The rod that connects to the foot pedal on the lid of our kitchen trash can broke. The solution, repair or replace it. I chose to repair it. Friday on my way home I stopped by the Big Box and got a 1/4" X 3' steel rod. $2.49 + .21 tax = $2. 70. It took me about 2 hours on Saturday afternoon to complete the job. Time and a half for my time (Saturday) $90. Total cost of the repair $92.70. The cost of the can new, $42.00 or so. Good as new, MAYBE, MAYBE NOT.