Tagged: Homeowner

Insteon Lamp Dimmer Module

Insteon Lamp Dimmer Module

The Insteon Lamp Dimmer Module allows you to add Insteon remote control dimming to table lamps, floor lamps and other plug-in lights. Control a light remotely, turning it on and off and adjusting brightness...

Insteon Keypad Dimmer

The Insteon Keypad Dimmer is a combination dimmer switch and remote control for up to 8 Insteon devices or scenes. This device was my first exposure to Insteon and it continues to be one of my...

Bed Builder: Trevor Jessup

Trevor Jessup is a “hacker extraordinaire” in my Bed Builder Hall of Fame. He’s a relatively new dad of a 4-year-old boy, Lee. While browsing the Internet for interesting bed designs, he came across my IKEA...

Canary all-in-one security system

Canary All-in-One Home Security System

Meet Canary The all-in-one home security system you control from your phone. It’s built to learn and sends intelligent alerts with HD video and audio directly to your phone. Canary is an innovative alternative...

How to Winterize a Pool the EASY Way

How to Winterize a Pool the EASY Way

There is no reason to pay a professional to winterize your pool! You also don’t need an expensive cover or chemicals. I’ll show you how to winterize a pool the easy way for a...

Home Surveillance System Upgrade

My previous home surveillance system provided me four years of reliable service and it was still going strong. But after I helped my neighbor install a high definition Lorex system, I saw first-hand how beautiful that...

Why Upgrade your Surveillance System?

In 2012, I described my purchase of my first surveillance system as a “one-time investment”. I was, of course, referring to the fact that I wouldn’t have to pay monthly fees to a central...

Natural Mosquito Repellent

Last month, I hacked my backpack blower into a Mosquito Bazooka to wage war on New Jersey’s “unofficial state bird”. In this follow-up episode, I use my mosquito bazooka to apply a natural mosquito repellent that...

Build a Mosquito Bazooka

Watch as I hack my backpack blower into a BAZOOKA to wage war on New Jersey’s unofficial state bird, the mosquito. Professional mosquito services cost about $75 per application. A dedicated mosquito blower costs...

How to Replace a Garage Door Torsion Spring

My buddy, Ed, had a garage door spring break after 20 years and he was initially intimidated by people telling him how dangerous they are to replace, and that he should call a professional. But...