

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How To: Repair Maytag Washer With Error Code F21

How To: Repair Maytag Washer With Error Code F21

Here I am again talking about how to repair my appliances that are starting to fail. This time it’s my Maytag front-load washer that stopped draining water mid cycle. The error code ‘SUDS’ is displayed after the machine stops, followed by ‘F21’. The ‘SUDS’ code simply means there is an excessive amount of suds in the washer during its cycle. This can be caused by too much detergent, or because HE detergent is not being used. Another cause could be…

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Home Improvements: Kitchen Makeover

Home Improvements: Kitchen Makeover

Like most homeowners, I’m always looking to improve my home. Upgrade to the latest and greatest to make my home the best it can be. Plus, it’s also fun buying new things. Now, those of you who know me well, may have a confused look on your face. In fact, my wife is likely screaming at her phone “If that were true, why do you always fix old broken things instead of getting me a brand new…[insert expensive item here]?”…

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Why I Should Be Supreme Leader Of Earth

Why I Should Be Supreme Leader Of Earth

A Leader For The Future With the inevitable robot wars and zombie apocalypse on the horizon. It is becoming increasingly important for the human race to unite together to face this (or these) enemies. In order to do so we will need a leader that can bring everyone together to ensure victory. The following is the case I have put together for that leader to be me. Reason #1 I am not an overly sentimental person which allows me to…

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Trade Tree Tuesday: Canucks – Blues March 5, 1991

Trade Tree Tuesday: Canucks – Blues March 5, 1991

NHL Trade Tree The hard part about these trade trees is determining which player was the centerpiece of a deal that takes place years after the initial trade I’m breaking down. If you were to simply look at the graphs and stats and not read the blog, it may paint a different picture of who actually won or lost the initial trade. For example, let’s say Toronto sent a 2nd line player to Vancouver for a 3rd liner and an…

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Trade Tree Tuesday: New Jersey – Calgary June 16 1990

Trade Tree Tuesday: New Jersey – Calgary June 16 1990

NHL Trade Tree With 31 teams in the league it’s harder than ever to win the Stanley Cup. By the time the NHL trade deadline arrives, the teams who can compete will tweak their roster to get better. The cost of trying to win through trades at the deadline is usually very high though. Many hockey pundits claim the worst deals are made on trade deadline day. Looking back at some of these trades, I tend to agree. Sometimes doing…

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Trade Tree Tuesday: Vintage – Leafs & Wings March 3, 1968

Trade Tree Tuesday: Vintage – Leafs & Wings March 3, 1968

NHL Trade Tree Welcome back to another edition of Trade Tree Tuesday, where every two weeks I publish an NHL trade that took place in the past, and break down the effect it had over time. Today I will be doing a “vintage” trade that took place almost 50 years ago. This particular trade was a little tough to follow. It stretches over 20 years and involved over 50 players in that span. It was a trade that also featured…

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Trade Tree Tuesday: Canucks – Bruins January 16, 1991

Trade Tree Tuesday: Canucks – Bruins January 16, 1991

NHL Trade Tree Every Canadian loves the NHL Trade Deadline Day (except maybe the NHL players themselves). In fact, it should be a national holiday, or at least moved to the weekend. Looking at you Gary Bettman! It’s always an exciting time for fans even though sometimes it can be frustrating. Some trades have you jumping for joy, while others leave you confused and shaking your head. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you knew which team “won” the trade? Or…

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How To: Repair Your Squealing Dryer

How To: Repair Your Squealing Dryer

Does your dryer sound like the alien screaming in ‘Independence Day’? You know the scene I’m talking about. Where the alien has Data (Brent Spiner) in the glass operating room, and it starts screaming at Bill Pullman causing him to get a migraine? Well, before you go and spend a fortune on a technician, or buy a new dryer, I’d like to explain how to repair it yourself for a fraction of the cost. The Squeal Warning: If you have…

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Trade Tree Tuesday: Canucks March 6, 1990

Trade Tree Tuesday: Canucks March 6, 1990

NHL Trade Tree Every Canadian loves the NHL Trade Deadline Day (except maybe the NHL players themselves). In fact, it should be a national holiday, or at least moved to the weekend. Looking at you Gary Bettman! It’s always an exciting time for fans even though sometimes it can be frustrating. Some trades have you jumping for joy, while others leave you confused and shaking your head. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you knew which team “won” the trade? Or…

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How To: Remove Pet Stains from Carpet

How To: Remove Pet Stains from Carpet

If you own pets, you know all too well about stains on the carpet. So what works to get them out? My wife and I have tried many different products… well, more her than me, but nothing seemed to work. I decided to do some online research. What I found were many of the same home remedies. Baking soda, vinegar and water. I figured I’d try it out and see if it actually works. Besides, it can’t make it look…

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