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February Repair Fair

Free repairs & drop-in demos

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things! Save money, save natural resource.

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!

Drop-in Demonstrations:

Come by anytime in the scheduled time frame to see a ~5 minute repair demo!

  • 5:45 to 6:15 pm: Basic Shoe & Boot Repair - Drop by to learn how re-attach loose soles, fix scrapes and tears, and polish shoes to lengthen the life of your footwear. Supplies will be provided if you would like to bring your own shoes or work on sample ones we have available. (Leaders: Emma Chen and Jasmine Armas, volunteers of the Waste Watchers)
  • 6:15 to 6:45 pm: How to Fix a Flat Bike Tire - The Corvallis Bicycle Collective will demonstrate how to properly repair a flat bicycle tire. The demo will encourage participants to get hands on experience with the repair process so that they may become more comfortable with completing this simple task for their own bicycle.  Inspecting tires, tubes and wheels for potential causes of flats will be discussed, as well as the process and tools required to replace or repair these common components. (Leaders: Members of the Corvallis Bicycle Collective)
  • 6:45 to 7:15 pm: How to Build a D.I.Y. Toolkit - Have you ever thought about making your own toolkit, but wasn’t sure what to fill it with? Stop on by to learn about the essential tools that can get almost any job done. (Leader: Chris Moser, Master Recycler

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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