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

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Latest Articles:

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

Jammed or Stuck uPVC Window - Removing the Window Handle
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The Best Washing Line (is it Unbreakable)?

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How to Repair Asphalt – Weeds:

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Car Went Through Water and Died – How to Fix?

When driving through flood water you should drive slowly and steadily, so you don't make a bow wave.
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How to Install Load Resistors for LED Turn Signal Lights:

50W 6 ohm Load Resistor
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Diesel Won’t Start When Cold – How to Fix?

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Teeth Per Inch (tpi) - Featured Image
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How to Measure & Buy a Replacement Bearing

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Old Chuck Key (1/2" or 13mm)
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