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OT - Amtrak Sure Doesn't Hire Mensa Members

author: DerbyDad03 posted 08-25-2016

In an earlier thread I brought up the stupid wording that Amtrak uses in their announcement about where bags are not allowed to be stowed. Here's another gem from their website... If you check the... read more »

Understanding ECO Grants

author: Domestic & General heating posted 08-04-2016

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a stupendous initiative by the UK govern ment to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and at the same time help the residents upgrade their gas heating boiler... read more »

Problem with bathroom odors

author: gmc444 posted 05-05-2016

Hello, I am hoping some smart person can help me with ideas for identifying odor problems in my master bathroom. There are two subtle odors involved, one comes from near the two sinks, the other from... read more »

Re: Freeview Autotune

author: Tim+ posted 08-25-2016

Because you're picking up more than one transmitter. Auto-tune is very undiscriminating. Better to do a manual tune on just the channels you need. Look at the digitaluk website to determine what t... 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 04-13-2016

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 »

Shop Vac Switch not working.

author: dave posted 08-24-2016

The switch in my shop vac is a DPST switch, when I test it with a continuity tester only one side is making a connection. I don't know a lot about switches but i am assuming both sides should have a ... 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

Am I being lied to?

author: default posted 08-17-2016

I had an HVAC contractor (salesman) out to my house to quote a minisplit replacement. He's selling Fujitsu. The current installation has around 8 feet of line between the inside and outside units... 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

wasp nest and Clorox

author: mkristine1985 posted 08-22-2016

Haha, at least you used water I didn't have raid so I used windex and soaked the hell out of the hive... I thought anything poison would work but apparently not read more »

Coopers Hawk

author: Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney posted 07-26-2016

I see these small Coopers hawks flying over here in So Calif quite often, especially this time of the year. This one's not that clear because of the distance. http://i67.tinypic.com/28tvqjt.jpg... read more »

More rain

author: George Shirley posted 08-25-2016

Got up at 0600 this morning and a gentle rain was falling. Garden and flowers all are perking up again and the grass is getting tall. We're grateful for the gentle rain instead of a hellacious ra... read more »

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