A day-to-day strive


Keeping up appearances at the homestead is a big job. Some of the fun and not-so-fun projects.
Do-it-yourself projects are suddenly in vogue. Engineers have been fixing and building things for hundreds of years. This category is full of everything from auto repair to plumbing. There are many satisfactions from doing things yourself. One big factor is saving money. A friend saved 10,000 laying his own ceramic tile. Another factor is the joy of working with your hands. Anything that gets you off the couch is a good thing. There is also the creativity and problem-solving aspect. 2011-07-24_Sprinkler-repair.jpgA real joy is teaming up with a spouse or friend to accomplish some project. Finally, you can make sure the job is done right if you do it yourselves. Stay tuned for more projects to be posted in this section.
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Tuesday, Mar 14, 2017 1992 Honda door lock

1992 Honda door lock

The passenger-side door lock has never worked. The key turns but nothing happens. The fix here.
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Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 Bed frame fix

Bed frame fix

Nothing worse than a rickety bed frame that attaches a headboard and footboard.
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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 1992 Honda tail light gasket

1992 Honda tail light gasket

My 1982 Honda tail light gaskets leaked. My 1992 Honda tail light gaskets leaked. Fix this gents.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 Water heater thermocouple

Water heater thermocouple

A cold shower means the thermocouple in my water heater had given up the ghost.
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Saturday, Jun 21, 2008 Jackhammer stairs and stumps

Jackhammer stairs and stumps

I rent an electric jackhammer from the Home Depot contractor store. The garage stairs go. Stumps too.
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