Site a work in progress, I plan to add all of my videos.

What I am doing is going back and writing/re-writing descriptions for all of my old videos and then creating a post for them here. A lot of them had very short or basically no descriptions. Some will also have additional info here that is not at there original locations.  Eventually I will add more features to the site, like maybe design drawings etc.

For now though my main goal is to go through all of my videos and make sure they all have proper descriptions and titles. Its going to take me a while since I have something like 270 videos to go through and I also plan to continue creating and releasing new videos hopefully on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

I still have a large backlog of old and new footage I am still recording every week. Hopefully once I get caught up I will be able to focus more on just making cool videos for you guys.

Thanks for sticking with me.

Sincerely Repairman Jared

Save money by putting an insulated cover on your stock tank

I show how I make a insulated cover for my stock tank by recycling an old exterior door. I then show the difference the cover makes keeping my stock tank ice free with my small 500 watt deicer. If you don’t have access to a free scrap door you could use a piece of plywood and some insulation.

The cover does a few things; first it limits evaporation, second it traps the heat, 3 it stops the wind from removing heat/cooling the water. This means you can use a smaller heater or depending on your climate no heater to keep your tank ice free, also you don’t have to fill the tank with water as much.

Ryobi one+ 18v cordless compact miter saw with laser “chop saw” model P551 HD video

In this video I show some of the features of my ryobi one+ compound miter saw with laser. Then I cut two by threes and two by fours and attempt to figure out how many cuts I get on a small 18v Lithium battery.

I have since used it to install laminate flooring with an aftermarket extra fine tooth blade for super smooth cuts. With the dust collection bag or better yet a vacuum hooked up this creates very little dust so its nice to use in the house while working on flooring. Even while on the floor instead of having to keep getting up and going outside to make cuts.

Ryobi one+ 18v cordless compact miter saw with laser “chop saw” model P551

In this video I try out my new ryobi one+ compound miter saw with laser and show some of the features. I cut two by threes, two by fours and 1/2″ round stock and show how smooth the cut was with the included blade. Newer hd video at

I have since used it to install laminate flooring with an aftermarket extra fine tooth blade for super smooth cuts. With the dust collection bag or better yet a vacuum hooked up this creates very little dust so its nice to use in the house while working on flooring. Even while on the floor instead of having to keep getting up and going outside to make cuts.

Diy self propelled backhoe that turns into a trailer replacing a culvert

This is the Cad digger my father had built about 15-20 years ago. It’s basically a self propelled backhoe that transforms into a trailer for long distance transport. It does this by moving the front arms to the stowage position, then placing the wheels where the arms were and sliding a hitch into the mainframe under the motor.

In this video I give an overview of the unit and explain some of the modifications I have made over the years to improve and or fix the original design. I also show the unit in action replacing a culvert, and breaking up some badly setup concrete.

See it move itself starting at 2:07 watch it tear up some badly set concrete at 3:11 watch it dig up my driveway to remove the old culvert at 5:38

We made a few small modifications from the original design because of flaws in the original design. Pins were only staked on one side a lot of broken pin housings were replaced with just through pins because of this design flaw. We also reinforced the side to side rams which has fixed the problem of the rams flexing to much. A lot of duck tape has been added to hydro lines where they rub to stop them from getting worn out, this is an ongoing battle. The hydro line runs on this were pretty badly designed but would cost quite a bit to correct  so we just keep duck taping them and hope we don’t spring a leak.

The biggest fix was I replaced the 3/8″ metal arms that attach the front ram to the bucket with 1/2″ metal arms. The reason being is I had a pin back out after a keeper pin failed and the arms bent easily under the pressure which caused the hydraulic ram to get bent, “I was able to heat it up and straighten it luckily.” Since I had to replace the arms anyhow I decided to beef them up so they would not bend so easily, I also added some pipe stock in between them to keep them spaced.

How to test if your Internet service has packet loss

In this video I show you how test to see if your internet service has packet loss which can cause issues. Some common signs of packet loss are; disconnects from party chat in gaming services, rubber banding, lag, people in chat only hearing part of what you say, dropped calls on voip phone system etc.

I also show how to narrow down the network ip address the packet loss is coming from. This way you can contact your internet service provider and have them fix the problem faster. In this video I am using windows 7 this works similarly with other versions of windows.

IDPA match shooting my 9 mm Glock 17 in Hibbing Minnesota

I took my gen 3 glock 17 to the Hibbing, MN shooting range to shoot there IDPA match. In this stage we were shooting very small metal targets that react when you hit them while moving. All shooting was supposed to be while moving other than for the last 4 targets, which was quite challenging. I ended up getting all but the last 2 because I only had 30 rounds of ammo. “3 mags and other guys were using 4 or 5 mags.”

My easy no weld rocket wood stove heater complete build with burn temps and use footage.

In this video I show how I built my easy rocket stove heater originally I tested it in a 30’x30′ pole building with bad insulation, it did ok there. I now have it in a semi trailer where it does very very well, use / burn video starts at 24:00 w temp readings. At 13:48 I show my first test burn with the lid off, which really shows the rocket well.

The first video at 24:00 shows it installed in the 30’x30′ building with 30+ foot of exhaust pipe, at 26:36 it shows it installed in the semi trailer with only about 8 foot of total exhaust pipe again with temps.

For a quick explanation of the design and also of how a rocket stove works check out this video

My easy no weld rocket wood stove heater quick design and working explanation

This design is loosely based on rocket mass heater design, however it disregards most of the mass in favor of super fast area heating & easy building. The build video is here to see it in action go here A rocket stove doesn’t just burn the wood it burns the wood gas as well which makes it much more efficient than a regular wood burning stove.

Split firewood easy with this portable diy wood splitting tire stand

In this video I put together my version of an easy portable wood splitting tire stand, then go ahead and try it out with some popal and ash 16-20″ long rounds. So far I am really enjoying this stand, it seems much safer than any way that I have split wood by hand in the past. If you miss or the maul passes through the wood the tire stops it from getting anywhere near you, at least that has been the case for the 6-8 hours I have used it so-far. Of course split wood at your own risk it is not danger free no matter how you do it.

What you will need to build this project

A length of rope

A tire. You can base the size on how big of rounds you want to put in the center of it to split, you may need to adjust the size of the base to accommodate a larger tire I used a 265/75-15

4.5″ screws you will need 32-50 I used these which were the least expensive good ones I could find, I talk about them in this video

2-3 “or more depending on tire size” 4×4″ x 8 foot green treated or ground contact lumber. You could use non green treated especially for the top slats to save money. But especially for the skids which will always be in contact with the ground green treated will last a lot longer. Also you may want to use less on top for slats and have wider gaps so material falls through easier, I think I am going to remove 1 piece on mine and re space the others so that I can get my pickaroon between each to clean them out “right now there packed with snow so are not fulfilling there purpose”

I re-used the bottom skids from another project so they may be slightly longer than 2 foot long but not by much, you should be able to do the project cutting every piece to 2 foot and then just cutting the angle on the ends of the 2 skids or just on 1 end of the 2 skids if you only want to be able to pull/push it the 1 direction.

The splitting maul I used in this video is a 4.5lb model you can get one here