In this post I show you exactly how to use a screw extractor set to remove a broken head bolt from an engine. I made a step-by-step video to show you exactly how you can use an easy out to remove a fastener on which the head has snapped off. You can watch the video embedded below. Here are the steps required to use a screw extractor set: Make a flat surface in the middle … [Read more...]
DIY is something that I do a lot of. Mainly because I struggle to allow myself to pay someone to do something I can do myself! You'll find my DIY related content here!
Do you have a seized / stuck / frozen brake on your car? Or is one of your brake calipers leaking hydraulic fluid? Well, the good news is, there is an easy and cheap DIY fix, and this website post , along with my associated video, will show you exactly how you can go about fixing either of these problems yourself. Brake calipers take a lot of abuse. They sit low down on your … [Read more...]
Alternator troubleshooting & repair might seem like a job to leave to the experts but in reality it is an easy DIY job! You can troubleshoot and repair faults with your car's alternator with a basic tool kit and this post and video will show you how. Often, alternators stop working due to a cheap and easy to replace component. Usually it is a problem with the diode plate … [Read more...]
Want to know how to build a DIY Porch Roof? In this post and video I will show you exactly how I made a small pitched roof, step by step. For a maintenance-free finish I used cedar shingles as roof tiles and charred wood cladding on the gable. Our house in the UK had a flat concrete roof above the front door. I didn't think it looked particularly nice and, whilst tackling damp … [Read more...]
Shou Sugi Ban is an ancient Japanese technique of preserving wood by burning it. This post and associated video will show you how you can make charred wood at home, without having to go and buy or hire an expensive propane torch. Shou Sugi Ban has been used to protect external cladding in Japan for centuries. The outer layer of the wood that will be exposed to the elements is … [Read more...]