Archive for Home Repairs

Fix Fireplace Insert Cracks!


Fix Fireplace Insert Cracks

Is your concrete fireplace Crack City? Did you know that can be dangerous? Dangerous enough to actually burn your house down? I do not know if it would go that far, but a fireplace that is not well maintained can cause serious harm to your home. You do not want that happening, do you?

Of course not!

I didn’t either! I had my fireplace examined last fall. I’d lived in the house for several years, and had not ever used the fireplace. I really did not have any desire to use the fireplace. It’s not that I don’t like a good fire, don’t get me wrong. I love a fire as much as the next goddess. I just do not want to deal with the mess and care of a fire. I just wanted to make sure my fireplace chimney was not a safety or fire hazard.

A Goddess Gains Some Knowledge

So I called a chimney sweep. Boy did they do a good job! Who knows how long it had been since my fireplace had been cleaned. I’d lived in it over four years. I know it had been foreclosed on when I bought it, so I am not sure if the prior owner ever did anything. But they got a lot of soot out of the chimney. Enough for two sweeps to have to deal with it with some kind of mechanical, electrical contraption.

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How to Fix the Wiggle on Your Toilet Seat


How to Fix the Wiggle on Your Toilet Seat

How often does a Goddess sit down on her private throne, and have it wiggle and slide under her weight?

What Does Not Cause It

  • Believe me, it has nothing to do with any weight limits. Absolutely nothing at all! Your goddess weight is perfect!
  • It does not have anything to do with the way one slides onto the throne.
  • Or how often it is cleaned or not cleaned.
  • Moved up and down when you have that pesky man over who insists on lifting the lid.
  • It does not have anything to do with the quality of the base material, or the workmanship of the throne.
It has every thing to do with two (usually plastic) nuts and screws. That is it! It has absolutely everything to do with that little mechanism not quite fitting into the holes in the seat. It will slide, but it will take a lot of pressure for that throne’s seat to come off by just sitting down. It will just keep sliding and wiggling and making one feel like they are off balance when they sit.
But wait! There is good news! Actually it is kind of great news! It is easily fixed. It is something any goddess can do with just a washcloth, a flat head screwdriver, and a little know how. All goddesses have washcloths, and if you are reading this, I would be willing to bet you have a flat head screwdriver as well. And I am here to give you the know how.

Unclog the Bathroom Sink


Unclog the Bathroom Sink

My first plumbing repair was a success, after several months of agony. I had spent a long time with a bathroom sink that would not drain properly. Yeah, it eventually did, but I had to stick an old toothbrush in the drain to keep the stopper open, and it would take like a half hour for one inch of water to disappear.

  • I had a friend try to fix it by moving the stopper up so it would be open more.
  • I had a plumber try to fix it when a toilet had to be replaced. He looked at the trap and cleaned it out. When it happened again when he tested, he suggested a new sink.
  • I tried a snake.
  • I tried Drano.

Nothing worked. The stupid drain still wouldn’t do its job. I could not unclog the bathroom sink. I was beginning to wonder if I would have to replace the vanity, which was basically going to be big bucks. You see, the vanity was attached to the wall, and when it had been installed, they had to cut the door frame to make it fit. So we are talking a major repair job to rip out the old vanity, put in a new one, fix the wall and the door frame. I saw lots of $$$ in front of my eyes.

unclog bathroom sink

A great resource

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