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 […]
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 […]
Weeds can be a real pain. They will often grow around the edge of driveways (where there is a join). Or, in any cracks that have appeared. A ‘self seeded’ […]
My daughter had driven through a large puddle of water. I received a phone call, “the car engine has stopped and it won’t start?” I grabbed a tow rope and […]
To add a load resistor to an indicator (turn signal) it has to be wired into each LED light bulb in parallel. I.e. The load resistor goes across the light […]
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 […]
Bandsaw blades come in a multitude of different sizes and will cut a large range of different materials. But which type of bandsaw blade do you buy? Hopefully the information […]
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, […]