Ideas to save money, time and make stuff work that really doesn’t want to work any more.
If your lawnmower, snowblower, tractor or other small engine is surging, here is a quick fix that might work.Continue reading
This is truly a shlock job. But it worked.Continue reading
I was trying to remove a really stubborn nut on a lawnmower pulley. After a half hour with a grinder, I only made a dent. I found a simple trick that allowed me to easily break the nut.Continue reading
One of the first things to go on most grills are the flame tents. The angled metal that goes over the burners. They are very easy and inexpensive to replaceContinue reading
If you have a lot of papers with personal information, mushing them might be an alternative to shredding them.Continue reading
The light went out on my mom’s range hood and the fan wasn’t working. What I found was (potentially) shockingContinue reading
The hot water on my kitchen faucet was leaking for a while. It was one of those things I just wasn’t able to get to. I decided to try replacing the cartridge instead of the faucet.Continue reading
There may be times when you are away and you need to allow access to your house. There are a few ways to accomplish this.
My mom smelled something that smelled like wiring burning while driving her truck. She took it to the service center but they didn’t find anything. When she pulled up for Easter dinner, I could smell it. The engine compartment seemed OK. I got out the laser thermometer and took readings on the calipers. That identified the problem.
Once again I got lucky with a Giant Yellow Tag sale. Most stores will discount meats that are approaching their ‘sell by’ date. I ended up with 7 nice thin pork chops for less than six dollars.