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Handy Dandy Pocketed Roll up Tool Case. Perfect for Wrenches, Screwdrivers & More

Keep your tools organized and ready to roll with this roll-up handy holder. Just place your tools in pocketed slots, fold down top flap to keep tools in place, roll it up, tie the shoe lace and you will have a compact tool storage kit that is perfect for storing in car, truck, garage or tool box. This one was designed with wrenches in mind but would work well for other tools such as screwdrivers.

We suggest using a sturdy fabric like denim. It sews up very quickly.

Makes a Great Gift for a Birthday or Father’s Day

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Make Some Family Fun with a Do it Yourself Bean Bag Toss Game

    You can make this bean bag toss game yourself and customize it any way you like. Paint it any way you like. We recommend painting the target holes a contrasting color. The bean bags are literally filled with beans.

(See written instructions below video.)

   With the innovative leg design, you can adjust the slope any way you fancy. Since the support legs are independently adjustable playing on an uneven surface is no problem. The legs are also removable so you can store the game flat or hanging it.

   This game is lots of fun for the whole family. It can be played both indoors as well as outdoors. Just teach your pet to retrieve the bags after tossing at add a bit more laughter to the game. Check out the video to see how the Crafting Kitty gets it on the playing fun too!

Some people call this corn hole game

To make bean bags

  • Cut 3 dark and 3 light rectangles of fabric 4 1/2″ by 9″
  • Fold one piece in half right sides together along the 9″ side – it now measures 4 1/2″ square
  • Sew a narrow seam along 2 open edges
  • Turn right side out
  • Fill with beans
  • Realign open edge so that seam in centered one the former fold line.
  • Fold in edges and stitch across.
  • Repeat for remaining bags.

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Prevent Money from Flying Out the Door by Replacing Weather Stripping

Save $
Keep Heat ≋ In
Keep Pests Out!

    Can you see light around your doors or windows? Then it is time to replace the weather stripping.
    Closing the gap will not only save money by conserving heat, it will serve as a barrier to prevent small pests from coming inside.

Let MainelyDiY.com show you how in this quick instructional video.
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How to Replace Oil Strainer on your Furnace

Oil has particles and impurities in it which will plug up and clog your furnace nozzle. A clogged nozzle simply cannot supply the appropriate amount of fuel to oil burner of your furnace. Learn how to keep the oil flowing and your furnace running smoothly by changing the pump strainer which filters the oil.

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How to change your Furnace Nozzle

Keep your furnace running smoothly. Learn how to change the Nozzle in your furnace as this step-by-step video guides you through the process.


Demonstrated on a Beckett burner on a Weil McLain oil fired furnace.
Method can be used for most applications.

Why buy your own?
  • This should be part of your annual cleaning.
  • Furnaces seem to fail in the middle of the night during the coldest winter weather. Replacing the nozzle will often resolve your problem.
  • Save Money #1 – Often times it is cheaper to buy your own versus paying a heating professional’s marked-up price.
  • Save Money #2 – Buying in bulk saves $$$ .
    For example our nozzles:
    • cost $22.77 each. (shipping included)
    • For 12 nozzles- $65.32 or $5.44 each.
    • Buying in quantity saved us a whopping 76%.
    • Peace of Mind – you know the part is in stock because it is in your stock.

Each furnace set-up has a specific nozzle that will work well for it.
  • First number is gallons of oil per hour at 100psi.
  • Second number is the apex angle (30° to 90° arc) of the oil spray cone.
  • The letters designate the fill of the spray cone:
    • A or H = hollow
    • B or ES = solid
    • SS = semi-solid
    • W = multipurpose.
Once you determine the nozzle required for your application, you can find it by pressing this button
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Please follow safety instructions for any products you and use safe practices for every project. This site is meant to demonstrate how we did it ourselves and encourage you to give it a try. Please do not extend your project beyond what your personal skill set will allow you to do safely. Please note we are “do it yourselfers” and not experts.
Prices subject to change. As participants in affiliate programs, we may earn small commissions on products and services linked in our blog/website. There is NO additional cost to you however it gives us a boost and allows us to continue to provide you with easy link access to items we use. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Save Furnace from Death

Do you have an older furnace? Then you need to check out the combustion chamber liner because once it is gone the burner flame will literally burn a hole through your furnace fire box. Think you are all set as you have your furnace serviced annually? WRONG! Failing to have this checked and replaced if necessary will cost you megabucks $$$$$$ as you will need a new furnace. Find out where to get a new liner below. This video shows replacing a chamber liner in a Weil McLain 66 Series or 68 series oil fired boiler.
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