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Archive for April 25th, 2012

Brita Pitcher Lid: Second Hinge Pin Failure

Although that fix continues to work, the second pin failed pretty much as expected:

Brita pitcher lid - second broken pin

Brita pitcher lid - second broken pin

I glued the pin to rebuild the base, sheared the pin off, extracted the matching screw from the Tiny Vial of Teensy Screws, drilled a hole, and forced it in. This shot of the underside of the pitcher lid clearly shows that drilling the hole perpendicular to the edge doesn’t produce the proper alignment, but it works well enough:

Brita pitcher lid - pin angle

Brita pitcher lid - pin angle

The “Smart Pitcher” LCD panel in the lid that counts down six weeks until filter replacement didn’t survive its most recent trip through the dishwasher, so we’re reduced to marking the calendar. How 20th century…

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