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Window Blinds - Levelor vs Bali


March 3, 2015, 9:15 pm

Okay, I'm upset. Ordered 2 faux wood 2 slat blinds (old fashioned kind) for living room windows. Spent a whole day plus installing brackets exactly as instructions advise. Measured very careful... Read more »

Free water testing


March 3, 2015, 5:57 pm

I responded to an ad for free water testing. Of course, the testing is designed to scare you into buying a whole-house reverse osmosis system for over $3,000. But one thing the guy did scared me.... Read more »

Testing For Mold: Ins and Outs?


March 3, 2015, 11:13 am

Has anybody been through the process of testing for mold in their house? Googling, I see services; I see do-it-yourself kits; I see mention of Safe mold, Bad-for-you mold, Treat all molds as probl... Read more »

Making a blizzard survival kit

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March 3, 2015, 9:23 am

From: Newsgroups: rec.autos.driving,alt.home.repair,alt.autos Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:14 AM Subject: How to make a Blizzard Survival Kit for Drivers Making a Blizzard Survival Kit !!!... Read more »

Laying Vinyl tiles over carpet


March 3, 2015, 12:53 am

OH MY GOD.... I cant believe anyone would even consider this..... FROM: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=188298.0 [BEGIN QUOTE] Laying Vinyl tiles over carpet « on: August 07, 200... Read more »

R.I.P. Pico Rico


March 2, 2015, 11:00 pm

Sorry to say, Pico passed away today @ 10:28 A.M. Read more »

What kind if gas is used in BIC lighters?

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March 2, 2015, 10:19 pm

What kind if gas is used in BIC lighters? It cant be propane, because they will not light if they get really cold from being in my car. I can light a propane torch in the cold, but not these dam... Read more »

What is the flooring "tile" that looks like boards?


March 2, 2015, 10:11 pm

A commercial building put some flooring in a waiting room, and it looks like those wooden plank floors that lock together, but it's not wood. It hs wood grain, but it's actually some sort of vinyl ... Read more »

THIS IS RETARDED... Flashlight with no switch


March 2, 2015, 7:22 am

They were selling a cheap little kit at a store that has a jeweler screwdriver set with 10 bits, and it included a penlight LED flashlight. Cost $2.99. I needed some of those tiny screwdrivers, s... Read more »

Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring

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March 1, 2015, 9:04 pm

Anyone watch 60 Minutes tonight? They has a segment about the laminate flooring that Lumber Liquidators is having made at three plants in China. It can be made 10% to 15% cheaper if you put in ... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Question about 2 stage AC/Heat Pump


I just moved into a new house with an Amana 2 stage AC/Heat Pump. It is controlled by a Honeywell HZ432 multi-zone controller. For AC it 1st kicks in on stage 1 and if the temperature is not s... Read more »

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Water Softener Setting Equal, Less, or Greater than Actual GPG

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I am wondering what the recommendation is for the grains per gallon (gpg) setting of a water softener. Our city states the gpg is about 23, but a few years ago I had Sears do the water test and the... Read more »

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Copper Sulfate effect on Tree

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There is a city tree, an American Elm, that has a diameter of about 4'. It is a source of sewer backups, the roots get into the pipes. This tree is on the tree belt and between two houses. I don'... Read more »

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Removing deep-set nails


I need to remove some deep-set nails. They're the type without large heads, and they look like they must have been placed with a nail gun, because the heads are (say) 1/8 into the wood. One metho... Read more »