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What do you cap a LP gas line with?


August 23, 2016, 7:28 pm

I shut off the propane gas line at the valve and removed the corrugated metal connections just past the valve to an old hotwater heater (which I took apart, just for the fun of it - but that's a di... Read more »

Household voltage question


August 23, 2016, 6:46 pm

I am far from an electrician and would only ever hire a licensed electricia n to do any major electrical work on my home. But I am reasonably comforta ble measuring AC voltages. In 2013 we had a ... Read more »

OT Passport renewal


August 23, 2016, 4:52 pm

FWIW If you are thinking about renewing your book passport and are wondering how long you will not have a passport. I sent my passport and application in for renewal and received the new passpor... Read more »

Lowes Express is Kaput


August 23, 2016, 2:11 pm

Lowes opened their Lowes Express here in NJ as an experiment about 4 or 5 years ago. They just closed it. It was a smaller, neighborhood version of Lowes, similar to a big hardware store. It went... Read more »

Win7 question


August 23, 2016, 12:40 pm

The wife has a Lenovo laptop with Win7Pro 64 bit on it , and an unfamiliar icon has popped up at the bottom center of her display . It's a black square with a symbol that looks like a capital D l... Read more »

Nails are too soft


August 23, 2016, 9:57 am

I have some nails that are too soft, and they bend too easily. If I put some viagra in the nail box, will the nails get harder? Brad Read more »

Wayne spot


August 23, 2016, 1:32 am

I see you took a victory lap around Gloucester when you got back to the US. Read more »

Sink and Shower P-traps


August 23, 2016, 1:29 am

I looked at a house bathroom for a friend today. He wanted an opinion and unfortunately, I didn't have one, so I'll ask youse. There is a bathroom sink with its own P-trap under the sink. The sink... Read more »

best battery for riding mower?


August 23, 2016, 12:31 am

I have real problems with the batteries for my riding mower. Typically, these batteries last 2 or 3 years. I've had enough of the cheap junk. What's the best quality battery I can by for a ridin... Read more »

Crooks get cut once a while


August 22, 2016, 10:39 pm

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High Efficiency Furnace - Decorative PVC vent kit? rating: 5

Hello, we are purchasing a 92% efficient furnace. I thought I had heard of a PVC vent kit for the outside wall on the house, that replaced the need for the traditional 2 PVC pipery that would otherw... Read more »

PEX... fittings really supposed to be that loose before crimping? rating: 5

Going to be adding a faucet in our laundry room and I've gotten all the materials I need, except the crimper (picking it up today). I did a dry run and the 1/2 pex fittings sure seem loose inside t... Read more »

Keep that popcorn ceiling & make it look lovely rating: 5

I had years of flat painted popcorn ceilings that got dirty and were impossible to clean or even dust without it dropping all over the floors. When I bought a home built in the 60's - I had new popco... Read more »

Quick fix for leaking roof rating: 5

My daughters roof is leaking, anyway to make a quick, fast temporary repair, until she can afford to have the thing replaced.. Barry Read more »

slide-in range rating: 5

What's involved in replacing a drop-in range with a slide-in unit? My current ancient down draft Jenn-Air has finally been authorized to be replaced by the home warranty company. They are offering ... Read more »

Microwave odor rating: 5

My Kenmore Elite 1200 watt model 721.6339011 has started producing an awful odor. It's like burning hair. Thorough cleaning has not solved this problem. What do you suggest? Bill Read more »

Squeaky Air handling unit rating: 5

Something within my air handling unit has started squeaking loudly. I assume that it is the blower. Is there some way to lubricate the blower to correct this problem? Thanks. Joe Read more »

Contactor in Carrier Unit what rating? rating: 5

I have a Carrier 38YRA060300 SN 1995E00033 (is that a 1995 unit?) The quick: Does it need a 40 Amp Contactor or can it get by with a 30 Amp Contactor? The long and involved: I just had some service d... Read more »

Wiss M3 shears rating: 5

With the yellow rubber handle. Had 'em for 15-20 years. Mighta averaged 10 min. lite-duty use per year. Tried to cut some plumbers strap-tape the other day, the 2 blades separated, wouldn't cut. Tr... Read more »

Using "old-work" hi-hats for new construction rating: 5

I am doing a small room in my basement which will be sheetrocked. In the past I have used new-work hi-hats, but I think it would be easier to use old work hi-hats for 2 reasons. 1) Can put up ceiling... Read more »

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