You plug your groovy ’90’s boom box into the extension cord, but it doesn’t work. Is it the boom box power cord, the extension cord, or the boom box itself?Continue reading “How to Tell if an Extension Cord is Bad”
Uh oh, that ’90’s boom box you plugged into the wall plug won’t work. Let’s keep calm and sort this out.Continue reading “How to Fix a Push-Button Plug”
If the bulb in the bathroom doesn’t blink on, but it works in a different lamp, chances are that the switch has gone bad. Here’s how you replace it.Continue reading “How to Replace a Light Switch”
Eventually, the day will come when you have to strip a wire.
Stripping a wire means removing a section of the insulating plastic cover to expose the electrical conductor underneath. It’s not hard, but it does take a little practice.Continue reading “How to Strip a Wire”
You’d really like to connect these two wires, but just twisting them together seems kind of temporary. Here’s how to use a wire nut to make a firm, safe, and long-lasting connection.Continue reading “How to Use Wire Nuts”
Your dad probably has one of these, and you see them advertised all the time. Soooooo, how do you use it?Continue reading “How to Use a Power Drill”
That big overstuffed chair would look great in this room, but you just can’t get it through the doorway – all you need is another two inches of clearance. Here’s how easy it is to remove both internal and external-hinged doors.Continue reading “How to Remove a Door”
That little hinge on the cabinet finally gave up the ghost. FIrst if moaned like a ghoul, then it got really stiff, and now it’s just broken. Or maybe it’s just plain ugly and seriously needs to go away.
Good news! It’s a super quick and easy replacement.Continue reading “How to Replace a Cabinet Hinge”
You turn the key and nothing happens, or there’s a “click” and then nothing happens. Or you hear the engine slowly turn over. If you haven’t done so, maybe it’s time to replace the battery. It’s actually very easy.Continue reading “How to Replace Your Car Battery”
If you’re new to these old tools (they’ve been around since the Civil War!), you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to use this wrench!
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