Tap Repair

How To : Repair a leaky tap faucet washer

Here's a helpful house and apartment video tip to help you succeed in your home. Watch this tutorial to learn how to repair a leaky tap faucet washer. If you're close to it, the sound will drive you mad, and on top of that, it's wasting you money and everyones water. Fixing a ...more

How To : Repair a ceramic disc tap

There is nothing more irritating than a dripping tap; it wastes water, makes those nasty marks on your sink, and that constant drip dripping noise can drive you mad. Luckily it's an easy job to fix. If you have one of these modern, easy-to-turn-on taps, it's likely the ceramic ...more

How To : Repair a ceramic disc tap

In this tutorial we learn how to repair a ceramic disc tap. You will need: adjustable spanner, flathead screwdriver, Allen key, and ceramic disc to do this. To start, you will prepare the sink by turning the water off. Then, remove the tap head using the tools that you grabbed ...more

How To : Repairing clapboards with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair clapboard. Steps: 1. Pull loose nails from clapboard siding. 2. Tap flat bar under siding to loosen nails. 3. Secure old siding by driving ring-shank nails down at an angle through the old nail holes. 4. Pull nails f ...more

How To : Repair a brick patio with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair a brick patio. Steps: 1 Use a flat bar to pry all the full-size bricks from the sunken area of the patio. 2 Number each cut brick removed from the edge of the patio using a crayon. 3 Dig out sodden clay or soft mud f ...more

How To : Test and replace knock sensors

Watch this car repair tutorial video that demonstrates how to test and replace your vehicle's knock sensor. Once you extract the codes from the vehicle and realize that troubleshooting begins with the knock sensors, there is a quick test that you can perform to find out if you ...more

How To : Repair door glass with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to replace a pane of glass in a door. Steps: 1 Measure the broken door pane for a new piece of glass. 2 Use a stiff-blade putty knife to pry the wooden stops from around the broken pane. 3 Carefully remove the broken pane from ...more

How To : Troubleshoot leaky and dripping taps

Dripping taps can drive you mad, as well as waste water and stain your sink. Luckily, leaking taps can easily be sorted out once you've worked out what's wrong. Watch this video tutorial for tips on how to deal with dripping and leaking taps. Step 1: The modern style tap, one ...more

How To : Troubleshoot common dishwasher problems

Watch this video tutorial for troubleshooting dishwasher problems. Check the following: are you over loading on detergent causing soapy residues? Have you stacked your dishes badly? Is the seal around the door old and worn? Do you have a dodgy pipe connection? Worst case scen ...more

How To : Fix a dripping tap

Unless you're getting beer from it (come on, admit it, you don't use a glass all the time!) you may want to fix your dripping tap. Get advice from this how-to video for repairing just about anything unless you prefer it to be broken. In that case, you may want to consult a vid ...more

How To : Change a water tap

Whether you're changing your tap for a new look or because the old one just doesn't work anymore, this how-to video can help you with this repair project. Follow along with the steps provided and get out your toolbox. Make sure to turn off the water first, or you're looking to ...more

How To : Repair stripped screw holes in wood

In order to repair stripped screw holes in wood, you will need the following, a hammer, screws, matches, awl, a flat headed punch, a utility knife, and side cutters. Cut off the tips of the wooden matchsticks. Place matchsticks in the hole, after you remove the strikers. Tap ...more

How To : Repair a self-closing door

This video is about fixing self-closing doors. Doors close by themselves when they're not hung plumb, and gravity closes the door. The solution is to remove the hinge-pins and to roughen the bottom of the hinge-pins to create friction, keeping the door open. One removes the hi ...more

How To : Repair Vehicle Dents Using a Hammer and Dolly

The hammer and dolly method is probably the easiest repair technique for dents, but it requires that you have access to both sides of the panel being repaired. However, newer cars have many areas that do not allow you to use the hammer and dolly method. There are two technique ...more

How To : Repair a damaged spark plug tube

In order to repair a damaged spark plug, you will need the following: pliers, newspaper, brake cleaner, a mallet, a block of wood, a screwdriver, a valve cover gasket set, Lock Tight, and a high impact socket. Label your spark plug wires. Remove the four 10 mm head bolts. Lea ...more

How To : Maintain your RV refrigerator

Check out this instructional RV video that demonstrates how to fix your motorhome refrigerator. Learn what to look for when fixing your RV refrigerator along with simple steps to keep your RV out of the dealership repair bays. Here are a few simple do it yourself repairs that ...more

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How To : Repair and glue polyethylene and seaboard

Polyethylene is a widely-used plastic that is impervious to water. But that very imperviousness also makes it impossible to repair using most glues. In this video the folks at Tap Plastics walk you through the use of TAP Poly-Weld Adhesive to repair polyethylene and seaboard.

How To : Polish and repair scratched plastic

Plastic has a lot going for it, but it's not known for looking great in the long-term. It scratches and smudges easily, and ages a lot faster than glass and other materials. But in this video from Tap Plastics, you'll learn how to polish your plastic and keep it looking good f ...more

How To : Repair Dents Using a Stud Welder Gun

Video: . Dent Repair - Using a Stud Welder Gun A stud nail welder is basically a tool that welds a small stud to the metal surface to perform dent repair. This stud provides something for the t-handle or slide hammer to grab on to. Force can then be applied to remove the dama ...more

How To : 15 Tips Every WhatsApp User Should Know

When WhatsApp first came out in 2010, it quickly gained notoriety as a great way to meet new people all over the world thanks to group chats, which lets there be multiple admins for each group who could all add participants from their own contacts lists. As a repair tech, I w ...more

How To : Hack Windows 7 (Become Admin)

Step 1: Introduction: Hello! Hackers In this tutorial I will tell you how to hack windows 7 administrator password. However you already know (I think) Specifically, it is used in school, computer labs or other workplaces, where, administrator is locked with a password, while ...more

How To : Force Switch to T-Mobile or Sprint on Project Fi

If you own a Pixel or Nexus device, Project Fi is a great alternative for cellular service outside of the four major US carriers. Project Fi is a Google-managed MVNO, providing service primarily through the T-Mobile and Sprint networks. One of the biggest mysteries on Fi is wh ...more

How To : Buy Used Phones Without Getting Screwed

I've seen my fair share of heartbreaks when it comes to used phones. As a repair tech, I often had to try and help out customers who bought used handsets which turned out to be useless, either because it was stolen or not working on their carrier's network. More often than not ...more

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