Community Energy Project and North Portland Tool Library are excited to provide a free
Lead-Safe Home Projects Workshop
Wednesday November 16th 6:30-8:00PM
at the Kenton Firehouse 2209 N Schofield.
Before scraping, sanding, or remodeling any painted surface in pre-1978 housing, check out this class! It’s great for people who want to do a small project that may involve exposure to lead paint, such as sanding down an old window frame or a reused door with potential lead paint, or a small renovation project in an older home. The class will also discuss the requirements for hiring certified contractors to work on pre-1978 housing. Eligible participants will receive a free kit of testing and working materials, as well as valuable information on protecting your family from lead exposure during home renovations.
This basic class is great for people who want to do a small project that may involve exposure to lead paint, such as sanding down an old window frame or a reused door with potential lead paint.
Basic background on history and uses of lead
Project planning and preparation
Lead-Safe work techniques
Project cleanup and dust testing of area
Connections to related resources
The kit for qualified participants includes a starter kit for lead-safe work practices and testing materials, as well as the opportunity borrow a HEPA vacuum.
Interested? To guarantee we bring enough materials for all, please register online at:
Or call 503-284-6827 ext 108
Featuring Steve Gemmell of Earthquake Tech
November 8, 2014
3pm to 5pm
Protect Your Home Before an Earthquake Strikes
The Pacific Northwest is prime territory for major seismic events. The best way to prevent crises and reduce damage is to prepare ahead of time.
Important Reasons to Retrofit Your Home
Homes constructed before 1990 are at risk for major damage resulting from seismic events. Regular home insurance does not cover earthquake damage. Specialty earthquake insurance can only be purchased for homes that have been upgraded to safely absorb seismic energy. Luckily, many of these upgrades can be tackled by a moderately experienced DIY-er.
In this free workshop, Steve Gemmell, of Earthquake Tech, will go over the basics of seismic safety retrofitting, demonstrating these techniques:
• bolting your house to the foundation
• securing your water heater to the wall
• installing a safety valve on your gas line
Space is limited to 15 people, so please reserve a space in the workshop today. We look forward to seeing you there and learning about seismic safety retrofitting together.
Tools is what were about after all and we are happy to introduce you to our newest tools available for borrowing. Based on the results of the Survey that was given last month we were able to get the top requested items and more! Thanks to Reb for unpacking and assembling all the tools for us!
It must be Christmas in July for NPTL
Dewalt Random Orbital
Hitachi Framing Nailer (code compliant!!)
Our new mini power horse! Dremel 3 in 1 Ultra Saw
Hitachi 22″ Belt Sander
Scott Bell and Heidi Timm recently renovated their basement and added a much needed bathroom! Good Job guys now it looks like the rest of the basement is calling for some TLC.
” This is our new basement bathroom, it’s 90 percent done now. It would not have been possible without the tool library.
Thank you.” – Heidi
BUILDING A BETTER COMMUNITY.
Thursday Sept 19 2014
If you did not join us for the June Repair café then you should definitely make a point to come to this one!
We will rescheduled in OCT/NOV time so keep your broken stuff. Also, you may try repairpdx.org for other times and locations.
Do you have something that is not working right? Does your old blender clunk when it should whirr? Do your old speakers crackle or does your turntable make Cat Stevens sound like a chipmunk? Do you have a pair of earrings missing clamps or hooks? Perhaps your bike just needs a much needed tune up or your favorite kitchen knives need a little TLC. If you answered yes to any of these questions you need to come to the Repair Café.
**We are planning to have volunteers who can help repair the following:
Clothes and linens
Bike Tune ups and diagnostics
Small Engine repair
These are just a selection of Volunteers we having coming so you definitely do not want to miss it. If you don’t see your item listed that doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t get fixed bring it by anyway we might just have someone on site who can fix your item.
And Don’t forget to bring some cash the suggested $5.00 is needed to keep these cafés going and because we believe in sustainability to build the communities we service.
This is not a closed or member only event, Please forward to your Neighborhood association or group because we all have stuff that needs a helping hand! Thanks!
** Volunteers are subject to change and we can not be guarantee anything you bring down will be fixed. We work with everyone who walks through our doors to find solutions so even if you don’t see your item listed feel free to bring it down and we will have a look at it. Also, repairs may require parts that you did not bring, our volunteers try to have small supplies on hand but if you know you’ll need something bring it or understand that you may have to return again with parts if need be.