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DIY fire guns Hall of Fame not a kludge - 5423515648
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Instructables user PDRWLSN created this pocket-sized flame thrower not because it's freaking awesome, but to as a way to start a quick fire when you're camping and only have access to wet wood. The gun uses materials readily available at any hardware store with butane lighter fluid as a fuel source and a BBQ ignition switch as a trigger. Below is a video showing the machine failing to melt snow. If any of you are crazy enough to try this, please, be safe.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=playerembedded&v=-KAgep0AWE]

DIY Hall of Fame neat not a kludge outlet - 5773352704
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Instructables user cbaabc73 came up with a cheap and easy way to turn off outlets when you aren't using them. He built it after noticing his wife kept leaving the curling iron plugged, which can be extremely dangerous. This DIY project takes only basic tools without the use of soldering.

graph g rated Hall of Fame not a kludge original content outlets there I fixed it - 5522771712
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Click the image to join There I Fixed It's discussion and for a hi res version!

A few notes: This is meant to be a visual guide, as many similar outlets have different voltages. Just because a plug fits doesn't mean it will work. Always double check before you blow up your cell phone/hair dryer/discount lightsaber.

The outlet widely-used in continental Europe is known as the Schuko and varies between countries; G

art bad puns not a kludge - 5324457728
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The English really aren't known for their avant-garde art.

~NSHA

dual use not a kludge tools toy - 4994060032
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I know I had to give up on my dream of fixing ATVs to become a lowly neurosurgeon, but that doesn't mean I can't force my son to lead the life that I wanted.

~NSHA