Repair Fair Today!

April 29th, 2013

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Today OSU is holding a Repair Fair from 6-8pm on 644 SW 13th Street in Corvallis.  This event is organized by the student group Waste Watchers. Don’t worry if you cannot catch today’s repair fair, they occur twice per term.   This is a great opportunity to help get something that is broken around your house fixed or insight on how to work to repair it yourself.  Additional benefits are participants will save money, reducing waste, and saving natural resources.   There will also be demonstrations going on for people to learn more about Home water conservation, common sewing fixes, and bike maintenance.  This event is Free and open to all

Repair Skills Offered:

  • Appliances (small items only, please)
  • Bicycles
  • Clothing (hand and machine sewing)
  • Computers (hardware and software)
  • Electronics (small items only, please)
  • Housewares (furniture, ceramics, lamps, etc.)
  • And more!

Repair Demonstration:

6:10-6:40 pm – DIY: Home Water Conservation (Mark Taratoot): Overview of Corvallis’s water system, water treatment and quality, conservation measures, DIY water audit and irrigation issues

6:50-7:20 pm – 3 Common Sewing Fixes (Annie Kersting): Demonstrations for buttons, patches, and zippers

7:30-8:00 pm – ABC’s of Bike Maintenance (Kevin Grant): Air: Proper inflation and tube-patching/replacing; Brakes: Safe and efficient stopping; Chain: Keep things oiled and running smoothly and quietly; Recommendations for basic/minimal tools.

For more information contact Andrea Norris at andrea.norris@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-5398-GG

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