Thanks, everyone, for the warm welcomes! I have been researching 'repairing' a 'throw away' peerless transaxle on a Snapper Hydro. This looked like a great site and is my first foray into a forum. I hope I'm doing it right. I plan on posting my efforts in the near future.
bwdbrn1 - My thoughts exactly. I learned about the benfits of baling wire as a youngster delivering newspapers that honest to goodness came to us baled. We always had it in the car when we needed to make on the spot repairs. I was introduced to duct tape when I noticed my brother's duct tape repaired shoe.