Minor repairs

All Articles

No creaky wood floor anymore
December 2019

No creaky wood floor anymore

After I've annoyed myself for a long time about my creaking wooden floor, I found the following trick, which I tested with success on my soil. Creaking planks are removed by spraying contact spray...

Suction cups are stuck with detergent
December 2019

Suction cups are stuck with detergent

If you are annoyed again because no suction cups on the tiles or cabinet doors (kitchen / bathroom) hold, then just try the detergent trick. Distribute a small drop of detergent on the inside of the...

Water crane on the kitchen sink has holes
December 2019

Water crane on the kitchen sink has holes

There are still many households in which an old built-in kitchen or is made of inferior material. I had one too. The inferior part was the water crane on the kitchen sink. There were suddenly formed...

Sand small whisk on the edge of the glass with sandpaper
December 2019

Sand small whisk on the edge of the glass with sandpaper

Something can happen very quickly: You put the glass carelessly in the dishwasher, it beats somewhere - and already has the favorite glass a little quirk on the edge. This not only looks ugly, but...

Wallpaper dissolves: apply wallpaper paste with syringe
December 2019

Wallpaper dissolves: apply wallpaper paste with syringe

Have you ever had that? The wallpaper dissolves at the seam a bit? No desire to repaint or get out a thick brush? You do not have to: Take a small syringe (there are in the pharmacy or at the next GP...

Against creaky wooden floors in old houses
December 2019

Against creaky wooden floors in old houses

If the wooden floors creak in old houses or creak with every step I found the following solution: Since the old floors under the wood are a bit hollow, I have at the places where they squeak or creak...

Remove / replace glass ceramic panel
December 2019

Remove / replace glass ceramic panel

Just had the pleasure to install a new 80 cm glass ceramic box and to pay for it, although we did not throw anything on it and it just split into two with a relatively straight crack when cooking...

Replace broken lid knob from glass lid
December 2019

Replace broken lid knob from glass lid

When cooking, it can happen that when pouring down, from the pot, the beautiful glass lid falls to the floor and the button breaks into two parts: Futsch! But mom knows advice: The nearest hardware...

Seal with 5 cents dishwasher
December 2019

Seal with 5 cents dishwasher

The drama started with crazy light games on ours dishwasher, Shortly thereafter, nothing at all went and we had to let a mechanic come. He found that the stainless steel floor of the machine has a...

Unscrew broken tap (or cast iron pipe) from thread
December 2019

Unscrew broken tap (or cast iron pipe) from thread

Recently I wanted to install a garden tap (also looked like this) made of cast metal. According to the well-known rule "to firmly come off" broke the "noble" part in half, and stupidly so that I...