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Thursday, November 3, 2016
Make do and mend when stuff breaks
The bottom cross bar on one of my acquired from Freecycle, steel, folding drying racks snapped off the other day. Ideally, I'd have this spot welded, but considering the no cost investment I already have and that a few areas of the vinyl coated wire is starting to chip off, I don't want to put any significant monies into a repair. I could still use the drying rack, minus the cross bar, I'd just have to be careful where I placed the rough end of the frame as it could damage the wood floor.
Duck tape to the rescue! I made darts and slits in various strips of Duct tape and reapplied the cross bar to the frame as best I could.
Not perfect, but this is working for now. Tape was on hand, so no additional cost to me.