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11-26-2016, 09:51 PM
1. If you can't find a screwdriver, use a knife. If you break off the tip, it's an improved screwdriver.

2. Try to work alone. An audience is rarely any help.

3. Above all, if what you've done is stupid, but it works, then it isn't stupid.

4. Work in the kitchen whenever you can...many fine tools are there, its warm and dry, and you are close to the refrigerator.

5. If it's electronic, get a new one...or consult a twelve year old.

6. Stay simple minded: Get a new battery; replace the bulb or fuse; see if the tank is empty; try turning the switch or just paint over it.

7. Always take credit for miracles. If you dropped the alarm clock while taking it apart and it suddenly starts working, you have healed it.

8. Regardless of what people say, kicking, pounding, and throwing sometimes DOES help.

9. If something looks level, it is level.

10. If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.

Karin
12-14-2016, 03:39 PM
My husband is especially adept at no. 8. He always tries that first. :biggrin-new:

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12-14-2016, 06:29 PM
My husband is especially adept at no. 8. He always tries that first. :biggrin-new:

It works especially well on intermittent electronics.

Banacek
12-26-2016, 01:17 PM
If it can't be fixed with a hammer its an electrical problem

Dlr Pyro
12-26-2016, 01:31 PM
I don't see any references to the handyman s universal tool: duct tape

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12-26-2016, 07:31 PM
I don't see any references to the handyman s universal tool: duct tape

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That's addressed by the motto on the wall:

"If it moves and it's not supposed to, use duct tape.

If it doesn't move and it is supposed to, use WD-40."