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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Save Money On Garden Trimmer Strimmer Line String Or Cord


Its time to get the garden trimmer (in the UK we call them Strimmers) out again as the spring arrives.  Time to look to see how much line cord you have and to feed it in.  But here is an Amazing Money Saving tip I use every time.  These machines are made to automatically feed the line cord out when it gets caught up or jammed.  The idea it to save you time.

However, its extremely wasteful of line cord and isn't good at cutting through thick grass or weeds.  Using this simple tip your line cord use will be minimal and the cutting power will be vastly improved.

Please Don't ignore this tip, at least try it once and you won't be disappointed.

Regards Malcolm aka #fixed1tMONEYSAVINGtips #fixed1tGARDENINGtips

Monday, 17 April 2017

Your Gadgets And Toys Are Being Destroyed By Their Batteries

Sadly, I've just found that I have badly damaged a Classic High Value Wowwee Robotics RS Media Robot by accidentally leaving a set of Zinc Carbon Acid Batteries in it.

WARNING Battery Corrosion Damage In Robosapien RS Media Robot

After discovering the damage one set of batteries had done, I set about opening every battery powered devices I could find, below is a picture of the large bag of dead and leaking batteries I have put out for recycling.  As you can see some are cheap carbon acid batteries whilst others or apparently Alkaline batteries.

THINK!  When Was The Last Time You Checked The Batteries In Your Gadgets, Toys or Remote Controls.

If its more than a few weeks, you need to check them again.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Cheap ZINC Carbon Batteries inherently leaky

Cheap Zinc Carbon Battery Leakage

Leakage is the main issue. The zinc case corrodes as part of normal operation, and if it corrodes through in one spot, corrosive leakage occurs. This is a good reason not to use these batteries in high value electronic goods.
Remove batteries if they will not be used for a fair length of time. Running them 100% flat increases the chance of leakage.
Metal damaged by corrosion, such as battery contacts, can be scraped to remove most of the corrosion. This usualy makes the appliance work again, but corroded circuit board tracks are usually corroded completely through by leakage, killing the appliance. Repair of corroded circuit board requires scraping, washing and soldering wires on to replace the lost tracks.
Zinc carbon batteries frequently have a clear plastic film wrap applied to help contain some leaks, don't remove it.
If a lumpy surface is seen under the plastic film, the zinc case has almost corroded through and is about to leak, and the battery should be disposed of.
One way to avoid damage from leakage and thus enable use of low cost batteries is to use an external battery holder, plugging it into the appliance. This works well enough with 9v types, which use a snap on genderless connector.

WARNING Battery Corrosion Damage In Robosapien RS Media Robot

Battery Corrosion Damage In Robosapien RS Media Robot

fixed1t Money Saving Household Tips


When did you last check the batteries inside your kids toys or your own toys and gadgets? Or consider, the damage that the cheap batteries you bought, could make to very expensive toys or devices

DON'T DO WHAT I'VE JUST DONE by leaving cheap eBay seller batteries in a valuable item


Monday, 3 April 2017

#Nespresso #KRUPS #Coffee #Machine Programming Cup Sizes

This Video is particularly helpful if you have had an #Krups #Nespresso lock up due to an accidental Airlock caused by a refilling problem and haver been looking to find a fix.  Here is my fixed1t :

#KRUPS #Nespresso #Coffee No Output Airlock Fix

Once you have reset the #Krups #Nespresso #coffee #machine you will need to reset the cup sizes as both buttons will most likely output a minute amount of Coffee.

If you have not had an #Airlock and you have just accidentally reprogrammed #Krups #Nespresso #coffee #machine cups sizes so it keeps over spilling over the top of the cup, then the video below  is and how to Re-program the #Krups #Nespresso #coffee #machine so it makes a perfect Mug or Cup full every time.


Sunday, 2 April 2017

#KRUPS #Nespresso #Coffee No Output Airlock Fix

#KRUPS #Nespresso #Coffee No Output Airlock Fix

fixed1t Handy Household Tips

KRUPS Nespresso Machine

I was at a friends helping then with some decorating when the Nespresso Coffee Pod Machine stopped working.

Strangley the pump was running loud, but nothing was coming out of the spout.  The problem was caused by her starting the machine without having put the water caddy properly in place on the back, which had created an airlock.

Once you have fixed1t you will need to reprogram the coffee cup sizes, I have have an excellent video showing you how I do it.

#Nespresso #KRUPS #Coffee #Machine 

Programming Cup Sizes

This Is How I fixed1t


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