Re: Ailing lawn mower
And you're assuming that our readers are hapless twits who can't do anything for themselves. The truth is that most land somewhere in the middle of these two extremes, and in reality, all they need is a little information and a little encouragement to tackle what you and I may take for granted.
Originally Posted by dj1
There is nothing about construction that is "hard" from the aspect of needing brain power to do, physically demanding sometimes, yes, but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to get through. The same goes for small engine repair. Anyone with even a slight aptitude for handy-work will be able to figure out how to do minor maintenance on a mower to get it to run like a champ.
With minimal tools you can rebuild a carburetor on a mower. "Rebuild" sounds daunting, in reality most carbs have a diaphragm behind a plate with 4 or 5 screws in it. pull the plate and old diaphragm, install new, DONE! It's just that simple. Yes, there's some peripheral cleaning involved, but it doesn't get any more basic than removing a few screws.
We as a group tend to answer the questions as asked and let the asker decide for themselves whether it's a task they care to take on or not. This is just such a task.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!