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Home Improvement

tub surround

author: terry posted 05-03-2016

Hi All, I'm working on an older house with a 60 x 31 tub. The tub is quite heavy and in great condition -- it might be cast iron. It has a white enamel finish with no chips or wear showing. I... read more »

Recommendation of household help

author: Kristin_SP posted 03-21-2016

Hello everyone, I have been investigating several home service companies. Can anyone tell me if they subscribe to one of the following or has tried them before? Is it a good experience? Thanks in adv... read more »

Baxi 50/4 back boiler fault.

author: roy posted 03-06-2016

Boiler runs for @ 30 mins then ticks for half min then cut-out light comes on! engineer has replaced the 'spark gap' h t leads, & yesterday the pcb, he considered the gas valve but found during 'tick... read more »

Jewson trade account

author: GB posted 05-04-2016

I have a biggish project coming up at the end of the month, so I set up a trade account with Jewson, my local builders merchant. They've just sent me a trade price list. Taking a random item off... read more »

Home Building

Bathtub problem, Please help

author: Dottie rouse posted 04-12-2016

Ok question bout bath tubs. I live in a mobile home & I want to replace my corner garden tub with a regural tub( really want one with jets). My tub size is 52 3/4 by 52/ 34 16 deep. Where can I find... read more »

Not sure what this could be...?

author: morganforney posted 04-12-2016

I'm hoping someone can provide some answers on this. I'm actually a little creeped out by it... My husband bought a home years and years before I met him as an investment property. There have been va... read more »

For not bob (or anyone else)

author: dadiOH posted 05-03-2016

I was looking for something today and ran across this site: http://woodtools.nov.ru/books/WoodTips/RoutingTechniques.pdf It links to a pdf that has a lot of info about router use, thought it might ... read more »

Generator shuts down after transfer.

author: CMR posted 11-14-2015

My 17 KW Generac generator shuts down after transfer to emergency power, with the generator in the auto mode I opened the main braker the generator did start and transfer, upon transfer the generator... read more »

Home Climate

Tool for opening and closing a/c vents

author: pixel_a_ted posted 05-02-2016

The vents for our a/c are supposed to open and close by turning something t hat I will try to describe - it is a small knurled post with a slot at the top, although the slot is large compared to w... read more »

Other Home Topics

Rodent Poison Bars

author: AddieHamm posted 11-12-2014

Does anyone know the name of the rodent poison that looks like a granola bar with seeds and nuts in it? Not One Bite. That stuff seems to make them go crazy with pain and come into the middle of the ... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Blue porterweed getting too many ants!

author: aeshadatta posted 05-03-2016

Hi, I love in zone 10. My blue porterweed plant is attracting so many ants. I have sprayed it twice with insecticidal soap (made with neem oil) but th e ants just come back in a couple of hours. T... read more »

What to do with this?!

author: jumanji posted 05-02-2016

Hi, I've just cut my lawn for the first time since last year and the winter has really taken its toll on it. I raked out a load of dead grass but the main concern isthe massive patches. I am att... read more »

Moving grape vines

author: Terry Coombs posted 04-28-2016

Someone in another group I read wants to move some 100 year old grape vines . Any chance of success ? My understanding is that they root very deeply , wondered if that would make it difficult t... read more »

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