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Creeky Hardwood Floors

We have pretty nice looking hardwood floors. They are becoming increasingly creeky and I am becoming increasingly obsessed. What can I do that doesn't cost BIG $ or make the floorboards look mismatched? [more inside]
posted by demonstartivepapadonous on Feb 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Lonely ganache, seeks pastry for Thanksgiving sweet adventure

Pastry chefs; powers of ganache, unite! (Help!) [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Nov 21, 2012 - 8 answers

tehloki and the angry inch

Somebody has decided to remove most of my door handle in an attempt to get into my car, or in a fit of rage, or something. Will getting it repaired through my insurance make my rates go up? Should I try and fix it myself? [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Sep 18, 2012 - 34 answers

silly headphone question.

I have these Audio-Technica headphones. You can see in this picture that the connector has a spring which serves as strain relief on the cable. Only my spring has come out of its housing like so. How can I get it back in? [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

How to realign clothesline from up high?

How can I realign a clothesline on a pulley 30 feet off the ground without a ladder or the handyperson? [more inside]
posted by ayc200 on Oct 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Plumbing vented inside apartment? Is that OK?

We moved into a new rental last month and after we moved in I notice some unusual plumbing. [more inside]
posted by quarterframer on Aug 28, 2011 - 10 answers

can i save my broken air purifier?

I knocked over my Whispure 510 air purifier and now it doesn't turn on. No power, no noises, no nothing (yes, it's plugged into a socket, yes, the socket works). Is there any hope? Can I fix it myself? Is there a website or book that can teach me how to do this? [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Jan 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Removing superglue from a glasses lens?

Long story short, my boyfriend managed to get superglue on one of the lenses of his glasses and it had time to set overnight, and has had no success getting it off with rubbing alcohol or peroxide. He's wary of trying to scrape it off so as not to damage the lens and would like to avoid having to replace the glasses since his prescription is pretty expensive. The frames are plastic so I don't think it'd be much of a problem to have the glasses soak in a solution. Do you guys have any suggestions for a safe-as-possible way to remove the glue without damaging the lens too much, or at least a way to loosen it so that it doesn't involve too much scraping? (Would Goo Gone work on superglue that's on glass?) Or is he pretty much screwed and will need the lens replaced?
posted by runaway ballista on Dec 28, 2009 - 18 answers

money for nothing

How can I contest a fixit ticket and not pay $500? [more inside]
posted by 12%juicepulp on Jul 31, 2009 - 4 answers

Fixing a cabinet hinge

HandymanFilter: Due to leaking water, a part of the particle board wall of a cabinet in my kitchen has crumbled and the hinge on the cabinet door has been separated from the cabinet wall, as seen in this photograph. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Nov 30, 2008 - 7 answers

But HOW do I do it myself?

What's the best home-repair / fixit manual for someone with little-to-no experience in such matters? Also, web sites and / or blogs in the same vein? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Apr 25, 2008 - 19 answers

My Krups Krapped out!

My trusty Krups coffee excretor gave up the ghost, but would be easily repairable if ONLY I could find a source for the blown thermal fuse. Any idea where I could find one, AskMeFi? [more inside]
posted by FauxScot on Apr 17, 2008 - 11 answers

why does my agua stinka

The water that comes out of my kitchen sink tap STINKS. [more inside]
posted by luriete on Aug 8, 2005 - 10 answers

Windows

I have older windows in my home that weren't taken care of properly (layers upon layers of paint, some don't open, broken weights, etc). Window replacement is about a year off, and I'm trying to get my rental unit up to snuff. Is there some good how-to repair advice anyone has come accross for old windows? I have a couple of fix-it books but they only have cursory info and concentrate more on installing new windows.
posted by sharksandwich on Oct 11, 2004 - 9 answers

How can I make mp3s meant to lead into each other actually lead into each other without pausing first?

Ripping a CD that has tracks that lead into each other and then converting to MP3 has presented me with a problem. When I try to play the MP3s back in order there's a slight stagger when the next track starts (not a crossfade or optional pause), where on the audio CD the transition would not be noticeable. I'd like to either eliminate this error and keep the individual MP3s or rip the CD as one big audio file and convert that to one big MP3. Advice? [specs inside] [more inside]
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Jun 26, 2004 - 10 answers

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