Category Archives: DIYer Skills

2006 Duramax LBZ Sierra HD 2500 Pickup trans cooler hose leaks.

A lesson in KISS? You decide. I couldn’t ignore it any longer those Leaking Trans Cooler hoses were leaving tracks under my 2006 Sierra.  This is a typical problem, but how to fix it right at least cost, how to ignore … Continue reading

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Huge Chinese Singles: recalling my first encounter

During the VN War  years, we visited Hong Kong as a Liberty port. For a young sailor who liked mechanical things, Hong Kong was magic, so much was different, the food, the cars, trucks, buses, trams and more. The water front … Continue reading

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Kiss Ideas. When is KISS too KISS? Or when is a Critic too Critical?

I was thinking about this today, and thought this might be a good example: Notice how high the eye is above the plastic hole? This extra length acts as a fulcrum, and the amount of force applied to it could … Continue reading

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Jerry Bartlett (Crazy Jerry) top honors in Mileage contest.

If you are a friend of Utterpower, you’ve heard the name Jerry Bartlett more than once. Jerry recently shared with me that he was making good progress in getting a car ready for a high mileage contest and the results … Continue reading

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Forrest Mims, one of my favorite writers.

Here’s a link, lots of fun listening to Forrest talk about the early days. As I once wrote, Forrest is the best technical writer I know, reading his books is like pouring knowledge directly into your brain. He’s changed more lives than … Continue reading

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An Important Muse? Nov 11 2013

 How many alarms do you hear in the background? If you are Hands on, most of what I post might make sense.  If your hands have no stains or lack a single callous, then you’re likely going to find nothing … Continue reading

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Watts in your Gen Shed?

Just thought we could have a thread where folks can list what equipment they have put together for their off-grid systems. It may also be educational to know what appliances are used. I’ll start with my stuff. We live on … Continue reading

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Muse of the day 10-13: My School Bank Account

  Some of the greatest gifts given to me were given when I was very young. How many remember having their own bank account in the 1950s?  The wisdom of our elders who knew the importance of teaching us about … Continue reading

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Muse of the day sept 27: The study of Agnotology

This page may disappear like a wisp of smoke, or be altered in some way, but if you catch it in time, I think it’s a great compare.   WE need ask.. is this an extended study of Agnotology? Does Willem  breech any of the … Continue reading

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Solar PV Power Production, How do we measure and compare?

Monoliths in the Field, and who is allowed in to look at them? Recently I wrote about Beth Buck Naked, her article about a motorcycle that ran on compressed air, and how the project had made a short list to receive some … Continue reading

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