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OT, Buying Money


December 2, 2016, 11:06 pm

I was looking for something else when I tripped over this on eBay. There ar e people selling U.S. paper money. One seller is offering a 1934 one thousa nd dollar bill. ヽ(ヅ)ノ http://www.ebay.... Read more »

Flint water crisis persists


December 2, 2016, 10:02 pm

...Flint resident, and activist Arthur Woodson, who says the most vulnerable are suffering amid the ongoing water crisis A damn shame! Read more »

Soldering wires for connections


December 2, 2016, 2:46 pm

The subject came up in another group and I had to say I didn't know what US Code was. Is it possible to splice two 12 ga wires together by twisting, soldering and then covering them, or is it ne... Read more »

OT - Would You Buy A Brake Caliper From An Electronics Vendor?


December 2, 2016, 1:48 pm

For those that are not familiar with newegg.com, they are a well known source for computer parts, accessories and other electronics. I need to replace the brake calipers on SWMBO's car so I DAGS f... Read more »

Costco Sams rant

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December 1, 2016, 8:55 pm

Why don't they have an express line at the food counter for people who actually bought something from the store. I was standing there with $850 worth of stuff in my cart and there were 30 people in... Read more »

OT: How a 70-Year-Old Idea Could Make Engines Way More Efficient


December 1, 2016, 7:25 pm

Interesting short video and story. How a 70-Year-Old Idea Could Make Engines Way More Efficient https://www.wired.com/2016/12/70-year-old-idea-make-engines-way-efficient Read more »

craftsmen lawnmower only runs for a few seconds and then dies


December 1, 2016, 4:25 pm

I have a craftsmen 5.5 horse power lawnmower. It starts up only when I spray starter fluid into the carb from the air fil ter side and then dies in a few seconds. I removed the carburetor and clea... Read more »

Homeowner's insurance deductible


December 1, 2016, 4:16 pm

Twice this past month or two I've had insurance claims - theft and a stolen car's damage to my property. Both times $500 deductible. Currently I'm hoping the car has insurance - waiting for sheri... Read more »

shower valve replacement - plumbing job I've never done

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December 1, 2016, 1:54 pm

My shower needs replacement. The drip can't be stopped, new washers and se at do nothing, and the stem slips. I've tried the specialty places and the y don't even recognize the brand, it seems to... Read more »

How long does it take a microwave oven to warm up?

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November 30, 2016, 10:23 pm

How long does it take a microwave oven to warm up? I often cook things that take maybe 7 or 8 seconds. Maybe if they're really small they take 5 but it's hard to know in advance and I really dis... Read more »

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Dripping Delta faucet - but not when turned "part way off" rating: 5

I have a two-handle washerless Delta faucet in a bathroom sink. The cold water drips when the handle is all the way off, but if I move the handle maybe three degrees on, the dripping stops. I'm repa... Read more »

Half of americans can’t afford their house rating: 5

So what exactly are your american residential mortgage rates these days? Here in Canada, the typical home mortgage is between 1.99% and 2.99%. Your US rates are confusing, because unlike here in Ca... Read more »

Epoxy repair/filler for exterior wood. rating: 5

Awl -- I got rotted spots, wood joints, etc, (Englich tudor- 5/4 type wood) and would like to use a weather-proof filler-type epoxy, ideally with some mechanical strength (which would proly exclud... Read more »

My gift to those of you still running Win-XP: The ability to get Microsof... rating: 5

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Ok, I've been too hard on some of you. So for those of you that haven't caved to peer pressure and are still running Windows XP - a gift: The ability for you to continue to receive updates, patche... Read more »

Drywall joints - H channel? rating: 5

Is there any sort of product available that an be used on drywall joints that can be used in place of mud and taping. I am thinking of something like an 'H' channel like that used for paneling. I jus... Read more »

Central Air Condenser busted, is the repair service being honest? Can I obt... rating: 5

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Hello, A central AC repairman found that the compressor inside my condenser (fan b ox that sits outside) has a short. Current system is a Trane. My choices ar e to have them try to locate a replac... Read more »

HVAC filters too tight rating: 5

The air return for my HVAC is 14x24. I use 14x24 3M Filtrate filters. However, the fit is extremely tight, and I have to crush the cardboard filter somewhat to force fit it into the opening. It s... Read more »

Do driveway sealers really do anything? rating: 5

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I'm sure this has been debated before...... I have an aging asphalt (black top) driveway and I am thinking of coating it with driveway sealer (whether by myself or hire someone to do it). Does this... Read more »

Does anyone listen to "America's Handiman" Glen Haege on AM radio... rating: 5

Just curious if anyone listens to Glen Haege (Hagy) radio broadcast (it's either Saturday or Sunday morning) on AM radio. I don't know if it's syndicated across the country, or just broadcast on Det... Read more »

Bradford White Water Heater rating: 5

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I have a gas one and it is giving me fits! Our old one began leaking on New Year's Eve perhaps 3 years ago. I can't remember for sure. Had problems ever since with it. Would not stay lit. I ... Read more »

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