Sunday, April 25, 2010

I fixed the grill...

Our grill is 5 years old - and it was on it's last leg at the end of the summer last year - so we knew we needed to do something before the grillin' season this year...

...and being my frugal self - you know that I did not want to run out and by a shiny new one...

...so I went to the local Stuff Mart and bought one of those 'universal' grill kits...

... removed the old parts and dirtied up my counter with them - so that I could see how everything went together...

...then I just followed the instructions that came with the kit - it really wasn't difficult at all - all I needed was a screwdriver and a pair of pliers...

...then I popped the new one in place...

...tested it out - it worked perfectly on the first try - I was so glad - the booklet tells you how to adjust if your flames are not blue tinged with yellow - thankfully mine were...

...then I put the new little shield thingy on - and I was done - $35 and about an hour as opposed to who knows what for a new grill...there's grilled seitan on the menu for tonight...

...How about you? Do you feel all empowered if you fix something yourself - and go on with your 'Can-Do' attitude all day?...

7 comments:

  1. Wow, I've said it before, but you are SO handy! I feel great when I can fix things, but it's pretty rare, I think the last thing I sort of fixed was the toilet and that was mostly just jiggling things around in there until it worked right :)

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  2. you are so awesome! good job! You get a HUGE gold star for fixing instead of buying, for mending instead of junking. you. are. awesome.

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  3. Greg and I have become the Master Toy Repairmen. We superglued a tiny faucet on the dollhouse faucet, I've sewn entire heads back onto dolls, and I can't count the pages I've taped in books. But I am no match for you! I love your fix-it for nothing stories!

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  4. he** yeah! (that was heck, yeah!!) but i feel uber-empowered when i bat my eyes and get duane to do it for me!!! lol...

    love, k

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  5. My husband is the Fix-It person in my house. If I do something, I feel REALLY clever because it happens so rarely :)

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  6. Good job!

    I love being able to fix something myself instead having to rely on my hubby for all the "fix-it" jobs.

    I think my biggest accomplishment was putting quite a bit of the siding on our old house.

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  7. i so enjoy your thrifty-fixes! and yes to your question at the end. it is empowering knowing you don't have to call someone and pay out the big bucks!

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