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Monday, February 28th, 2011 at 12:37pm. 627 Views, 0 Comments.
If you own a home on Oahu, you may have noticed that the water bills are on an upward trend. And if you've been reading the newspapers, you might also realize that they will continue going up for years.
The primary reason for these increases is that our City and County of Honolulu settled with the Federal Government - the EPA to be exact. In recent years there were times when two sewer treatment plants - Sand Island and Honoululi discharged raw sewage into streams and the ocean because they were pushed beyond capacity or just broke down.
The City and County is required to upgrade the two sewer treatment plants and storm water discharge systems over the next 28 years or so. And it's going to be expensive.
So what does this have to do with…
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 3:13pm. 7465 Views, 2 Comments.
How to Remove Broken Wood Screws
Have you ever had a screw broken off in wood? This happened to me recently. A carpenter had hung a new door for me. I was happy with the work, paid him in full plus a tip and then...
Weeks later I took the door down to prime and paint it. I noticed that FIVE screws were broken off in the wooden door. The carpenter had taken the screw heads and put them in the door so it wouldn't be noticeable. Bummer. Well I didn't want to call that guy to come back and fix it, he might make matters worse.
The hard part is that the screws were broken off below the surface of the wood. They were buried in there and and I couldn't pull them out or unscrew them.
First I tried "Screw Outs" from Sears. Screw outs…