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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-11,Lethbridge, Alberta 8-THE LETHBRIDOe HERALD — Friday, January 11.1974 Some you can do yourself Washing machine repairs HOME OF THE WEEK By MR. FIX Washing nucbine repairs, like any applianc« repair, can be expensive. The basic charge just to have a ser* viceman come out to look at the washer should b« enough to cause you to be certain that the problem isn’t something slight that you could remedy yourself. While most repairs (unless you are very handy) should be left to the professional there remam minor corrections that should be made — or at least tried — before calling for service. When an automatic washer fills slowly or not at all it could be several things at fault — timer, pressure switch or valve ^ that require professional servicing. It also could ^ several things that do not. Make certain the water supply hoses are connected) are on and if on, fully open. Someone just might have turnM the wrong handle Next, disconnect the hoses. At the faucet ends there are filter washers, a combination of hose washer and screen. At the inlets on the back of the washer the hose connections contain valve screens. Both these screens and filters are designed to keep out sand and sediment. These items should be cleaned periodically. They wmR supplì VALVeSHOULfi BEmXYOPEN CHECK TOS^fFmSHER^ tS PLU6&E0 IN \A/A5H£f? SMOVLD 6B L£V£L CLEA FILTERS PERioalCAUy e pri screwdriver. In time the screens may rust. Buy replacements at hardware or appliance parts stores. Leaving the filters out will make the water run freely but the sediment that gets throu A will damage parts inside the washer in time necessitating professional repairs. Sometimes clothes are left too wet after the si^n dry operation. There may be -The Herald- At Home water remaining in the tub Instead of being completely pumped out. Wlule the pump may be at fault, check to make sure it isn't a problem in the drain hose. Tbe hose may have a kink in it, a condition that comes about when the hose wasn’t cut to length when instaUed in the drain. Instead it hangs down in too big a loop. In time the hot water causes the loop to coUapse and kink. Straighten out the hose or replace it with a new one. A slipping or loose belt will also cause this trouble. Remove the panel that covers the insides of the washer and check the belt. Careful examination will tell you whether motor mounts or idlers can be adjusted to increase the tensicm. When an automatic washer vibrates too much it causes excess wear to the parts. It also throws the load of clothes off balance causing the offbalance switch to turn off the washer. First, determine that an offbalance load isn’t actually at fault. Next check the washer level diagonally across the top of the wash^. The washer has threaded feet that can be adjusted up or down until it is level. Once level, be certain to tighten the lock nuts on the feet to keep them in adjustment. And don't forget the obvious when tbe washer doesn’t run. Is it plugged in? If it is, check the outlet with a Qeon tester or a tamp you know is good. Is the fuse burned out or the circuit breaker tripped? If it is and it happens oocasi«ially, try transferring some electrical items from that circuit to another. If that is not the trouble and the washer trips the breaker or blows a fuse every time you start it, then call a serviceman. There may be a short in the appliance. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Ws a bird The French call it oiseau-mouche, or fly-size bird Spaniards and Portuguese say pica flor - peck the flower -and beija flor — kiss the flower. In the Lesser Antilles and Cuba it’s named for the sound the wings make — murmures and zum-zum. Americans know them as hummingbirds. W« Rctervfl the Right to Ltmit Quantltim PrlCM Eff«ctlv« thru Saturday, January 12 Cloaing Fresh Pork Whole or Shank Half Picnic Shoulder • 75 « Small Side Spare Rbs lb. 99 0 Canada Grade “A” Beef “King of Roasts” PRIME RIB ROAST s. Trimmed right for easy 1 35 FRENCH FRiES 2..1“ McCain Frotan Julianna, a lb. pkg. Skim Milk POWDER Sunfrash 3 lb. bag 40 sconiES FACIAL TISSUE AMtd. Color*, 200—2 ply 3 si 00 MEAT DINNERS .............59 Banquet Froztn AMtd. 10oz.pkg. ... CREAM PIES ...........39 Banquat Frozan AMtd., 14 oz. pkg...... Bananas Qolden Yellow 6i89 0 4—Loblaw 1 lb. Parelifiiant MARGARINE 411“ •AVI 46« Mnf TMMir. 4M», tt, 1*T4 « L-Mwt OMri i i I J mÌ ■ r r¡inittr.'' LW1NÛ la" > IT p ■ poYtii:! DESIGN TS-1624 2,440 Sq. Ft. i: DESIGN T5-ll>24 The desire to preserve our heritage is strong in many of US and there is no better way than with a traditional house. This two storey Dutch Colonial, with its detailed garage wing combines a delightful exterior with an efficient floor plan, made to order for the family needing five bedrooms Circulation is ideal, living room and dining room are quite separate with an informal lunch room in the kitchen area. Free standing range with coynter add glamour to the kitchen. Note the wrought iron railing between nook and family room. Luxurious master suite on ground floor has walk-in closet, dressing'area, shower bathroom and bay window seat. The other four bedrooms and one and one half bathrooms are upstairs. A living room with bow window, family room with fireplace, laundry-sewing room with powder room complete this appealing home. Designs T4-1619, 2170 sq. ft. is a similar but smaller Dutch Colonial desijm. (Copyright 1974. Toronto Star Syndicate) I I i-: g H0ME-O-8IMPH HOME PUHNIHQ SERVICE I 40 Jarvto St, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2H1    jij I «nclose $1 (plu* 2S C«n|g rtandllng S malting) lor "Home Daalgns for Canadians'' BOOK 1 I «nclow $1 (plus 25 cams handling S. mailing) for "Home Designs for Canadians BOOK 2 I imclose 50 canls (plus 15 cent» handling & meillrig) for "INCOME HOMES" PlaBBs send free brochure showing sample "Home of the Week’’ designs and othar design books available Pleaae send an order form so that I may order building plana for the design shown above I NAME ... ADDRESS Print) ■LETH Your garden lylHlietl9lLYouns,FJLH.S. THE EASY WAY! With so many things being mechanized these days, work ts becoming much easier for the housewife and office worker, etc. Now this easy way of life has extended to “gardening”. There are seed tapes and pelleted seeds to assist people with a more convenient and easier way of planting a garden. These new products are receiving an enthusiastic reception wherever they are sold. The seed tapes have been designed to cut out the need for thinning and transplanting and take the labor out of sowing because the seeds have b«n correctly spaced inside a plastic tape which is water soluble. The tape Is adaptable to planting in straight rows, curved rows, circles or whatever pattern you desire, cutting it off at the required length. The soil is prepared as for normal sowing and a suitable length of the seed tape is laid in the soil and covered to a depth of around 1/4 of an inch. Water normally until seedlings are established. Some of the kinds available include Beets, Carrots, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Onions, Parsley, Radish^ Swiss Chard, Alyssum, Aster, Marigolds, Nasturtiums, Portulaca. Zinnia, etc. Have you ever sown pelleted seed? That is, individual seeds. For the amateur they are revolutionary — tiny seeds are easier to handle as you can now space them Just right in the row because Vou can see where they are. They also eliminate the tedious work of thinning out the seedlings, because with ordinary seeds, most people tend to sow them far too thick. More and more firms are offering a wider range of pelleted seed of flowers and vegetables. The coating protects them and furnishes plant food. What are the pellets made of? How does one tiny seed get inside and the shape of each one kept so uniform? Finns in Britain and elsewhere are keeping that to themselves because each one has their own secret method and are not about to give it to com|>etiton. The material coating the seeds does attract water. It is very strong and hard, but when in contact with moitt earth the pellets swell and crack, releasing the teed within seconds. The machinery that makes these eimres that every pellet has exactly the same characterlttics and everyone contains a se«d. Sovne are known as "split” p«Uets -this nMin«, as soon m tMy come in contact with moisture, they split cleanW in half, releasing the seed. This ensures better and more even rate of germination. Insecticides, fungicides and nutrients can be included in every minute but precise quantities into the coating around each seed, Germination of pelleted seed is more even than regular seed because it is very carefully selected. When sowing, moisten compost first and press seed gently Into the surface. It is not necessary to cover. The seedlings will grow much better because there is not the disturbance of the roots from thinning out. In the long run, it is less wasteful growing plants from pelleted seed. This is an exciting new product that came out about a year ago, called “Fleurobels . These are In packages that protect the seed from deterioration so as to provide tbe purchaser with “harvest-fresh seeds”. Each seed has been individually packaged in foil and plastic under environmental control conditions to protect against elements that cause se^ to deteriorate. These are available in CauUflower, Pq>per, Ageratum, Alyssum, Aster, Dianthus, Marigold, Pansy, Petunia, Porttuaca, Salvia and Zinnia. New kinds and varieties are making their aiMarance each year. I have used p^eted seeds and have found them very successful. Why not treat yourself to an “easy” way of sowing seeds in 1974? NOTE:*There is a service charge of 25 cents if readers wish a perosnal answer to their gardening problems. The address is Mrs. Isabelle R. Young, 36Z0 Centre B Street, N.W., Calgary 43, Alberta. Solve storage space problem By DONALD R. BRANN Ask the average homeowner to name their number one gripe and they invariably mention lack of storage space. The one place where most houses can stand improvement is in the amount of space allocated for storage. Like most important problems, when a need arises, somebody does something about it, and now a new book entitled, "How to Build Storage Units” explains the many different ways space can be converted to provide needed storage. All varieties of storage units, from building wall-to-wall sliding door units, closets with floor to ceiling doors, a chest on wheels for under bed storage to a can storage shelf that can be hung on the inside of a kitchen doors, is ex-plain^'d, illustrated and construction simplified. Construction of a sewing center, wall wardrobe, tool chest, understairs closet to building a cedar room in a basement or attic is explained in detail. You can start with one unit in any space from four to twenty four feet. Directions explain how to lay out and build necessary framing, cover framing with plywood, install a handsome set of sliding, bi-folding or pivot hinged doors. Send in cheque or money order for Booh No. 6)4 How to Build WalMo Wall Storage to Carpentry Department ^Ite Lethwldge Herakl, PO. Box 40M, Station A, Toronto, Ontario MSG 1E4. (CwrrtfM im. ^ Orbiting objects Kuwaitis disintegrate Since 1»7, more than 6,a00 objects have been put into orbit around the earth. Of these, some 3,8)1 had fallen from orbit as of mid-October, 1973. Most of these have disintegrated, on reentry intfi the earth’s atmosphere or have landed in the oceans. Aboyt 13 years ago a cow in Cuba became tbe only known space-age detiris casualty. reserve Kuwait s proved crude oil reserves are estimated at more than 10 million tons, aboul 15 per cent of the world s supply APPLE TEST Using electric vibrators to record sound waves passing through apples, researchers tan measure their ripeness ;