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As a tinkerer from an early age, I learned how to not only take things apart, but also to put them back together again, sometimes even better than new. That curiosity turned into a passion, and the passion into a career. I've helped countless folks with everything from minor appliance repairs to major home renovations. Now I'm here to share it all with a broader audience on this website.
Latest Posts from the Blog:
How to Easily Clean a Greasy Range Hood and Filter
In this article today I am going to show you how to clean a greasy range hood and range hood filter. This is a terrible job, it absolutely stinks having to do it. But I am going to show you a quick and easy way to accomplish it with remarkable results. So let's get to it. I really think you are going to like this video. Here is my greasy range hood. Yuck! Pretty disgusting, [...]
Avoiding The Pitfalls With Your Home Improvement Project
Make The Very Best Out Of The Scenario With These Home Improvement Tips Lots of dwellings have wall to wall carpeting that is stained and looks bad. Wood floors offer lasting allure and more durability than carpeting can provide. With these tips, you can work smarter-not harder. Shortly your dwelling will be a stunning showplace. You'll notice live in a home that is more [...]
A Few Ideas That Can Improve Your House
Tools You Can Trust: How To Tips For The Homeowner Damaged, bent, or rusted metal railings are among the very offensive eyesores generally seen on older houses. For a modern look that doesn't upstage the timeless outside of your house, replace metal railing with textured wood supports. You make a darker color natural depending upon the outdoor colour of your home or can s [...]
Dealing With an Ice Dispenser Not Giving Up Ice
Today we’re looking at a Whirlpool refrigerator where the complaint is that it’s not making any ice. This is a very common issue that we get from customers calling us. It’s usually a fairly straight forward process to fix, if you’re so inclined, and that’s what we’re going to discuss here. However, for those who are NOT so inclined, we remind you that we’re always [...]
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Replacing an Outdoor Faucet Using Compression Fittings for Copper
I have an outside silcock that I need to replace, so I've got hard copper here and soft copper below it, with no valve. So rather than soldering, I am going to give a couple of tricks. We are going to use compression fittings that do an excellent job of creating water tight fit on copper pipe. Especially with the solid copper, what we are going to do is cut out this, we are goi [...]
Repairing a Leaky Toilet - Flapper Replacement
If you have a toilet that's constantly cycling on and off, you most likely have a flap that's leaking. Overtime water, the chlorine water slowly breaks down the rubber and changes it shape, so you don't get a good seal inside the tank. So I'll show you the steps on one of the most basic types of toilet flaps and it's important to look inside your toilet, because there's quite [...]
Overseeding For a Beautiful Lawn
The routine every homeowner should have is adding grass seed to your existing lawn and by over-seeding your lawn once every few years, you are going to create a thick, beautiful lawn that's resistant to weeds. What's interesting about grass is once it gets to be about five years old, it drastically reduces the amount of new grass that produces. So by adding grass seed once [...]
Replace the Drain in Your Kitchen Sink
I am going to cover the steps on how to change the sink basket in the kitchen sink and one thing you want to make sure you save is, once you remove the slip nut, we have a specialized washer for the tail piece that goes up to the sink basket. It's flange on one side and completely flat on the other and it sets flush against the bottom of the sink basket and when you tighten up [...]
About DB Adventures...
DB Adventures is my (Daniel Bowman) on-going story of things I am passionate about - and that usually involves doing stuff that helps others. I love learning and I love teaching, so the fact that I make my living figuring out how to fix broken things or improve things to make others' lives better (and mine and my family's as well), is just awesome.
As long as I can remember, I've taken things apart to see how they worked. Eventually, I learned how to put them back together too!
As I got older (around high-school age), I realized there were a lot of people that needed help with all kinds of things around the house, and they were willing to actually pay me to do what I loved. The combination of deep appreciation and cold, hard cash I got from these "customers" got me hooked. I've been expanding my knowledge of this "stuff" ever since.
So while I started with toys, radios, bicycles and cars, my focus now is more on homes. If I'm not fully renovating a home, I'm at least working on bigger 'stuff' in a home, such as an AC unit, furnace, a major appliance or a roof for example.
The one thing I've realized is that I am only one guy. I can only do so much "work". BUT... since the work/money part is only half of the equation of what I love, I've realized that I can leverage the other part of my passion - sharing and teaching - by creating this website so that I can share these things I do with others.
If you find something helpful here... GREAT! I'm happy. Feel free to drop me a note either as a comment or send me a message from the contact page. I'd love to hear if I was able to help you. 'Til then, thanks for stopping by!
All the best,
Dan "DB" Bowman