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October 22, 2014, 12:53 pm

The practical point is that this comes only two days after the first supposed Islamic terrorist outrage by an all-Canadian boy, a 25-year-old French Canadian called Martin Rouleau. It seems he ... Read more »

OT: Ebola, interesting NBC story on how big business dealt with it

October 22, 2014, 7:37 am

Ran across this and thought it was interesting. It's about how Firestone in Liberia quickly reacted to a case where one of their worker's spouses contracted Ebola and how they quickly stopped it f... Read more »

Flush up

October 22, 2014, 7:03 am

Hello there. I want to install one of those flush-up toilets in my basemen t. Plumbing isn't a problem, the pipes run right above where I will instal l it on the wall. My concern is the action i... Read more »

Catholic Teacher 69s

October 21, 2014, 7:45 pm

This ain't rape...it's every teenage boy's dream come true. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/21/megan-mahoney-teacher-sex_n_6022546.html Read more »

How to plug a missing stem?

October 21, 2014, 1:19 pm

How to plug a missing stem? What do people do when they can't get a faucet stem back in the pipe, and they have no time to rip out the wall and replace the whole valve assembly? Are there plugs?... Read more »

Which is better, foam rubber ear plugs or the things that look like headpho...

October 21, 2014, 1:18 pm

Which is better, that is, which keeps the sound level in one's head lower: foam rubber ear plugs** or the things that look like full-size headphones from the 60's***? **LIke E*A*R Plugs, the y... Read more »

LED bulbs and X-10

October 21, 2014, 5:59 am

I've been changing out bulbs and going to the LED lights. I really like them and have swapped out 9 of them so far. Yesterday though, I ran into a different situation. The outdoor light over my... Read more »

I feel cheated...

October 21, 2014, 4:57 am

Why does a school fire teachers that go the extra mile? http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/cheer-coach-sex-with-student-786543 Read more »

Slippery vinyl floor

October 21, 2014, 2:26 am

I don't know how it got this way but an area of the vinyl kitchen floor is slicker'n snail snot. I have cleaned with various floor cleaners, 409 and other household cleaners, and it is still sli... Read more »

Worry free or full of worries

October 20, 2014, 10:43 pm

I think it's better to pay plumber instead of having this worry free I mean full of worries plan. I paid for this plan for almost 8 months and when called to fix the water heater . After making a ca... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Need old fricrion wheel for AMF snowblower

I have an old (early 70s?) duo stage snowblower that I have almost restored. It has a Tecumseh 5 hp engine. I believe it is an AMF Snow King, Model 5860-0010. It needs a new friction wheel. I don't ... Read more »


quiet inline fans

I've been looking at inline fans, what are the quietest ones? I'm looking at something about 250 or 300 CFM. any idea? Panasonic has really quiet ones, the only problem is that they don't want... Read more »


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 »


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 »


Laminate floors that snap together and aren't nailed or glued down

I see that Costco is selling Harmonics laminate floors that aren't nailed or glued down. They basically snap together and just sit there. You leave a gap at each wall to allow for expansion, with ... Read more »