Janet Gavin
Lake Forest, CA
JMGavin@aol.com
 


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See three examples below
of Ms. Fix-It projects.

   



I LOVE my TOOL BELT!

      But please don't be alarmed . . . .

 
 

          I also clean up fairly well.

 
 

(I like shopping at Nordstrom
and Home Depot.)

 
 
Installing a Sump Pump
 

          
             When it rained heavily, especially during the El Niño
period, water collected in the center of our yard and 
threatened to flood the first floor of our home, so I installed
an automatic sump pump to discharge excess water.

 
 
       

Points to Consider When Installing
Sump Pump and Drainage System:

  Choosing Correct Pump Model:
   A sump pump must have the appropriate horsepower and discharge capacity for its intended space and purpose. A pump that is too small will not be able to remove the excess water quickly enough.
A pump that is too large is a waste of money, energy and space.

  Installation:
   Hole for sump pit had to be at least 14 inches
deep.  Sump pit must be made of approved material (plastic pit is suitable for outdoors).

•  Pipes for Water and Electricity:    
   
Water discharge pipes ran from sump pump in lowest point (center) of yard to the fence, and pipes for housing electrical cord ran to outlet at side of house. Both sets had to be buried (notice orange cord coming from white PVC pipe).

     
                Sump pit was unsightly and  potentially dangerous, so I designed
 a garden "bridge" to cover it.
           
           
Replacing Single Phone Jack
With Duplex Jack
 2) Drew schematic (below) of how        broken duplex jack was wired        and translated that information        into correct method for wiring        newly designed duplex jacks.
 1) Removed two single-outlet        phone jacks and one              broken duplex jack.
 
   
       
                           
 

     3) Installed three new duplex phone jacks—one jack
            for fax line
( F ), the other for phone line ( P ).

                 
                                                             
       
   
                                 
                                                           
Replacing Toilet Tank Apparatus

 

 

 

AFTER

 

BEFORE


(When toilet continues to run
and tank loses water, tank apparatus needs to be replaced.)
 

 
                                                     
           DIAGRAM 1:
 
                                                     
                                                                               
    STEPS 1 - 6:                                                      
   
                                                                               
                    STEP 7:                 STEP 8:                      
 
                       
 
       
  STEPS 9 - 10:  
  STEP 11:
      STEP 12:                                                            
 
                                                                 
  FLAPPER INSTALLATION:




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