If it breaks, is old or worn, I will try and fix it…

Generally, broken stuff can end up being thrown out, (when there is not a lot wrong with it). It can end up being too expensive to take to a repair shop, or to call someone in. I hate chucking things out, it’s such a waste, it costs you money, it’s not green and destroys the planet. So, here below is info on some of the things I have fixed over the years.

Plus… There is more info on tools, vehicles, restoring things, as well as things I’ve learned, and building new stuff! I hope it’s of use.

House

Jammed or Stuck uPVC Window - Removing the Window Handle
Fixing stuff that makes up the fabric of the house and garden…

Stuff

Speaker Repair - Broken Speaker Foam Surround Removed
Fixing stuff that’s not house related, objects, tools, etc…

Vehicles

Triumph TR4A Front Lights
All things vehicle related…

Info

Smiley
Say no more…

Latest Articles:

How to Open a Jammed, Stuck, or Seized uPVC Window

Jammed or Stuck uPVC Window - Removing the Window Handle
I couldn’t open the window, it was stuck, jammed and seized shut. The window handle moved, but the window just won’t open? Description: When you close the window, the gearbox […]

How to Lift up a Floor Board

How to Lift up Your Floor Board - Cutting the Floorboard
What is the best way to lift a floor board? When you lift a floorboard, you will also need to work out how you are going to put the floorboard […]

The Best Washing Line (is it Unbreakable)?

A Broken Washing Line - Tying a Knot
There is nothing worse than all your nice clean washing ending up on the floor, when your washing line breaks. Time and time again I’ve installed an ‘off the shelf […]

How to Buy an Oil Sump Drain Plug or Washer

Oil Drain Sump Plug & Copper Washer (Featured Image)
My daughters car had an oil leak. Luckily for me, the leak was coming from the oil filter housing. An easy fix, buy a new filter (the housing oil seal […]

Diesel Won’t Start When Cold – How to Fix Glow Plugs

Diesel Cold Starting Fault Symptoms - White Smoke
Petrol engines start with the assistance of a spark from a spark plug to ignite the fuel. Whereas diesel engines start using the compression of the fuel mixture. However, diesels […]

Odometer, (Milometer) Goes From 199,999 to 200,000 Miles

Odometer (Mileometer) Goes From 199,99 to 200,000 Miles
There’s something about watching your odometer going from 999,999 miles to 100,000 miles, let alone watching it go from 199,999 to 200,000 miles. It’s a milestone celebrated across the world, […]

How to Measure & Buy a Replacement Bearing

How to Measure a Bearing
Many ball bearings come in standard sizes. If the item you require is just an ordinary ‘standard type’, you can measure the size, (Bore x Outside Diameter x Width), or […]

How to Fault Find & Troubleshoot Electric Motors

How to Fix an Electric Motor - The Armature
If an electric motor starts making a horrible noise, or it just stops, what do you do. Is it broken, is it repairable? The article below, sets out to describe […]

How to Repair Your Speaker – Re-foaming

Speaker Repair - Broken Speaker Foam Surround
Speakers can deteriorate with age. The flexible foam surround that allows the speaker to oscillate (and generate sound) can start to disintegrate… Has your speaker(s) sound quality deteriorated?When you use […]