Archive for January 21st, 2012

Brita Pitcher Lid Hinge Redux

Well, that fix didn’t last nearly as long as I’d hope, although I must admit whacking the pitcher lid against the refrigerator door certainly hastened its demise.

So I found a suitable screw in the Tiny Box o’ Teeny Screws (in a sub-container of eyeglass repair screws), drilled a snug hole where the plastic pin used to be (entirely by hand on the drill press, feeding the lid into the drill), and snapped everything together again:

Brita pitcher lid hinge - screw

Brita pitcher lid hinge - screw

The remaining plastic pin had a fracture at its base, but I just glued it and will defer installing a screw until it finishes disintegrating. At some point we’re going to be forced to buy a new pitcher…

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