Bi-Monthly Almanac: Turtle Trap, Battery Rejuvenation, and Other Home Maintenance Tips

A simple turtle trap and a method of battery rejuvenation are two of the six home maintenance tips presented here.



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All you need to make this snapping turtle trap is a barrel, a board, and a hinge.
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Two metal plates, two bolts, and two nuts are sufficient for a quick and dirty chain link repair.
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Method battery rejuvenation: punch two small holes in the battery walls, soak it in vinegar for an hour, and wrap in wax paper.
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A battery, a small light bulb, a piece of copper wire, and tape are all you need to make an improvised flashlight.
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Placing wood spools on the ends of a rake will prevent it from digging into the sod when you're raking leaves.
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If you have a screw that's too small for the hole it has to fill, wedge the end of a screw into the whole first.
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