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DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
Love to hear about any P&H hacks you've come up with.

I hate a wobbly TP roll, so I straighten out both ends of the cardboard tube with this 1-1/4" PVC bushing before setting the roll in the holder. It works like a charm.



Your turn!
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reggiayetchvackerEBEBRATT-EdTinmanmattmia2EdTheHeaterMan
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  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
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    The privileges of retirement.... tinkering
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
    ayetchvackerSolid_Fuel_ManErin Holohan HaskellEdTheHeaterMan
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    Not heating or plumbing or heating, but I know Larry Weingarten uses coat hooks for cabinet handles in his marvelous, off-grid home. He also uses vodka in place of antifreeze in his radiant-walls heating system.
    Retired and loving it.
    EdTheHeaterMan
  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,505
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    Erin? Are you paying attention here? LOL

    There was an error rendering this rich post.

    Solid_Fuel_ManreggiErin Holohan Haskell
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    I love it!
    Retired and loving it.
    ayetchvacker
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    This is in George's Diner in Cape May.


    Retired and loving it.
    ayetchvackerSolid_Fuel_Man
  • Tinman
    Tinman Member Posts: 2,808
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    Steve Minnich
    ayetchvackerSolid_Fuel_ManSTEVEusaPAWaterwash
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    Nice!
    Retired and loving it.
  • ayetchvacker
    ayetchvacker Member Posts: 63
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  • ayetchvacker
    ayetchvacker Member Posts: 63
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    @DanHolohan thank you! I’m looking forward to adding more vintage stuff to it. Cheers!
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  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,458
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    Not sure if this qualifies as a hack or not, but when I built my last house I built a 2x6 wall on the right of the toilet, and then built basically a 2x6 box in the wall. At about toilet paper height, I made an opening in the box and made a floor at the bottom of the opening. Then I cut another hole around 5 feet above that and cut another hole in the box area.
    A little trim and it was done.
    Now, you can hold over a dozen rolls of tp right in the wall, and right where it needs to be.
    I would say in Dans house you should be able to go at least 2 weeks with all the girls you have :D
    Rick
    ayetchvackerLarry WeingartenEdTheHeaterMan
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,352
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    Well, since Dan brought it up :p Here are photos of those kitchen door pulls, TP holder made by Taco, six foot hummingbird made from scrap flashing and imagined design by Dr. Seuss, solar collector finned tube used backwards, and a copper ladder.





    Yours, Larry
    mattmia2rick in Alaskadelcrossv
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    You guys are so delightful! Thanks for playing. 
    Retired and loving it.
  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
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    You guys are so delightful! Thanks for playing. 
    @DanHolohan
    As long as you brought it up...
    Let's SEE some BLING !! 

    You must have some incredible pieces that only few could appreciate and understand.. though you do have a way with words..
    Hmmm..it would be a interesting thread based on the pictures posted here...
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    @reggi, I’m just a humble writer. But thanks for the thought.
    Retired and loving it.
  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,458
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    For some reason i can't find the picture, but I used a piece of 1 1/2" copper pipe with 90's and caps on the end for my handrail in my last house. That makes for a pretty cool handrail, but spendy.
    Rick
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    Larry, I’m not worthy. 😉
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  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    Nice, Rick!
    Retired and loving it.
  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
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    Since it’s just for fun, this isn’t really a hack but I repurposed some old pipe wrenches for coat hooks which turned out pretty solid!

    Is this sawn stone ? 
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
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  • reggi
    reggi Member Posts: 522
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    Hi @reggi , Dan is quite modest. Here's a photo of Dan and some bling. B) Yours, Larry
    I think he's smiling because he doesn't have to carry all those props around anymore..
    They do have some good piping to grab on to for moving though..
    j/k ...was that for a special occasion ?
    One way to get familiar something you know nothing about is to ask a really smart person a really stupid question
  • ayetchvacker
    ayetchvacker Member Posts: 63
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    reggi said:
    Since it’s just for fun, this isn’t really a hack but I repurposed some old pipe wrenches for coat hooks which turned out pretty solid!

    Is this sawn stone ? 
    It’s a live edge box elder slab finished with Danish oil. 
    Fixer of things 
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    reggi
  • ayetchvacker
    ayetchvacker Member Posts: 63
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    Hi @reggi , Dan is quite modest. Here's a photo of Dan and some bling. B) Yours, Larry
    Is that a Ruud water heater? I see the “R”. I have a similar one but newer and not as ornate branded Rex from Cleveland Heater Co.
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  • bobbob
    bobbob Member Posts: 70
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    Found this the other day on ebay. Says "united" on it. Looks nice in my casa. The one I REALLY wanted had a clock on the top of it. It was so cool! But, it went for over $100. Never saw anything like either before.
    ayetchvacker
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,352
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    Hi @reggi , That was a special occasion. The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen in New York City put on permanent display, the collection of old heaters that I'd been gathering up for decades. It makes a very nice teaching tool and could not have found a better home! @ayetchvacker , yes, it's a Ruud. Used to be a rusty hunk, but I prettied it up. I like your Cleveland heater! Do I see some sort of thermostatic control, or were you supposed to just remember when to turn it off? :o

    Yours, Larry
    reggi
  • ayetchvacker
    ayetchvacker Member Posts: 63
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    @Larry Weingarten it does have an automatic thermostat!
    Somehow the paper tag survived. I’m not sure of the age but I think late 40’s early 50’s.
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  • ayetchvacker
    ayetchvacker Member Posts: 63
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    @bobbob that is stunning!
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  • Larry Weingarten
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    Hi @ayetchvacker , Very nice and fun heater! That's why I collected heaters, because they embody so many interesting and potentially useful ideas.

    Yours, Larry
  • DanHolohan
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    The Weingarten Collection at The General Society is magnificent. If you’re in NYC, stop by and visit it. 
    Retired and loving it.
    mattmia2
  • bobbob
    bobbob Member Posts: 70
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    Thought I would add some better pictures of my newly acquired "radio styled" thermostat. It would likely still work, but I just mounted it in the LR as a conversation piece. Anybody got some neat old thermostats to post on here?
  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 500
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    Here's a simple but effective pipe extension to help an elderly customer with a house full of yellow jackets....
    ayetchvacker
  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 500
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    A temporary corner shower rod......
    ayetchvacker
  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 500
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    A replacement septic tank form & lid
    ayetchvacker
  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 500
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    What is this?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    Hydronic potato gun?
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    MikeL_2cross_skier
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,551
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    Mashed potatoes?
    Retired and loving it.
    MikeL_2
  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 500
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     I use it to boost boiler pressure; usually in seasonal homes where the water supply is off for the winter....
  • MikeL_2
    MikeL_2 Member Posts: 500
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    I'll occasionally use these large plastic fish hooks to hang & support dwv pipe, too
    SlamDunkayetchvacker
  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,352
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    Hi @MikeL_2 , that device looks like it has a 60 psi gauge on it. I was imagining it could either unclog a drain line, or make a really good mess trying! :p

    Yours, Larry
    MikeL_2ayetchvacker
  • PC7060
    PC7060 Member Posts: 1,187
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    MikeL_2 said:
    Here's a simple but effective pipe extension to help an elderly customer with a house full of yellow jackets....
    Vacuuming them out or pumping insecticide in?