Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - repair - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 2 May 2016 20:22:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 How To Replace a Vacuum Power Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-Vacuum-Power-Cord/
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Mon, 20 Sep 2010 14:50:22 PDT
Fix a bad cable on your Mighty Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-bad-cable-on-your-Mighty-Mouse/
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 04:34:10 PDT
Relabeling Worn Stove Knobs http://www.instructables.com/id/Relabeling-Worn-Stove-Knobs/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:08:53 PST
How to Clean and Polish Dirty Pennies (The Chemical Free Way) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-and-Polish-Dirty-Pennies-The-Chemica/
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Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:58:36 PST
How to Replace Refrigerator Freezer Door Gasket http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-Refrigerator-Freezer-Door-Gasket/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 11:27:19 PST
Restoring a 1937 Typewriter http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-a-1937-Typewriter/
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Fri, 9 Dec 2011 11:07:47 PST
How to repair remote control http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-remote-control/
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Thu, 25 Jun 2009 08:05:13 PDT
Sizzix Big Shot Bearing Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Sizzix-Big-Shot-Bearing-Replacement/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 05:09:53 PDT
Build A Custom Stock for the Springfield M1A http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Custom-Stock-for-the-Springfield-M1A/
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Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:09:42 PST
How to replace a ceiling fan speed switch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-a-ceiling-fan-speed-switch/
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Mon, 23 May 2011 16:02:35 PDT
DIY Replacement AIR Filters http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Replacement-AIR-Filters/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2009 09:29:20 PDT
Nikon lens mount repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Nikon-lens-mount-repair/
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Fri, 21 May 2010 11:30:49 PDT
Repairing/Cleaning/Unsiezing Edwards RV8 vacuum pump http://www.instructables.com/id/RepairingCleaningUnsiezing-Edwards-RV8-vacuum-pu/
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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:45:49 PDT
How To Repair Damaged Threads or Add Stainless Steel Threads to Any Project http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Repair-Damaged-Threads-or-Add-Stainless-Ste/
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 11:22:51 PDT
How to repair a dead fluorescent light fixture with a CFL http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-a-dead-fluorescent-light-fixture-wit/
How to repair a dead fluorescent light fixture with a CFL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/ZAR4/HGU2JCNG/FLQZAR4HGU2JCNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/ZAR4/HGU2JCNG/FLQZAR4HGU2JCNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/ZAR4/HGU2JCNG/FLQZAR4HGU2JCNG.SMALL.jpg Beretta_al390 Hi everyone! I have two light fixtures in my kitchen ceiling, with two round fluorescent tubes each. Several weeks ago, one of the small 22 W tubes died, and I replaced it with a new one I bought at a dollar store. To my surprise, it didn't work, so I thought "well, it serves myself just fine for bu...
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Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:38:36 PDT
Superglue Hack! http://www.instructables.com/id/Superglue-Hack/
Superglue Hack! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/M49B/IL5I3CFK/F23M49BIL5I3CFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/M49B/IL5I3CFK/F23M49BIL5I3CFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/M49B/IL5I3CFK/F23M49BIL5I3CFK.SMALL.jpg Lextone This is one of my favorite maker hacks. Learned this as a kid making models. What you need Mixing superglue and baking soda creates an opaque, hard, drillable, sandable filler. It also sets up and hardens almost immediately, so you need to plan ahead and work fast.You need:SuperglueBaking sodaBru...
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Sat, 27 Feb 2016 19:43:54 PST
Vintage Plaster and Gold Frame Restored http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Plaster-and-Gold-Frame-Restored/
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Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:18:54 PST
Electrolysis Bucket http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrolysis-Bucket/
Electrolysis Bucket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/REXJ/IKWXDYMG/F53REXJIKWXDYMG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/REXJ/IKWXDYMG/F53REXJIKWXDYMG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/REXJ/IKWXDYMG/F53REXJIKWXDYMG.SMALL.jpg djpolymath This is a method of rust removal that is effortless and effective.Warning: Do not do this inside. Hydrogen gas is produced and can ignite in enclosed spaces. Remove flames, cigarettes, etc. from the area. Use gloves and avoid touching the electrodes. Measure Find a 5 gallon bucket and measure t...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 15:25:18 PST
Leaky Moen Kitchen Faucet Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaky-Moen-Kitchen-Faucet-Repair/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:48:12 PDT
How To Replace a Washer Coupler (Whirlpool or Maytag) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-Washer-Coupler-Whirlpool-or-Mayt/
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Fri, 24 Oct 2008 12:37:43 PDT
How to repair Sticking keys of digital piano http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-Sticking-keys-of-digital-piano/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 08:15:34 PDT
Samsung HE Clothes Dryer Heating Element Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Samsung-HE-Clothes-Dryer-Heating-Element-Replaceme/
Samsung HE Clothes Dryer Heating Element Replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/0F10/HQMKWRR6/FIG0F10HQMKWRR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/0F10/HQMKWRR6/FIG0F10HQMKWRR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/0F10/HQMKWRR6/FIG0F10HQMKWRR6.SMALL.jpg badjer1 My Samsung HE Clothes dryer stopped drying one day and the clothes were ice cold and wet after several minutes into the cycle.  So I knew immediately the heating coil was more than likely open circuit (shot).   I called the service hotline and they estimated the standard fee of $300 USD to repair.  ...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 13:58:04 PST
DIY Office Chair Mat & Caster Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Office-Chair-Mat-Caster-Replacement/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 09:52:59 PST
How to reassemble that pen that came apart in your backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-reassemble-that-pen-that-came-apart-in-your/
How to reassemble that pen that came apart in your backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/9NR8/HPCLJNEK/F4R9NR8HPCLJNEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/9NR8/HPCLJNEK/F4R9NR8HPCLJNEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/9NR8/HPCLJNEK/F4R9NR8HPCLJNEK.SMALL.jpg irisgottlieb Sometimes your favorite pen mysteriously falls apart and you're left with some springs and little things. Here is a guide in case those pieces just aren't fitting together quite right.  Finding the parts Feel annoyed that your pen came apart and hope all the parts are there. Collect the parts.  ...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:24:52 PST
How To Fix A Dryer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Fix-A-Dryer/
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Tue, 20 May 2008 16:13:24 PDT
Replacing broken screen glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-broken-screen-glass/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:01:51 PDT
How to fix/make sinking office chair reusable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fixmake-sinking-office-chair-reusable/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:35:00 PDT
Vizio TV Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Vizio-TV-Repair/
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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:37:20 PDT
Convert a Wooden tugboat to liveaboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-Wooden-Tugboat-to-Liveaboard/
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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:43:28 PST
Concrete Bonding http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Bonding/
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Thu, 16 Dec 2010 08:02:19 PST
How to re-key a door knob http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-re-key-a-door-knob/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2009 19:47:54 PDT
DIY Fill a Hole in Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Fill-a-Hole-in-Wood/
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:00:32 PDT
How to Keep Your Refrigerator Door Shut http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Keep-Your-Refrigerator-Door-Shut/
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 09:24:04 PDT
Disassembling a Glock 19 Gen 4 for Cleaning Purposes http://www.instructables.com/id/Disassembling-a-Glock-19-Gen-3-for-Cleaning-Purpos/
Disassembling a Glock 19 Gen 4 for Cleaning Purposes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/2A4F/HO0Q80SE/FQA2A4FHO0Q80SE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/2A4F/HO0Q80SE/FQA2A4FHO0Q80SE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/2A4F/HO0Q80SE/FQA2A4FHO0Q80SE.SMALL.jpg dkrause87 This step by step guide will guide you in disassembling a Glock 19 (G19) Gen 4 for cleaning purposes only. It is for people that own this gun, but can be very similar to other Glock models. You do not need any knowledge of disassembling but it is recommended. Always function test the weapon (unloade...
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:12:51 PST
Using Bread to Sweat a Leaking Copper Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Bread-to-Sweat-a-Leaking-Copper-Pipe/
Using Bread to Sweat a Leaking Copper Pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/JWS0/GSCZ5EQP/FJ1JWS0GSCZ5EQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/JWS0/GSCZ5EQP/FJ1JWS0GSCZ5EQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/JWS0/GSCZ5EQP/FJ1JWS0GSCZ5EQP.SMALL.jpg badpanda This Instructable shows how to use white bread and standard pipe sweating techniques to repair a leaking copper pipe.  There are a ton of excellent instructions online and here at Instructables for pipe sweating, this isn't meant to replace those, but rather to show a trick I learned over a decade ...
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Fri, 9 Sep 2011 23:17:02 PDT
How to fix a squeaky door http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-squeaky-door/
How to fix a squeaky door - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/DJ5G/H0FLIPHZ/FC7DJ5GH0FLIPHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/DJ5G/H0FLIPHZ/FC7DJ5GH0FLIPHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/DJ5G/H0FLIPHZ/FC7DJ5GH0FLIPHZ.SMALL.jpg shiguy16 A squeaky door in your home is most often caused by dirty hinges. You could replace the hinges for around $15 per door, or spend around $10 and fix all the doors in your house. Hinges squeak when there is friction between either the half of the hinge attached to the door and the half attached to th...
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Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:02:28 PDT
How to wrap a samurai sword handle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-wrap-a-samurai-sword-handle/
How to wrap a samurai sword handle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/A8EC/FY3KSPYB/FUCA8ECFY3KSPYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/A8EC/FY3KSPYB/FUCA8ECFY3KSPYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/A8EC/FY3KSPYB/FUCA8ECFY3KSPYB.SMALL.jpg Don,t try this at home If you unwrapped your samurai sword handle and cant figure out how to wrap it, Here is how to do it. UPDATE PLEASE RATE!!!!!!!!! PLEASE RATE!!!!!!!!!!!!  Things needed You need: sword wrap: a sheath to wrap it around.If you need sword wrap click here http://www.swordsofmight.com/index.asp?Pag...
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Sun, 9 Aug 2009 19:06:41 PDT
PVC -- It's Great for Inventions http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Its-Great-for-Inventions/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:52:57 PDT
Hack Your Bic http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Your-Bic/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:26:41 PST
Fix error code E17 & E13 Bosch Vision 500 with Aquashield http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-error-code-E17-E13-Bosch-Vision-500-with-Aquas/
Fix error code E17 & E13 Bosch Vision 500 with Aquashield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/8ZQL/I9N3MAEY/FFX8ZQLI9N3MAEY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/8ZQL/I9N3MAEY/FFX8ZQLI9N3MAEY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/8ZQL/I9N3MAEY/FFX8ZQLI9N3MAEY.SMALL.jpg ShannonT1 My Bosch Vision 500 Washer is always giving me error codes E17 and E13. E17 indicates that water is leaking and getting into the bottom of your machine. E13 indicates that your pump is taking too long to empty the machine and needs cleaned out.Today I am going to show you how to take the "Aquastop" ...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 15:43:25 PDT
How to repair your AEG or Electrolux dishwasher http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-your-AEG-or-Electrolux-dishwasher/
How to repair your AEG or Electrolux dishwasher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/7T0U/HLR1T80S/FQQ7T0UHLR1T80S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/7T0U/HLR1T80S/FQQ7T0UHLR1T80S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/7T0U/HLR1T80S/FQQ7T0UHLR1T80S.SMALL.jpg tommilaurila In this short tutorial I'll explain how to fix a very common problem with about 3 to 6 years old AEG or Electrolux dishwashers. If the dishwasher works otherwise, but doesn't heat up the water anymore, the problem is very likely to be broken soldering in the circuit board. The problem can easily be ...
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:09:06 PDT
Fix or Replace Bath Tub Mixer Cartridge - Moen http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-or-Replace-Bath-Tub-Mixer-Cartridge-Moen/
Fix or Replace Bath Tub Mixer Cartridge - Moen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/J8XP/G51GA9V0/FU8J8XPG51GA9V0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/J8XP/G51GA9V0/FU8J8XPG51GA9V0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/J8XP/G51GA9V0/FU8J8XPG51GA9V0.SMALL.jpg bhunter736 I have recently had a problem with my Moen mixer for the bathtub.  As I searched the Internet for some insight before I attacked the faucet, I found very little in the way of images or step by step instruction.  So, being a long time Maker and long time Instructables user / contributor, I thought I ...
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Sat, 30 Jan 2010 18:16:33 PST
How to fix leaking Water Ridge dual flush toilet from Costco http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-leaking-Water-Ridge-dual-flush-toilet-f/
How to fix leaking Water Ridge dual flush toilet from Costco - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/UWU5/H9T4LE7H/FDSUWU5H9T4LE7H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/UWU5/H9T4LE7H/FDSUWU5H9T4LE7H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDS/UWU5/H9T4LE7H/FDSUWU5H9T4LE7H.SMALL.jpg db4elle If you bought a Water Ridge dual flush toilet from Costco, you might find that sometimes after flushing (typically with the #2 flush button; the 6L flush) the flush valve gets stuck. This means the tank doesn't re-fill, as the water just continuously pours directly into the toilet bowl. This is a ma...
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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:01:43 PST
Checking your telephone line http://www.instructables.com/id/Checking-your-telephone-line/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:06:47 PDT
How to Change a Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-a-Lock/
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Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:17:32 PDT
Repair/Adjust/Clean Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 - Dropped and Slipping focus http://www.instructables.com/id/RepairAdjustClean-Canon-17-55mm-f28-Dropped-/
Repair/Adjust/Clean Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 - Dropped and Slipping focus - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/AXMI/GOCNPJ4H/F6GAXMIGOCNPJ4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/AXMI/GOCNPJ4H/F6GAXMIGOCNPJ4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/AXMI/GOCNPJ4H/F6GAXMIGOCNPJ4H.SMALL.jpg coffeegeek I dropped my main lens, the famous Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS, and broke the focus mechanism. Af wouldn't work at all, and the manual focus ring did nothing. Repair costs are said to be very expensive, so I decided to accept the risks (as you will too if you choose to open your lens) and try it myself....
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Thu, 2 Jun 2011 00:31:05 PDT
Binder Clip Phone Car Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Binder-Clip-Phone-Car-Mount/
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Fri, 21 Oct 2011 07:53:22 PDT
Repairing a Hunter Fan remote control http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-a-Hunter-Fan-remote-control/
Repairing a Hunter Fan remote control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/RNXJ/I3BH5QYJ/FM5RNXJI3BH5QYJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/RNXJ/I3BH5QYJ/FM5RNXJI3BH5QYJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/RNXJ/I3BH5QYJ/FM5RNXJI3BH5QYJ.SMALL.jpg ariearie This is a Hunter UC7848. Even if your remote doesn't look exactly like this one, they work on the same principle.When the buttons on your fan remote control stop responding, or intermittently working. It is very frustrating that the Fan On button works, but the Fan Off button stops responding and th...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 14:02:48 PST
Remove a broken headphone jack from an iPhone http://www.instructables.com/id/Remove-a-broken-headphone-jack-from-an-iPhone/
Remove a broken headphone jack from an iPhone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/N2PW/HCJOSCOL/FUSN2PWHCJOSCOL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/N2PW/HCJOSCOL/FUSN2PWHCJOSCOL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/N2PW/HCJOSCOL/FUSN2PWHCJOSCOL.SMALL.jpg Honus I've done this repair for lots of people so I figured I'd show how I do it. Sometimes the headphone jack breaks off and there is a long peg left you can grab with very small needle nose pliers. Most of the time the jack breaks off way down in the jack socket so there's nothing left to grab, even if ...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 22:59:28 PST
How To Clean A 12 Gauge Remington 870 Shotgun http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Clean-A-12-Gauge-Remington-870-Shotgun/
How To Clean A 12 Gauge Remington 870 Shotgun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/9BVN/HV72BT5D/FN69BVNHV72BT5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/9BVN/HV72BT5D/FN69BVNHV72BT5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/9BVN/HV72BT5D/FN69BVNHV72BT5D.SMALL.jpg gb77 These are the tools required to clean a Remington 870 shotgun. This type of shotgun does not need to be taken apart to be cleaned. Clean The Gun Wipe down all parts of the gun using some paper towel or cloth, but this is less important to be lint-free. An old t-shirt works well. Be sure to wipe ...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 08:41:55 PDT