Appliance Repair projects
Lean, Green Cooking Machine
What a find! We bought our first home by flashlight, not knowing we had a green jewel in the kitchen. Our first question: How much for the…
Back to Vintage Kitchen Basics
A white stove Our home was built in 1952. When we purchased it in 1976, the kitchen came with a white stove; white walls, flooring and cabinets;…
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How to Clean a Garbage Disposal
Does your kitchen sink smell bad? Is it coming from your garbage disposal? Here’s how to clean garbage disposal and get rid of those…
Why You Should Upgrade Your Dryer Vent
If you have a really cheap, old dryer vent like this one, it’s a really good idea to replace it with a modern one. Here’s why.
Repair & Rebuild Your Own Chainsaw: DIY Front End Rebuild
Start with an inspection Photo 1: Check the Drive Sprocket for Wear Examine the drive sprocket teeth for wear grooves. A shiny spot where the…
How to Buy a Washer and Dryer
Buying a washer and dryer is somewhat like buying a car—it can be an enjoyable process or it can be an exceedingly painful process. The type of…