• 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
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    How To Correctly Apply Teflon Tape to a Thread
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    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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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 […]