Re: Saved another one
I absolutely agree!
Whenever something breaks around here I always take a look at it before sending it to the trash bin. With proper care and maintenance, things don't break down too often anyway, and usually most things can be repaired with a bit of common sense and ingenuity.
I had a box fan switch lock up, I took the switch to a motor shop to get a new one, the guy squirted some WD-40 into it and it works again like new. This fan is 40 years old, has had a sticky switch for as long as I've known it and now it works like new.
I can't count how many things I've repaired over the years that were inconsequential, yet irreplaceable. Another such thing was a wood serving cart with wheels. The wheels were wood with a rubber "o-ring" wrapped around them, of course there is no buying a new o-ring, so with a few phone calls and a little time, I found a hydraulic shop who could make a new o-ring for me. That antique was just saved.
The caveat to this is that the owner of said object must be handy and mechanically inclined to be able to dig into such projects and repair them. Sadly, not too many people have this ability anymore, so more stuff goes by the wayside. Not to mention the fact that things are made to fail and be replaced.
I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!