Replacing an outside shower door.

Last Updated on 2 days by Christopher G Mendla

How to replace a door on an outside shower with rusted out hinges. 

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Repairing shed doors.

I have a shed that is about 30 years old. The doors were starting to deteriorate including the hinges and trim.  The process was very labor intensive.

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Hardware stock shortages – November 2020

The effects of the Covid Pandemic are taking a toll on hardware, plumbing and electrical supplies. Home Depot had lots of empty spaces on their pegboards for drills and blades. 

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A quick tip for cutting a bolt.

I was working on a project where I needed to use bolts. The bolts I had in my supplies were about 1/2″ longer than what I needed. There is an easy way to cut a bolt. 

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Sporadic Covid related hardware and plumbing shortages. Plan your projects carefully

We are now about nine months into the Covid-19 pandemic. I am noticing that the range and depth of plumbing, electrical and hardware items is decreasing with intermittent shortages. I’ve come up short on more than one recent trip

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Crazy Covid cleaning supplies pricings

Certain cleaning supplies have been hard to get.  I was in a big box discount club store and came across a three pack of disinfectant spray for $15.99.  I was shocked when I looked at the ingredients. 

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Repairing mini blinds

I had a mini blind on a door with a broken slat. I didn’t want to run out to get a replacement and didn’t feel like ordering one so I repaired it. 

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Removing a stuck and broken reducing bushing from a galvanized drainpipe.

I replaced the galvanized 1 1/4″ drain pipe with PVC while fixing a clogged drain and vent stack in my upstairs bathroom. In the process I came across a stuck reducing bushing. In the process of trying to remove it, I broke it. I was able to remove it without damaging the threads in the T fitting. 

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Drilling holes through bathroom mud, mortar and tile for a drain pipe.

I had to relocate the drain for my upstairs bathroom vanity. The wall was ceramic tile on mortar. Since that part of the wall will always be hidden inside the vanity cabinet, it could be a little ugly. I needed to make a new hole for the drain that was about 2 inches in diameter.

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What to do if you are not getting your unemployment payments.

The unemployment insurance systems of many states are in a shambles stranding tens of thousands of unemployed citizens as a result of government mandated shutdowns and antiquated/mismanaged systems. 

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