Category Archives: Screw and glue

How I build or repair stuff

Change a micro switch and save £300

Last week three things seemingly went wrong with our central heating. First, the boiler would need to ignite several times before the main burner came on and stayed on. Second, the Hive control system receiver ‘lost RF’ to the hub, … Continue reading

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The restoration of a family chair

This chair spent some 30 years in my father’s shop. It was painted and repainted white with a worn pink velour seat cover. It had no market value just a sentimental one. I decided to give it a new lease … Continue reading

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Boiler replacement?

To condense or not to condense – that is a question. Well simply put if the old one works – don’t change – the savings are marginal. Others may disagree but I suggest:- keep the old boiler clean (it’s a … Continue reading

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Intro to what can you fix

It seems to me that the throw away society has created a mindset that doesn’t even attempt try to fix the gadget or device. So here are a few things I have fixed with a bit of help from some … Continue reading

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