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Old 11-21-2017, 06:19 PM   #2101
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My latest repair wasn;t necessarily a repair, but was replacing our screen door with a storm door.... DW wanted to be able to have the entry door open and natural light in the entry hallway when we had the AC going.

Initial instalation was easy but just a bit too tight... the door rubbed slightly against the jamb when it closed. So I took it apart, got out my trusty trim saw and trimmed 1/8" off the jamb and then reinstalled. It now works like a charm and DW is (temporarily) happy.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:44 PM   #2102
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I think I finally have repaired the low beams on the Malibu. I have had the front fascia off perhaps 4 times now trying to get to the bottom of it.

Turns out that over time, the electrical connector that attaches to the bulbs has started to melt. When I replaced the bulbs, they worked, for a few months. Then the electrical connector became intermittent. I did some reading and some guy on the internet posted that there were connector issues. So I replaced the connectors. That worked, for an hour or so. Apparently there was enough gook on the light bulb terminals that they were fouled. So I replaced the bulbs again, and now things seem to work.


I am getting really good a tearing off the front of the car!
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Old 11-21-2017, 10:17 PM   #2103
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See my post in "What did you do today....." for details

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Old 11-26-2017, 09:03 AM   #2104
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See my post in "What did you do today....." for details

Good Job! That sure looks familiar. I did the same thing to our washer several years ago. It wasn't particularly difficult but there were lots of parts to keep track of during the process.
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:33 PM   #2105
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.......... there were lots of parts to keep track of during the process.
Where do you keep the left over parts?
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Old 11-27-2017, 07:15 PM   #2106
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Where do you keep the left over parts?
I also did similar. Spare parts go in the lint catcher.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:03 PM   #2107
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Replaced our old toilet with a low-flow Kohler Cimarron.

I didn't realize until I started the project that the toilet flange was not previously attached to the floor. So a few trips to the home store to obtain concrete lag screws, grout, grout sealer and a few other odd & ends and all is well.

Our house was built in 1950 and we really like the pink tile. Glad I didn't have to do much grout repair. It's in okay shape for now.

The really low flow (1.28 GPF) is unsettling. Yes, the toilet flushes but is 1.28 gallons sufficient to move everything through the system? Time will tell.

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Old 11-29-2017, 02:22 PM   #2108
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I think I finally have repaired the low beams on the Malibu. I have had the front fascia off perhaps 4 times now trying to get to the bottom of it.

Turns out that over time, the electrical connector that attaches to the bulbs has started to melt. When I replaced the bulbs, they worked, for a few months. Then the electrical connector became intermittent. I did some reading and some guy on the internet posted that there were connector issues. So I replaced the connectors. That worked, for an hour or so. Apparently there was enough gook on the light bulb terminals that they were fouled. So I replaced the bulbs again, and now things seem to work.


I am getting really good a tearing off the front of the car!
I think the designers of your wheels should be sentenced to one year of repairing those cars. In a grimey shop no less.
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Old 11-29-2017, 02:29 PM   #2109
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I think the designers of your wheels should be sentenced to one year of repairing those cars. In a grimey shop no less.
I once read a cute sci-fi novel, where aliens had landed. They were unusual as each arm had 2 elbow joints. They were captured and put to work in car repair shops
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