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November 21, 2014, 9:32 am

I own a oil fed Burnham boiler. It is used for our hot water and some household heating. Is there a way I can further insulate the unit, ala an electric HW heate Blanket? I want to minimize the h... Read more »

Compressor trouble shooting

November 20, 2014, 7:54 pm

Got a 12 gal Sears oilless compressor from a friend of mine. And the compressor continues to give me trouble. It starts cold, runs up pressure and then won't restart. I asked friend for help. He ... Read more »

OT - What to do with old CDs?

November 20, 2014, 1:09 pm

I have about adozen old CDs that I no longer need or want. Ican just toss them, but thought maybe someone here had come up with other uses, like making a weird wind chime or something. Read more »

Taking our our trash

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November 20, 2014, 12:00 am

This may be a stretch. We have two trash containers that must be put out on our street each Thursday. They have two wheels. One is for recyclables, and the other for waste materials. Until recen... Read more »

Please Don't Look At My Home Project

November 19, 2014, 7:44 pm

Some really original DIY and contractor project results. http://www.ashireporter.org/HomeInspection/Articles/Wait-a-minute-/2097 Read more »

Running Diesel Gennie On Home Heating Oil: Anybody Actually Doing It?

November 19, 2014, 5:39 pm

I am seeing conflicting accounts of this. Some say No Way... Home heating oil is not just #2 diesel with dye added. It lacks certain lubricants and will ruin the engine. Others say No Problem....... Read more »

Dyson, DC4, cyclone assembly; All 7 tubes have stationary rotors?

November 19, 2014, 1:31 pm

Here's the part: http://www.dyson.com/Parts/C/Cyclone/DC07CYCTOP-ANI.aspx?pid=DC07-ANIMAL_ US I've taken off the very top of this assemble so that the top of each of the cyclone tubes, where the... Read more »

Gas Hot Water Heater Pilot

November 19, 2014, 9:34 am

I live on the Connecticut shoreline, where we often have significant winds (and hurricanes). We have a gas hot water heater. When the winds come, the gusts are often strong enough to blow that pil... Read more »

Buffalo, NY storm

November 19, 2014, 9:08 am

November 18, 2014 76 inches snow, in 24 hours, with as much as 25 inches more snow expected in the next 24 hours. Mostly south of Buffalo, in the snow belt. Thruway shut down from PA line to Hen... Read more »

Roofing a new shed- 1/2 inch more roof than shingles, what to do?

November 19, 2014, 6:25 am

I built a shed in the back yard, but upon beginning to roof it I find that the roof is 1/2 inch wider than three shingles laid end to end. What do I do with this? Cut a 1/2 inch piece and insert... Read more »

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Circulation function in programmable thermostat

Just wondering if the circulation function in programmable thermostat means that it will turn the fan on 100% of the time when the heat or cooling is on + it will turn the fan on 35% of the time that... Read more »


Your Opinion Of KVAR Energy Controller

The guy who sold us a whole house generator, a man whom I trust, is now pushing KVAR EC. He purchased two ($650 each) and has saved 3,487 kwH from March-to-March. (He sent photocopies of his electr... Read more »


Owens Corning shingles

Three years ago I had a new roof put on using Owens Corning 25 year shingles and now every time we have a high wind which is all the time in West Texas shingles blow off and need to be replaced. Are ... Read more »


Dusty house

My house here in Florida is extremely dusty. I would like to find out why. I've asked local tradesmen, but to no avail. Perhaps some of you might have some ideas. Here are some details: H... Read more »


Faulty water meter?

Last week, when I got my water bill, it was a whopping $185.00. On checking my water meter, it was spinning at the rate of about 3 gallons per minute. I checked for anything leaking in the house a... Read more »


Drilling holes in load bearing beams

I need to run wiring for my home entertainment setup thru an exterior wall. This is obviously a load bearing wall and I assume that it's 2x6 beams, I am not sure what the code is in NJ. This is th... Read more »


Toilet quality

I just bought a new Toilet from Home Depot and would like to know what the difference is in quality. I paid $79 for Glacier Bay All in One toilet with 1.6 gallons per flush with a 2 Fully Glaced Trap... Read more »


Backup Sump battery

Hello, I have a Flotec FP2800DCC Backup Sump Pump System. Flotec no longer makes the batteries for this. . According to another site, the replacement is an Exide StowAway marine deep cycle batter... Read more »


bathroom fan-light-heat

I'm going to replace my 35 year old bathroom fan-light-heater combo that has been in the house since it was built. The new one is also fan-light-heat. I haven't done this before and am looking fo... Read more »


Use Urethane Polymer (FloMix) on a Slopping Driveway?

I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group. I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the d... Read more »