A couple of days ago my dryer quit working. Thanks to the innerwebs, I was able to debug the issue and get a replacement part on order. Today, the part arrived. Because my laundry room is so shallow, I had to get behind the dryer, then pull the bottom toward me and tilt the top… Continue reading My Samsung dryer now spins
My dryer just quit working tonight. Its drum doesn’t spin. So, off to YouTube I went for repair advice. I immediately found a couple of helpful videos. Samsung Dryer Won’t Start or Spin – Troubleshooting and Repair Guide. From this, I determined that the belt was loose, but not broken, so it’s likely an idler… Continue reading My Samsung dryer doesn’t spin
Doing some work on our furnace, I had the opportunity to take a picture of the blower. And, thanks to this work, I now have a much better understanding of the sensors, switches, blowers, and valves, and how they all interact. So cool! I’m looking forward to spring when I get to do the same… Continue reading That blows!
The internet delivers on maintenance advice.
In the fall an old man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of debugging HVAC systems. Unfortunately, not only in the fall. Now it’s the heating portion. A few Augusts ago, it was the cooling portion. The resources I found then will come in handy.
My local library, the Hillsboro public library, has 3D printing open labs — every Monday evening for a couple of hours, the library accepts .stl files on thumb drives and prints them for free over the next week. This is such a cool resource, it seems irresponsible not to take advantage of it. For my… Continue reading Longboard Footstop in OpenSCAD
The Definitive Slide Gloves Thread. Good information that I’m going to want later. Now, where’s a legal source of road reflectors? ;-)
I love panniers. I just don’t like spending $100+ for a pair of ’em. When Jamie showed up at Starbucks with a DIY pannier on his bike, I knew I had to do some research. Here’s what I found: From Kitty Litter to Luggage in 30 minutes. It doesn’t get any more basic than this.… Continue reading DIY Panniers
DIY Portable Bike Repair Stand. Oh, this DIY portable bike repair stand looks pretty good, too. I like how the bike can be rotated about and clamped into position. The folding tripod’s just a bonus.
Homemade Bicycle Repair Stand. Jake Khoun’s DIY bike repair stand looks easy and sturdy. Just the ticket, now that the roads are getting wet and I’ll need to clean my chain and running gear more often.