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  1. 1. This is a Redneck “Handy Man’s” reference book. Feel free to use any of the ideas. (Click to See Next Slide) Not responsible for fires, flooding, electrocutions, shootings or divorces.
  2. 2. This is a bathroom outlet. Some people believe in those Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. But they just take up a lot of space and cost too much!
  3. 3. That’s an automotive radiator and hose attached to the floor joists with hot water piped to it.
  4. 4. <ul><li>A radiator hose from a 1945 Pontiac can be used to replace piping leading into the main drain stack. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Here's another brilliant idea: Keep the supply & return registers close together so the air can flow freely back to the furnace. </li></ul><ul><li>The house seems a little chilly and the furnace keeps running. This needs more study. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Another good idea: </li></ul><ul><li>It saves cutting a hole in the roof. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The inspector said something about putting up some flashing. </li></ul><ul><li>Flashing—who needs flashing?!? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Here you have your basic downspout planter, with an attractive—and healthy—sword fern contrasting nicely with the red window trim. You, too, can have one of these beautiful planters. Self watering and the lady of the house will love it.
  9. 9. CPVC pipe touching the flue pipe? The fix? Slip some cardboard between the warm flue pipe and melt-able plastic!
  10. 10. Like lots of light when taking a shower? Add an ‘open’ light fixture on the ceiling. It’s also handy to have the light switch close by.
  11. 11. FOILED! Cheaper than buying another section. This section of water heater flue pipe is made entirely out of aluminum foil.
  12. 12. Rain gutter capped on both ends? Shouldn’t you have at least one downspout??
  13. 13. It’s a good idea to connect all drain pipes before using the bathtub. .
  14. 14. Recycle: Inexpensive plug for the cleanout.
  15. 15. Homemade Humidifier: Why mess with all that high-tech gadgetry in a humidifier? A Cool Whip container filled with water will do the same thing.
  16. 16. Smell a Rat? It’s a good idea to cover all unused knock-outs.
  17. 17. If your plumbing job looks like this, you might want to draw a map.
  18. 18. This might not be the best way to shim between the support post and the beam.
  19. 19. . If you have a broken framing member in your attic, use the all-purpose structural repair kit — duct tape!
  20. 20. Water Heater Installation: It is not recommended to install water heaters on their side. Use a TPR valve. Not a large pressure gauge.
  21. 21. . If you’re not going to build your chimney above your roof line, be sure to fireproof the siding with a metallic paint.
  22. 22. Clever idea for recycling that old jockstrap.
  23. 23. Another excellent example of recycling. Flex duct support in the crawlspace..
  24. 24. Dryer Wire: Here is the latest in electrical wiring techniques for dryer hookups. No box required. We recommend a piece of duct tape over the connections.
  25. 25. The people at Rubbermaid will be proud of a new-found use for their garbage can lid.
  26. 26. This manual is for the Redneck do-it-yourselfer. Most jobs look better after a few cans of Budweiser.