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Lighted Tube Guides Parking
A little black tube and a small light helps Paul Miller back his vehicle into a narrow garage space. The Montana man explains that he developed the habit of backing into buildings (instead of entering head-on) during his military days.

    A piece of black 3/4-in. pvc pipe works best. He plugged a motion-activated light fixture into an outlet with the sensor on top and the light on the bottom about an inch away from the back end of the tube. The inner walls light up when the light turns on and shines through the tube.

    Miller took his time lining it up just right with his driver side rearview mirror. As long as he can see the light all the way through the tube, he knows he is lined up correctly while backing up. A tennis ball on a string hits his back window when he’s far enough in.

    Miller notes that any kind of light would work, but the motion-activated light only comes on when needed.

    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Paul Miller, P.O. Box 862, Gardiner, Mont. 59030 (ph 406 581-0102; paul.j.miller69@gmail.com).

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2015 - Volume #39, Issue #1