Electrical Pest Deterrent, Improvised Air Circulator, Pig Tranquilizer, and More Country Lore

A pest deterrent for electrical switches, an improvised air circulator, and an improvised pig tranquilizer are a few of the ideas readers have come up with to solve problems at their homes and homesteads.



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Crushed mothballs rolled up inside a piece of toilet paper are an effective pest deterrent when placed inside electrical switches.
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A length of rubber hose can serve as a "mechanics stethoscope" when you're trying to locate the exact source of an engine problem.
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