Paula Downs

Author's details

Name: Paula Downs
Date registered: October 6, 2011
URL: http://www.girlwithwrench.com

Biography

Self-proclaimed Champion of the mechanically challenged! A plumbing pro, homeowner and project glutton-for-punishment, I offer real world DIY how-tos & videos, honest reviews, tool basics, tips, tricks and more on my site.

Latest posts

  1. The Secret to Picking Plumbing Stuff That’s Best For You — June 12, 2014
  2. American Standard Colony Toilet Review: “5 Best Toilets” Picks — June 5, 2014
  3. Toto Carusoe Toilet Review: “5 Best Toilets” Picks — June 5, 2014
  4. American Standard Champion Toilet Review: “5 Best Toilets” Picks — May 18, 2014
  5. Kohler Cimarron Toilet Review: “5 Best Toilets” Picks — May 15, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Toilet Reviews: Best Toilets in Every Price Range — 9 comments
  2. DIY Phone Fix: Poor Water Pressure After Replacing Faucet — 4 comments
  3. American Standard Colony Toilet Review: “5 Best Toilets” Picks — 4 comments
  4. Toto Drake Toilet Review: “5 Best Toilets” Picks — 3 comments
  5. Kohler Cimarron Toilet Review: “5 Best Toilets” Picks — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

DIY Phone Fix: Poor Water Pressure After Replacing Faucet

From real phone call with Diane C., Homeowner: ​Diane: "I was quite pleased with my bad self for installing a new kitchen faucet a while ago when my old one went kaput. I figured everything out, and it works fine …

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Lots more video “in the can”

Quick update: past week has been spent working my tail off, camcorder in hand. Ended up with an all-night work-a-thon finish up rehabbed house for our new renters. Some video is useful, others pure entertainment–somewhere in the wee hours, I …

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“It’s Always Something…”

"It's always something…" seems to be a reucurring theme not only in project completion, but in the making of this blog overall.  Undeterred, I drive forward and continue to work. Since my lastest "somethings" have been offline, and impacted my …

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How to Install a Garbage Disposer—Part 1

DIY Tech Tip

  Part 1: Tools & Supplies to Assemble and Removing the Old Disposer Included in this video: Tools & Supplies you WILL need; things you may need depending on your setup; and the first steps to disconnecting the old garbage …

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How to Install a Garbage Disposer—Part 2

  Part 2: Finish Removing Old Disposer & Remove Disposer Throat Included in this video: Complete undersink disconnection of old disposer; remove old unit from undersink moorings; remove old disposer throat.   Video Transcript Outline: Part 2:  Finish Removing Old …

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How to Install a Garbage Disposer—Part 3

How to measure drain height drawing

  Part Three: Prepare New Disposer—Insure New Unit Fits & Install Plug-in Electric Cord   Included in this video: Insuring new unit will fit and installing seperately purchased plug-in electrical cord on new garbage disposer (it's harder than it sounds …

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How to Install a Garbage Disposer—Part 4

Part 4: Connecting the Electrical on the New Disposer Included in this video: How to connect the electrical wiring on the new disposer   Video Transcript–Part 4: Connect the Electrical to the Disposer Note: If you are hard-wiring the disposer …

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How to Install a Garbage Disposer—Part 5

Part 5: Install New Disposer Throat and Finish Preparing New Disposer Included in this video: Installing the new disposer throat on the kitchen sink and installing the tailpiece on the new disposer.  Video Transcript–Part 5: Finish Preparing Disposer and Install …

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How to Install a Garbage Disposer—Part 6

Part 6: Mount New Disposer and Connect Plumbing Lines Included in this video: Mounting the new disposer to disposer throat underneath sink and connect plumbing lines with P-trap. Video Transcript: Part 6: Mount disposer and Connect P-trap   Also Included: …

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How to Install a Garbage Disposer—Part 7

Part 7: Testing Disposer & Plumbing and Cleanup Included in this video: Testing the new garbage disposer, testing the plumbing lines for leaks, checking proximate plumbing and cleanup..   Video Transcript—Part 7: Testing & Cleanup 1.  Plug in disposer if …

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