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venky1974
06-10-2004, 10:28 PM
Geetham's FIX IT



Do you need to fix your leaking tap -

Is the circuit breaker in the house broken -

Do you need to change light fittings -

Does your garden hose valve needs replacemnet -

Do you need re run some electrical wiring -

Do you need to fix your furniture -

Do you need to remove tough stains in your carpet -

Do you need to re do the grass in your lawn -

Do you need help to fix door knobs or replace doors etc -




BRING IT ON

We will try to bring you the best tips available or will run you through the procedure to fix it.

Don't spend the extra cash, use it for a movie with the family or a trip. Save the moeny on labour.

vasan
06-10-2004, 10:29 PM
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Venky.. Good work... :clap: :clap:

Yeah folks.. shoot.. :D

vasan

venky1974
06-10-2004, 11:18 PM
The first thing that comes to our mind before we get on with the FIX IT is Do I have the necessary hand tools to fix it.

Here is something that can be useful.



Screwdrivers: Having the right one will alleviate some or a lot of frustration. The toolbox should contain both the Phillips type screwdriver for cross-slotted screws and the flat type screwdriver for the slotted screws. These can come in a 1/8-inch blade, -inch blade, 5/16-inch blade, and a 3/8-inch blade. When choosing a screwdriver to use, it should be no wider than the screw head and of course fit the screw slot. These screwdrivers can come long and thin or short and stubby, and having both styles on hand is a definite plus.


Pliers: The most common are your slip-joint pliers. There are also needle-nosed pliers for tight, hard-to-reach places, and mechanics pliers used by plumbers as this tool provides good leverage.


Wrenches: Adjustable crescent wrenches, good for loosening or tightening nuts and bolts. Open-ended wrenches will allow for flexibility in reaching hard-to-reach areas. Pipe wrenches are good for plumbing needs.


Hammers: One really needs basically two styles one for removing nails, which is the claw type hammer, a.k.a. curved claw nail hammer, and a lighter weight hammer called a ball peen hammer. But for more specific jobs a Machinists Riveting hammer, Upholsterers hammer, an Engineers hammer can be added to the toolbox selection.


Saws: A hack saw is a fine-tooth saw used for cutting into metal and good for shortening nails, or making a piece of piping fit a particular job. A coping saw, which is a saw blade set into a steel frame, a.k.a. jig saw is perfect for those interior jobs or any job requiring the cutting of thin wood. A crosscut saw, which is used to cut across the grain of a piece of wood, is used for cutting the larger pieces of wood. A toolbox containing all three will offer a good enough selection for just about any home building or repair project.


Drills: Whether cordless or electric, a nice portable drill will allow you to start that hole before inserting the screw. This tool will make life much more simple when doing most building and repair projects.


This toolbox should also contain a variety or assortment of screws, both slotted and Phillips in a variety of diameters and lengths. (Round head, flat head, oval head, wood screws, lag screws, metal screws to name a few.) Also, nails (flatheads, common, casing, box, finishing, and brads, again to name a few.) By getting familiar with the variety of screws and nails available and their specific function will certainly help cover most home building and repair projects. Also washers (flat, split lock, shake proof) and nuts (square, hexagonal, jam, castellated) and bolts (carriage, machine, and stove.) These common fasteners kept on hand will alleviate unnecessary trips to the hardware store.


A utility knife, preferably one with a retractable blade is a must to have inside the toolbox since this is a tool that will come in handy for many jobs, such as cutting dry wall, scoring tile, trimming. The list for his particular tool can be endless. This along with putty knife for either applying the putty (or plastic wood) or for those jobs that require any amount of scraping.


Another handy item to keep in a toolbox is a bottle of glue for those quick fix me ups, and along with that bottle of glue a small selection of clamps to hold together those things that require gluing. Masking tape, which will probably be used for interior paint jobs, i.e. painting around doorknobs, moldings, windowsills and other tight areas should be included. Also, sandpaper in the various grades. And spackling compound, electrical tape, and steel wool should also be included into the toolbox inventory.


And of course a ruler a.k.a. a yardstick and/or steel 12-foot tape measure to ensure that everything is being properly measured. Also a level to ensure that everything is perfectly leveled.


This is just a basic list that I feel will cover most homeowners toolbox needs and help make that next project not only a little bit easier to get through, but also help it turn out successful.

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Shy
06-11-2004, 08:02 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Great one Venky !!!

Shy

silican
06-12-2004, 01:05 AM
Great start Venky,

keep up the good work and more on this. :yes:

bharanishan
06-12-2004, 01:36 AM
hi venky ...good work man..... :b:

RaasuKutty
06-12-2004, 02:40 AM
Venky :clap: :clap: :clap:

I will start the questions..

My problem is with the electric stove.... I was cooking some stuff.. When I took it from the stove, I carelessly dropped one side of the pan & since the pan was little heavier, it hit one end of the electric coils hard and the coil popped up from the other end and finally the coil surface went uneven....

I tried to manually even them out but ended with spoiling them more :( :( ... The coils are tied directly with the electric connections.. So I cannot just replace them..

Is there any way I can fix them or is anybody aware of any procedure to replace them???

Also, I wud be happy to know two other common stuff's

i) Effective product to clean and oil & masala stains from stove....
ii) any liquid to dilute or remove the blockades in wash basin flow path...

Luv,
....Srini

Shy
06-12-2004, 03:50 AM
Venky :clap: :clap: :clap:

I will start the questions..

My problem is with the electric stove.... I was cooking some stuff.. When I took it from the stove, I carelessly dropped one side of the pan & since the pan was little heavier, it hit one end of the electric coils hard and the coil popped up from the other end and finally the coil surface went uneven....

I tried to manually even them out but ended with spoiling them more :( :( ... The coils are tied directly with the electric connections.. So I cannot just replace them..

Is there any way I can fix them or is anybody aware of any procedure to replace them???

Also, I wud be happy to know two other common stuff's

ii) any liquid to dilute or remove the blockades in wash basin flow path...

Luv,
....Srini

mm.. electric coil. Acho, I dont use them.... but others 2 questions answer panraen :D

i) Effective product to clean and oil & masala stains from stove....

(a) If u can spend time, then do this. Sprinkle ammonia powder mixed in water and then after 10-15 mins, do a bit of rubbing.
(b) If u are in States, theres a product called kaboom. This very effective and easy to use, just spray and after 15 mins, satha brush vachu rub panina poothum, it will be clean as new.

ii) any liquid to dilute or remove the blockades in wash basin flow path...

(a) Drano Max - Best product, again if u are in States. Just pour half of the liquid and let it stay for 30 mins or so, then open the hot water tap for 5 mins.. no more blockage
(b) To avoid this type if blockage :evil:
(1) Never put all the garbage in the sink, have garbage can near by and put it there ;)
(2) $2-$4kku theres a product(cup mathiri with holes) which u can place it over the sink hole, which can filter all the solid garbage that u throw in.

Hope this helps

Shy

RaasuKutty
06-12-2004, 04:07 AM
Thanx shy... I will try it out....



(b) To avoid this type if blockage :evil:
(1) Never put all the garbage in the sink, have garbage can near by and put it there :wink:
(2) $2-$4kku theres a product(cup mathiri with holes) which u can place it over the sink hole, which can filter all the solid garbage that u throw in.


Problem Kitchen sink la illai.. rest room wash basin la.. so filter doesnt work :( :(...

Thanks again...

Shy
06-12-2004, 02:05 PM
Thanx shy... I will try it out....



(b) To avoid this type if blockage :evil:
(1) Never put all the garbage in the sink, have garbage can near by and put it there :wink:
(2) $2-$4kku theres a product(cup mathiri with holes) which u can place it over the sink hole, which can filter all the solid garbage that u throw in.


Problem Kitchen sink la illai.. rest room wash basin la.. so filter doesnt work :( :(...

Thanks again...

Acho..my bad :ee:

Ok naan sona product try and let me know :)

Sy

butterfly
06-12-2004, 05:23 PM
Good Topic Venky :b: ...how do u remove ink marks frm ur clothes :think: ...I know if u spray hairspray & rub it before u throw it in the dryer it comes off...But if its gone thru the dryer it doesnt want too :(...so any solutions please ...