Repair Fair Monday, April 29: Free repairs and demonstrations

April 25th, 2013 | Andrea Norris

April Repair Fair graphicCome to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Monday, April 29th between the hours of 6 and 8 pm for our Repair Fair!

Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things!

Save money, save natural resources and be part of a growing culture of reuse.


Volunteers Geoff and Jason answer questions about computer repair. Click to view larger.

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 demonstrations:

sewing workshop

Volunteer Annie prepares to start a sewing demonstration at the February Repair Fair. Click to view larger.

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.

Additional event details:

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We don’t have spare parts, but will do our best to repair what we can and/or refer you to where you could find the parts you need. If you have parts already, we may be able to help you install them.

Map of location and parking

Map of location and parking. Click to view larger.

Directions: We are located on the corner of 13th St and A Ave at 644 SW 13th Street. Enter through the warehouse gates on 13th St., between the railroad tracks and A Ave.

This event is organized by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative. Repair Fairs occur twice per term during the 2012-13 academic year. For more information, contact Andrea Norris via email or at 541-737-5398.

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