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OT wire sealing tape for vehicle

October 9, 2015, 10:53 am

I've got a Chevrolet van that doesn't run when it's wet out. Earlier mechanic had done some diagnosis and looking around in the wiring harness that goes from the engine to the computer. Makes me ... Read more »

OT: Do You Believe In Coincidences?

October 9, 2015, 10:07 am

Just out of curiosity, I wanted to see if the McDonald's I worked in the early 70's was still there. Google maps shows that it is. If the street view link below works, you will see a 3rd generatio... Read more »

Joist Attachment

October 9, 2015, 12:21 am

The cellar floor slab is formed and ready to pour ... coming next will be the (heavy) block walls . Got the rebar and filled columns figured out , next up is the attachment of the floor joists... Read more »

Cables wont fit in pipes

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October 8, 2015, 3:24 pm

I have to shove THREE service entrance wire cables thru a 3/4 inch metal pipe. The cables measure 6.5 millimeters each. (1/4) inch = 6.35 millimeters, so they are slightly bigger than 1/4 inch in d... Read more »

OT: El Faro sinking, what's up with that?

October 8, 2015, 2:39 pm

This has to be one of the most puzzling maritime sinkings ever. The cargo ship left Jacksonville, FL at 8PM on Tuesday, bound for Puerto Rico. At that time Joaquin was a tropical storm with 65MPH ... Read more »

Sheboon mother charged with trying to smother 5-month-old baby

October 8, 2015, 1:02 pm

A Fayetteville woman is facing attempted murder charges for allegedly trying to smother her infant niglet. Shame she wasn't successful. Little bastard will just be a criminal later. Read more »

Diesel Conspiracy

October 8, 2015, 11:10 am

VW May Not Sell Next Year’s Diesel Models in the US http://www.wired.com/2015/10/vw-may-not-sell-next-years-diesel-models-us/ This just HAS to be a conspiracy against diesels, there could be no ... Read more »

Opinions sought: Speed Queen washers

October 8, 2015, 10:31 am

I recall reading some high praise for this brand of washer here in the past, but that was several years ago, and things do have a tendency to change. Has anyone got any recent experience with thi... Read more »

Creating a boiler room?

October 8, 2015, 1:26 am

In creating a room around the boiler, I'm aware of required clearances and fire rated sheetrock for walls and ceiling. But I've noticed fire doors at the store that have a number of hour ratings. ... Read more »

Any experience with borate rods to stop wood rot?

October 7, 2015, 5:10 pm

I've got four large (4 x 16) fir beams and have repaired the rot with epoxy. But I wondered if if might be a good idea to drill holes in the beams for borate rods in the hope of preventing the r... Read more »

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Crestline or Traco patio doors ?

Hello, I am planning to replace out wood patio doors with Vinyl ones. I have whittled the choices to Crestline or Traco (I am not looking for a pricey door). I have never heard of Traco, but am fam... Read more »


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Resurfacing Inground Pool Black Bottom vs. Pebble Finish Pros & Cons

We are planning to resurfacing our inground pool. We now have Tahoe Blue and we are not real happy with it. We would like to have it resurfaced. Could anyone give us some pros and cons to a black ... Read more »


Hydraulic Radiant Heat

I posted HVAC question recently. I met my architect today and I brought up the question about heatng my new addition with radiant heated floor and possibly baseboard radiator. I started looking for r... Read more »


Composite versus Vinyl replacement windows

We are in the proceess of replacing windows in our home. One of the sales pitches insisted that vinyl windows which are exposed to prolonged periods of intense sunlight would eventually fail, causing... Read more »


Brita Or Pur Brand Best For Kitchen Faucet Water Filter ?

Hello: Water at our new place is pretty poor, and have decided to purchase one of those spigot mounted filters for the kitchen faucet. Guess there are 2 primary brands: Pur, and Brita Anyone have an... Read more »


Any concrete experts? (Different Q)

The other day I noticed a small hole (2 maybe) right in the middle of the concrete driveway. Concrete around it is in good shape. Funny though. Concrete appears to be somewhat thin because dirt app... Read more »


garage door torsion springs

so these springs apparently break about every 5 to 7 years and one of my 2 springs went sproing over the weekend. from scouring sears, home depot and lowes, they sell everything I need, except the ... Read more »


Something stuck in toilet, Suggestions?

Something is stuck in my toilet. The water goes down slowly and anything other than water will clog it. I have removed the toilet and tried snaking it with a real plumbers snake from both directions.... Read more »


Removing battery corrosion

I have a remote for a VCR that was not being used. The batteries leaked and left corosion on the contacts inside. (Alkaline batteries). The contacts are not deteriorated, but are corroded. What is... Read more »