Monthly Archives: February 2014

Don’t replace your dryer. Ever.

There are very very few actual parts inside a gas dryer. I know, because I’ve repaired or replaced most all of them. Several years ago, a room mate did a bad thing. The lint screen in my dryer pulls out

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Oh what a tangled web we weave….

I’ve learned a lot of things since I moved into this house 20 years ago. One of the things I’ve learned is that the person I learned to do low-voltage wiring from (network wiring, phone wiring, etc.) is crazy. Let

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Spray hose

The kitchen faucet is a pull-out: the kind of faucet where the faucet head itself (as opposed to a separate sprayer) is on a hose and you pull it out of the body of the faucet when you need to

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My Exploding Toilet

(*spoiler alert*: it does not actually explode…quite) I had a pressure-assist toilet. This is the kind of toilet that has a pressure tank inside and instead of the normal “woosh-gurgle-glug” of the flush followed by a somewhat lengthy filling noise

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