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Gentle Flower Supports for Big Blooms

You’ve got to love those big beautiful flower blossoms! But the plant stems may not. Supporting these beauties is a tough job. Show you flowers some love with this gentle support idea. We support ( ha! ha! – pun intended) this method to keep our lovely peonies standing upright over using wire or string. The tubing we used has a smooth and soft edge and is less likely to cut into your plant especially during a wind storm. Try out these flower supports.

Curious about our drill? We particularly like this cordless drill by DeWalt. It is very well balanced and helps with getting the job done easily plus it helps prevent hand fatigue. The compact size is also great. The magnetic bit is super handy to have as well making one handed operation simple. MainelyDiY.com is 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. Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

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Dishwasher Repair – Fix it Yourself & Save Hundreds

Budget Buster Fix plus cool trivia!

Check out how we repaired this dishwasher that had a wash cycle that would not work. Try this low to no cost solution before spending money on a repair man or springing for a new dishwasher. It is very simple and no special tools or skills are required. Definitely worth a try!

Please use safety precautions when working with electrical equipment. Turn off ciruit breaker before starting project.

We highly recommend having WD-40 on hand as part of your home repair tool kit. It literally has thousands of uses. This product was developed for the aircraft industry as a way to repel water or Water Displacement. It took forty attempts to find the right formula hence WD-40. Press the yellow button to see what WD-40 fans use it for.

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Fix Your Oven Yourself & Save Hundreds $$$

Did your electric oven stop working?

     Check to see if the element is cracked or broken. Then watch this video and be amazed how simple and inexpensive it is to replace the element and fix your oven.

   You could pay hundreds to replace the oven, a couple hundred for a repairman OR do-it- yourself for much less. Ours cost was under $20.

Watch the how to video the figure out the part number you will need.
Oven Elements

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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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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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