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Postby jjbehren on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:07 pm

Codeblue wrote:Get a new couch.


Ignoring the cheap stereotype, Codeblue chooses to embrace the "not handy around the house" stereotype...

I can say that kind of stuff because I'm an eighth jew. :wink:

But seriously, we are buying a new couch. This one is being added to the kids' playroom and the one that's currently in there is being added to a landfill.
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Postby Fattyramone on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:13 pm

It's a bit Heath Robinson I know , but how about attaching something like the keep of a gate bolt to act as the anchor point and you thread (bend) what's left of your spring through it?

If your worried that the screws will protrude through the wood and into the sofa fabric then use a gash bit of plywood to act as a "washer" to give you some extra space needed to get a good thick screw through it and keep it in place?

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Postby Fattyramone on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:16 pm

Just use something like "sticks like Sh!t" to attach the gash wood "washer" to the wood base....works like a dream

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Postby jjbehren on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:29 pm

Good suggestions. However, the thicker the "washer" the less tension there will be on the springs, which means the springs will still sag a bit.
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Postby Fattyramone on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:47 pm

Just cut the spring to suit ...hacksaw.

Or even , if it's not going to be used as main sofa and just something for the kids to jump around on ...do away the broken spring altogether and replace it with piece of high tension steel rod (like you use in reinforced concrete) just to give it some support ....then attach each end of the rod to the wood frame with the end caps of a shower curtain rail.....the sort you can just slide up and down into place.

It may not quite give the comfort but through the thick cushions the kids wouldn't really feel them ...especially if it's only replacing one or two springs?
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Postby rhythmgtr5 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:25 pm

i attempted to fix a similar problem JJ but it only held up for like a week and it's saggy again.
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Postby Fattyramone on Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:40 pm

There's loads of diffrent fixes and techniques on youtube for your problem..

Try searching "how to fix a sofa spring" and have a look through them ..

This guy just bought the same part that's broken on yours ..

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Postby jjbehren on Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:45 pm

Thanks. His is a little different than my setup, but it gives me hope that what I'm thinking of doing will work. I'm going to go into the side of the frame board rather than the top. My only concern really is the screws holding after the tension from the spring is applied to them.
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Postby rubberneck on Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:48 pm

rhythmgtr5 wrote:i attempted to fix a similar problem JJ but it only held up for like a week and it's saggy again.


Sofa so good is only about a week then?
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Postby ColonelCash on Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:59 am

JJ: L-brackets.
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Postby jjbehren on Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:35 am

ColonelCash wrote:JJ: L-brackets.


I went with an eye hook. Lost a little tension, but better than it was.

Next issue. This doesn't look right/good:

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This is a 16-month old water heater. Got to figure out what's going on here.
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Postby jjttdw on Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:44 am

That sure looks like some hard water.
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Postby evilpresence on Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:43 pm

jjbehren wrote:Next issue. This doesn't look right/good:


This is a 16-month old water heater. Got to figure out what's going on here.


Time for tankless! Get some real estate back and don't heat water when you aren't using it.
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Postby bryndavies on Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:47 pm

evilpresence wrote:
jjbehren wrote:Next issue. This doesn't look right/good:


This is a 16-month old water heater. Got to figure out what's going on here.


Time for tankless! Get some real estate back and don't heat water when you aren't using it.



I'm going for one of those 98% efficient tankless boilers in our hopefully soon to be new house. Their original 1982 boiler was totally shot during our home inspection last week. So here goes the negotiation process.
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Postby jjbehren on Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:52 pm

jjttdw wrote:That sure looks like some hard water.


Totally agree. But we have a great water treatment system in the house and I just had the annual maintenance done that indicated no hardness at all.

I did run the salt tank dry about a month ago, though. I filled it within a couple of days, though, and can't imagine that what you see in that pic occurred in that short amount of time.
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