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Gary G

Gary G

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Fix a stripped screw hole with a golf tee

May 25th 2008 3:55PM I agree with the comment about toothpicks ( I prefer matches). I used to work for a carpenter 20+ years ago and we used matches and wood glue to do the same thing. Also there is no need for a saw to cut them off since they break much easier than a golf tee.

How to extend the life of your refrigerator

Jan 14th 2008 2:39PM In step #5, you wrote "Level the refrigerator. An unlevel refrigerator means that the doors might not close properly, resulting in spoiled food and high energy bills. You can prevent this by placing a carpenter's level on top of the fridge and adjusting the feet until your refrigerator is level."

You don't want the refrigerator to actually be level, you want a slight tilt to the back so the doors close by themselves when they are open less than 90 degrees ( hope that makes sense). I used to install refrigerators for many years and the manufacturer's literature always suggested the tilt to the back (about 1/2 bubble if I remember correctly). This helps the doors close when someone gets something out but doesn't close the door or has their hands full. A check for proper leveling (which means tilted toward the back) is to open the door approx. 45 degrees and let go. If it's set correctly, it will close by itself.

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