Live Green and Earn Points


  • Barbara W. 15 days ago
    No points ? Repairs that will prolong your stuff -- THE LIST
  • tommy b. 2 months ago
  • JC G. 2 months ago
    Never try to repair or use old and cracked or otherwise damaged electrical cords. It's not worth it, they're just not trustworthy, and can easily cause fire. If they'r still in decent shape and they don't have lead as a plastic ingredient in the covering, then it would be better to perhaps use them to tie up tools or plants in the garden, etc.
  • Steven C. 2 months ago
    Instead of throwing them in the trash, stockpile them. They are worth some cash at your local junkyard / scrapping facility. If you only have a couple and want them out of your way or it isn't cost effective to cash them in, offer them on craigslist for free. Some scrapper will grab them.
  • Chris J. 2 months ago
    I'm sorry but the suggestion "Don't throw out electrical cords; learn how to safely solder and repair them yourself" is extremely irresponsible and very dangerous. Please people, DO NOT try to solder an electrical cord. Throw it out and buy a new one...unless you want to burn your house down from an electrical fire.
    • Patricia P. 2 months ago
      oh my goodness, I was just about to say this exact thing. Great comment!
    • Anthony A. 2 months ago
      Oh come on, depends on the outside covering. Bend it and if there are cracks then replace it. Never solder the areas next to each other, stagger them so if for some reason the heat schrink tubing exposes it won’t be in contact with any other wires. Use quality tape or better yet heat shrink tubing. Size it so when it shrinks it is tight around the joint. When using black vinyl tape, us only the best like the electricians use, otherwise it’ll unravel in no time. I’ve used a thin small zip tie at the end to prevent that! As you can see, it is not for the average person. An iron, tubing, quality wire, patience, and experience is needed.
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