How to Repair an Extension Cord That’s Been Cut

Damaged Extension CordDo you have a damaged extension cord or electrical cord from a mishap or normal wear and tear? Rather than throwing out the extension cord, appliance, or power tool, here is a simple DIY tutorial to repair that power cord so it is like new again.

Here’s how to save money and get more useful life out of your extension cord.

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How to Repair a Mouse Button That Is Not Working

Fix Broken Mouse ButtonClick a mouse button enough times, and eventually, it will fail. It is not a matter of if it will fail, but when. Rather than throwing your mouse into the trash and buying a new one, you can repair the mouse button for a couple of dollars or less by replacing the faulty mouse microswitch.

Here is how I fixed the non-working middle button switch on my mouse for less than $1.

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How to Cut Tennis Balls for Walkers and Chairs

DIY Tennis Ball SlidersHow to cut your own tennis balls to use as homemade sliders on orthopedic walkers and chair legs. This easy do-it-yourself guide shows you how you can make your own tennis ball walker glides to save money over commercial options.

Pre-cut tennis balls for walkers can cost over 600% more than buying tennis balls and making them yourself.

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Watch Out For Fake Copyright Infringement Emails

Fake Copyright TakedownThere has been a fake copyright infringement email claiming to be from an upset photographer or graphics designer going around the internet for the past few months. If you fall for the scam, it could result in your computer being infected with malware or ransomware.

Here is what you should look out for and how you can stay safe when opening unknown links and files.

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How to Replace A Bad Microwave Door Switch

Microwave on Kitchen CounterRecently I was heating up lunch like I normally do, which is using the microwave. I put my food in, selected the time, waited for the light to turn on and my food to spin around and around, finally coming out hot like magic. Only instead of turning on, nothing happened.

Here is how I fixed my microwave for less than $5 by replacing a faulty door switch.

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How To Disable Sensi-Temp Burners On Newer Stoves

Electric Stove in KitchenMy parents have been using their old electric stove for over three decades and last year it finally needed to be replaced. I hopped onto the internet and helped my mother order a new GE stove from Lowes and life was good.

And it was, until my mother started cooking on her new stove only to find it kept on turning on and off at the higher temperature settings because of the new Sensi-Temp safety feature. Here is how you can disable that feature so your stove functions like a traditional stove.

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Things To Do When Your Car Will Be Sitting For A While

Old Junk Car In WoodsSome people might be wondering, are there any drawbacks or problems to parking a car for a longer period of time beyond a few weeks? Maybe you putting your car in storage for a few months because you are going away on a long vacation backpacking across Europe or you have a second car you are not using as often.

Here is what you need to do or watch out for if you are not going to use a car or vehicle for several months.

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Buying A Tankless Water Heater? The Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water HeatersPopular in Europe and Japan, a tankless or on-demand water heater is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of a giant storage tank holding 30 to 80 gallons of hot water, a tankless water heater circulates cold water through a series of coils called a heat exchanger where the cold water is heated by electric elements or gas burners on demand.

Whether you are looking to replace your current traditional water heater or putting in a tankless water heater in a newly constructed home, here are some myths, advantages, and disadvantages between the two different types of water heaters to get the most value for your money.

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