Category Archives: Garagineering

The Unstoppable: Eddie Alterman

…because driving is art and beauty. A moron strapped in a minivan who can barely point the lever at D and keep it between the lines is not “driving”. That’s a disappointment as fulfilling as a Cheeze-wiz sandwich and as graceful as a kick to the groin. Continue reading

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The Tractor Of The Damned: Part III

So I said “fuck it”. Time to “go redneck”. Starters are for pussies. I decided to use a truck to pull the son of a bitch until it coughed to life or I got my frustrations out. Continue reading

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Mystery Plumbing IV

OK the panic is over. Civilization didn’t collapse. No chickens died. The ice rink is still under a quarter acre. No pipes were harmed in the making of this movie. Continue reading

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Mystery Plumbing III

I’ve discovered the leak that OBVIOUSLY had to be somewhere. In my world that’s good news. How low can the bar get? Continue reading

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Mystery Plumbing II

Today, for no apparent reason, the water pressure in the shower was about 1/3 what it should be. This is serious. Let me be clear, I don’t care if Gaia weeps and hippies fall down dead at the thought of it, I need a long hot shower…every goddamn day. Continue reading

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Mystery Plumbing

My house is an archaeological exhibit of multi-generational half assed construction. Continue reading

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Christmas And The Tractor Of The Damned: Part II

Well, with my last post, I’ve let the cat out of the bag. The tractor did have an end game. (Or at least an interruption in the onslaught of suck.) By what should have been a simple fix turned into a saga of misery, failure, false hope, and mechanical self immolation. It was a Greek tragedy with wrenches. It behooves me to share my experiences so you can laugh your ass off. Continue reading

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Hat Tip To The Pro

I installed a home appliance to make my life better. As I should have expected, it has pissed me off form months on end. (Note to self: Find an appliance salesman and punch him in the balls…karma requires it.) Continue reading

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Lifesized Rubik’s Cube

I recently acquired a slightly used office desk. Like most furniture I own it’s made of slabs of pressboard with the bare minimum woodgrain surfacing. Like most furniture I own it’s been disassembled roughly five hundred times and it’s broken … Continue reading

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Ailing Tractor VIII

This is what happened to a clutch mounting bolt. Continue reading

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