• SUMMARY Part 1 of the article will show you how to identify the replacement part to fix a leaky pancake compressor. Part 2 will cover… [Continue Reading]

    How to Repair a Leaky Pancake Air Compressor
  • SUMMARY This article will show you how to correctly apply TEFLON tape to a thread. REQUIRED PARTS / TOOLS Your brain Threaded male pipe/connector TEFLON… [Continue Reading]

    How To Correctly Apply Teflon Tape to a Thread
  • When you are pressed for time, nothing frustrates me more than reading a long, drawn-out articles recommending 10+ products. Instead, this article focuses on 3… [Continue Reading]

    How to Buy a Multimeter
  • SUMMARY – The purpose of this article is to show you how to troubleshoot a refrigerator that is not cooling properly   OVERVIEW One morning,… [Continue Reading]

    How to Fix a GE Profile Refrigerator that is Not Cooling

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How to Repair a Leaky Pancake Air Compressor

SUMMARY Part 1 of the article will show you how to identify the replacement part to fix a leaky pancake compressor. Part 2 will cover the step-by-step instructions after acquiring all the necessary parts. Introduction Although my pancake air compressor is made by Porter Cable (model c2002, type 3*), the information presented here may apply […]

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How To Correctly Apply Teflon Tape to a Thread

SUMMARY This article will show you how to correctly apply TEFLON tape to a thread. REQUIRED PARTS / TOOLS Your brain Threaded male pipe/connector TEFLON tape (any variety) STEP-BY-STEP-INSTRUCTIONS Over the years, I’ve learned that paying attention to little details will minimize the chance of repeat-repair visits. That is why when working with TEFLON tapes, […]

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How to Buy a Multimeter

When you are pressed for time, nothing frustrates me more than reading a long, drawn-out articles recommending 10+ products. Instead, this article focuses on 3 best digital multimeters Fluke 117, Klein MM2000 and Extech EX330 (costing $150, $100 and $50 bucks, respectively). Buy one that you can afford and get back to your home DIY […]

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How to Fix a GE Profile Refrigerator that is Not Cooling

SUMMARY – The purpose of this article is to show you how to troubleshoot a refrigerator that is not cooling properly   OVERVIEW One morning, I discovered that my 6 year old (GE Profile PFCF1NFWA) refrigerator suddenly could not hold the temperature. Instead of holding at 0 and 37 degrees (freezer and refrigerator respectively), I […]

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John Deere 1330se Snowthrower – Repair a bent impeller blade

Interesting Facts Briggs and Stratton (a major engine supplier to outdoor power equipment manufacturers) manufactured John Deere 1330se under license from John Deere until 2012 Currently (as of 2013), John Deere is no longer selling walk behind John Deere snowthrowers. If you check around your local JD dealers, you will see that most of them […]

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Portable Backup Generator – Tri Fuel Conversion (Part 1)

With peak hurricane season bearing down to mid-Atlantic residents, everyone living in such areas should prepare for the “what-if” emergency scenario. As you may be aware, I ended up losing power for 14 days during 2012 Hurricane Sandy and the only saving grace was my Briggs and Stratton backup portable generator. However, although my “emergency […]

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Home Depot HDX tools – Why You Should NOT Buy Them

I love Home Depot. They have friendly people, vast selection of reasonably priced tools, lumber, etc. But, in all honesty, I cannot recommend anyone buying HDX branded tools (HDX is a “budget-conscious” in-house brand name tools for Home Depot which replaced another in-house brand, Workforce). For example, there is a set of 65 piece screw […]