How to Repair Plumbing – Getting Started

May 14, 2009 at 8:48 am

When things go wrong with plumbing at home getting it repaired can be quite a daunting task. One might want to know how to repair plumbing yourself. Getting started does not have to be an overwhelming prospect at all. Just take it a step at a time and you will be able to repair your own plumbing before too long. Don’t despair thinking that you couldn’t possibly do it yourself or that because you’ve never done home plumbing repairs that you couldn’t get started. It takes some time and effort on your part but in the long run you will not only be able to be proud of yourself for having done it on your own but for having saved a lot of money. You might want to consider utilizing your local library as your first course of action in learning how to do these kinds of repairs yourself. There [...]

How to Repair Holes in the Wall – Step by Step

May 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm

There are several different ways that exist to repair holes in the walls. This article addresses one of those ways of how to repair holes in the wall on a step by step basis. It will help you know what supplies are needed. Also discussed will be how to achieve the result you desire after you have completed your project. First you will need to visit one of your local hardware supply stores in order to purchase all of the necessary supplies needed in order to complete the repair successfully. The items needed are a putty knife, sandpaper, wood block, joint compound mixture and paint if you wish to paint the wall afterwards. Before getting started on this project it is very important to prepare the area. This should be done by removing any loose materials around the hole so that the area is clean and free from any debris. [...]

How to Repair Rust

April 19, 2009 at 1:11 am

If your steel tools, sidewalk, basement floor, driveway or car is attacked by rust, you will need to repair that rust damage. If you are wondering how to repair rust, the following steps may be of help: To remove rust from steel tools, use a piece of slightly abrasive cloth to remove any rust or dirt from the surface of the tool. Next, fill a plastic bucket with rust remover solution of good quality and immerse the steel tool in it. The use of a plastic bucket is advisable, as most rust removers don’t react with plastic. Read the directions on the label of the rust remover solution and keep the tool immersed for the time period that’s mentioned on it. 30 minutes to an hour would be enough to remove normal rust from the surface of the steel tool. However, the temperature may also play a role as the [...]

How to Repair Plastic

March 10, 2009 at 10:20 pm

In our everyday life, we use so many articles made of plastic that it may seem surprising not to know how to fix things made of it. However, it’s common for most of us to throw things made of plastic and purchase new ones instead of repairing them. Though repairing plastic may seem a daunting task, it’s not that hard if you do it the right way. The first step to repair things made of plastic is to identify the type you are dealing with. In case of some expensive items like vehicles, you will need a particular type of cement to bond the broken parts together. For repairing functional plastics where the appearance of the item doesn’t matter, you can make use of liquid-powder mixes that solidify gradually, thereby allowing you to shape it suitably. To fix items that have a malleable polymer as their constituent, you can shape [...]