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  1. DIY
    The hubby drags this upright cleaner home the other day from work. His boss told him to throw it in the dumpster. We came to the conclusion it needs a new belt. I pick up 2 new belts today for $ 3 and open the bottom, and yes, the belt is broke. So I change it. Plug the machine in, and turn...
  2. Question and Answer
    I found an old stainless steel home kitchen pot/cooling rack. One of the ring segments is separated and needs to be re-welded. I don't know anyone who welds and it is such a small job. Any ideas who could weld it for me?
  3. Debt Reduction & Money Management
    How much do you put into your auto repair fund on a monthly basis? Do you just use an envelope or do you have a separate account? Is it just for repairs or does it include regular maintenance such as oil changes and tire rotations?
  4. DIY
    Greebo fixed my old crock pot yesterday! It has been around since the early 1990's and it is all one piece. The cord had frayed where it exits the case so instead of just throwing it out, he took it apart and replaced the wire. We figured what could we loose since I couldn't use it as it was...
  5. Question and Answer
    Ok so we have this couch that is about 5 yrs old looks great but HURTS your back to sit on, just no support from the springs or cushions anymore. Tried some partical board under cushions, made it like a park bench, tried a thick foam pad under cushions sorta worked for a while but not anymore...
  6. DIY
    I have a very small tear in the arm of my sofa. I hope to somehow repair it. I plan to take a ride to Joann fabrics tomorrow to see whats available. any advice or tips before I begin?
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  8. Preparedness and Survival
    The thread in the General Chat forum on leaky roofs got me thinking... We get winter storms that are doozies, and there is always the risk of a tree falling on the house and smashing the roof. There is no such thing as emergency service here for repairs - we live on an island. We can't even...
  9. Sewing
    My wallet is falling apart. It is my first as an adult sewing project. Started off as all black twill with some purple trim. The cloth outside failed, so I replaced it with a piece of thin black chrome-tanned leather (maybe 1/8" thick). Anyhow, the seam holding the leather to the rest of the...
  10. Just Tips
    Just thought I'd pass this along. Our front-load washer had started to make an awful racket. A local repair man said it was probably the motor ($200 for the part). Their labor cost to replace it was around $200. I posted on Appliance Guru explaining the problem and including a video...
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  12. Automotive
    I have a 2001 Chevy Cavalier. 140k miles. Worn out in fair condition. It has rained for a few days, I do not know if this is relavant. Took the car out for a couple drives today and whenever I would tap the brake the rear passenger side would seize and the car would screech to a stop. If I...
  13. Freebies
    I don't know who Mr. Tire is, but read below if you have one near you: Bring In Your Flat And Mr. Tire Will Patch & Re-Mount It For Free Limit 1 per person and or customer. Commercial or heavy duty vehicles are excluded. Expires 8/30/09. Printable Coupon...
  14. Frugal Living
    A couple months ago someone I work with was going to junk their car they had sitting -- a 2001 Chevy Cavalier with 135k miles on it. They sold it to me for $100, I had to put about $300 into it to get it in full working order however I am at a point with it I don't know if I should fix...
  15. Question and Answer
    The problem: My several year old carpet cleaning machine has a crack in the "solution/clean water" bottle that goes on the back of the machine. The plastic it's made of is pretty thin like a 2 liter soda bottle type of plastic. I think it just got a bit brittle over the years from hot water and...
  16. Question and Answer
    So, yesterday I was sitting at school (I know, ugh, on a Saturday!) and pulled my binder and books out... And found a hole in the bottom of my backpack! :cry: The hole is big enough to stick 2 fingers through and is very near the back corner on the bottom (leather area). Does anyone know a...
  17. Appliances
    ~First my car battery, then the dryer and then our dvd player. Weird that things seem to come in 3's. Anywho, I'm looking for some opinions on the dryer. It just stopped in the middle of a cycle. I thought it was a blown circuit so I tripped it and still nothing. DH an I have absolutely no idea...
  18. Financial hardship
    Arghh. The roof repair company is coming out on Wednesday to re-roof the house, with an estimate of approximately $4,000. I was hoping they could just patch it, but the guy says the roof that is on there now is the original. It was done with 20-year shingles, and it has been on there about...
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