Category Archives: Recommended Gadgets & Tools

Muse of the Day: A new addition to things I hate?

 Alternate Title? “How to design products, find hands on users and consult them”. It was on sale! I’ve wanted one for years and years, but figured it would be another gadget with dead batteries when wanted to use it. But … Continue reading

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Email of the day March 9 2013, unmolested gasoline.

Today, I borrow a snippet from an email, in my attempt to remind you just how much damage ethanol can do to our older engines. Certainly, you’ll make up your own mind as to the dangers, but I do remember … Continue reading

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Dr. Ileana Johnson

Dr. Ileana Johnson Are you tired of the quote I share from Henery David Thoreau yet?    “He who is only a Traveler learns things at second hand and by the halves, and is poor authority.” As we sit by and watch … Continue reading

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Stocking Up on Relays, Junk Box Treasure?

An item to toss in your DIYer junk pile?     This week I received 25 relays I had ordered from an Ebay seller, I wanted to assure I could switch a decent resistive load on a 10 amp, 120 volt AC circuit, … Continue reading

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Reinventing Collapse, by Dmitry Orlov

  Utterpower’s Sunday Morning Book Review The following is more ‘thinking out loud’.  Consider adding your thoughts, simply keep scrolling down to the comment box.  As many of us watch our Government attempt to print it’s way out of a huge mess, we DIYers attempt … Continue reading

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The Amazing “Kill A Watt Meter”

It’s a tool designed around one of the principle philosophies of utterpower, do your own math! >>> Buy a Kill A Watt Here I’ve mentioned this handy and inexpensive device many times, it gives the DIYer a very inexpensive method … Continue reading

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Conversions

One of the most helpful utilities I’ve found is Convert.exe.  This utility can help steer you towards reality when it comes to expectations, just drop it on your desktop where it’s handy.  You should be able to find this by … Continue reading

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Xantrex 3000

There are a lot of things you buy cialis 10mg can do with this kind of power aboard your motor home, truck, and even for off grid living. I post this as a service to readers, I like the fact … Continue reading

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The KISS Transfer Switch

Let’s start by wiring up a simple breaker. Yes, we know from experience that some one will come along an throw both breakers up at the same time, and we’ll have trouble (likely smoke). With this situation understood, we add … Continue reading

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Kill A Watt Plug-In Meter

A while back, I thought those big ole panel meters were really cool, but after working with generators a bunch, they have lost some their appeal.  They are just another thing to find room for, to mount, and to fix … Continue reading

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