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Replacement Filter for Gas Mask – 99% Effective

With filters being in short supply for full and half face respirators, MainelyDiY has come up with a solution.

The material we chose may actually filter out viruses including COVID 19 even better than the coveted N95 masks – 4% better. According to calculations it can block particles by a whopping 99.9%. So cool as this material is often trashed and under utilized.

Check out our written instructions for specific instructions with photos for making your replacement filters. Includes materials used plus construction tips. And it is FREE in a downloadable pdf file format.


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Bar None Hand Soap or Body Wash Saves Money

   Hand soap can be expensive and body washes are even more. Lets us show you how to inexpensively make your own very simply using a bar of soap.

   For hand soap, we suggest a soap that makes you feel extra clean yet is gentle on your hands. Your hands do so much for you so here’s a way to take card of them.

   In the shower a wet bar of soap can turn yucky so many of us turn to the pricey body wash. Follow our video and you can have the best of both worlds. Select a favorite bar soap with a great scent and skin quenching characteristics and Wow! you just extended the life of your soap bar and eliminated the mess.

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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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