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Garden cart repair

first aidThe steering on the garden cart started going a little hay wire on us during the afternoon hauling today. It turns out the metal bar that connects the front wheel unit to the main body decided to break in two pieces causing a jack knife effect when we needed to take a turn.

We managed to create a quick fix with a standard shelf bracket bent back just enough to line up with the screw holes which were the same size as the holes in the bracket.

The new piece is three times thicker than the original part that came from somewhere in China, and it held up perfectly on the next trip. I would even dare say it's an improvement over the original design because it seems like it's more solid and rattles a bit less.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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