Thursday, February 11, 2016

Plumb-Away®

This is the Plumb Away Toilet kit
Fig.1 Plumb-Away®
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:

If you have a plugged toilet then use Plumb-Away®.

This post shows the five steps to use the Plumb-Away® product.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the Plumb-Away® is a aerosol drain opener that claims to open drains up in seconds.  This product works well in an emergency situation. This product is made in the United States.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows what is in the Plumb-Away® box.

This is the parts of the Plumb Away kit
Fig.2 What's in the kit?
Step 3: Fig.3 shows how to use the simple direction on the box to clear your toilet. 
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the Plumb-Away® that will be inserted into your plugged toilet.
The plunger helps the compressed can
Fig.3 Directions
Great tool for everyone who wants it done now
Fig.4 Tube
Step 5: The Plumb-Away® box contains the following. 1-Plumb-Away®canister, power cap and seal, universal adapter, and extension handle. This unit can open toilet very effectively.




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Glass Scraper - Part 2 of 2 - Mini Glass Scrapers

Fig.1 Ready to use
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Mini Glass Scraper with Blade
Razor blades
Humor

How do you attach a razor blade to a mini paint scrapers? 

This post shows the ten steps about how to install a razor blade inside the Mini Glass Scraper. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the Mini Glass Scraper, locks the blade but applying pressure within itself and the single edge razor blade.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the standard paint scraper.
Fig.2 Standard scraper
Step 3: Purchase the mini glass scraper.
Step 4: Remove the scraper from its packaging.
Step 5: Fig.3 shows the single paint scraper razor blades boxes, the next step is to remove one blade, notice how each blade has a thin piece of cardboard around the blade to protect your fingers.  Remove the cardboard carefully.
Fig.3 Blade packages
Step 6: In fig.4 below, remove the single razor 
Step 7: Fig.5 shows how to install it in the mini glass scraper.
Step 8: Start the blade from the left fig.5, and keep moving the blade until it fits the mini glass scraper completely as fig.6.
Fig.4 Blade
Fig.5 Inserting blade
Fig.6 Finishing inserting
Step 9: Fig.7 shows the blade in place but your fingers away from the razor, flip the paint scraper over.
Fig.7 Ready for the job




Step 10: Above in fig.7 there is a little button on the top part of the paint scraper, push the button down all the way until it snaps into place. This will freeze the blade from moving and the tool is ready to be used. When the blade is dull or when the job is finished, flip the paint scraper over and click the button again to free the razor blade. Dispose of the blade carefully, it is still sharp, but not sharp enough to do the job, but sharp enough to cut your fingers.

Tip: This is not a serious post, but it was fun to write and I hope you enjoy too. The Mini Glass Scraper was purchase from Harbor Freight Tools. I have used this tool several times and I like it.


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Glass Scraper - Part 1 of 2 - Large Glass Scrapers Installation

Inserting the razor blade into the aluminum paint holder
Fig.1 Installing the blade
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Razor scraper blade
Glass scraper

This is a tool that uses razor blades. The Glass Scraper is exactly like what is sounds like. Painters have used this tool ever since the razor blade was invented. Use this tool to remove paint on a glass panel, or other hard smooth surface.

This post shows five steps on how to properly install a razor scraper blade on a razor scraper without cutting or losing any fingers.

Step 1: Obtain a razor scraper blade, with a metal lip on the top and in fig.1 shows the glass scraper is upside down for installation of the razor scraper blade.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the razor is sliding towards the right side of the tool.

Razor blade slowly moving into metal handle
Fig.2 Insert
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the blade is at its resting place. 
Metal razor blade into metal handle
Fig.3 Resting
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the tool can be expanded and retracted.
Metal blade can be moved up or down
Fig.4 Open
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the tool has completely retracted the scraper blade for safety, notice the tool has a push down nub that allows the tool to extracted completely for use.This nub locks into the unit thus providing safety. Now there is no reason to cut up your fingers, use the glass scraper tool with a scraper blade for your repair needs.
Paint scraper in the safe position fully retracted
Fig.5 Closed




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An Impact Driver With a Phillips Bit

Manual Impact Driver
Fig.1 Impact kit
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Hammer
Heavy gloves
Impact screwdriver

George wanted a pre-hung door, but before that could be accomplished the garage threshold plate needed to be removed. The new metal door was to long to accommodate the old threshold plate. 

This post shows the seven steps to use an impact driver.

An impact driver is a spring-loaded mechanism that moves a wedge and cam built inside it. When hit by a hammer, the blow causes the internal chuck to turn just a little bit thus moving the screw. To use a manual impact driver please follow the steps below. You need to have good hand strength and be comfortable swinging a hammer with the other hand. It's a one person job, but it can be difficult depending on how badly the screw is stuck.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a manual impact drivers resemble a fat screwdriver with a chuck at one end and in this job a Phillips bit.
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the safety glasses and heavy gloves needed to protect your hands.

Wear plasstic protective glasses
Safety glasses
These are chemical gloves

Fig.2 Gloves
Step 3: Fig.3 shows grasping the impact driver firmly with your dominant hand.
Hold the impact driver with your hands before hitting with a hammer
Fig.3 Impact driver
 removing Phillips screw
Step 4: Push downward on the stuck screw, at the same time turn the impact driver counterclockwise to loosen.
Turn the imapect driver with your hand as the screw moves
Fig.4 Turn as the impact 
driver is hit by the hammer
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the hammer that will hit the top of the impact driver. Sometimes a metal sledge can sometime work better.
This is a fiberglass claw hammer
Fig.5 Claw hammer
Step 6: Continue hitting the impact driver while applying pressure and turning with your hands until the bolt is loosened.
Step 7: Fig.6 shows the threshold plate has been removed from the cement garage floor.
Now the threshold plate has been removed
Fig.6 Threshold plate
How to use a manual impact driver:
  • Wear heavy leather gloves to protect your hands.
  • Grasp the impact driver firmly with your dominant hand.
  • Push downward on the stuck screw, at the same time turn the impact driver counterclockwise to loosen.
  • Hit the top of the impact driver with a hammer.
  • Continue hitting the impact driver while applying pressure and turning with your hands until the bolt is loosened.

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