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One Beer Projects: Doing Your Own Brakes

Grab a beer (OK, maybe a couple) and learn how to do your own brake job and save a ton of cash.  It’ll take longer than most of our projects, but look at it this way: you can build yourself a small bar for what you’ll save.  We’ll talk you through finding the parts and getting the job done.  (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_6').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

16 May 2007

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One Beer Projects: Installing A Dimmer Switch

Grab a beer and learn how to replace standard switches with dimmers — a great way to “set the mood” without breaking the bank.  We’ll talk you through identifying the type of dimmer you’ll need and installing it.  (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_8').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

4 May 2007

Rank #2

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One Beer Projects: Fixing Your Toilet

Grab a beer and learn how to fix your clogged, running, leaking, or otherwise jacked-up toilet.  We’ll talk you through identifying the problem and fixing it — and knowing when to quit and call in the pros.  (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_9').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

27 Apr 2007

Rank #3

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One Beer Projects: Selecting And Installing Pegboard

Grab a beer and learn how to select and install pegboard in your shop.  We’ll talk you though finding ‘board stout enough to hold your tools and help you avoid some of the common mistakes in tacking it up.  (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_10').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

26 Apr 2007

Rank #4

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One Beer Projects: Seeding Your Lawn For The Spring

Grab a beer and learn how to painlessly seed your lawn this spring so you’ll have a great looking yard all through the summer.  We’ll talk you through selecting the right kit and picking up the necessary equipment — which is easier and cheap than ever thanks to modern “lawn kits.”  (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_11').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

20 Apr 2007

Rank #5

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One Beer Projects: Framing, Matting, And Hanging A Picture For Cheap

Grab a beer and learn how to do your own custom framing work for a quarter of the cost of taking it to a pro.  We walk you step-by-step through finding mat board and frames on the cheap, cutting your own mat, and mounting your material the easy way.  (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_14').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

11 Apr 2007

Rank #6

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One Beer Projects: Fixing Your Sprinkler System

Grab a beer and learn how to fix your lawn sprinkler system.  We take you step-by-step through patching up leaks, replacing busted heads, and all sorts of other pesky irrigation problems.  (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_15').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

6 Apr 2007

Rank #7

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One Beer Projects: Selecting a BBQ Grill

Grab a beer and learn how to select the best BBQ grill for your situation and budget.  We walk you through the decisions you’ll make — like “gas or charcoal?” and “how much are these things worth?” — so you can spend less time at the store and more time shootin’ the bull around the grill.  We also offer a quick primer for anyone new to the sport.  (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_16').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

4 Apr 2007

Rank #8

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One Beer Projects: Adjusting Your Garage Door and Fixing It When You Didn’t

Grab a beer and learn how to properly maintain your garage door to avoid disaster… and how to fix it when you forget.  Admittedly, fixing it is probably more like a two or three beer project, but hey — you gotta do what you gotta do. (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_17').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

30 Mar 2007

Rank #9

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One Beer Projects: Not Getting Screwed at the Auto Repair Shop

Grab a beer and learn how to avoid getting screwed when you take your car in for repair work.  We walk you through checking parts prices, locating labor book rates, and other ways to keep things “honest.” (Podcast Download) jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('#wp_mep_18').mediaelementplayer({ m:1 ,features: ['playpause','current','progress','duration','volume','tracks','fullscreen'] ,audioWidth:400,audioHeight:30 });});

28 Mar 2007

Rank #10