Tag: diy

15 Apr

Replacing a Noisy Broan Bathroom Fan (Builder's grade 688)

Here are my quick notes on replacing noisy contractor grade fans in bathrooms. The Broan 688 and variants are common installations in new and rehabbed homes because they're relatively cheap. But boy, at 4 sones sound output, they're very loud and irritating to leave running for a long ...

02 Mar

Fix your Breville Smart Oven by replacing the thermal fuse

Breville Smart Oven BOV 450XL

In this post, I'll dicuss how I was able to quickly and inexpensively replace the thermal fuse on our Breville digital toaster oven. There were a few scattered forum posts from which I pieced together this information, even though this appears to be a common issue, and applies to ...

02 Feb

Digital Toaster Oven Options

Breville Smart Oven BOV 450XL

One of the best kitchen upgrades we did was replacing our old twist-a-dial toaster oven with one that integrates a digital control panel. This gives us precise toasting time control (just dial in the exact number of minutes and seconds you want) and avoids ending up with burnt toast because ...

13 Jan

Replacing the upstream oxygen (O2) sensor in a Honda Civic 2005

This is not quite my normal tech post, but I thought this might help other folks needing to change the O2 sensor in this particular model. There's some conflicting and incomplete information out on the web for this relatively simple task, so hopefully this will clarify things a bit ...

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