My Office Chair Cylinder Was Dragging On The Floor

Introduction

A few weeks ago I noticed a problem when I tried to wheel my Office Chair along the floor. There was exceptional drag. I took a look at the five castors and they were all OK. Then I noticed the Office Chair Cylinder (the tube supporting the seat) had completely penetrated the base. It had gone so far through the hole that it was touching the carpet and dragging along it.

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Draping A Christmas Garland Over A Mirror or Picture

Introduction

It was a few Christmases ago when my wife and I first draped a Christmas Garland over the mirror in our lounge and another over the mirror in the hall.

The garlands we bought were fashioned very much to our liking. They just looked like Christmas and became one of those purchases made without knowing exactly what we would do with them.

This post explains how to fix a garland to the top of a hanging mirror, or picture frame, so it remains in place over Christmas and can be reused the following year.

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How I Hung My Vertical Radiator In The New Lounge

I hung my vertical radiator in the new lounge while the builder of my extension and his plumber were busy doing other work. They let me do this because I explained my concerns about its weight and agreed to try fixing it by their method. I explained what I planned to do if, when I had hung my vertical radiator by their method, it wasn’t secure.

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Fixing A Close Coupled Toilet Leaking Fresh Water

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How I renewed the coupling kit which joins my toilet cistern and pan. I did this to repair a Close Coupled Toilet leaking fresh water between the cistern and pan. Water was leaking from the coupling joint when the toilet was flushed.

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Extending The Door Bell In My Home

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How I extended the door bell in my home so it can be heard in the house extension and shed. It’s been done by incorporating wireless technology, while retaining my original 1980s “DING-DONG” door chime which had a great sound and an illuminated bell push.

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Converting A Bell Push Light To LEDs

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How I replaced an incandescent bell push light with LEDs. The bell push operates a door chime powered by AC from a bell transformer.

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Towels Do Not Slip Off Twin Towel Rails

Preface

This post describes: How a towel wrapped around two rails parallel to each other in a particular way will not easily fall off onto the floor. It shows what a two rail system looks like but not how to construct a particular one in detail.

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Not Enough Gift Wrap For That Gift? Wrap It Diagonally.

Introduction

You start off with a nice roll of Gift Wrap, when you wrap those gifts for that festive occasion, and afterwards you have a small rectangle of unused paper left over.

Eventually another small gift needs wrapping so you look through the small left-over pieces of Gift Wrap only to find several are nearly large enough but you haven’t enough to cover your gift.

Well perhaps you’ve failed to use the best paper orientation on your package. This article suggests how you might make the paper cover, a box at least, by wrapping in an unusual way.

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A Fireplace Alcove Coloured Lighting Scheme

Introduction

Here I will describe how I created a Fireplace Alcove Coloured Lighting Scheme using multi-coloured LED lighting.

This article isn’t about lighting a small niche in the wall of a large Ingle Nook fireplace or anything like that. It’s about converting a modern domestic fireplace into an alcove where ornaments or a plant could be placed.

In the daytime daylight is sufficient to illuminate these items but at night a little artificial light, white or coloured, is required.

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How I Repaired A Dualit Milk Frother Model DMF2

Introduction

My wife pressed the start button on the Dualit Milk Frother (Model DMF2) one day in the summer of 2017 and it no longer worked. This persisted so we had to heat the milk in the microwave oven for a week or two until we got a new frother.

Of course, me being me, I dismantled the faulty Dualit Milk Frother to see if there was an obvious problem. There wasn’t anything burnt out or blackened. Just a lot of wiring in a very confined space. It was constructed with a flat straight circuit board fitted into a curved space. No-one had used flexible circuit boards here.

The long term solution was to replace the whole Dualit Milk Frother. Since they are still on the market that’s what I chose to do. The faulty one had been a replacement for our Nespresso Aeroccino Milk Frother already mentioned in this blog. We now had to replace the replacement.

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