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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

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How to Fix Roof Vent Pipe Leak

We had a few leaky spots on the roof.  After getting a few quotes from contractors to do a "roof maintenance", Dave decided to do it himself.  He re-applied seal to all the vent pipe on the roof.   Only perform this if you are confident for all the safety being on the roof.  Otherwise, it is best to have professional help.


1.  Remove all the old caulking out from the vent pipe.

remove all old caulking  


2.  Clean up area to get ready for the new seal.

Clean up area to get ready for the new seal.

3.  Get the roof cement wet patch caulking ready.


4.  Apply it around the connection of the vent pipe.  Make sure all the connection part is filled with the caulking.


5.  Don't forget to seal the screws also.


6.  The wet patch sealant is water proof right away.  But it would take 24 hours to completely dry.




Take a look at this video to see how Dave did it! 


Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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How to Prune Plum Trees

We have this plum tree for about 3 years.  It has grown doubled in size!  The branches are getting bushy and it's ready for a good trim.  Dave bought the Fiskars extendable tree pruner and gave our tree a nice and much needed trim!  




Fiskars is a great reputable brand of scissors and gardening tools.  We hope that this will last for a long time!  

We did some research about trimming trees.  Basically, the color of the branches tells us if the branch is a new growth or not.  Greener is new growths.  By trimming off the green part, hopefully the tree is healthier and produce more fruits!  







Take a look at this video to see how Dave did it! 


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

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How to Repair Chair Vinyl Leather

We have this office chair at home for many years.  It's comfortable and still in great operational condition.  However, the vinyl leather started to come off.  The chair is still good so we don't want to just throw it away.  However, we need a solution to fix the flaky leathers.  The flakes are actually making a mess everywhere.  



So, we found these leather patches on Amazon and thought we would give it a try.  It's about $12 for 2 12x24 inches sheets.

The tricky part is the arm rest.  In order to make it nice, Dave took the arm rest off from the chair, put leather patch adhesive on and then put the arm rest back.  It's quick and simple.  The simple DIY project took about 20 mins.   



The only thing is we didn't quite match the color of the chair.  But that's ok for us.  We are glad that the chair will last longer now!





Take a look at this video to see how Dave did it!