Mend-It Monday #20

In a fit of exuberance yesterday, I managed to pull one of the freezer drawers out onto the floor. Fortunately I narrowly missed my toes, as its contents were rather heavy. Unfortunately, the weight resulted in the front cracking. Since it didn’t completely fall to pieces, I decided that a very simple mend was possible – duct tape to the rescue.

I was so efficient with my mend that I forgot to photograph it broken, but you can see the cracks from the inside even after the mend. If necessary, I will glue some rigid plastic inside to provide extra strength, but I am hopeful that what I have done so far will be sufficient.

It’s a quick way to mend something, but does highlight what’s possible with strong tape.

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  1. What did we all do before duct tape? It’s probably one of the single most useful items you can keep in a mending toolbox, isn’t it?

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  2. we’ve done the same – our drawer(s – we are way clumsier than you!) have lasted fro 3 years with the duct tape now.

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  3. Going Batty in Wales

     /  October 5, 2021

    Good stuff that duct tape! Though for years I thought it was duck tape! Doh!!!

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  4. Mr E once repaired a wing mirror with duct tape. You have made such a good job it could almost be a design feature.

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  5. I’ve got a long list of things you can come and fix for me……

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  6. I like strong sticky tape as well – it’s not duct tape I put around the cracked sandwich press bar but it certainly stopped it from breaking any further – and who doesn’t love a different coloured tape, this is one is green…

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