Archive for December, 2018

Massachusetts RMV stickers

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Watch out for the Mass RMV. No matter how early you order your plate renewal sticker, they always send it to you late or never. Has happened to me twice. They never respond to their customer support emails and their support phone number has horrible wait times. I finally got through to someone after driving around illegally for a few months with expired plates and they sent me a sticker in the mail. Just a sticker, no note or receipt. Hey at least it got here.

Where's the beef?

Front-loading washer ruining your clothes?

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

Our clothes were getting shredded by our Maytag front-loading washing machine. There were bits of shredded rubber in tear marks of the clothing, so it was clear that the bellows (that’s the rubber ring in the door seal) was responsible. Went to a parts store, picked up a new bellows for $50, and replaced it myself. No more shredding.

Old bellows

Tear in bellows

Closeup of tear

New bellows

Careful with those exhaust vents leaving your home

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

There’s an exhaust vent leaving our condo building, and it’s pointed straight at our car. After a while I noticed that the paint on our car was discoloring in the spot exactly under the vent. I bought a 90-degree elbow to redirect the vent downward.

Exhaust Vent