One of the great things about certain hardware stores is that they will do little hacks for you with things that need fixing. My vacuum cleaner wand popped a rivet. That simple problem could have required a pricey repair. But a visit to my hardware store solved the problem. The manager deliberated with me on several possible solutions and we decided on reinstalling a rivet. In the back, they keep a rivet gun and, presto!, the vacuum cleaner was back in action.