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October Repair Fair

Free repairs & DIY workshops

Thursday, October 24, 2013 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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 culture of DIY and reuse.

Repair skills offered:

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

DIY Demonstrations:

6:10-6:40 pm: How to Reduce Your Energy Bills This Winter - Learn techniques for saving energy at your rental home including how to do basic weatherizing and install low-flow shower heads and sink aerators. We'll tell you how to get free CFL light bulbs and review incentive programs that are available for renters and homeowners. (Leader: The Energize Corvallis team)

6:50-7:20 pm: The ABC’s of Bike Maintenance - Learn how to properly Air up your tires and patch tubes, maximize Brakes, and keep your Chain lubed and quiet, along with recommended basic tools to have on hand and local and online resources to do it yourself. (Leader: Kevin Grant, Transportation Action Team Leader for the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition)

7:30-8:00 pm: 3 Common Sewing Fixes - Learn how to repair holes with patches, sew-on buttons, and replace zippers, all with a needle and thread! (Leader: Annie Kersting, ”Sewing Meister” for the Waste Watchers)

Note: 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.

Directions: Enter through the warehouse gates on 13th St., between the railroad tracks and A Ave. See a map of the entrance and parking here. View our building on Google Maps here. Enter through the warehouse gate on 13th Street, between A Ave. and the railroad tracks.

This event is organized by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative.

Property Services (campus map)
644 SW 13th Street
Andrea Norris
1 541 737 5398
andrea.norris at oregonstate.edu
Campus Recycling
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