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.
Fixing stuff that makes up the fabric of the house and garden…
Fixing stuff that’s not house related, objects, tools, etc…
All things vehicle related…
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 […]
Driveways are under constant attack from weeds, sun, rain, vehicles, old age and general wear and tear. If you have an asphalt driveway, it may at first seem difficult to […]
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 […]
Petrol engines start with the assistance of a spark from a spark plug to ignite the fuel. Whereas diesels start using the compression of the fuel mixture. However, diesels don’t […]
This page contains all the videos on glow plug fault finding, their fault symptoms, testing and repair. The parent article (containing more detail) can be found here ‘Diesel Won’t Start […]
To describe some of the possible faults, I’m going to use vehicle lights as an example… If a vehicle has a bad electrical connection (dirty, tarnished, or corroded connections), it […]
Many ball bearings come in standard sizes. If the bearing you require is just an ordinary ‘standard type’, you can measure the size, (Bore x Outside Diameter x Width), or […]
I had just bought a second-hand drill press, but the chuck key was missing. No problem I thought, chuck keys are easily found. Just type in chuck key in google, […]
I had a broken piece of cast iron I wanted to fix, so I started to read, (a dangerous thing!). This is a summary of all the info I found… […]