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half my power gone - sizzle


November 27, 2014, 1:50 pm

Woke up yesterday to a freezing (63 degree) house. Thought my year old AC/Heater system had gone out. Thermostat read Battery Power. Checked the fuse box, nothing tripped, checked the breakers in... Read more »

Walmart's "Running of the Low Lifes"


November 27, 2014, 12:06 pm

Yes, it's the annual Black Friday stampede of low lifes at a store near you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdKiBH55ZQU Read more »

Help with VCR remote (Victor model PQ10956)


November 27, 2014, 12:04 pm

I've got the subject remote control that came with a JVC HR-D720U VCR. The VCR is long gone, as well as the user's manual. However, I found the remote and would like to program it to use as a re... Read more »

Patio Door


November 27, 2014, 10:41 am

In our Family Room we have a Pella 8' slider about 17+ years old. The stationary side is in perfect condition, but the moving half has some rot in the bottom panel. Not sure how bad it is, but wh... Read more »

LCD TV & cold temps


November 27, 2014, 10:05 am

I have a 22 LCD TV on my back porch and was wondering if I should bring it in for the winter. I am in western NC where the temp sometimes can be dip into the teens during the night, but not very ... Read more »

This just in


November 27, 2014, 9:43 am

In Istanbul, rioters stoned the American consulate when it was reported that millions of Americans were planning to eat Turkey. -- ?Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, ... Read more »

Painter's tape sticking to new caulk


November 26, 2014, 11:39 am

I just finished some outside painting and am having a problem with painter's tape that is sticking to new caulking around windows. It's latex type caulk that was applied a couple weeks ago. Then p... Read more »

Backup power

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November 26, 2014, 9:30 am

While trying to come up with something more to worry about, I thought of my backup battery. I have a 12 v deep discharge lead acid battery with a Battery Tender wall wart charger. I check the bat... Read more »

Cold room construction


November 26, 2014, 9:16 am

I would like to put the drywall and tiles into cold room , will thy drywall/tiles crack because of the low temperature or condensed water happens ? Thanks, Read more »

sleeving an old drainage pipe to public sewer possible ?


November 26, 2014, 6:08 am

Looking for advice /experience with possibility/pros/cons of sleeving an existing old public sewer connection (house lateral) with PVC. The old drain pipe is 6 concrete sections. Could that drain... 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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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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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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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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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 »

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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 »

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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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bathroom fan-light-heat


I'm going to replace my 35 year old bathroom fan-light-heater combo that has been in the house since it was built. The new one is also fan-light-heat. I haven't done this before and am looking fo... Read more »

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Use Urethane Polymer (FloMix) on a Slopping Driveway?


I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group. I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the d... Read more »