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Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.
These easy, inexpensive methods for sealing air leaks could save you a bundle on your home energy costs.

078-098-01I2 Homemade Mousetrap Plans
Build a trap to safely nab a mouse, choosing from two simple and humane designs: the wooden cell mousetrap and the can mousetrap.
Barbed wire fence How to Mend a Barbed Wire Fence
After 50 years or so, even a well-built barbed wire fence needs to be repaired. Check out this guide to DIY repairs.
solar food dehydrator - tomatoes Build a Solar Food Dehydrator
You can use free energy from the sun to preserve your harvest -- especially those tomatoes piled up on your kitchen counter.
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